One of the most stunning ramp looks that has now been adapted by fashionistas the world over is the two-tone lip look. While it’s cool to try neons and season hits like tangerine and deep maroons this spring, what really sets you apart in the funk factor is the two-tone look. We tell you ways to rock the trend.
One of the most stunning ramp looks that have now been adapted by fashionistas the world over is the two-tone lip look. While it’s cool to try neons and season hits like tangerine and deep maroons, what really sets you apart in the funk factor is the two-tone look. It’s quirky, high on fashion and extremely party-friendly. But there are high chances of the two-toner to go wrong. We tell you ways to rock the trend. Read on:
It’s better to start off your experiments by opting for subtle shades that will not stand out like a sore thumb. Go for tones that do not jump up against your complexion. While dark-skinned beauties can opt for a bolder hue of subtle shades, fair-skinned maidens should look at muted tones and pastels. The darker the hue, the bolder the appearance and it will look mismatched when doing two colours.
Similar colour family:
The two colours need not be from the same colour family, but it’s important that they belong to similar colour schemes. This way, even if the shade happens to be a tinge bolder than your usual choice, it won’t be glaringly out of place. Dual tones of coral and muted tangerine, warm chocolate and peach, rose and orange and pinks and purples go well with one another. These will look smoking hot on Indian skins and will be the only accessory you need to shine at parties and events.
Since you’re going all out in the lips department, keep your other parts of your face nude or just touched up. Skip the kohl and eyeshadow, just dab on a bit of mascara, light base for the base and work this two-tone trend like a pro. If you want your lips to do all the talking, skip your earrings and nose pins as well and keep your hairdo very simple, yet chic. The easiest way to glam up your lips is by smudging the bolder shade on the middle of your lower lip. It will look very classy and sexy. If you’re wondering how to find the exact spot on your lips, simply pout your lips and dab the colour on the section that droops the most.
Shimmer and dazzle:
If you really want to nail the part look, dab a tinge of shimmer of champagne glitter right in the middle of your lips and on your cupid’s bow. This will draw all the attention toward your glossy and shiny lips, even if you’re dressed in a garbage bag. But remember to keep your base subtle, like light peaches, oranges, corals, roses and mauves. Because bright colours will clash horribly with the glitter and make you look like a circus clown more than a party-favorite.
Experiment and be creative:
Dual tones do not mean that you have to distribute the shades to lower and upper lips. You can experiment with the way you want to blend the shades to bring out the best in you. For example, you can give a thick outline of orange and fill in your lips with rose/pink, paint your lips tangerine and add a bold streak of pink to the lower lip (and/or upper lip) like it has been smudged in sleep or go for a purple lower lip and paint your upper lip half in purple and half in pink/rose. The only way to know what works for you is by experimenting in front of the mirror. Do not fall prey to what looks good on models, wear what works on you.