Have two favourite lipsticks and hate to choose between them? This trend is for you – the two-tone lip trend allows you to wear both your favourites at the same time!
Consider yourself a beauty fiend? Right off the catwalk, the two-tone lip is a funky new look that’s about to go big. Try it out now and become a trendsetter rather than a trend follower! Read more on how to get the look below, then grab your RCS Card and hit your favourite beauty store! Did you know your RCS Card now has even more benefits? Get up to 55 days free on every purchase, or use your card to access cash. Find out more.
STEP 1: BE PREPARED
Make sure your lips are smooth and supple by exfoliating them and applying your favourite lip balm. Let the balm absorb for a few minutes and wipe off any excess before moving on to step 2.
TRY: Ciaté Scrub Stix (R270, Foschini), The Body Shop Lipscuff (R120, Clicks), or Maybelline Baby Lips Hydrate (R45, Clicks).
STEP 2: COLOUR ME CRAZY
Choose your colour combination. For a subtle look opt for colours in the same family (vibrant pink and pale rose or poppy red and orange), or downright crazy (purple and blue or black and red). Apply one shade to your top lip, working the colour into corners and the other to your bottom lip. If your lips are different sizes, you can create the illusion of even lips by applying a darker shade to your fuller lip and the lighter one to your thinner one.
TRY: Smashbox Be Legendary matte lipstick (R290, Foschini), Inglot Freedom System lipstick (R149, Inglot), or Essence Longlasting lipstick (R46.95, Clicks).
STEP 3: SET ’EM UP
If you want to keep your two colours distinct and separate, blot each lip with a tissue and dust lightly with translucent setting powder. Apply the powder through a single layer of tissue to prevent altering the lipstick colour. For a blended ombre look, lightly press the centre of your lips together. You can also use a lip brush to gently blend the lighter shade onto the darker one.
TRY: Inglot HD Illuminizing loose powder (R399, Inglot or selected Edgars), Maybelline Master Fix setting powder (R169.95, Foschini), or Essence All About Matt! Fixing compact powder (R50.96, Clicks).
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*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.