The obvious way to do a two-toned lip is one color on the top lip and a different color on the bottom. But that wouldn’t really need a tutorial, now would it?! This version is a little more wearable in my opinion and incredible pretty. I love playing with different textures and the matte liner with the glossy stain is very eye catching. It also creates a slight illusion of volume, which is never a bad thing! Don’t dismiss it without trying it, please… If it’s not for you, you can merely wipe it off and do something else. But you might be happily surprised. Here’s how to pull it off:
- A Lip Pencil in One Shade — I chose Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil’s Native, a pale pinky rose color.
- A Glossy Lip Stain in Another Shade — I chose Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain’s Rebel Nude #106, a light peach color.
- Line the perimeter with the lip pencil thickly then work your way inwards but leave enough space for the second shade on the top and bottom.
- Fill in the bare space with the glossy stain, letting it overlap the pencil area slightly.