I am sure all of you are super excited about the upcoming Christmas and New Years. A much needed break – checked. Scrumptious meals – checked. Pressies – checked. Spending time with the loved ones – checked. There is really no reason not to be excited or looking forward to! J In terms of the make up department, bright, bold colours is almost essential to match up this jolly festive season! Whist I am a fan of both colourful and sultry, smokey eye looks, I am not particularly fond of overly-done eye looks in summer (albeit the term “summer” is highly debatable in Sydney right now, with the excessive rainfalls and lack of sunshine). Think: sweaty, make up melting and more sweat. GROSS.
Does that mean we gotta compromise and go with simple make up during Christmas and/or New Years? Heck, no!
All you need is a bright, bold lips to spice up the entire look. BAM!
Bold, red lips has always been a classic statement, regardless of the seasons. With a tad makeover and a little twist this season, the red lip is reinvented on the runway - from Givenchy’s Scarlet “Sparkle” to the 2 toned lips shown by Nanette Lepore to the dip-dyed lips. And today’s “Holiday Special” on Through Beauty Eyes is none other than the two-tone lips.
(Image credit: http://www.refinery29.com)
Two-Tone Lips — A red lip done with two complementary shades makes for a high-impact pout that's a surefire conversation starter. The trick to this look is picking two shades that are similar and have the same undertones, like a cool-toned red and a bright fuchsia. Swipe the darker color on your lower lip and the brighter hue on your top lip. To keep the colors from bleeding into each other, dust a bit of transpent powder on top, to finish.(http://www.refinery29.com)
Here is my take on the two-tone lips using Face of Australia Lip Liner Mechanical and Lip Quench Moisturizing Lipstick.
FoA LipLiner Mechanical in Pink
FoA LipLiner Mechanical in Red
FoA Lip Quench Moisturizing Lipstick in Malibu Barbie
FoA Lip Quench Moisturizing Lipstick in Power Surge
(I absolutely adore the Lip Quench Moisturizing Lipstick range!!! A more detailed review and swatches will be coming up on a separate post. :D)
The two-tone lips will definitely give you a twist to your usually red/ fuchsia lips, which is perfect for this festive season!! Why not step out of your usual comfort zone and try something different? You’d be surprised. :D
What’s your take on the two-tone lips? Is this your cup of tea?
Leave a link below if you have tried the two-tone lips. I would love to check it out. J