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Although the recurrent snow, slush and sheet ice make it hard to believe, winter is over. Spring is bursting into bloom with neon brights on lips and eyes, to light up the 0 degree days.
If you’re brave enough to give neon a whirl the best place is on your lips with fuchsias and tangerines giving a nod to the season of plenty. And to be really on trend you have to give two-tone lips a try. A look that at first glance seems too fashion-forward can be easily brought to the street to give your whole face a bit of spring-style.
For those of you who find even a basic cat-eye complicated, and for anyone having a bad make-up day, this is an easy but impressive look that will get attention. Rather than applying directly from the tube it’s best to do this with a lipstick brush or, for budget beauty queens everywhere, just use your finger.
For the avant-garde adventurers out there, the rainbow’s the limit, choose any two colours you want and go wild. But for those who are a little more reserved the best colours to for are orange and pink. They go beautifully together with enough contrast to be noticeable but not so much that people will stare at you in the street.
To create the look you either want a different colour on each lip, or one colour on the outside of the mouth and one colour on the inside. Again it’s all personal preference and how daring you want to be.
The best way to keep this look appropriate for day-to-day life is to leave the rest of your face natural. Simple eyes, no heavy liner or bright eye-shadows, will stop you from looking like a face-painting disaster and keep attention on your luscious lips.
For affordable but eye-catching colours my favourite brand is Barry M. Their Lip Paints are highly-pigmented and come in a wide-range of colours, (including green and blue). They’re also kind to your purse at £4.49 a tube.
At £3.50 a tube an even cheaper option, with an even wider range of colours, is Stargazer. They stock 39 different shades of their lipstick with various blues, greens, pinks, reds and purples to mix and match on your lips.
Now you’re ready to bring in the spring with your high-fashion pout. Just remember not to rub your lips together!
Would you try the two-tone lip trend? What colours do you like to use together?