The recently concluded couture week saw two-toned lips as a major runway trend. Both Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli had models wearing two-toned lips with an au naturel look. We ask some of our experts if Indian women can pull them off.
Trend du jour
Stafford Braganza, national make-up artist, Lancôme India says, "The trend for two-toned, ombre lips as seen at Kenneth Cole has taken the beauty industry by storm. Tone on Tone, a blend of different textures or just playing with matte and satin finishes was hot on this seasons fashion runways. From textured lips at Lanvin to neon lips at Christian Dior to red lips stained in the middle with a merlot hued lip color that effectively amplified pouts at Anju Modi's and as seen at Masaba, pick two blindingly bright colors that are complementary and use it to complement each tone on either lips."
Get the look
"Lancôme Gloss In Love has been designed to be used alone or to be worn with Rouge In Love lipstick to create a magnifying glass effect which amplifies the pigments and the intensity of the lipstick. For ombre lips, create a two-toned kiss by applying an undercoat of 200 Just Strass, Gloss In Love to boost your lipstick's color. Then apply a lighter, more luminous shade like 361MPink Bonbon Rouge In Love lipstick to the lower lip and contrast with 183NBe My Date on the upper lip."
Designer Priyadarshini Rao says, "This year Spring most definitely is about Au Naturel Skin and lips…it's about a lovely healthy sheen and an overall out doorsy look."
Colour blocked style
Virginia Holmes, make-up artist at Fat Mu says, "Two toned lips are usually seen in either a colour blocked style which can be quite out there for everyday wear but great for party wear or in a more wearable petal stained look which is a more gradual two tone effect. To achieve a two toned petal stained effect start by using a lighter lipstick or stain all over the lips and then a darker one on the center fading out. For a great two tone look go for lip shades like pinks and orange. Depending on the situation you can rock this look in a pretty fresh way or in a fierce fashion style."