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How to Do a Color-Blocked Lip

Lip Makeup

How to Do a Color-Blocked Lip How to Do a Color-Blocked Lip How to Do a Color-Blocked Lip

Scrolling through your social media feeds, we’d bet that one of the most popular trends you’re seeing is bright pops of colors—and not just in terms of clothes! Nope, this year it seems that while black is as popular as ever, women everywhere are relying on untraditional face makeup, incorporating all the colors of the rainbow—or, at the very least, two—to tie their looks together. While we love a perfectly-blended color-blocked eyeshadow look, we’re currently swooning most over color-blocked lips. Whether this statement lip look can be created with lipstick, lip gloss, or lip liner, we’re in love with the color variations and pairings that make for a modern take on classic lip colors. Sound like your cup of tea? Below, we share a few of our favorite color-blocked lip looks so you can try this trend yourself!

Color-Blocked Lip Look #1: Ombré Lips

Love a pretty fade? We see it in blended statement eyes and styled strands, so why not on lips, too? Whatever colors you choose for your ombré lip, just make sure they complement each other so that they’ll easily blend together in the middle. We especially love the way the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Luminous Coral and Shining Peach blend together for a shiny lip look.

Color-Blocked Lip Look #2: Popsicle-stained Lips

It might sound silly, but as soon as you realize what this look actually is, you’ll realize you’ve seen it being rocked everywhere. Popsicle-stained lips feature a pop of color in the middle of your lips before fading out to the outer edges. Very fashion-forward and very easy to achieve. All we recommend is that you use a high-shine lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry, because using a shiny lipstick is the perfect way to create a sheer, slightly blurred statement lip.

Color-Blocked Lip Look #3: Pink + Red

While this might sound like the perfect Valentine’s Day lip (and it totally could be!), we actually found the inspiration on the runway. Pink and red have been paired together a lot more frequently for color-blocked fashion statements, so why not for a fun new lip look, as well? To get the makeup look, stock your makeup bag with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red and Dewy Petal for a sheer two-toned look, or the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly In Love and Matte Mandate for a bold, matte lip.

Color-Blocked Lip Look #4: Metallic Duo

If you love the idea of a two-toned lip look but want to keep it a bit sultrier while simultaneously jazzing it up, opt for metallic lipstick. If you want to keep things more on the nude side, try pairing the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic in Moon Lust and Liquid Venom. If berry hues are more your thing, pair the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic in Galactic Foil and Smoldering Eclipse.

Color-Blocked Lip Look #5: Geode Lips

Bet you haven’t seen this one blow up quite yet, but we have a feeling geode lips are going to be one of the next big things in makeup trends. To get the look, you’ll rely on lip liners. Start with neutral colors (L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in Matte’s It, and Matte-stermind,  Matte-ing Call) at the outer corners of your lips, working your way in as you switch between colors. Once you reach the middle of your lips, use a bright purple hue, like  Strike a Matte-ch. Top it off with glitter for extra geode goodness.

The Best Makeup Pairing for Color-Blocked Lips

Let your lips do the talking. Keep the rest of your makeup natural-looking with a dewy or matte complexion topped off with the perfect glazed-donut highlight. To get the look, before you apply your lipstick, perfect your base with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Next, use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayons to neutralize the appearance of any redness, dullness, or sallowness you see showing up on your complexion. Once everything looks a bit more evenly toned, squeeze some of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and stipple it on until you achieve your ideal coverage—just remember that you should avoid a heavy-handed approach if you’re aiming for a natural-looking finish. Dust your cheekbones for a glowing finish using the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette and set your makeup look using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.

Next up: How to Pull off the Blurred Lip Makeup Trend.