This lip combo is a definite showstopper.
There is a well-known saying asserting you’re never fully dressed without a smile, so why not accentuate that smile with a dazzling lip combo?
For Desi women, finding the perfect lip shade can be a time-consuming task, especially when many have two-toned lips.
Two-toned lips are a common feature for Desi women whereby their bottom or top lips may be different shades, one often being darker than the other.
Whilst there is nothing wrong with having two-toned lips, Desi women often seek to find a perfect pairing of lip products to neutralise and even out their lip shade.
An ideal solution to neutralise two-tone lips is combining more than lip product to create the perfect shade, so why not try out these 10 brown-girl-friendly lip combos, perfect for any occasion?
Morphe Poutspoken Lip Liner & Huda Beauty Hydrating Lipstick
Huda Beauty is unmatched in many makeup categories, but the brand has changed the game with the introduction of its hydrating lipsticks.
The Power Bullet Hydrating Lipstick from Huda Beauty in the shade ‘Rajah’ is a buttery light brown that looks great on any skin tone.
Alongside Morphe’s ‘Hot Tea’, the two lip products create a powerful marriage of colours that looks bold, sophisticated and stunning on the lips.
The shade ‘Rajah’ is a part of the Huda Beauty Bossy Brown collection which is inspired by powerful women.
What better way to become a powerful woman than by wearing this lip combo?
Clinique Quickliner & Clinique Almost Lipstick
If you’re an avid TikTok user, you’re probably aware of the intense buzz surrounding the Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.
If you aren’t already familiar with the TikTok lip sensation, it has been hailed as iconic.
It is a lip shade that was first released in the 1970s and is said to be flattering for every skin tone.
Paired with the Clinique Quickliner in the shade ‘Cocoa Rose’, the lip duo creates a sheer and sleek look, especially on brown skin tones.
This lip combo provides a natural and flattering look on the lips and is perfect to complete an everyday makeup look.
MAC Lip Pencil & Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick
This lip combo perfectly shows how well the iconic liner and matte lipstick pairing works.
The lip liner in ‘Cork’ is described as a muted golden brown by MAC Cosmetics and is the perfect everyday nude liner to compliment brown skin tones.
The lip liner in ‘Cork’ paired with the light and creamy formula of Revlon’s ‘Shameless’ creates a rich, and purplish brown look that can transform any makeup look into a bold one.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner & NYX Butter Gloss
Another great makeup pairing has to be a quality lip liner with a gloss.
The NYX Butter Glosses are another product that has had makeup lovers in praise over its smooth, buttery finish that accentuates and enhances the natural lip shape.
Whilst the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner is slightly more on the expensive side, it is worth the money as an everyday, durable lip liner.
‘Foxy Brown’ is described as a suede brown lip liner and pairs beautifully with the pinkish brown tones of the ‘Praline’ gloss which has a smooth application, lasting pigment, and affordable price.
Once blended, this lip combo has the versatility to complete an everyday makeup look and even add a glossy finish to an evening look.
NYX Waterproof Lip Pencil & e.l.f. Sheer Slick Lipstick
When it comes to lip liners, NYX Cosmetics is a trailblazer for sure.
Their lip liners are affordable, and their quality and shade range is something to behold.
The NYX Waterproof Lip Pencil in ‘Urban Café’ combined with the e.l.f. Sheer Slick Lipstick in the shade ‘Golden Pear’ is a match made in makeup heaven as it combines two strong colours to create a whole new lip shade.
Not only does this lip combo provide a fun pop of colour but it is also super affordable.
NYX Cosmetics’ makeup and e.l.f. products can both be found in popular drugstores like Boots and Superdrug, as well as online.
Sleek Makeup Lip Liner & Makeup Revolution Shimmer Bomb Lip Gloss
Another affordable lip combo is the Sleek Makeup Locked Up Super Precise Lip Liner in the shade ‘Baby You’re Bad’ paired with the Makeup Revolution Shimmer Bomb Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Blaze Red’.
This lip combo is a definite showstopper.
The Makeup Revolution Shimmer Bombs have a sheer, glossy formula packed with shimmer to add flair to any look.
The combination of soft-rose tones from the ‘Baby You’re Bad’ liner and vibrant red tones from the ‘Blaze Red’ shade creates a marriage of reddish-pink hues that compliment warm skin tones.
This lip combo would also be the perfect lip look for the festive season.
The vibrant red makes a versatile statement as a fun and festive season starter, yet also a hydrating lip look for the summer.
Rimmel London Lip Liner & Maybelline Colour Sensational Ultimatte Lipstick
This lip combo combines a warm brown liner with neutral lipstick to create a beautiful warm pout.
Combining a darker liner with a lighter lip shade often gives the appearance of a much fuller pout, a technique used by many makeup artists and influencers.
These contrasting shades are also perfect to bring out the warmer undertones of one’s skin, making for a simple yet effective autumnal lip look.
NYX Waterproof Lip Pencil & NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
NYX has already proved to be a hit makeup brand when it comes to affordability.
The liner and the lip cream create a pinkish-brown colour that resembles the natural lip colour to give a natural and everyday look.
The lip combo is also incredibly lightweight and durable on the lips, meaning it won’t have the heavy feeling that many mattes can have on the lips.
MAC Lip Pencil & Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
‘Stone’ has a muted greyish-taupe brown colour, which provides a neutral base and undertone for the shine of Fenty Beauty’s ‘Hot Chocilit’ gloss.
Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb comes in a deliciously shimmering, rich brown colour that nicely compliments medium to dark brown skin tones.
This lip combo easily evens out two-toned lips by providing a liner base that resembles the natural lip colour and adding an explosive shine from the gloss that accentuates the warm undertones of the skin.
Rare Beauty Lip Liner in Wise & Maybelline Vinyl Ink Lip Colour
If you’re looking for something fun and flirty, this lip combo is perfect for you!
The Maybelline shade ‘Cheeky’ is the perfect pink for warmer skin tones, as it is not too bright nor too dull but offers the ideal dusky pink.
This perfect pink pairs well with the Rare Beauty Lip Liner in ‘Wise’ to create a contoured lip look that will for sure become a staple lip combo in your makeup bag.
It is fair to say that good things certainly come in twos as seen by these lip combos.
It can be difficult to find a staple lip shade, therefore combining products makes it easier to play around and create the perfect shade for yourself to see what suits you.
This is why these lip combos are the perfect place to start.
Mixing and matching products can be daunting but once you get started the results are very rewardable.
These are all versatile looks that you must give a try if you are struggling to find the perfect lip combo to suit your skin tone.