Lip liner and lipstick combos are not a new concept, though the technique of using complimentary colors versus exact matching shades is back on the rise. Typically, this entails choosing a slightly deeper lip liner than lipstick color, which creates a gradient look for a pouty appearance.
Ready to give it a shot? Here are three drugstore lip combos to try this fall.
Sultry Berry Lip Combo
Milani Understatement Liner in Brazenberry + Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Fearless
Berry lip shades are essential for fall makeup looks, and this lip combo is the perfect pair to get the sultry look. The Milani Understatement Lip Liner in Brazenberry is a warm, deep plummy shade while the Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Fearless is a medium berry.
The end result is a gorgeous gradient that can be worn from day to night. This pair is super comfortable together, with good lasting power.
Chocolate Strawberry Lip Combo
Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner in Chocolate + Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipstick in Poppy
Chocolate covered strawberries, wine and chocolate… some of the most delectable combinations inspired this brown and red lip duo. Brown lip liner has returned from the 90s, and works surprisingly well with this bright red.
When blended together it’s not as much of a stark contrast as you may expect. You can decide how prominent you want the brown at the edges, or blend the red on top to give it more of a brick color.
Nude & Glossy
AOA Studio Lip Liner in Silk + NYX Butter Gloss in Bit of Honey
A nude lip combo is great to have in your collection year-round, especially if you want something more subtle to compliment heavier eye makeup. This $1 lip liner from AOA is a warm nude shade that will be a staple in your collection. Bit of Honey is one of my most worn glosses, as well.
For a longer lasting look, fill in the entire lip with the liner and top it with the gloss. As the gloss fades, the lip liner will still give you an even layer of color.
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