Secrets From a Makeup Artist: Your Go-To, Vibrant Spring Lip

When I was little, I used to draw my mom’s red lipstick in a straight line down my mouth à la Padme in The Phantom Menace. In sum: I was a very ~cool~ child. Nowadays, I always want to pull off a vibrant, two-tone lip, but I’m not sure exactly how. Which color goes where? Should I use matte lipstick? A lip pencil? Clearly, I have questions. So I went to our good friend and professional makeup artist Shannon O’Brien for some tips and tricks. Here, she shows you how to get the two-tone lip of your dreams — with minimal effort and maximum effect.


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Concealer Brush

Lip Pencil in Magenta

Lip Pencil in Orange

Translucent Powder

Powder Brush

Lip Balm