Whether you're looking to try a new lip color without shelling out extra cash, or want to become a bona fide lip artist—we got you. Even better? All you need is two lipstick shades.
Read on to learn exactly how to recreate three badass lip looks that only look hard to DIY.
THE FULL BLEND
Who says you need to buy a whole new lip product to play with a brand-new shade?
Choose two lip colors to blend together, open them, and swivel up the bullet.
Using a dull knife, cut off the very tip of each bullet. On a plate or the back of your hand, completely mix the two shades together with a lip brush.
Apply the mix directly to your lips. Add more of each color as needed—feel free to experiment with different ratios of each shade to create your desired hue.
It's a scientific fact: humans are drawn to shiny things. Take advantage by strategically applying gloss, and you'll create the illusion of fuller lips.
Apply two coats of a matte lip color, and let it completely dry.
Envision that your mouth as divided into three vertical sections. Apply a shiny gloss in a similar color to just the center third of your lips, and press them together to blend slightly.
If you can press your lips together, you can create this artsy, I.G.-worthy look.
Apply a colorful hue to your top lip and a nude shade to your bottom lip.
Gently press the center of your lips together, then use a lip brush to clean up any stark lines or areas that didn't blend evenly.