The MAC Colour Rocker Collection Swatches and Tempered Two-Toned Lips

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The MAC Colour Rocker Collection Swatches and Tempered Two-Toned Lips

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Toned-down/tempered lips with the MAC Colour Rocker Collection Lipsticks in Carmine Rouge (my upper lip) and Breathing Fire (bottom lip)

So I was flipping through a magazine last weekend (I think it might’ve been Allure…) and saw a picture of two models wearing two-toned lips.

NEAT!

What are two-toned lips?

It’s where you wear different colors on your top and bottom lip, and if you pick colors that are closely related, it’s an easy way to do subdued, toned-down, but still edgy look.

Here are some examples with shades from the new MAC Colour Rocker Collection of limited edition MAC matte lipsticks that launched last week ($17 each), and there are also some swatches down below.

Two-Toned Lip Tip #1: Choose two shades that are slightly different in intensity and/or color

Here’s the thing: If you want easy, it helps to use two shades that are similar but aren’t exactly the same. If they’re too dissimilar, they go from low-key and edgy to full-on edgy, and then you have to work that into your entire look.

In the pic above I’m wearing MAC Colour Rocker Carmine Rouge (the red shade) with Breathing Fire (the pink), and I think they’re both similarly intense. I mean, if you saw me from across a room, you might not even be able to tell I was wearing two different colors on my lips, but bam! — up close? Whoomp, there it is.

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MAC Colour Rocker Lipstick in Darling Clementine (upper lip) and Forbidden Sunrise (bottom lip)

Same thing with Darling Clementine (the darker orange on my top lip) and Forbidden Sunrise (the slightly lighter orange on the bottom). The colors are similar enough to make the whole effect subtle.

Two-Toned Lip Tip #2: Wear the lighter color on the bottom for a plump-looking pout

If you wear the lighter color on the bottom, I think it makes your lips look slightly fuller (don’t ask me why though).

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MAC Colour Rocker Lipsticks in Evening Buzz (upper lip) and Flatter Me Fierce (bottom lip)

And, obvs, but try to avoid rubbing your lips together if you want to keep the colors from mixing. A long-wearing lipstick formula like a matte or a liquid matte helps.

MAC Colour Rocker Collection pics

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MAC Colour Rocker warm shades from the top in Feeling Fizzy, Darling Clementine, Forbidden Sunrise, Uncontrollable, Mud Wrestler and Yellow You Dare

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MAC Colour Rocker pink, purple and gray shades from the top in Breathing Fire, Carmine Rouge, Bunnybeams, Evening Buzz, Flatter Me Fierce and City Slick

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MAC Colour Rocker blue and green shades from the top in Deep With Envy, Blue Bang, Show and Teal, Instant Icon, Jean Genie, Night Mint, Indigo-go, Matte Royal and Mean Green Machine

MAC Colour Rocker Collection swatches

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MAC Colour Rocker brown shades from the top in In the Spirit, In My Fashion, Digging It, Secret #, Cold Hard Cash and Gritty Girl

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MAC Colour Rocker warm shade swatches from the top in Feeling Fizzy, Darling Clementine, Forbidden Sunrise, Uncontrollable, Mud Wrestler and Yellow You Dare

mac colour rocker swatches pinks purples greys

MAC Colour Rocker pink, purple and gray shade swatches from the top in Breathing Fire, Carmine Rouge, Bunnybeams, Evening Buzz, Flatter Me Fierce and City Slick

mac colour rocker swatches blues greens

MAC Colour Rocker swatches from the top in Deep With Envy, Blue Bang, Show and Teal, Instant Icon, Jean Genie, Night Mint, Indigo-go, Matte Royal and Mean Green Machine

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MAC Colour Rocker brown swatches from the top: In the Spirit, In My Fashion, Digging It, Secret #, Cold Hard Cash and Gritty Girl

There are 28 Colour Rocker shades with a TON of great two-toned possibilities.

Do you ever wear two-toned lips? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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