When the two-toned lip trend first came into the beauty scene, we were a bit confused by it—why would someone want to look like their lipstick had been smudged? But now we realize that its "imperfection" is what made it, for lack of a better word, perfect. It's youthful and stunning with a "just bitten" finish that gives it that natural-looking appeal.
Here are eight inspiring ways you can try out gradient lips for yourself, as demonstrated by local celebrities:
1. Kate Valdez
Paired with doll-like eyes and an uber glowy complexion, Kate's pink lip is the cherry on top of this K-inspired look.
2. Sue Ramirez
Who says you can't recreate the trend with berry tones? Just use neutral hues for the rest of your face and add some bronzer to look sun-kissed like Sue!
Rose blush, lots of mascara, natural brows, and a two-tone red lip color is all you need for a night out.
4. Elisse Joson
Once you find your perfect nude lippie, use a lighter shade around the edges and blend them together—the result is a natural-but-better-looking pout that will go well with a bit of brow gel, mascara, and blush!
5. Gabbi Garcia
Who knew red and mauve would look amazing when combined? Use the same tones on your eyes for a bold statement.
6. Liza Soberano
When working with a hot pink gradient lip, keep the rest of the shades on your face in the brown and beige family to avoid any clashes.
7. Jane Oineza
Jane's look is focused on her eyes, so her bare-looking two-tone lip stands out even more with its hint of red in the middle.
8. Klea Pineda
Klea kept things monochromatic by matching her gradient peach lip with her eyes—LOVE!
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.