The Best Lip Liner & Lipstick Combos for a Signature Look

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The Best Lip Liner & Lipstick Combos for a Signature Look

A lip combo can make or break your final makeup look. With just a few trusty lip products in your collection, you can effortlessly transform your lips from dull to dazzling for any occasion. Let us be your guide in discovering the perfect lip combos to achieve your desired look, whether it’s a subtle natural nude, a vibrant velvety red, or a 90s contoured lip. We’ve got the lipsticks, liners, and toppers to perfect your pout. And don’t worry,  if your lips need some TLC, we’ve got the perfect lip treatments to boot. Find your signature look now.

Natural Lip Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Natural Lip | MUA Jenny Ventura x Bregje Heinen
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Natural Nude Lip | MUA Jenny Ventura x Bregje Heinen / @jey_ventura

Nude lipsticks are a great choice for achieving a natural look. To avoid looking washed out, choose a shade slightly darker than your skin tone. Opt for skincare-infused formulas, as nude hues can easily emphasize imperfections. A great option is Victoria Beckham’s Posh Lipstick, which is ultra-creamy and moisturizing due to botanical waxes and superfood ingredients.

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Honey Glazed Lip Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Honey Glazed Lip | MUA Mr. Daniel Makeup x Amina Muaddi
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Honey Glazed Lip | MUA Mr. Daniel Makeup x Amina Muaddi /  @mrdanielmakeup

Defined by perfectly sculpted lips and a wet-look glossy finish, honey-glazed lips are a step up from your everyday nude lip. Plus, the jelly-like finish accentuates lips for a luscious-looking pout. What more could you ask for?

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Warm Mauve Lip Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Mauve Lip | Patrick Ta
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Warm Mauve Lip | Patrick Ta / @patricktabeauty

If you want a lipstick that’s deep but not too intense, look for a warm mauve. It is a versatile shade that falls between nude and rose, with a modern purple undertone, making it super-wearable. Patrick Ta’s latest offering, the Matte Suede Lipstick in the shade ‘Seductive’, is an excellent choice.

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Cool Pink Lip Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Cool Pink Lip | Rosie Huntington-Whiteley x Rose Inc
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Cool Pink Lip | Rosie Huntington-Whiteley x Rose Inc Lip Cream Weightless Matte Colour (Shade: Of Stars) / @roseinc

Cool pink and rosy shades in soft, velvety mattes are perfect for transitioning between seasons. Rose Inc offers non-drying formulas like their new Lip Cream Weightless Matte Colour, a whipped, cashmere-soft cream that retains moisture and doesn’t crack or flake. The diffused matte finish provides buildable opaque coverage. We recommend the ‘Of Stars’ shade, as seen on Rosie HW, for its cool pink hue that’s great for any occasion.

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Bright Red Lip

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Bright Red | MUA: Jenny Ventura
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Bright Red | MUA: Jenny Ventura / @jey_ventura

A vibrant red lip will always be iconic. This season, we’re reaching for primary reds with a velvety matte finish to complement our last days of sun-kissed skin. Whether you’re elevating a full-glam face or channelling Penélope Cruz with a red-lip-and-bare-face combo, it’s a look that never dates.

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Luminous Shimmer Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Luminous Shimmer | ROEN Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm in Cosmo
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Luminous Shimmer | ROEN Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm in Cosmo / @roenbeauty

A shimmer gloss for grown-ups. ROEN’s Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm is a versatile lip product that can be worn on its own or layered over your go-to lipstick. Kiss My Liquid Lip Balm contains nourishing plant-based ingredients like mango seed butter, avocado, and grapeseed oil to hydrate, soothe and protect the lips.

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Chocolate Glazed Lip Combo

The Best Lip Combos 2023: Chocolate Glazed Lip | Tatiana Elizabeth
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Chocolate Glazed Lip | Tatiana Elizabeth / @tatianaelizabethh

We previously discussed the honey-glazed lip, but the chocolate-glazed lip is equally aluring. Achieve the perfect chocolate brown hue by selecting a nude-brown lip gloss with pink or rosy undertones. Our top picks for the ultimate chocolate-glazed lips are Pat McGrath’s LUST: Gloss in ‘Deep 4’ and Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in ‘Deep Dive’.

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90s Contoured Lip

The Best Lip Combos 2023: 90s Contoured Lip | MUA Harold James x Elsa Hosk
The Best Lip Combos 2023: 90s Contoured Lip | MUA Harold James x Elsa Hosk / @harold_james

Professional makeup artist Harold James utilized a soft underpainting technique in combination with contoured eyes and lips to achieve this striking 90s-inspired look on model Elsa Hosk. In case you wondered, the beautiful nude lip shade is Giorgio Armani’s Lip Maestro Satin in the shade 02.

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Rosy Peach Lip Combo

Rosy Peach Nude The Best Lip Combos 2023: Rosy Nude Peach | MUA Jenny Ventura x Kehaulani Sanares
The Best Lip Combos 2023: Rosy Peach Lip | MUA Jenny Ventura x Kehaulani Sanares / IG: @jey_ventura

Rosy-peach nudes are a great alternative to traditional nudes. This shade is generally easy to pull off because it has orange undertones (that can be warm or cool), making it universally flattering.

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