We Tried It: Korean 'Gradient Lip' Trend
A while back, we tried out the ombre lip: think, an updated version of the '90s style liner. Now the ombre lip has turned inside out and we've got the new and improved gradient lip! Darker on the inside and paler on the outside with a glossy finish. The effect is this really pretty, stained petal look. Feminine, subtle and sweet! Sound intriguing?
I thought so - It's a popular Korean trend! So, I did some research to figure out how to try this out for myself. I mean, look how cute this chick up here looks... I WANT THAT TOO!
Here's what I used and how:
Now, you can go for any colour you want, I tried it out with a magenta hue. Once you settle on the shade, you'll need to co-ordinate all your liners, glosses and lipsticks.
1. Concealer: Cover your lips entirely in concealer
2. Lip Liner: Use a pale liner (pinks work best) and line slightly over your natural lip line (I used a nude colour eyeliner for this)
3. Lipstick: Going from the inside of your mouth and outwards, apply a pigmented dark lipstick colour (use a brush for best results)
4. Gloss and Liner: To really blend the lipstick colour and make your lips more natural, I used more liner and gloss
Et, voila! Here's a close up on my gradient lip (#selfie):
And I gotta say.... meh. Not so much on me. I don't find this particularly flattering on my face. My mouth is tiny enough and the pale liner just makes them disappear.
Evidence: WHERE ARE MY LIPS?
Also, my pics, not so great! I wasn't feeling this, obviously.
What do you think of this look? Is it something you'd try out?
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It's one of those things that works for photography, but not for actual wear.
I have the required fuller lips but I'm not sure this look is so workable. I like the look on the model but you can't eat or drink with this look without something rubbing off somewhere.
Your lips don't look dewy enough, I don't think you did it right (sorry).
I don't particularly like this trend. On the first photos with the Korean girl it did look nice, however I don't think everyone can pull it off, you have to have a particular skin tone and lip shape. It's still not the nicest looking.
Can't say I care for this trend, unless the person has larger lips where it is more noticeable.
I think you are such a natural beauty and if anyone could pull this off it would be you, but not loving this look!
no for me
Not for me
Not a big fan, but to each his own.
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