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Ombré Lip Tutorial

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday October 5, 201111 comments

We've fallen head over heels in love with the ombré look! We saw it in hair and on nails - the ombré lip is the next big thing!

(From Left) Miu Miu model looks classic and glamorous with an ombre lip. Ombre nail art is a modern and simple look that looks way more difficult to apply than it is. Lauren Conrad has been at the fore front of the ombre movement sporting the hair, lips and even nails from time to time!
(images via thebeautydepartment.com, beautifullamb.blogspot.compinterest.com
It's not only super easy and fast to do, but the ombré lip actually creates the illusion that your lips are plumper- always a good thing for us born with 'less-than-Angelina' type lips. It is recreated with very few items and in only a couple of steps. Want this glam look for yourself? We've got you covered!
What You'll Need: 

1. Two Lipsticks, one in a darker shade and the other lighter. For this, we used Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Sable and Joe Fresh Cream Lipstick in Bare. 
2. Lip liner in similar or same shade as the dark lipstick. We picked Amuse Ultra Fine Lip Liner in Cabaret
3. Lip Brush. We actually used an eye shadow blending brush and found it just as good! We used E.L.F. Professional Eye Shadow Brush 

Step 1: Line your lips to give definition and to help create an outline to follow with your lipstick. 
Step 2: Fill in your lips with the darker shade of lipstick. 

Step 3: Apply some of the lighter shade of lipstick onto your brush. 
Step 4: Going from the inside of the lip, use quick and light dabbing motions to brush on the lighter shade. The idea to create a gradient, the lips should be dark on the outside and bottom area and fade into the light shade in the middle. 

Et voilà - your ombre lip is finished just like that! This look is totally wearable for day or night by just a simple switch of the lipstick colour. While we tried out a deep mauve colour, an office or day time look could be easily achieved with a lighter pink or red. 

What do you think of this trend? Will you try it out? 

For more on ombré, why not look at these tutorials? 

Gradient Nails Tutorial 
Ombré Nail Art Tutorial 
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on December 27, 2011  so_adorkable_  2,602 said:

This looks great on you! i got some great lip colours recently that'll be perfect for this. Im definitely going to have to try it out

on December 15, 2011  LadyFlash  8,899 said:

Great look especially if you want the look of fuller lips. I've also done this using a slightly darker lip liner and blending it in with the lighter lip stick.

on December 15, 2011  shorty_131821  431 said:

Love this

on October 07, 2011  Steffikah  9,295 said:

Im interested in trying it out... not sure how others will react to it though! I know a lot of people hate the mismatched lipliner look.

on October 06, 2011  TammyK  1,073 said:

This looks great! Thanks for the tutorial I'm going to give it a try soon.

on October 06, 2011  AlexJC  50 said:

Thanks for lovely comments!

@ellstar It is actually very easy and quick to do- took me about 5 minutes- as long as you know what colours will look good on you, it is very simple.

on October 06, 2011  ellstar  4,919 said:

This looks fantastic, I wish I had the patience to do this on a regular basis XD!

on October 06, 2011  takoda  28,648 said:

This looks really good on you Alex, thanks for sharing the tip with us.

on October 05, 2011  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I think this looks really great if done properly. Alexandra, you did a great job! It makes the lips look bigger. I think the important thing is to make sure the lighter colour isn't too much lighter or it could look like your lipstick is just in the process of wearing off like you just ate something.

on October 05, 2011  jenskinhealth said:

I love those colours! It gives the lips depth.

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