Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ombre Lips

Whether it be in fashion, hair color, or nail art...OMBRE is EVERYWHERE. & it's now making its way into makeup! The newest trend hitting the streets is the "ombre lip". It actually creates a 3D effect & can help lips look fuller.

Find two contrasting lip colors that are in the same hue family, such as:
  • Red & Pink
  • Red & Orange
  • Orange & Pink
  • Purple & Pink
  • Purple & Red
  • Wine & Red
  • Burgundy & Red
Fill in your entire lip with the darker shade. FYI, this is not the 90′s look of a dark lip liner. You must fill in the entire lip.  Matte finishes work best, so try a matte lipstick or a lipliner. As with any time you use a matte finish, make sure your lips are in the best condition possible & not chapped or scaly by using a lip scrub such as Lush's Mint Julips I mentioned here.

Then add the pop of color in the center of the lip with the lighter shade. You can use a lip brush or your finger. A matte finish in the lighter shade looks gorgeous, but you absolutely can use a shimmer or slightly metallic finish (this actually will add even more dimension & make your lips look even fuller).

As always, when doing a statement & bold lip, keep the rest of your makeup minimal..especially your eye makeup. A nicely lined eye plus a few coats of mascara is perfect for this look!

Here are a few pics of the trend:

Will you be rocking this new trend this fall??


  1. I LOVE this! I would definitely try this out!


  2. That looks hot and its easy to do too!

  3. Great how to! I like the purple/pink lip combination! :)

  4. I used to do this back in high school. I just used a gold shimmer shadow on my lips to create the fullness.

    xo erica

  5. lips are the key to a mans heart trust me