Sam goes to beauty school #6: Ombre lips
Ombre has been absolutely everywhere this year. Hair, nails, fashion, and even home decor! So it’s really no surprise that it’s also crept it’s way into our makeup. One way to incorporate the ombre trend into your look is with the lips. This week in makeup class we learnt how to achieve the perfect red-to-orange ombre lips, without turning into a multi-coloured mess.
What you’ll need:
Dark (blue based) red lip liner
Dark (blue based) red lipstick that matches the lip liner
Lighter (orange based) red lipstick
Orange (yellow/gold based lipstick)
Ombre lips step #1
Line the outer corners of your top and bottom lips with the red lip liner. Stop about a third of the way towards the middle. Then fill in those sections of your lips with the liner. Don’t worry if it looks a bit streaky.
Ombre lips step #2
Go over the filled liner with the matching red lipstick. Make sure to stop where the liner stops and don’t go any further into the middle.
Ombre lips step #3
Using the lighter red lipstick, fill in the second third of your lips on each side. Overlap a tiny bit with the darker red so that it looks blended. You should be left with a small un-coloured gap in the middle of your lips.
Ombre lips step #4
Fill in the final gap using the orange lipstick. If you find the orange is a little too bright, try mixing it with some white eyeshadow.
Top tip: this technique can also be applied to different colours. Try going from a dark fuchsia pink to a light pale pink.
Do you like the ombre trend? Would you ever try an ombre lip?
Sam is enrolled in a Makeup Design and Application course at the Artistry of Makeup Academy in Sydney.