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 make-up. One way to incorporate the ombre trend into your look is with the lips. This week in make-up 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 Make-up Design and Application course at the Artistry of Make-up Academy in Sydney.