Tuesday, 28 August 2012

How To: Ombré Lips

If you're not familiar with what ombré is, it is basically the gradual colour transition from light to dark (or vice versa). Ombré is a huge trend at the moment, we've seen the likes of ombré hair, ombré nails, ombré clothes and now ombré lips. I'm not sure if ombré lips will be everyones cup of tea but if you like something a little different or fancy being crazy for a change then I highly suggest you keep on reading this post. 

There are many ways of creating ombré lips, but I thought I'd go for the most fun and colourful way of creating ombré lips. The majority of people use two lipsticks/lip products to create ombré lips but I thought I'd use three just to be a bit different. 

To create ombré lips you will need:
  • A Dark Shade
  • A Bright Shade
  • An In-between Dark/Bright Shade

I have opted to show you how to create red ombré lips as these are the sort of colours we'll soon be wearing throughout A/W. I have also included a pink alternative at the end of this post just to show you
what pink ombré lips look like. 

For the purpose of this post I have used all MAC lipsticks as I personally love MAC lipsticks. 
The lipsticks featured in this post are also from the permanent MAC lipstick collection, so if you see a shade that floats your boat you'll be able to snap it up without worrying that it's limited edition.

Please note that you don't have to use the exact same lipsticks I used in order to achieve the same look, any dark, bright and in-between shade will be fine. 

How to create red ombré lips:

Left to right: 'Diva' (darkest shade), 'Russian Red' (middle shade), 'Lady Danger' (brightest shade)

The below photograph shows the effect we're trying to achieve. The darkest shade is applied to the outer part of the lips, the middle shade is applied to the inner part of the lips and the brightest shade is applied to the centre part of the lips. 


If you'd like to know how to create ombré lips all you have to do is follow my nice and easy steps!

Step One: 
Apply 'Diva' (the darkest shade) to the outer part of your lips. 


Step Two:
Apply 'Russian Red' (the middle shade) to the inner part of your lips. Make sure this shade overlaps with 'Diva'.


Step Three: 
Apply 'Lady Danger' (the brightest shade) to the centre part of your lips. Again, make sure this shade overlaps with 'Russian Red'. 


 It's as simple and as easy as that! 



Here's what pink ombré lips look like. Again I used three different shades of pink.

Left to right: 'Girl About Town' (darkest shade), 'Pink Nouveau' (middle shade), 
'Saint Germain' (lightest shade)




I personally love the look of ombré lips and I will definitely be sporting them a lot more from now on. They're fun, different and most importantly, eye-catching. 

If you'd like to see the other ways of creating ombré lips then please comment below as I'd be happy to show you.

Do you like the look of ombré lips?
:)

35 comments:

  1. Sooo beautiful Cole! I really wanna try that out its amazing!
    x
    notafashionstudent.com

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    1. You should! :D I think I'm going to wear pink ombré lips on a daily basis, it's just one of those things that has to be done :P xxx

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  2. Sooo gorgeous and girlie, its like summer for your lips :)

    http://lolarose1.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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    1. I agree! It is like summer for your lips :) xxx

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  3. This is gorgeous! I will definitely be trying to re create this soon! I love it :) x

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    1. It's a lovely effect isn't it :) xxx

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  4. this is gorgeous, its such a lovely thing, so different but not too extreme :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank you :) I agree, different yet not too extreme :D thinking of sporting ombré lips when I go shopping next hehe! xxx

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  5. Wow this look so cool, subtle but different and eye-catching too :) I LOVE IT ;D

    Sophierosehearts x

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  6. That looks so cool! Looks a bit tricky for me though (I'm an absolute dumbass) x

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    1. You could always try it with just two shades? :D xxx

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  7. This looks beautiful! Especially the red. I have a few different shades of red but I don't have a darker red. I will have to pick one up. I saw a really pretty deep red in the Revlon Just Bitten Kissables and the lip butters.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) The red is gorg, perfect for winter! :) I haven't tried the Revlon Just Bitten lip things but they look really good :D xxx

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  8. This looks so so good! Deffo going to be trying this out :)

    Becca x

    http://beccatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. This looks amazing! I especially love the pink. Will defintely have to give this a try :)

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  10. I love it with the pink....need to dig through my collection and find some suitable shades to do this myself! x

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    1. I love the ombre effect, it's so different isn't it :) xxx

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  11. Wow!! so pretty but soo easy and simple to do!! Just have to have a huggge lippy collection!!

    www.maryjanett.blogspot.com
    xox

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    1. Yeah it's really simple and easy to do :D lucky I own about 70 MAC lippies lol! xxx

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  12. Wow that looks so pretty! Such a gorgeous look! :) I've never thought to ombre lips before but the pink version is amazing, might be giving this a go myself!
    xxx

    http://blondie-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Yeah you should give it a go, it'd look lovely! :D xxx

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  13. this looks really nice as it really subtle and looks almost natural :) x

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  14. Hello from Australia! I'm new to your blog as I stumbled upon it while looking for MUA swatches, but I've fallen in love with it so I'll be visiting a lot more frequently from now on!

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    1. Hello! :D Aw thank you so much! I'm really thrilled that you love my blog! :) xxx

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  15. this looks great! Excellent post! x

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  16. This looks beautiful! When I saw the title I couldn't picture it at all, but I am now in love! x

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    1. Thank you so much! :D I was a bit dubious at first but it turned out okay! :D xxx

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  17. This is so cool! They look amazing but wearable. Might have to go buy three cheap lipsticks to use x

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    1. It's such a cool effect! :D I'm going to wear ombre lips more often :P xxx

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  18. Looks amazing! I recently tried out ombre lips and it was a ton of fun xx

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