Happy Halloweekend, babes!! I just love this time of year, don’t you? Whether you’re hitting up the spooktacular party circuit, or just looking to do something fun and different, I have just the trick (hmmmm, treat?) for you…
You can do this awesome – and easy – little gradient trick to spice up your costume or Fall wardrobe alike. Ombré is not just for nails and hair… trying it on your lips adds a subtle but edgy note to your look that makes everyone ask, “how did you do that?”
I did this easy step-by-step tutorial with a dark red lip, but you can make this work for any color palette. Just choose any three colors in the same color family selecting a dark, medium and light shade. Follow the tips below and show off your oooh-la-la-ombré lips tonight.
Step One: Select Your Color Palette
Work with three shades (and a flat shading brush) to create this look.
Step Two: Using your darkest shade first, line your lips and fill in lip slightly – leaving center of lip completely bare – with a nice, sharp liner
Step Three: Move on to your medium shade (I prefer using a liquid lipstick here for full coverage). Working in from where you left off with the dark liner, start filling in beneath that with this medium shade. Bring this layer in closer to the center of the lip, still leaving a bit on the inner most part totally bare.
Now you’re at the midway point! Your lips should look like this up-close:
Step Four: Here is where that shader brush comes into play! Using the brush, lightly feather the two colors together. You want to soften the edges between the darkest and medium shades so they blend together nicely
Step Five: Using the lightest shade, fill in the middle of the lip to cover all bare spots
And that’s it!! Now you have a full and fabulous ombré lip. Perfect for your parties this Halloween weekend or anytime of year. Slap on a pair of ears and you’re ready to go…