The Latest Ombre Lip Trend Made Easy
The ombre lipstick trend has been around for a few years now and is definitely still going strong. It is especially very popular in the Pakistani makeup artist community as many of them love to create an ombre lip look for their brides. Now, unless you’re a makeup expert, we are sure you must be wondering what the “ombre lip” even means. If that’s the case, just keep reading to get your answer!
Ombre is actually a French word that literally means “shading.” Hence it is used to describe anything that has a color gradient. For example, ombre hair, ombre nails, etc. This color gradient in terms of hair and makeup is usually from either dark to light shade or light to dark shade. However, it is not necessary that colors always gradient from dark to light or light to dark, in fact, one color can also gradient into another entirely different and equally light or dark color. In that case, it would be called a colorful ombre.
Since we’re just regular people here, let’s leave the colorful ombre looks for the runways and talk about the wearable version of the ombre lip look and learn how to create it.
The dark to light ombre lip:
The first thing you need to do before you begin the actual makeup lipstick application is to decide the colors you want to use. As a beginner, you want to pick dark and lights shades of similar colors. For example, in order to create a red ombre, you can pick deep brown, maroon and red lip color. Similarly, for a pink ombre, you can pick dark pink, beige and nude lip color.
Once you have your lipsticks of choice with you, you will begin the application. You are going to apply the darkest shade first. You will apply this as an outline similar to how you would apply a lip liner. The only difference is that you need to make a slightly thicker line and fill in the very corners of your lips entirely with it and then taper the color along the curve of the lip.
Now, you’re going to apply your second darkest shade to the lips. Be careful about the placement of this color since you want to apply it right next to shade already placed and not over it. Although it is alright to slightly go over the first color.
The next step is to apply your lightest shade to the very middle of your lip. This time you will almost inevitably be going over the second shade however you need to make sure that you don’t go over it entirely.
Once you have placed all the lip colors, you need to make the gradient look seamless. In order to do so, you’re going to need a lip brush. With the lip brush, you will go over all the places where you see a stark line and blend until it looks like the colors are naturally flowing into each other. Be careful not to overdo the blending since that could completely ruin the look and make your lips look all one color.
This step is optional but you can go on top of your ombre lip with a gloss to make it look soft and seamless.