How to: Ombré Lip

Thursday, 28 November 2013

How to do the Ombre lip

Most of us have tried the Ombré hair trend and even Ombré nails. So why not try an Ombré lip? It’s much quicker than the other two trends and you don’t need to be a pro to create it.

What you’ll need:

 

Step 1: Apply a thin layer of concealer to your lips to create a blank canvas and easier application.

Step 2: Using your darker shade of lip pencil or lipstick, line your lips and colour in the entire lip area.

Step 3: Apply your second shade of lipstick that is either lighter or brighter than the first one, to the middle of your pout.

Step 4: Using your finger, gently blend the lighter shade / second colour into the darker one. Be sure to still leave the edges of your lips darker. To finish off, add a clear gloss for shine.

If you want to be more adventurous, try using matte shades. Gold also looks beautiful as your centre or second shade. Play around until you create your perfect Ombré or two-tone lip.

Would you wear this look? Let us know by commenting below.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Nancy Katy

    Tried this beautiful ombré lip, it looked so pretty and I got tons of compliments. Thank you for this wonderful article.

    4 years ago •

  1. Talia

    This shade is stunning but I don’t think it would suit me.

    4 years ago •

  1. Amy-Lee Samuels

    I think it’s a really fun look. Definitely trying it although it seems tricky to perfect.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    would look nice in a lighter shae

    4 years ago •

  1. Anne

    I don’t think I could pull this off

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love this trend but I wouldn’t try it. I feel like its too bold and needs someone who isn’t shy to pull it off.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I loved the ombre lips, I tried it and it didnt come out too bad, it’s important to use the right colours or your lips will be a disaster

    4 years ago •

  1. Adele

    Great colour, even though I think it is not for me

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    Hmm maybe for a night out but not everyday wear, I agree touching this up might be a bit of a hassle

    4 years ago •

  1. Jenna-Lee Pretorius

    This looks amazing, I would to try this, but yeah I would assume that you would need to use long wear shades.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sunuri Subramoney

    This is also a great way to make your lips look a bit fuller :)

    4 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    I would assume that you would best use two long wear shades, because touching this look up throughout the night could become a bit of a pain.. ;) but I love the look of it nonetheless!!

    4 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    OMG! looks amazing! To try for Xmas party. Please show us some Boliwood inspired make up please

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Love it! Love the shade lipstick in the pic!

    4 years ago •

  1. Caythe

    I surely would wear it,its so lovely & looking good :-)

    4 years ago •

  1. Nancy Katy

    I love this look,I’m going to try it out will love doing this look for day or night time.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Maybe for dress up or for a party? Definitely not for the office..:/

    4 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    Love the Ombre lip trend; going to try it.

    4 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Not my favourite look as it seems you had a drink and forgot to touch up your lipstick!

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    Looks good but very high maintenance

    4 years ago •

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