Ombré lips: Get the look

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Bold lips were all over the runway at Fashion Week, and we’re taking notice. How could we not?

A simple pop of colour can instantly brighten up any look. On our radar? Ombré lips!

Lisa Eldridge, make-up creative director of Lancôme loves the modern Korean-inspired lip art, characterised by a gradient of two shades. “Use two complementary shades for a chic look with a twist or pair two shades that are more contrasting – for example an intense orange and a vibrant bluish pink – for a more arty look. Combine textures to accentuate the contrasts,” she says.

It may seem daunting, but a few slicks of two shades of lipstick is all you need. Apply one shade to the corners of your lips and then add some lippy to the centre. You can opt for a matte or a glossy finish.

Follow this simple gif tutorial to get the look!

The Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge range, R399, is used above. It is perfect for this look as it nourishes your lips and won’t leave it dry. Lancôme has introduced Pro-Xylane® for the first time in a lipstick, which is a powerful molecule that helps re-shape and replenish the lips and offers hydration for eight hours. Indulge your lips with the most luxurious texture available in 14 absolutely rich varieties. These three shades caught our eye – and stole our collective hearts!

We all know the best way to achieve the perfect pout is to get lining. For a long-lasting effect, try LCN Permanent Lip Liner, R320. Contour and define those lips, and enjoy no smudging or running, thanks to the liner being water-resistant. It’s available in nine shades and contains vitamin E and camomile which care for your lips.

If you’re feeling daring and want to try another take on the ombré lip, simply line with one colour and apply a coat of a complementing colour to the centre. To get the bold look use Inglot Slim Gel Lipstick #64, R249, ideal for its unique lasting shine, rich colour pigment, and added primrose, vitamin E and avocado oil. Line the outer part of your lip and slick on Inglot Freedom lipstick, R149. Finish the look with Inglot Sleeks lip gloss #25, R249. Dabbed onto the centre of your lips, this will add some holographic flair to the look, which is super on trend.

Top tip? Start by prepping your lips. Prep your lips with Inglot Under Makeup Base, R399. It will smooth your lip texture, absorb excess oil, and prolong the life of your lip colour.

For the ultimate #inglotombrelip, follow this easy tutorial below:

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Tatum is an all-round digital being with a penchant for lipstick and a slight shopping addiction. After completing her Honours in Communications and Media she was thrust into the world of publishing and has since worked for some of the biggest magazines in South Africa. As a writer, editor and social media consultant, she’s all about spreading body positivity and a revised attitude towards beauty.

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  1. Pauline Du Preez

    Gorgeous! Funny how I always seem to get it right without even trying – leaving the house without the original dark shade I applied and then touching up throughout the day with much lighter colours… Thank goodness for my sense of humour…

    1 year ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    Wow !! Luscious sensuous enriched lush plum captivating radiance. Permanent Lip Pen a must have added bonus on my wish list

    1 year ago •

  1. Arlene Beukes

    Oh my! Oh my! The ombré lips trend is BEAUTIFUL!

    1 year ago •

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