Ombré means the gradual blending of one color hue to another usually graduating from light to dark. The ombré style may have started off with hair and nails but this trend soon brunched out to lips and has quickly earned a spot in many people’s beauty routine. While having gradient lips looks amazing, many people are too scared to attempt this look because it looks complicated. The ombré look is very simple to achieve, you just need to follow the steps correctly because if done wrong, ombré lips can make you look very tacky. Here is an easy and foolproof way to take your lipstick game to a whole new level.
Step 1: Color Selection
The first step is to figure out which two colors can look good together to create the ombré effect and then select the color you want to have as your base which should essentially be a dark color. Lip liners will also come in hand while creating an ombré lip.
Step 2: Creating contrast
To create the ombré effect, there needs to be a gradual contrast between light and dark. After you have applied your preferred dark base coat, you can now go in and apply a lighter lip shade in the center of both your top and bottom lips. The amount you use depends on how dramatic you want the look to be. To illustrate further; if you have used a purple lipstick as your base color, you can then choose a soft pink as your contrast color however, if you are going for a more subtle ombré look, then burgundy and red lipstick combination will do the trick. The colors do not have to be too dramatic in order to create contrast.
Step 3: Blending
As with all things makeup, blending is Key. This is where most people go wrong with the ombré effect, if you just apply both colors without proper blending, you will end up looking like a clown. For a perfectly neat ombré lip, you will need to do a lot of blending. You can either use a lip brush or your fingers. Use as many layers of the lighter shade in order to get the gradient right and keep blending until there are no harsh lines. The lighter color should look like it is fading into the darker lip color you have on and that’s how you know you have nailed the ombré lip!