Monday, March 4, 2013

Five Different Ways to Create Ombre Lips


Salut! Today I want to show you 5 different ways to create ombre lips. The word "ombre" is a French word, which means "to shade". Nowadays "ombre" is widely used term in beauty and fashion world: ombre hair, ombre lips, ombre clothes, ombre decor, etc.  
In this blog post I want to show you how you can create your own ombre styled lips using different techniques and tools. Let's get started!

#1. Ombre lips using lipliner or eyeliner pencil. Use lighter color as a base color and apply it all over your lips. Then using darker colored pencil create ombre effect by outlining lips or darkening inner center of your lips, whichever you prefer. I applied white eyeliner pencil as a base color, and using my brown-ish lipliner I outlined the shape of my lips. Then, took the white liner again and blended the colors until there were no edges, but smooth transition between the colors. When creating ombre effect remember to blend the colors using lighter shaded pencil. For a glossy finish, apply a lipgloss carefully, so that the colors won't mix together, losing the ombre effect.

Products used: NYC Kohl Eyeliner Pencil - 926, White; Essence lipliner - 04, Honey Bun; NYC Plumping Lip Gloss - 465, Big is Beautiful.

#2. Ombre lips using lipsticks. Just like it was described in point #1, apply lighter lipstick as a base color all over your lips and create ombre effect with the darker shade using lip brush. If you are not comfortable using a brush or don't have one, fingers work just as well as any lip brush. Blend the colors smoothly, and that's it! Apply gloss if you want a glossy finish. 

Products used: NYC lipstick - 314, Petal; Studio Gear Lipstick - Winter Red; NYC City Proof Lip Gloss - 450, Everlasting Blossom.

#3. Ombre lips using lipstick and a lipliner/eyeliner pencil. This is my favorite way to create ombre lips, and i think it is one of the easiest ways as well. Apply lipstick all over your lips, create an ombre effect using darker or lighter shaded lipliner/eyeliner pencil. You can use either lip brush or your fingers to blend the edges of the colors together. Apply lip gloss for a glossy finish. I've created this ombre look by applying liner on the corners of my lips. 

Products used: NYC lipstick - 305, Ruby; NYC eyeliner duet (black side) - 880, Mockingbird; NYC Plumping Lip Gloss - 465, Big is Beautiful.

#4. Ombre lips using lipstick and eyeshadow. Apply lipstick of your choice all over your lips. Take a little bit of the eyeshadow on your brush or a finger tip and carefully apply it on the center of your lips by gradually blending the edges. I would recommend you to pick lipstick color which has a higher contrast with an eyeshadow color, since ombre effect is less visible when the base color is light (as you can see in the pictures). 

Products used: Guerlain Kisskiss Lipstick - 541, Peche Fougueuse; The Color Workshop Shimmer Powder.
Here is another ombre lip look I've created a while ago using bright pink lipstick and gold eyeshadow. 

#5. Ombre lips using eyeshadows. On my previous post I posted a picture of purple ombre lips, which were created using eyeshadows-on-lips ombre technique. You can play around with different colors and create various looks using this method. Let's do rainbow lips! First, apply concealer all over your lips and apply lip primer or an eyeshadow primer. Now start packing the rainbow colors one after another. Once finished, clean up the outer edges of the lips using concealer. Apply gloss for a glossy finish. Enjoy!


Products used: Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer - Light, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, BH cosmetics 120 color palette.

Hope you find this blog post useful. Have fun creating lovely ombre lips!


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