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The Ombré Lip

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

View our step by step guide for creating the perfect gradient lip.

Creating an ombre lip using liquid matte lipsticks can add a touch of glamour and dimension to your makeup look. Follow this step-by-step guide to achieve the perfect ombre lip:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary supplies. You'll need two liquid matte lipsticks in complementary shades, a lip liner (optional), and some makeup remover for touch-ups.

Step 2: Prep Your Lips

Start by ensuring your lips are smooth and well-moisturized. You can exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or a soft toothbrush to remove any dead skin. Apply a lip balm and let it absorb for a few minutes. Blot off any excess balm with a tissue.

Step 3: Choose Your Lipstick Shades

Select two liquid matte lipsticks that work well together for your ombre effect. One should be darker, and the other lighter. For example, a deep brown and a lighter nude can create a classic ombre look.

Step 4: Outline Your Lips (Optional)

You can use a lip liner in a shade close to the darker lipstick to outline your lips for added precision. This step is optional, but it can help define the ombre effect.

Step 5: Apply the Darker Lipstick

Begin by applying the darker lipstick to the outer corners of your lips. Use the applicator or a lip brush for precise application. Start from the corners and move slightly inward.

Step 6: Blend Inward

With a lip brush or a clean finger, gently blend the darker lipstick towards the center of your lips. Make sure to feather out the edges for a smooth transition between the two shades.

Step 7: Apply the Lighter Lipstick

Next, apply the lighter lipstick to the center of your lips. Again, you can use the applicator or a lip brush for precision.

Step 8: Blend the Colors

Using a lip brush or your fingertip, gently blend the lighter lipstick towards the darker lipstick. Focus on the center of your lips, where the two shades meet. This should create a seamless gradient effect.

Step 9: Refine the Ombre

To achieve a more pronounced ombre effect, you can go back and touch up the center of your lips with a bit more of the lighter shade, if necessary. Make sure the transition between the two shades is well-blended.

Step 10: Clean Up Any Mistakes

Use a makeup wipe or a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to clean up any smudges or uneven lines around your lips. This step ensures a polished finish.

Step 11: Set Your Ombre Lip

To ensure your ombre lip stays put, allow the liquid matte lipsticks to dry completely.

Step 12: Final Touch

If you want to add a bit of extra dimension to your ombre lip, you can apply a touch of highlighter or a shimmery lip gloss to the center of your lower lip for a subtle, pouty look.

And there you have it—a beautiful ombre lip created using liquid matte lipsticks! Experiment with different shades to achieve the look you desire, and remember that practice makes perfect. Enjoy your uniquely stylish and eye-catching lip look!

Here’s a full list of recommended supplies:

Use daily to keep lips hydrated: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Use as the deep ombre shade: Face FX: Trigga Liquid Matte Lipstick

Use to create the perfect red center: The Lip Bar: Bawse Lady Liquid Lipstick

Use to create the perfect nude center: Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

Use to remove all makeup with ease: My Beauty Kit Makeup Remover Pads

For on the go beauty, download our mobile app: My Beauty Kit Mobile

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I just put Laneige lip mask in my cart 😀. Thank you for this class so helpful

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