Teach Me Tuesday-Ombré Lip

| Tuesday, March 27, 2012


 adj \ˈäm-ˌbrā\
: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
The ombre effect is no longer used strictly in fabrics-we're seeing it in hair and makeup too!
The ombré lip has been making its presence known. 
Kate Moss sported her ombré lip on the cover of W Magazine, keeping it subtle and slightly down turned to reflect a 1920's inspired heart shaped lip

To begin creating this lip ensure your lips are in kissable condition-this means hydrate!
PRO TIP: If you need to exfoliate, a good lip exfoliant to use right from your cupboard is brown sugar-mix it in with a little oil and apply to your lips scrubbing gently to rid your pout of pesky flakes.
Make sure you use a lip primer to avoid bleeding. The wax in a lip primer will keep product from making it's way out of the natural lip line.
Using a darker lip pencil start by lining the top peaks of your lips and the bottom middle. Work your way to the outer edges-by starting in the middle of both top and bottom lip, symmetry and balance are achieved much easier.
To accentuate the heart shape, conceal the natural lip line at the outer corners.
Feather the lip liner into the lips to create the darker edges of the ombré effect. This helps to blend the shades in together. 
Remember, there should be a fluid transition between the colors chosen. No harsh lines!
If you do your ombré lip like above, you are doing it wrong!
Finish the look off by adding your lighter shade to the middle of the lip. May we suggest a bronze shimmer...?
If you choose to use gloss for a little extra highlighting, make sure to place it in the centre of the top and bottom lip only. 
Highlight your ombré lip by ading a little gloss as seen in Flare
Voilá! The Ombré lip has been achieved! Give it a try remembering the tips and tricks we have provided you.

Much Love From,
The Ladies at Artists Within XO

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