Ombre lips sounds a little nuts, but it really isn't. We know that if we apply lipstick then dab the centre of the lips with gloss, we've created a fuller looking mouth. If you think about it, that's the "strobing" way of doing it. An ombre lipstick application is about creating shadows to enhance dimension... kinda like contouring. You'll need two shades of lipstick... let's see how Estée Lauder global artist Bobby Wang explains it. After that, he demonstrates the finishing touches of day-to-night makeup.
day-to-night makeup: ombre lips
Depending on the contrast between the lipsticks you use, this ombre lips technique can become a sophisticated statement evening look or a subtle way to make lips look fuller – Bobby suggests it for date night. Either way, it's easy to do:
- Apply the lighter shade of lipstick (your day shade) first.
- Use a lip brush to apply the deeper shade starting from the corners of the mouth. Blend toward the centre, fading out toward the middle.
- Use your fingertip to dab the lighter colour into the centre of the lips and gently blend out for a seamless transition.
Then refresh your concealer and mascara – Bobby added mascara to Chelsea's lower lashes, which gives her a lovely doll-like look. He also pressed a little Advanced Night Repair serum onto the skin for a dewy effect.
In this video, Bobby used the following Lauder products:
- Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Neon Azalea ($34 CAN at sephora.ca and $30 US at sephora.com)
- Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Shameless Violet ($34 CAN at sephora.ca and $30 US at sephora.com)
- Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover Concealer ($30 CAN at sephora.ca and $24 US at sephora.com)
- Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara ($30 CAN at sephora.ca and $28 at sephora.com)
- Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum ($75 CAN at sephora.ca and $62 US at sephora.com)
Think you'll rock an ombre lip look? Subtle or statement?