How-To Tuesday: Easy 3-Step Ombre Lip

Up your lipstick game to runway status.

ombre mainWe’ve seen it on the runways at Dior, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung: the ombre lip. But how to achieve this killer look without being a professional? Easy. Check out this three-step tutorial to breeze out of the house looking like a model. All you need is a liner and two lipsticks ranging in shades from dark to light. 

  1. Line the outside of your lips in a dark liner. Here, we’ve used Burgundy lip liner by MAC Cosmetics. (Pro tip: Trace over the outside as you stretch your lips for a crisp line.)
  2. Fill in partially, shading the outer corners of your mouth.
  3. Apply your medium-tone lipstick over top. We used Ruby Woo by MAC.
  4. Pop your lightest shade lipstick into the middle of your lips, being sure to blot to blend the colors. We used Myth by MAC.
  5. Go back and touch up the dark areas to really accent the color gradient happening.

And voila! You’re ready to take on the world.