Makeup 101: How-To Create an Ombré Lip

Updated: Feb 29


Happy Wednesday Indigo Blue Stylers!



Makeup can be a great way to spice things up and break up the mid-week blues that creeps in when we wish we were anywhere other than work, class, or pretty much any place that’s not a vacay destination. And in the middle of the week, there‘s nothing like a quick pick-me-up, something fierce and vivacious, to jolt you awake and carry you face-first into the weekend! With work or class filling up your schedule, lip color application ims a quick, easy, interchangeable way to get the hump-day party started and get out the door in a flash.


So let’s rev up the drama and create an ombré lip to set the tone for the rest of the week! To add this makeup technique to your Indigo Blue makeup arsenal, you’ll need a darker colored lip liner like Mac’s brownish red colored pencil in “Beet”, and Nyx‘s Soft Matte Lip Cream’s in “Transylvania” and “Ibiza” . Lastly, you’ll need a small blending brush, which you can find in Indigo Blue’s “The Pink Me Makeup Brush Kit”. Dont forget to enter the discount code “Hope19” for a 10% discount on your purchase.




To create this look prep your lips for a perfect pout by exfoliating and patting them dry. Moisturize the lips by applying a light lip balm. This will create a smooth base that will make liner and gloss application a breeze. Line your lips with “Beet” or any reddish-colored lip liner of your choice. Next, fill in the outer corners of your lips leaving the middle of both the upper and lower lip completely bare using “Transylvania”. Fill in the bare area of the lips with “Ibiza”, then smush the lips together to set lipstick into place. Use the small blending brush to create smooth gradient between the colors on the lips.


You can mix and match any colors you want to dupe the technique. Use peachy nude gradients to compliment your go-to soft glam look or get creative and edgy with gradients of blue or red! The choice is yours...


Enjoy your lustrous lips, Stylers. And stay tuned for next week’s editorial where we dive into Part 1 of the eyeshadow application technique that the makeup community has coined “Cut Creasing”.


Cheers!


-Angelika S. Realer








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