I hope today went well……if it didn’t, there’s tomorrow anyway.
So after i mentioned doing an ‘Ombre lips’ pictorial in yesterday’s post, i went to bed thinking about it and i was like “Why wait? Why not do it right away?”. So this evening after i woke up from a reeeally long nap *body no be fire wood*, i set to work.
I did 4 different colors of ‘Ombre’…..Black and red, Black and purple, Pink and white, Brown and white. Using step-by-step pictures, I’m going to show you how i got the lips done.
*WARNING! This post is loaded with pictures….31 of them atink…….so brace yourselves*
Before we start, here are some points you should note…
· The key to perfect ‘ombre’ lips is blending. You need to blend the colors well into each other .
· Using a lip gloss is not a must, but it helps you blend the colors perfectly.
· You only need to blend out the area where the two colors meet….don’t over-blend.
BLACK & RED OMBRE……
I started with the Black and red ombre lips. In the picture below are the tools i used. The baby wipes is used for wiping the lip brush often to make sure that you don’t get color where you don’t need it *I’ll explain more in a bit*.
|Baby wipes, Lip brush, EOS lip balm, Absolute clear lipgloss, NYX jumbo pencil in 'Bean', M.A.C Lipstick in 'Ruby woo', One red lipgloss like that.....dunno the name.|
I used the Jumbo pencil to line the outer part of my lips, then i used my M.A.C ‘Ruby woo’ in the inner part. I blended them both together and then used a clear lipgloss over the black area while i used the red lip gloss over the red area.
|Lined the lips with black....if you dont have a black jumbo pencil, any black pencil will do.|
|Blended out the black|
|Applied red in the middle|
|Blended them together....blend only the point where the two colors meet|
|Applied clear lip gloss on the black areas|
|Applied red lipgloss on the red areas.......finished lips!|
Now, here is how the baby wipes came in handy…..after i applied the black color using the lip brush, i had to wipe the brush before applying the red color so that the red won't come out stained with black. Also while applying the lipgloss, after i used the brush to apply the clear lipgloss over the black areas, i wiped the brush again before i used it to apply red lipgloss to the red areas *I really hope you got it*.
BLACK & PURPLE OMBRE
|Baby wipes, Lip brush, EOS lipbalm, Absolute clear lipgloss, NYX jumbo pencil in 'Bean', My makeup lipstick in 'Purple haze'|
|Lined and blended out the black pencil|
|Applied purple in the middle|
|Blended the two colors together|
|Applied clear lipgloss on the black areas|
|Applied clear lipgloss on the purple areas too|
For the black & purple ombre, i used the black jumbo pencil to line my lips again, and then i applied my ‘purple haze’ lipstick in the middle. I blended them both together and then i used a clear lipgloss over the black and the purple areas *i don’t have a black or a purple lipgloss*
PINK & WHITE OMBRE
|Baby wipes, lip brush, EOS lip balm, Absolute clear lipgloss, BM|Pro lipgloss in 'Cala', Zaron lipliner in 'Fussy fushia', Flormar pink lipstick, NYX jumbo pencil in 'Milk'|
|Applied and blended out lip liner|
|Applied lipstick on the outer parts|
|White jumbo pencil in the inner parts|
|Blended them together|
|Clear lipgloss on the pink areas|
|White 'Cala' lipgloss on the white area|
For the pink and white ombre, i used my Zaron ‘fussy fushia’ lipliner to line my lips, then i used the pink flormar lipstick all over my outer lips. Next, i filled in the inner part with my jumbo pencil in ‘milk’ *looks white to me anyway*. Then i blended them both together and used a clear lipgloss on the pink areas while i used my BM|Pro lipgloss in ‘Cala’ on the white areas.
BROWN & WHITE OMBRE
|Baby wipes, EOS lip balm, lip brush, Jordana lip liner in 'Hot cocoa, NYX jumbo pencil in 'Milk', Absolute clear lipgloss, BM|Pro lipgloss in 'Cala', Brown flormar lipstick|
|Lined lips with 'Hot cocoa' pencil and blended it out|
|Applied brown flormar lipstick on the outer parts|
|Jumbo pencil on the inner parts|
|All blended out|
|Clear lipgloss on the brown areas|
|White 'Cala' lipgloss on the white areas|
Finally, for this look, i used my Jordana lip liner pencil in ‘Hot cocoa’ to line my lips, then i applied my brown flormar lipstick on the outer part of my lips. Next, i applied the white jumbo pencil in the inner part and then blended the colors together. I used a clear lipgloss over the brown areas and then i used the white ‘Cala’ lipgloss over the white areas.
Stick a fork in me......i'm done!
My best is the brown & white, second best is the pink & white. By the way, this is the exact pink and white ombre lips that i used for my birthday look.
I hope this pictorial helped even a tiny ‘lil bit .... You're welcome!!!
Besos and good night.