Friday, September 30, 2011

Ombre Lips: Will You Try This Fall Beauty Trend?

Ombre Lips
Beauty looks from Miu Miu's Fall 2011 show and Dior's Fall 2010 show.

We've seen ombre hair, we've tried ombre nails, but have you heard of ombre lips
There's two ways you can go with this look: a lighter color in the middle softly blending into a more pigmented shade (like at the fall 2011 Miu Miu show on the left) or keeping the color super strong in the middle and fading to almost nothing around the edges (like at the fall 2010 Dior show on the right. The look is also sometimes known as "wine-stained lips" because it's reminiscent of a long night after drinking lots of red wine. Not like we'd know from experience or anything... *cough*).
So, you think you're ready to take the plunge and try this bold lip trend? To be clear, this is not the 90′s look of a dark lip liner—it's all about the shading to create a 3D effect. Let's make that pout POP!

• Find contrasting colors that are in the same family like red and pink, red and orange, or purple and pink.
• Matte finishes work best. Make sure to fill the ENTIRE lip with the darker base shade to avoid the lip-liner effect.
• To add a lighter color to the center of your lips, dab the color on with your finger or use a brush to blend.
• With a bold lip statement like this one, make sure to keep the rest of your makeup low key.
Good luck! And, um, for the wine-stained effect grab a bottle of Merlot and call it a day. Just kidding... Sort of.


jessica whitaker said...

hmmmm...i dunno about ombre lips. they kind of look like the lipstick just needs to be re-applied..not sure. eh...LOL

Madelyn St.Claire said...

Hmmm... Its growing on me.. I may have to try this!
Oh- and for Saturyday I vote we begin practicing with the Merlot!!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

ah, i love lipstick. i might be daring enough to try all of these out! adore!
xo TJ


I've tried it and have worn it around the office. I work in the beauty industry so it's cool there :) I've yet to wear it out. Might have to give it a shot :)

Mary and Dyer said...

these actually are really subtle and pretty! I don't know if I could pull it off, but I like it on the models! I have yet to try Ombre nails - think I am going to do it next week! xox

Bon Bon said...

Perhaps!:-) I like the vintage/romantic feel of it! xoxo

Elle Meyers said...

Haha...ok, first thought that has nothing to do with the lipstick: The model on the right reminds me of the housekeeper from Private Eyes!

Ok, for the ombre lips...not a fan of the light on out faded to dark inside. I do like the dark outside with a touch of light on inside. I actually always put a touch of light shimmer dust on the center of my lips when wearing lipstick, and then blend with lip gloss because it highlights and makes your lips look plumper!

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I had always wondered how someone did that--wow! am I happy I stumbled on your blog!! ;) if it's too dark, it'd be too much for me...but I love the idea of a subtle ombre lip! hope you had a fab weekend! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

Punctuation Mark said...

that is a really cool effect!

Megan said...

so i totally rocked this look in high school! yayy for it being back. i never went too drastic with it, but i loved it for sure haha!!! :)

great blog!!! excited to follow your adventures!

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