The ombre movement has been gaining moment for months now. The light-to-dark fade isn’t just for fabric.
Beyond a beautiful ombre dress, the look translated into hair trends. Dark roots that gradually lightened into blonde ends became a celebrity staple. Now, the technique is being used in makeup.
Runways were filled with ombre lips at various Fashion Week events. Red lips that boasted almost black fades into a blood-red pout were a repeated look.
Mixtures of bright colors, like neons, were mixed on lips to create a new take bold statements. No rules really applied to the trend.
The contouring is key here. Some like to fade from right to left, while others prefer to fade from the center of the lip to an outward highlight. Even better, the faded lip look gives the illusion of fuller lips.
There are many ways to score the look, but remember to contour.
Use two colors to create a fade. I suggest using a lighter color as a base for the entire lip. Then use you finger to liberally apply a darker shade where you want to create a contour.