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Ombre Lips

The ombre runway trend continues full steam ahead, from your hair to your favorite summer dress – everything is ombre! Carry forward the look into your cosmetic wardrobe as well with a little help from the VL team of makeup professionals.

A gradation of color on the lips can be done a number of ways; from dark to light, light to dark, in a circular burst or from top to bottom, you have many options to play with.

Wearable ombre look:

Ombre Lips

Begin by applying a bright color such as Thinstick Lipstick in London, onto the entire lip, focusing the greatest saturation of color on the inner lips. The incredibly smooth texture of this lipstick combines a moisture rich formula and excellent pigmentation, ensuring fresh, vivid, long wearing color. The semi-matte finish never feathers, while Vitamin E nourishes and protects lips.

Ombre Lips

Draw a precise line to frame the lips using a dark, contrasting pencil shade such as our Duo Lip Pencil in Wine. This creamy pencil is smudge-resistant and does not chap lips, holding lip color in place and eliminating bleeding.

Ombre Lips

Rub some Wine Lip Pencil onto the back of your hand. Then using a lip brush, such as the #36 Travel Lip Brush, load the pigment onto your brush. Soft yet firm bristles and a tapered tip make this on the go tool easy to control. Drag pigment from the edges of the applied lip pencil towards the center of lips.

Ombre Lips

To deepen the look, select a dark gloss like Perfect Shine Lip Gloss in Costa Fiore. It glides over lips evenly depositing color and sparkle, and offers an intense shine that perfectly balances color payoff and glossy moistness. Using the #36 Lip Brush once again, drag the gloss from the edges of your lips toward the center. Don’t forget to tuck the travel sized Lip Brush and gloss into your bag for touch ups!

Ombre Lips

BONUS TIP: Make sure lips are moisturized before you start this process, but you’ll want lips to be completely clean and dry prior to application.


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