We’ve seen a few variations of the ombre lip where dark edges faded to a lighter center (Gucci, Miu Miu). I quite frankly was skeptical about the real world application of ombre lips. I feared looking like the girl whose lipliner was too dark or not filled in properly. And I know this look is not for everyone. However, this newer variation seen this Paris Fashion Week at Nina Ricci has me reconsidering ombre, with its bright red edges and rich berry center. To me it looks like their lips have been stained eating the juiciest of red cherries. And this version is much easier to master!

Step 1. Moisturize your lips with something like Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream
(or if you’re on a budget, my personal fav is Aquaphor!)
Step 2. Apply a bright red lipstick to the whole lip, I’ve chosen Mac’s classic Russian Red
Step 3. Using a makeup brush or fingers, dab a deep berry red like Mac Hang-Up just in the center of your lips, blending it into the lighter red
Let me know if any of you try this! I was thrilled to see Melody try out her own multicolor manicure – to great effect!
xoxo Cristina
Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. I like this a lot. I’ve been seeing a lot of red lips lately and I tend to shy away from it because I have very full lips. I think I may try it with this approach though– I may look less clownish.

    I tried the multicoloured nails, but it didn’t go well because I didn’t have the right colours. I’m going to get some pastels and retry!

    Ferren x

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.