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!