One of the trends happening right now, is the lip ombre; which is basically when the outer-sides of your lips are dark and the color begins to fade to a lighter shade when approaching the inner-center part of your lips. So, how do you achieve that?
- First you line your lips with a lip-lining pencil (lipliner) then shade it in. Not too much though, just basically make your lipliner thicker than normal, but color in the corners of your lips.
- The next step is to use the tool “product” that I use to make my lips a lot lighter in the center; which is a jumbo white eye pencil by NYX, it literally cost like $4.49 (less than $5). It’s really cheap, and works great. However, with this pencil you just want to color in the center part of your lips, so that when you apply your lipstick all over your lips, you will get three total different shades.
- The darkest shade will be from the lipliner, the middle shade will be from the lipstick itself, and then the lightest shade from the jumbo eye pencil.
- So, remember, lipliner first then then jumbo eye pencil, but do no let the two touch. Before applying your lipstick over everything, you should see the lipliner, your natural lip color (because there should be no product between the jumbo white pencil and the lip liner), and then the jumbo white pencil (being in the center). Then coat your entire lips with your lipstick. Of course you want your lipliner to resemble your lipstick, but also using a black lipliner works too!
I have found this to be the easiest way to achieve the ombre lip look. Instead of going out and buying many different shades to create an ombre look, you can just use the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. The actual name for the pencil is “Milk”, and you can use this pencil for many different things; the water line on your eyes (to brighten your eyes up), put it all over your lips as an undercoat (to make your lipstick lighter), a base for your eyeshadow (to make your eyeshadow POP more), and I even use this on my inner tear duct before adding a shimmer because it helps make the shimmer more visible.
You can buy this Pencil on may different websites and in stores; even drug stores (ones that carry NYX Cosmetics)…
Target – $4.49
NYX Cosmetics – $4.50
Ulta – $4.49
Amazon – $6.99
CVS – $4.49
Macy’s – $4.49
I hope this helps!