We admit: There are certain fashion week beauty trends with which we fall madly in love, but when tried at home, something is most definitely lost in translation (read: we end up looking more runaway train wreck than runway). However, the juicy red ombre lips seen at Jason Wu’s Spring-Summer 2017 show are (thankfully) as stunning in real life as they are on the supermodels. And, almost as important, they’re ridiculously easy to master.
We asked celebrity makeup artist Grace Lee how to get the bright, beautiful effect that makes lips look poutier and more feminine than ever. Then find out what hairstyle to pair a bold lip with.
Step #1: Smooth lips with concealer
You want to create an even canvas for the bold color so use a small dab and blend evenly over lips and around the edges of the mouth. For the show, they used Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer in a skin tone matching shade.
Use your brush to merge the orange or white into the red so it looks seamless.
With a bold lip look, you want to pair down the makeup on your eyes and cheeks. Here’s how to get the rest of the Jason Wu SS ‘17 look:
Step #7: Conceal skin
Skip foundation and use the same concealer (mentioned above) to cover up any dark spots or imperfections. Apply with the applicator then use your finger or a concealing brush to blend the cream out. Keep skin dewy by not using powder on top.
About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team