In recent years, ombré has popped up everywhere from our nails to our lips, and we’re definitely not mad at it. It’s even starting to take over our makeup stashes! And while ombré products seem like they’re solely for the ‘gram, they give you the option to totally customize your makeup look. The gradient shades allow you to create a seamlessly blended makeup look that’s way easier than it looks. With that in mind we’ve rounded up the best ombré makeup money can buy.
This compact pulls double duty as both a highlighter and a blush. The deeper shade fades into a lighter highlighter and delivers a natural flush of color in one sweep. There are currently three flattering colors available — including Coral Flush, a bright shade that’s perfect for summer.
If your goal is to create a cohesive eyeshadow look, then the Dose of Colors Sassy Siennas Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have. The five-pan matte shadow palette features warm earth tones and a pop of peach for the inner corner or lid.
A highly pigmented blush, this ombré option from NYX is affordable and easy to use. It’s currently available in eight perfectly coordinated shades that are designed to blend together to create a natural, blended finish. We love Strictly Chic, a warm orange-y brown that’s perfect for warming up the skin.
If you’re obsessed with getting an iridescent glow then you need this highlighter in your makeup stash. The pan offers a gradient of shades that when mixed is perfect for getting that strobed look. We love this product for its finely milled powder and subtle but dewy glow. It’s a little pricey at $58, but definitely worth it.
Perfect for achieving a smoldering eye look, the Naked Heat Palette is at the top of our must-have list. The palette is complete with 12, buttery amber-hued shades that look great on a wide range of skin tones and are easy to use.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.