The beauty of makeup is that trends and looks are constantly evolving and challenging us to step outside of our comfort zone (aka staple shades and products). Well, it would appear that we’ve been presented with another challenge and opportunity to shake things up: ombré makeup. Although the two-in-one color trend started off in the form of hair color, it’s now traveled south to our faces. From ombré lips, to eyes and cheeks, find out why this blurred look is all we can think about these days!
Two Shades Are Better Than One
The basis of ombré makeup is to create one multi-dimensional look around two different colors. Whether it’s on your lips, eyes or cheeks, layered makeup has a way of kicking your look up a notch or two (or more!). Ombré makeup is definitely a bold move, so it’s a great option for an event where you want to be seen and remembered — like a girls’ night out, bachelorette party, etc.
It Makes You Look Like a Makeup Pro
Ombré finishes deliver a blurred color transition that looks incredibly high-end and complex, even if it took less than a minute to apply. For example, the NYX Ombré Blush is designed to deliver a subtle color transition that gives your cheeks a natural-yet-perfect flush. So all that blending and buffing you put your cheeks through might finally come to an end.
Believe it or not, ombré makeup (particularly in the lip department) can help enhance your features. It’s like you’re contouring with rainbow-colored tones instead of neutral ones. When working with the lips, try an ombré look that combines a deeper shade on the outer portion of the mouth with a lighter shade on the inside. This will accentuate your lip shape and make your pout appear larger and fuller. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Line your lips with a thick application of your darker lip shade (extend past the outer borders just a bit for super-full pout) and color in the inner corners of the mouth.
Step 2: Fill in the middle of your top and bottom lips with your lighter lip color.
Step 3: Blot a few times until the color transition from dark to light is seamless.
Not sure what lip colors to put together? Get a product that does the color matching for you. We love the NYX Ombré Lip Duo as it comes with a wide color selection and an easy-to-use double-sided applicator.