Tag Archives: lipstick

Ombré

30 Jun

Hey tastemakers, this one’s for you! Ombré, with its gorgeous slow fade from dark to light, has found its way from fashion to hair color and ended up smack on your lips! It’s not just a trendy look though, it’s actually a really pretty effect that highlights your top lip, bringing all of the attention there. And there’s something a little effortless and less “done up” about not having your bottom lip as dark as your top lip. Anyway, I just wanted to share the easiest way to re-create it yourself.

  1. Paint your top lip with any lip color.
  2. Smack your lips together to press the lip creme unto the top half of the bottom lip.
  3. Smear the bottom edge with a Q-tip.
  4. Paint the top lip again so it’s one shade darker.

That’s it! You can finish it with a coat of clear gloss if you love the look of a shiny lip.

Shades for your Lips!

14 May

Wanna learn how to make your own shade of lipstick? If you have lipsticks that you’ve grown tired of or bought online but wish were a little softer/brighter when they arrived or even others that are a little too matte that you know would pop more with a bit of shimmer or a metallic finish, here’s how to take matters into your own hands!

TOOLS

  • The original lipstick + your choice of a metallic shade or a light shimmer nude
  • A spatula or a kitchen knife
  • A spoon
  • Flame (stove top works best!)
  • A mini plastic jar
  • Optional lip brush

STEPS

  1. With the spatula, slice off a section of each lip color and place it directly on the spoon. In the world of beauty and fashion, never be afraid to get creative. This time, use your creativity for the ratios of each color. You can go back and add more of one until you have your perfect shade.
  2. Carefully, place the spoon directly above (four inches is best) the flame (medium heat) until the product starts to melt. Be prepared for it to start melting within 10 seconds!
  3. With your spatula, start to swirl the colors together for an even mixture.
  4. Pour the new lip color into your plastic jar and allow 5 minutes to harden.

Use a lip brush or your finger to apply your one-of-a-kind shade and have fun playing with the ratios and finishes!