5 Ways To Glam Up A Classic Red Lip For The Holidays

December 4, 2018  |  

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The ombré trend is nothing new, and we see it in everything from hair colors to clothing and manicures. It’s also a simple way to spice up a red lip! Apply your lipstick as you normally would. Then, using a color that’s several shades deeper than your red, feather the shade on top of the red, starting at the corners of the mouth and leaving the center of the lips untouched. If you’re using a lipstick for your ombré shade, you’ll want to apply it with a lip brush for more precision. Try the e.l.f. Retractable Lip Brush ($3.00, target.com). Alternatively, just use a freshly sharpened lip liner for your darker color. Try MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Pencil ($18.00, MacCosmetics.com). For your second color, stick to brown, plum, or burgundy; avoid black or risk your ombré coming off too harsh. As always, be sure to blend your colors for a seamless transition.

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