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All Hail Ombre!

Monday April 15 2013    |     Views: 3820    |     Comments: 0   |     Print    Bookmark and Share


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It is surprising how one word transferred from the French to English vocabulary can cause uproar in both the fashion and beauty industries.

Taken from the French word Ombre which means shaded, this trend has being welcomed with open arms and can be seen everywhere – from the international runways to hair trends to nails to editorial spreads to interior design and even in food.

Surprising to note, this trend has actually being with us ever since the evolution of makeup but it never had an exact name which was used to describe it. For the lips though, we often referred to them as two-toned lips (because more often than not only two shades were used to achieve it)

The easiest way to take part in the ombre trend is by sporting an ombre lip and though it may look difficult, it is actually quite easy. Here are 3 easy steps to achieving the perfect ombre lip:

1.    Choose the shades of lipstick you would like to use (it is always better to use lipstick as against lip gloss due to the thicker, denser formulation as opposed to lipgloss which moves around easily).
If this is your first time, I would advise choosing colours in the same family, for example, wine, vibrant pink and pale pink.

2.    Divide your upper and lower lips into 3 imaginary horizontal lines and apply lip liner to your lips in matching shades to the lipsticks in the 3 sections (with the darker shade at the outer corners and the lightest in the inner area of the lips).

3.    Using a lip brush, apply the lip shades generously on top of the matching pencils.

4.    The final step is to put your lips together and lightly but firmly rub them together, blending the edges of the different shades. Use the lip brush to achieve a smoother finish.

By Barbara Onianwah












Ombre Nails
Ombre Nails


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Ombre Shoes


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Ombre Cake



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