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#HQBeautyHacks : How To Create Ombre Lips

#HQBeautyHacks : How To Create Ombre Lips

There’s nothing we love more than creating a killer lip look, and at the moment we are totally diggin’ ombre lips. Whether you go for two contrasting colours to create a bold and bright look, or create blended shades of the colour of your choice, show stopping ombre lips is something we can’t see going out of style any time soon. Take a look at how to create ombre lips for yourself and read on to see some of our favourite inspirations!

How To Create Ombre Lips

The question on everyone’s lips… (see what we did there?) how do we create these super cool ombre lips ourselves?! We took to the studio with absolute mega babe Charmie to film a #HQBeautyHacks tutorial to show you how to get the look yourself!

Step 1: Apply Your Base

The first thing you need to do is apply your base colour. Charmie used Illamasqua’s Anti-Matter Lipstick in shade ‘Physical‘, a pinky toned rubine red with a semi-matte finish. We recommend applying with a lip brush to ensure you’re able to expertly shape your lips.

Step 2: Add Your Second Shade & Blend

Dab on your second shade in the centre of your lips using a lip brush. Charmie used Illamasqua’s Anti-Matter Lipstick in shade ‘Eclipse‘, a luminous white with a semi-matte finish. Use an eyeshadow brush to blend the colours together. Don’t forget, you can keep adding colour to build up the intensity too!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics always slay the lip game, and this look is no different! We’re loving the contrast between the dark ‘Black Dahlia‘ lip liner and the light lavender Lip Tar. This look is sure to turn heads and add a perfect pop of colour!

A classic red lip with a twist! We instantly feel more powerful with a bold red lip, but this ombre glossy number has got us feeling all kinda feels! Perfect for a vampy look, or pair with bare eyes with just a light coat of mascara for a high fashion luxe feel!

Serious. Makeup. Goals. How stunning is this ombre lip look paired with matching eyeshadow shades. We love the fact that this lip look is almost reversed, with the darker shade on the inside of the lip fading out to lighter pink and gold tones. Just goals.

There you have it, your perfect ombre lips! Share yours with us over on Twitter & Instagram, tag @HQhair and use #HQBeautyHacks!




I’ve always loved anything artistic and creative, and experimenting with makeup is no exception! Bold and bright lip colours are my vice. When I’m not trying out new make-up products, you can usually find me scrolling through Instagram, laughing at the latest snapchat filter, or catching up with friends over a few cocktails. Long Island Iced Tea is my staple.

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