I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling sick and nice lip combo tends to cheer me up and make me feel less ill. Unfortunately I think I may have a head cold coming up but, you never know my fates might change. *fingers crossed*
Recently I’ve been seeing so many ombre lips on Instagram and thought I’d try my hand at it, and even though I don’t own any light or sheer pink lipsticks, my take on the ombre lip is focused around dark pinks.
So how’d I create this little treat?
First off I used Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm so that my lips wouldn’t dry out from all the extra products. I lined my lips with Essence’s lip liner in Red Blush which is a sort of burgundy shade. The main lipstick for this creation is the Inglot Lipstick in 194. For the corners I added a little bit of red for dimension, the red I used was Urban Decay Super-Saturated Lip Color in F-Bomb.
I think this lip would be perfect with a subtle smokey eye and paired with whatever you might have planned for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.
What do you think of ombre lips?
In case you didn’t know, yesterday, 20th September, was Bright Pink Lipstick Day which is a day that encourages both men and women to wear a bright pink lipstick shade to raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer.
Excuse the duck face, but I wanted to flaunt how pink this lipstick is. Although I love this shade of pink, I find it a little drying but nonetheless a gorgeous shade and the wear is amazing, I didn’t really need to reapply all day. I’ve added a swatch of the lipstick below.
I really liked the idea of this day since wearing a bright pink lipstick isn’t an overall difficult thing to do and it only takes one person to start to raise awareness. For example, I rocked up to my friends place last night who I had talked about Bright Pink Lipstick Day and although she couldn’t wear it at work she quickly went and popped on some bright color. And now that that’s only two people wearing pink lipstick but there’s always more people talking then doing. Here’s a video from Pink Hope about the day and if you missed it this year, remember to check it for next year.