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Celebrity trend: ombre lips

02:00 Tue Jul 3 2012
Melissa Williams-King
Courtesy of French beauty blog Tete de Thon
Models and trendsetting stars are getting artistic with their lipstick lately - we’re loving what’s known as gradient or ombre lipstick.

The colourful look requires two or three lipstick shades, which are blended across the lip, with colours fading into each other. The trend can also be achieved by painting the top and bottom lips different colours.

Maybelline New York makeup artist Nigel Stanislaus told Beauty Clique he was a fan merging colours to get what he described as the “sunset lip”. This is achieved by using hot pink all over the lip, and coral or orange blotted in the centre. “You can even use a long-wearing orange eyeshadow to get that pop of colour,” he says (Nigel recommends Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24Hr eyeshadow, $13.99 in Fierce & Tangy).

Because this tricky trend is hard to maintain, we recommend using a long-lasting lipstick or stain for the main colour, and a glossier version just in the centre of lips, so that the effect won’t become a smeared mess.

What do you think - will you try the rainbow lipstick trend?

To see more of this look, click here.

User comments
I can't keep lipstick on at the best of times let alone rainbow colours. But it's a cool look.

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