A 60-Second Gradient Lip That's Perfect for Spring

by Blanche Doremieux

Meet the classic red lip’s bold counterpart: ombré lips. Don’t let this twist on the sexy red pout intimidate youmakeup artist extraordinaire Ayami Nishimura breaks it down in an easy five-step tutorial for Allure in all of 60 seconds!

Step 1: Line your lips with a bright red pencil. We love MAC’s Lip Pencil ($30) in Ruby Woo.

Step 2: Apply matte red lipstick, leaving the center of your lips blank. For perfect coordination, use MAC’s Lipstick ($36) in Ruby Woo.

Step 3: Press a bright pink lipstick on just the center of the lips. Nars Lipstick ($40) in Schiap is the perfect shade of fuchsia for a pop of colour!

Step 4: Go back over the edges of the mouth with the red lipstick.

Step 5: Gently tap powder on the lips to create a uniform finish. Try BareMinerals Mineral Veil ($29) for a luminous finish that will hold all day!

Will you be trying out this new trend? Let us know below!

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