The NEW ombré lips trend is better than the Korean gradient lips, and here’s why we’re obsessed with it

Ombré lips aren’t a new trend – we’re all familiar with it. Made famous by Korean celebrities, the ombré lips look exudes a sweet, cutesy vibe that also makes your pout look irresistibly kissable.

Enter the new ombré lips trend: Ombré lips that are wearable for every occasion – even when you want to look more sophisticated (rather than cute) for. Think: a professional meeting or a formal dinner.

 

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The Daily Vanity team does not always get excited over new beauty trends but this one is definitely on the first page of our little black (beauty) book for three reasons:

1. While the traditional ombré lips from Korea tend to flatter fair complexion better, the new ombré lips look great on just about any skin tone.
2. It encourages us to get creative with makeup – even for work! It’s the perfect reason for us to get out of our makeup rut and have fun with our lip colour!
3. This look is so versatile, you will find it easy to wear with any getup. Psst, you should show it off this festive season!

How many products do you need for this look? Just one!

To achieve the traditional ombré lips look, you typically need a few products: a concealer, two lipsticks, and a blending tool. But thankfully, you no longer have to go through such a fussy process to achieve the new ombré lips look.

Estée Lauder is leading the pack for this updated ombré lips trend, and has launched the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick that’s designed especially for this versatile look.

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With two expertly curated colours that are designed to complement each other side by side in one bullet, this lipstick takes away the hassle of needing several products to create an abundance of ombré possibilities.

Formulated with the encapsulated hyaluronic acid technology, this two-toned lipstick releases hydration benefits as you purse your lips together to break the capsules of skincare goodness. As you activate its hydrating power only at the very moment you wear it, it has a super creamy texture that glides on effortlessly, and is able to offer up to six hour of luxuriously comfortable wear.

If you tend suffer from dry lips in a drier climate when you travel, this is the ideal lipstick to pack along. Thanks to its ultra-hydrating formula, you can skip your lip balm while travelling in style, looking chic in every photo you take.

The collection includes four variants that range from daring neutrals to vivid brights, so you can certainly find something that express yourself best.

One lipstick, wear it six ways

Having just one Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick gives you a multitude of lip possibilities. Here are six easy styles to create.

Wear it on its own: 2 ways

The unique design of the Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick allows you to wear each colour alone, which essentially mean you get two lipsticks in one. Simply flip to the side you prefer and apply directly onto lips in one easy swipe.

Get creative with the ombré look: 4 ways

1. Apply the darker shade on the outer half of lips

To create a defined, three-dimensional look, start by outlining the outer half of your lips with the darker shade of the Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick. Then, fill in the inner half of your lips with the lighter shade. The shape of this lipstick is designed to help you create a precise outline for more definition.

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Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick in Siren + Sizzle. The strong contrasting shades will make lips the most eye-catching feature. You can go easy with eye makeup with this look.

2. Apply the lighter shade on the outer half of lips

Like the just-bitten look? Apply the lighter shade on the outer half of your lips, and then fill in the rest of the lips with the darker shade. To make your pout look even juicier, add a touch of gloss at the centre of your lips.

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Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick in Rose + Rebel. The complementary shades that are picked for this lipstick make it easy to create luscious-looking ombré lips with barely any blending required.

3. Apply the darker shade on the lower lip

Give the impression of lower lip that has just been bitten for a sexier pout. Apply the lighter shade on the upper lip and the darker shade on the lower lip. The ombré effect ensures a natural look. Apply highlighter to the cupid’s bow to make your lips look even more kissable.

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Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick in Fierce + Fragile. While the paler shade looks great on its own for a my-lips-but-better look, the bolder red elevate the look to give it more edge.

4. Apply darker shade to upper lip

Want to create an effortlessly chic look? Apply the darker shade to your upper lip and the lighter shade to the lower lip. Then, purse your lips together to blend out the colours to create a natural-looking gradient. You’ll keep people wondering how you’re able to let your lipstick fade so beautifully.

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Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick in Blush + Bloom. Highly wearable, and flattering on almost any skin tone, this colour combination is what everyone should have in their makeup stash.

The new Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick is available in four gorgeous shades and retails at SGD48 each at Estée Lauder ION Orchard Boutique, and counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya, Robinsons Raffles City, and Metro Paragon.

Ready to take on the new ombré lips trend?

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Love the new ombré trend and want to make it your everyday look? Learn how to mix and match your favourite lip colours and textures from the experts at Estée Lauder to jazz up your pout.

The session is available at SGD25, which is fully redeemable for Estée Lauder products. (This means the workshop is essentially complimentary!)

Venue: Robinsons The Heeren (260 Orchard Road)
Session 1: 19 Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Session 2: 26 Nov 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Be one of the first 20 guests per session and you’ll also receive a door gift worth SGD50! Call 6735-6152 to register now.

Visit the Estée Lauder atrium at Robinsons The Heeren between 19 November and 30 November to check out holiday offers with more than 70% savings and have fun at the photo booth. Purchase any two lipsticks from the Pure Color Envy Lip Collection and receive free lipstick engraving services (available on 19 and 26 Nov, 2pm-6pm).

 

Today's Beauty Tip

To avoid clumping, apply one coat of mascara and wait for it to dry before applying a second one. Get more mascara tips tomorrow!