Ombré Lips Are a Perfect Way to Highlight Your Holiday Ensemble

If there’s ever a time to take a baby step outside our makeup comfort zone, the holiday season is it. Winter is the time of dramatic, bold colors that contrast with our tan-free complexions and add some much-needed verve to our look. Our current obsession? The ombré lip trend. Don’t let the image of heavily penciled-in nineties songstresses deter you from experimenting. The gradually fading lip is actually something that dates much farther back than its “Jenny From The Block” incarnation.

Case in point: Marilyn Monroe’s lifelong friend and makeup artist Whitey routinely highlighted the bombshell’s smile with a dab of white at the center of her lower lip. Not only does a change in gradation add dimension to your mouth, it’s also an extremely chic, holiday party-appropriate look. Just ask the makeup artists behind Fall’s Marni and Gucci shows, or Blake Lively, who arrived at a recent Van Cleef & Arpels event sporting a sultry, multi-hued pout.

How does one pull off a dramatic ombré lipstick while appearing dramatic, but not overdone? Don’t worry, the ideal balance is far easier to execute than one might imagine

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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