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How to Get the Perfect Ombre Lip

Blake Lively, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Alba, Ombre Lips Madison McGaw/BFAnyc/Sipa USA; JB Lacroix/WireImage; David Crotty/Patrick McMullan/Sipa USA

If you thought that hair color was where the ombre trend ended, think again! Ombre lips are this season's hottest beauty must-have and have already been seen on celebs like Blake Lively, Rachel Zoe and Jessica Alba. The intricate detailing on the lip is darker along the outline of your mouth and gradually fades into a lighter shade once it reaches the center. After scouring the ombre lips that we love the most, here is our step-by-step tutorial that will get you #Fabulist-approved in no time. 

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Ombre Lips

Step 1: Create a base for your lips with an all-over nude color. This will moisturize your mouth and prep your lipstick to last throughout the day. If you don't have nude lipstick, a light foundation works as well!

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Ombre Lips

Step 2: Outline your lips with a deep lip liner. You can substitute this with a dark eyeliner pencil as well. Apply a slightly thicker line around the corners of your mouth to create a noticeable contrast, then lightly smudge the edges with a lip brush to blend the liner into the middle of your mouth. 

Ombre Lips

Step 3: Apply a coat of lipstick to the center of your mouth and blend it towards the liner. For an added contrast, brush in a clear lip gloss on the center portion of your mouth to create additional shine. Have you tried the trend? Show us! Upload your pictures to Instagram with #Fabulist to check out how other fashionistas are rocking an ombre lip!

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