Thursday, 23 July 2015

Nude Ombré Lip Tutorial #DareToGoBare


With the recent launch of Rimmel London's new Lasting Finish Lipstick Nude Collection, I (as always) caved to temptation and ordered a couple of shades straight away. The collection is in collaboration with Kate Moss, and it just perfectly embodies her casual, effortless style, as nude lips can be the ultimate accessory for a paired down more natural look.
But with style queen's like Kylie Jenner & Kim Kardashian-West using nude skin tone colours to actually emphasise their features rather than draw attention away from them, I figured I would dabble in the world of the ombré nude lip.

Here's the products I'm using for my Rimmel London nude lip:
Shades 43 & 48 - Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Nude Collection, £5.49 each available from here
Shades Cappuccino & Tiramisu - Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner, £2.99 each available from here
Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, £3.69 for 4.25g available from here

1) So, firstly, I'm prepping my lips with my lip balm just to make sure they are a nice soft canvas for my lipliner. I love the Burt's Bees lip balms because they have that slightly firm, waxy texture so they tend to last on the lip quite a while. The Pomegranate Oil one tastes really nice too, not synthetic and definitely not chemically! Using lip balms as a pre-step to applying lipstick can be really useful if the products are of a matte texture as it helps the colour glide on and means your lips won't dry out instantly.

The next step is the lipsticks that everyone is talking about at the moment. I picked Shade 43 which is a warm toned nude which would work perfectly with most skin tones, especially as it's a colour that can be built up with more layered application. Shade 48 is a deeper brown tone colour, which would look lovely on darker skin tones.  With the shades they have created there appears to be a nude for everyone, so please go and have a look at the different shades if you feel the one's I've picked aren't quite right for you, I'm almost sure you'll find one you love!

2) Use Shade 43 all over the lips as the base colour, but if you want a more defined ombré you can always skip out the corners in this shade.  
3) Secondly, I've layered Shade 48 lipstick over the corners and blended it onto the lip with a brush, and also used the brush to make my lip line sharp.

 4) You then use the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner in shade Tiramisu. It's a light brown-with-a-dash-of-red colour and I use this to outline my lips at the cupids bow and most of my top lip.

5) And finally, onto the darker lipliner - Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner in shade Cappuccino. This a gorgeous chocolate brown colour and is perfect for an ombré nude look! This colour goes onto the corners of your lips over Shade 48. This is the step that is going to add a bit more depth to the lip, and can actually be used to make your lips look bigger. Use a brush to blend the colour to soften it. Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner's seem to last a really long time on my lips, and the pigment in them is so gorgeous. Are you a fan?

Just do some last minute blending and you're pretty much done!
It's a good idea to finish up with a concealer around your lip line to make things extra tidy, and if you want a more subtle look you can always mix things up, like forgoing the darker colours and achieving the look with the lighter shades instead. I just love how limitless nude shades can be.

This is the finished product:

What do you think of the new Rimmel London nude colours? Let me know your thoughts on them and also on my first picture tutorial x

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  1. I love this post. Its great that all of the products used are affordable to try out too! Gemma

    1. Awh I'm glad you liked the post! The Rimmel products are actually buy one get one half price at Boots at the moment, so definitely worth trying it out x

  2. Its a great tutorial..Loved it .. :)

    1. Thanks Rashi, glad you liked it! x

  3. Great post and I love the step by step photos! The shades look lovely but I'm especially drawn to number 43! X

    1. Thanks Arianna! Shade 43 is a pretty universal tone as its beige when it's on the lips, so definitely worth trying out x

  4. Love the packaging of those Kate Moss lippies!!

    Chloe // x


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