A 3-Step Tutorial for Spring's Coolest Look: The Blurred Lip

Updated 10/04/17

Call us unable to live in the moment, but we’re already really, really ready for spring. Luckily, celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen was willing to indulgence us and help us get a head start on the season with a wearable take on blurred lipstick. We’re ditching the dark red color that dominated the runways, and trading it in for something fresher. The result is effortlessly cool and totally real-life appropriate. Keep scrolling to see the three-step tutorial!

Keep scrolling to see the three-step tutorial!

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Justin Coit

Before

Start with well-hydrated lips (you’re going for blur, not flake).

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Step One: Nude Lipstick

Mute the natural color of your lips with your favorite nude lipstick. For this step, Andersen recommends applying a product with a little shimmer. We’re using Hourglass’s Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick ($30) in Whisper.

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Step Two: Bright Lipstick

Next, apply a bright-colored lipstick in the center of your bottom lip. Be sure to get the very inside edge, and avoid bringing the color all the way to your lip line. Press your lips together to transfer the color to your top lip. Then pat more lipstick into the center to add depth. Andersen suggests working with a lip brush for precision. To play up the contrast, choose a lipstick with a matte or satin finish, like the Ultra Color Lipstick in Poppy Love ($6) from Avon that we’re using.

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Step Three: Gloss

Top the brighter lipstick in the center (in this case, the Avon one) with lip gloss. This intensifies the bright color, while softly blending the two lipstick shades. We’re using Laura Mercier’s Lip Glacé ($25) in Bonbon.

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Done!

And that’s all it takes to master blurred lips!

Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell
Manicurist: Barbara Warner
Producer: Jenna Peffley
Model: Bridget Satterlee

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