Meet the classic red lip’s bold counterpart: ombré lips. Don’t let the twist on the sexy red pout intimidate you—makeup artist extraordinaire Ayami Nishimura breaks it down in an easy five-step tutorial for Allure in all of 60 seconds!
Step 1: Line your lips with a bright red pencil. We love MAC’s Lip Pencil ($17) in Ruby Woo.
Step 2: Apply matte red lipstick, leaving the center of your lips blank. For perfect coordination, use MAC’s The Matte Lip Lipstick ($17) in Ruby Woo.
Step 3: Press a bright pink lipstick on just the center of the lips. Nars Semi Matte Lipstick ($27) in Schiap is the perfect shade of fuchsia for a pop of color!
Step 4: Go back over the edges of the mouth with the red lipstick.
Step 5: Gently tap powder on the lips to create a uniform finish. Try BareMinerals Mineral Veil ($21) for a luminous finish that will hold all day!
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