OMBRE LIP AND COPPER CAT EYE

I’m really digging this blurred lip trend that Maybelline is spreading around the internet. I’ve seen it on the catwalk for years and I’ve always thought it added a really beautiful, effortless effect to the lips. I particularly love the effect when it’s done in pink. It’s such a fresh look. So I figured, why not pair it with a copper cat eye and make a day of it?

Lips
The lips are foolproof to create – great new for anyone that’s got a shaky hand but still wants to look faaabbbullous darling. I started with a small amount of concealer brushed over the lips to neutralize my natural colouring. Then it’s all about building a gradient. I first dabbed a light pink lipstick (Revlon Pink Pout) on most of my lips, just leaving the very edges lipstick free. I then came in with a bright pink (Revlon Lovesick) and concentrated it further in. Finally a bit of deep plum (*Pixi Plum Berry) went directly in the center. I used my fingers to pat out any harsh edges and that was that. Mother flippin’ ombred bru!

Eyes
The nice thing about doing a cat eye in a lighter colour is that any mistakes you make are a lot less noticeable. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. I wanted this cat eye to be fairly bold, particularly as the colour is less noticeable than a black. I used a thick line to create the flick and added a fat line under my eye in the inner third. A combination of the Kiko Eye Pencil in 402 Warm Brown and the Colourpop Shadow in Sequin built up the pigmentation nicely. I also lightly defined the edge of the flick with a deeper pencil (Zoeva Glance) to add intensity. I quite like the effect as I think it’s a bit glam, but not too over the top.

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