Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Ombré Lip Makeup

Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Ombré Lip Makeup

The world of makeup is full of fun! Every now and then, exciting new trends are entering the horizon and making it irresistible to try on. As we speak about trendy makeup ideas, one look that has become the heartthrob and favorite of everyone, including makeup artists is the Ombré effect. From nails to lips this sophisticated makeup trend allows you to make a great way to create a statement. With extensive hype all over the internet, you are probably wondering what exactly is Ombré? Let’s understand. The ombré effect in makeup is a technique where two or more colors are blended together to create a gradient effect. This effect can be achieved using a variety of makeup products, such as eye shadows, lipsticks, blushes, and various nail paints. Currently, we are hooked up to Ombré lips, from Hailey Bieber to Malika Aurora, every celebrity is seen pulling off this sassy lip. And we know, you are also extremely fascinated and willing to create this globally trending lip makeup. Before getting into how to do Ombrè lips makeup, let’s understand them.

Types of Ombré Lips


Vertical ombré: This involves blending two different shades of lipstick vertically on the lips. The darker shade is applied to the outer corners of the lips, and the lighter shade is applied to the center of the lips.

Horizontal ombré: This involves blending two different shades of lipstick horizontally on the lips. The darker shade is applied to the inner lip, while the lighter shade is applied to the outer lip.

We have crafted a step-by-step tutorial on how to create ombrè lips so that you can slay this beauty in a jiffy.

Prep the Lips (A primary step for any lip makeup)


Just like you prep your entire face before makeup for smooth canvas and a long-lasting stay, your lips also need a similar type of prepping. Your lipstick will perform to its potential by giving a strong color payoff if your lips are prepped well. That’s why exfoliate your lips with the help of a lip scrub, soft toothbrush, or any DIY technique. Don’t be harsh on the lips while scrubbing. Do it for 30 seconds to 1 minute only. After, scrubbing, apply a good layer of hydrating lip balm and let it sit for a while before proceeding further.

Tips: If you have hyperpigmented lips then apply a little amount of liquid concealer to even out the surface. Doing this will help you achieve a seamless finish for the lipstick

How to Create Vertical Ombré Lips

Step 1: Sculpt the Lips with Lip Liner

For any lip makeup to stand out, it is vital to outline the lips evenly so that it adds an alluring effect. To enhance the fullness of your lips, start by using a lip liner in a brown shade such as LL-05 Natural (Brown) from Edge It All Lip Liner. Start from the Cupid bow, create an M, and then drive the lip liner following the shape of your lips. Fill the lips with the same lip liner by leaving a space to add a nude color for ombré effect. Apply the liner along the border of your lips, making sure to keep the line at the center thin, while thickening it towards the outer edges. This technique can help create the illusion of fuller lips, especially if your natural lip shape requires it.

Step 2: Apply your Lip Shade

To create an ombré effect, take a shade lighter than the shade of lip liner. Here we are taking ML – 27, Soo Sery from Mattish Lipcolor  this matte lipstick has 24 stunning shades, you can pick a shade that suits your mood and skin tone! Also, it is enriched with Cocoa Butter, which will keep your lips soft and supple all day long.

Step 3: Blend, Blend, Blend


Once you’ve applied both colors, it’s time to blend. Use a clean lip brush or your finger to blend the colors together. Start from the center of your lips and blend outward towards the edges. Keep blending until the colors are seamlessly blended together.

How to Create Horizontal Ombré Lips

For this Ombrè effect, we are going to take the two shades from our 2023 Pantone Shade – Viva Magenta 

Step 1

Prep your lips by exfoliating the lips with a lip scrub or a DIY mix of lemon and sugar. This helps in removing the dead cell lying on the lips and the smooth gliding of lipstick, giving an intense color payoff. After scrubbing apply a coat of lip balm for hydration.

Step 2


Line your lips carefully with a light shade and fill them in with Stay On Liquid Matte Lip Color, LSO – 11, Pink Souffle by leaving the center part of your lips empty to add a darker shade. The liquid matte lipstick comes in 24 stunning shade, choose 2 of them that suits your skin tone the best. This long-lasting lipstick stays for 12 hours and keeps the lips hydrated with the goodness of vitamin E.

Step 3

For this step, take a darker shade, here we are taking Tender Love LSO -14, and apply it to the center of your lips.  Make sure to blend both lip shades properly to make it look seamless and natural.

Finishing Touches for Both the Style


To finish off your ombré lip, you can add a touch of SÉRY FlashLite Highlighter Stick. Take a little product on your finger or brush and dab it on the lips, and ensure to blend it properly. This will not only give you accentuated lips but also keep your lips hydrated with the goodness of Red Raspberry.  Another way to give a finishing touch is by applying a lip gloss to the center of your lips. Take SÉRY Butter Shine Lip GlossCrystal Shine and apply it on the lips. This non-sticky lip gloss will keep your lips moisturized and hydrated with the goodness of Shea Butter. Adding either of the product will help to create the illusion of fuller lips and add some extra dimension to your look.

Ombré lips are trending as it adds some fun to your makeup look. With the right colors and technique, you can achieve a flawless ombré lip that will turn heads. Whether you’re going for a subtle or dramatic look, ombré lips are a great way to experiment with your makeup and express your personal style.

Anushka Jain
Author: Anushka Jain
Anushka Jain is an enthusiast who loves to explore Makeup but with the added element of care through her writing skill. She firmly believes in BEAUTY WITH CARE and thinks that makeup should enhance your skin and confidence both from inside and outside. In her leisure time she loves to create music & songs and enjoys exploring the world & people.