♫ 蔡依林 - 诗人漫步
In the past couple of years, I've noticed the growing popularity of ulzzang makeup and, slightly more recently, gradient lips. Today, I'll be doing a tutorial of my take on the ulzzang/gradient lip trend, inspired in part by Yoon Eun Hye's lovely makeup in my current k-drama addiction, 보고싶다 "I Miss You".
First, you will need to prepare some items.
- Lip brush - to blend the colours for a subtle gradient effect
- Lip concealer (optional)
- Lip tint
- Lipstick (optional)
- Lip Gloss
Let's get started!Step 1: As with all lip colour application, you will need to start out with properly moisturized bare lips. It's the bare canvas (so to speak) for your 'art'. ;)
Step 2: Conceal your lips using a lip concealer. You can use the leftovers from your foundation application too. I used the Kiss Me Heavy Rotation lip concealer here.
Step 3: Apply a tiny amount of lip tint to the inner/center part of your lips, and blend slightly outwards by pressing your lips together or using a lip brush. I used Etude House Kissful Tint Chou #2.
Step 4 (optional): Apply a similar shade of lipstick on the inner/center part of your lips (on top of the lip tint) and blend outwards using a lip brush. I used Peripera My Color Lips #04 Holy Pink.
Step 5: Finish with a coat of clear lip gloss or lip balm to lock in the colour and provide moisture to lips! I used Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss "Candy Baby".
Voila! The result is a deliciously pink gradient pout! ～♡(´ε｀ )
One very important thing to remember when doing a gradient lip is blending! We want the colour gradient to be smooth and subtle, so using a lip brush is recommended, especially if you're using a lipstick instead of the watery-type lip tints.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! It's been a while since I've done a step-by-step. ^^;; Do tell me what are your thoughts on the gradient lip trend in the comments, I'd love to hear your opinions! :)