Tutorial: Pink Gradient Ulzzang Lips

♫ 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! :)


17 comments

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog said...

Love this look. I think this pink shade really flatters Asian skin tone.

Magic Chic said...

I love this lips ombre turned out to be, very girly! The Etude House lip tint shade is so gorgeous! I think I'm in love with the shade :D

Isabel said...

Crap.. lips too dry for this

Camy Lau said...

sexyyyy :D

Carolyn Tay said...

Same with Isabel! Lips too dry :(

LauraLeia said...

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog: Thank you so much! :)

Magic Chic: The EH lip tint is pretty good, and this is definitely my fave shade out of the 4! :) It smells strongly of cherry though, so do take note. XD

Isabel: My lips also kinda dry (can see from the concealer pic LOL *coughcough*)

Camy: Thank you~~~ XD

LauraLeia said...

Carolyn: Applying lip balm before going to bed works wonders!! :D Just don't use those with menthol coz that will only dry out your lips even more. Vaseline is best. :)

Nancy said...

This is so cute! I love the look of the gradient pink!

Jennifer FurFer said...

Cute pink! But I can never achieve that kind of lips. My lips are too chapped for have one.

Nicole Sim said...

Yay! Finally a tutorial from you. The pink gradient lips tutorial is so useful to me =3 But I don't have a lip tint, any subs for it? :|

X) Ulzzang ftw! I love Ulzaang!

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

I'll try that.....if I'm a girl. LOL

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LauraLeia said...

Nancy: Thank you! :3 Pink is definitely my fave choice for lip colour.

Jennifer: I also have really dry lips sometimes. I find that applying lip balm before bed works wonders. :D

Nicole: Ehehehe yeah, I haven't done one in ages! You can substitute with a lipstick, but you'll have to blend well so that the gradient is subtle. :)

Kelvin: Hahahahaha! I'll take that as a compliment, thank you! XD

Sarvin Sidhu said...

My lips are too dry for this :(

Joey said...

Ohhh got such thing as gradient lips? You taught me something new. Nice, quite interesting.

LauraLeia said...

Sarvin: A layer of lip balm before starting works pretty well. :D

Joey: Hehe, glad to share something with you guys! :D

Mizu chan said...

love gradient lips ..i always mix bright colors with nude :D

Cindy Tong said...

lovely pink colour!