Alena Moiseeva is one of the most famous makeup artists in Russia. She created images for Russian and foreign magazines: Vogue, GQ, Elle, Interview. Among the star clients are Eva Longoria, Irina Sheik, Natasha Poly, Vera Brezhneva, Svetlana Khodchenkova and others. Alena told BeautyHack how to prepare lips for ombre makeup and what tools will help create it.
Independent makeup artist
“I do not like a clear outline - it looks like the lips were cut out of colored paper and attached to yours. In this article I will tell you how to make an ombre effect for makeup for every day."
This is the most important step - the lips should not be dry. Make a mask. I recommend applying a thick layer of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and Lucas Papaya Balm for 20 minutes. There are also pharmaceuticals - homeoplasmin or vitamin E in capsules. Remove the remains with a napkin.
Work the area around the lips and the contour itself with concealer. Use a lipstick blending brush.
3) ombre effect
Remember: any catwalk makeup aims to show a trend. Two-tone lips, as in the Instagram photo, will look strange in real life. Take the idea of mixing colors and transitions as a basis. You need two shades - lighter and darker. Apply the first to the outside of the lips and the second to the middle. Then blend them with a blending brush. If using a pencil, then do not sharpen to sharpness - so that the contour is shaded. It's a good idea to mix scarlet and pink.
4) Choosing lipstick
Matte lipsticks visually shrink your lips - use them if you are naturally plump. If not, go for glossy ones.
My favorite lipsticks
Lipstick LipStain, Giorgio Armani
I love the gel texture. Ideal for ombre - you can blend the pigment with your finger. Persistent - lasts up to 6-7 hours. Gives a glossy finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks
There are a lot of beige and brown shades in the line. I have always found it difficult to find a lipstick that will create a natural make-up-no-make-up effect. Favorite shades - Very Victoria for dark-skinned and Penelope Pink for fair-skinned. They can be used to create a nude ombre.
Lipstick Lip Color, Tom Ford
There are many natural shades in the line. Creamy lipstick: easy to apply and mix with other shades. It contains Brazilian muru-muru oil and chamomile flower oil - the product moisturizes and nourishes the lips.
Text: Karina Andreeva