I’ve noticed that a lot of gradient lip tutorials use a mountain of products to get the look. I’ll be honest and say a lot of the time, I can’t be bothered to use so many products and so much of my time just on my lipstick. However, I really like the gradient lip style. What a dilemma! I’ve been messing around with a lot of my make-up to see what works best for a really quick and easy way to get this gorgeous Korean style. I swear it takes about two minutes to do this, so it’s perfect for those of you who have busy lifestyles.
Here are the four products I used: lip balm, BB cream, lip tint and (optional) lipgloss. You could also use foundation, concealor or lipstick. The products I used are the It’s Skin macaroon lip balm, Holika Holika Petit BB cream, Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in OR202 and RD301 and TonyMoly Fruit Princess lip gloss.
- If you have dry lips like me, start by exfoliating them and then applying a small amount of lip balm – you don’t want it to be too sticky.
- The lip balm will make it easier to apply the BB cream (or any other nude thing you want to use to mask the colour of your lips). I recommend using a brush for this part.
- Once you’ve coverd up the colour of your lips, pat on a small amount of lip tint and blend outwards, giving them a slight flush of colour.
- Then all you need to do is apply a full, dark line in the middle of your lips and blend it outwards.
- You can choose to leave it like this, or you can apply lipgloss on the outer edges of your lips.
- And then you’re done!
Korean gradient lips are a great way of making bold colours suitable for everyday use, as well as just mixing up your make-up techniques. I hope this has helped make this style more achievable!
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