Beauty: Editor's Pick

The Ombré Effect

With so many Estée Lauder products to choose from,
it’s hard to play favorites. But that won’t stop us from trying.
Here’s what we’re loving this month.

Pure Color Envy Ombré
Sculpting Lipstick

We’ve seen it everywhere, from our clothes to our hair to our nails—now, ombré is coming for our lips. Fortunately, what might be seen as a major time investment to get a flawless, multi-hued pout is as easy as few swipes, thanks to Pure Color Envy Ombré Sculpting Lipstick. The unique, 2-in-1 bullet features perfectly paired shades, ranging from polished neutrals to vibrant brights.

Starting with the darker shade against your lips, apply it around the outer edge of your mouth, creating a clean line. Then, flip the bullet over and glide the lighter shade on the inside of your mouth. Blend the two together using your fingertip or a similarly hued lip pencil. Ombré essentially has the effect of contouring your lips, so just like that, they look instantly fuller and more voluminous.

To add even more depth (and to ensure your ombré lasts through bites of breakfast and coffee cups), line your lips with a pencil that’s slightly darker than your Envy Ombré shade, but still within the same color family. Just be sure to blend everything together to avoid any harsh lines. You can even seal it with gloss for a touch of shine. It’s ombré your way.

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