Makeup Monday: Holographic Ombré Lips

Our ombré obsession just went OTT (in a good way) with a super-shiny spin.

Remember how we said lip gloss is making a comeback? Now add this lustrous transparent top coat over the two-toned lip trend and voilà – you’ve got a futuristic formula for ombré and holographic puckers that’s insanely Insta-worthy (can we say prism palette perfection?!). Plus, the bold, borderline-unicorn look is absolutely #trending: we’ve spotted them shining ever so brightly on the Spring/Summer runways, starting with the sporty-fresh ombré orange-red lip at Jason Wu to the show-stopping cherry-magenta pout at Cushnie et Ochs.


The inspo: Sigma’s holographic fiery-fuchsia statement pout | Photography: Brit + Co

Still can’t part ways with your liquid matte lippies? No worries. Just glide them on as usual and gradually build up the glossy layer as much (or as little) as you’re comfortable with to add new dimensional depth to your favourite lip colour. Need step-by-step help? Check out how we achieve our #MakeupMonday look below:

Step 1: Outline and fill in the entire lip using a nude-coloured lip pencil to set your base.

Step 2: Apply a citrusy or coral hue all over the top and bottom lip. Tip: use a lip brush for an even coverage.

Step 3: Using a cooler pink shade, apply it onto the centre and inner part of your top and bottom lip. Blend well.

Step 4: Apply a clear or shimmery gloss over your two-toned lips and you’re done!

PRO TIP: finding it difficult to create an ombré effect with two separate lippies? Just use a two-in-one product that has both colours in a single bullet!


Recommended products to help you achieve the gradient, glossy pout:

First things first: buff away dry flakes with this brown sugar scrub that gently exfoliates and conditions, for softer and smoother lips.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, RM105

Prep your puckers with a swipe of this hydrating and reparative lip serum for an ultra-plump pout sans surgery.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Lip Booster, RM115

Outline the shape of your mouth with a lip pencil for extra definition. Optional: you can also fill in the entire lip as a base!

MAC Lip Pencil, RM76

Get professional gradation results in just one step with this fuss-free two-tone lippie.

Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar, RM72 (on sale)

Complete your look with this iridescent, high-shine lip gloss for an eye-catching effect every time the light catches your smile!

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss, RM120