When Lorde received “Best Song of the Year” award at the Grammy’s, people were talking for days about her bold lip color. How can we — mere mortals — aspire to such greatness?

 

Lippies Applied (instagram.com)

The future of colored lip wear is here: NYX came out with a new line of lip colors inspired by the colors seen in French macarons they have cleverly donned the Macaron Lippies. These colors are not only beautiful, but at first glance, they seem impossible to actually pull off.

 

Fear not: with a few make up tricks, you can easily incorporate these into your look!

 

First, these colors are incredibly vibrant when applied, and the lipstick itself is pure silk on your lips. You will want to begin with a clean slate, so give your lips a good scrub before you start to exfoliate that outermost layer off and leave a smooth base for the color. If you already know which color you would like, try putting on some Burt’s Bees chapstick before you apply your lip color. This will keep it from smearing and rubbing off so easily (as is the problem with most vibrant colors).

 

Also, with the more vibrant colors, you may want to try putting some foundation on your lips so you have a clear canvas to which you apply the color.

 

Ombré Lip Tutorial (keikolynn.com)

The best make up trick to incorporate with these lip colors? The ombré lipstick look! For best results, take the Chambord color and a lipstick brush. With the brush, apply the black lip color to the corner of your lips.

 

Next, try taking the Violet color and applying it on the outer line of your lip. Fill it with the Lavender color and blend slightly with your (clean) lip brush.

 

Apply either a slightly lighter lip color to the center of your lips and blend outward, top with lip gloss, or leave as is!

 

You can mix and match any of these colors to get your desired look, but the darkest color needs to go in the corner of your lips to create the illusion of a shadow. Do not be afraid to experiment with this look, as the illusion of the shadow really mellows out the color a bit.

 

You can also check out this video of another (simpler) ombré tutorial with the macaron inspired lippies colors from makeupbysepi. 

 

How would you incorporate these lip colors into your look? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @Kateeb790!