Stone Ombre Lip and Makeup Tutorial | Ashley Riley

October 18, 2015

Stone Ombre Lip and Makeup Tutorial

Greys and taupes have become incredibly popular with the change in weather (or, can we thank Kylie Jenner for that?).  In the spring and summer I was buying baby pinks, terracotta oranges, and pale warm nudes.  Now, I am all about those plummy browns, dusty mauves, and peachy nudes.  Oh, least I forget the newly crowned trending beauty term of the fall: Greige (that's grey-beige).

Ombres are a great way to mix two of your lipstick favorites into one very presumptuous look.  The ombre effect can instantly give a plumped up look to the lips, making them instantly appear larger and more voluptuous.

How I Got This Look

The Face

For the face on this look I want to keep every shade and tone I used very neutral and lightly defined. 

I moisturize my face with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and my under eye area with ELF Eye Illuminating Cream.  I prime my skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance and prime my under eye area with ELF Hydrating Under Eye Primer.  Using a Beauty Blender, I apply Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 29 to my entire face.  To highlight and conceal I use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla in a V-shape beneath my eyes, in the middle of my forehead, down the bridge of my nose, on my chin, and on my eye lids.

To set everything I take the Real Techniques Setting Brush and place a mixture of the highlight shades Lucid and Lyric from the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette and place a generous amount over the areas that I highlighted with concealer.  I also add a generous amount to my jaw directly below my contour line.  I allow the extra powder to sit on my skin for a few minutes to "bake" before brushing off with a Morphe Brushes G23 Soft Fan Brush.

With the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush I take the contour shade Sombre from the Kat Von D palette and contour beneath my cheekbones, underneath my jaw bone, along the hairline on my forehead, down my temples, and alone the parallel sides of the bridge of my nose.  After blending I apply Make Up For Ever HD Blush in Cool Pink using the blush brush from the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set.  

Using the same fan brush as earlier, I then apply the first shade of pale white highlighter from the Carli Bybel by BH Cosmetics Palette to the tops of my cheekbones, my forehead just above my brows, and the bridge of my nose.

I shape my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony, fill it in with the ABH Brow Powder in Medium Brown, and set it into place with the ABH Clear Brow Gel.

The Eyes

I keep the eyes simple and neutral for this makeup look to keep the main focus on the lips.

I have been using the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set for applying my eye makeup.  Using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette I take the color Frisk, a matte warm grey, with a fluffy blending brush into the crease of my eye and start blending upward.  This is going to be our transition shade.

I then apply Cover, a matte red-brown, directly into my crease with a small tapered blending brush using windshield wiper motions.  I reapply this color a couple times to build the color, making sure it blends into my transition shade but stays directly within the crease.

I use the color Primal, a matte brown, to define my outer corner.  I apply this directly to the outer third of my eye lid in the shape of a sideways "V" to smoke out the look ever so slightly.  I also add a little of the color Undone, a smokey matte brown, over top of where I placed Primal to darken the outer corner.

Using a flat shadow brush I take the color Frisk again and press it onto the center of my eye lid and bring it down into my inner corner.  Once the color is as pigmented as I want it to be, I then go back in with a crease brush and just make sure the crease and the outer V are just slightly blended enough that there are no harsh lines.

I take a small angled brush to draw on my eye liner using the NYX Gel Liner in Jet Black.  I get as close to the lash line as possible and press down on the lid to create a black line.  I wing this out just a little when I reach the outer corner of my eye.

I then use the color Skimp, a pale nude satin, to highlight the inner tear duct with a fluffy blending brush, and a small flat shadow brush to highlight my brow bone just below my eyebrow.

Finally, I take the color Cover again and glide it below my bottom lash line using a small eye defining brush, making sure to blend into the outer corner of my eye to give the entire look a rounded appearance.  To add some dimension and soften any harshness I go over this color with our original transition color, Frisk.

To finish I curl my lashes and apply mascara using Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash.  Using the Vegas Nay by Eylure Lash Glue I apply the Vegas Nay by Eylure lashes in Easy Elegance.

The Lips

I wanted to make the lips the centerpiece of this look.  First, I take NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Truffle to outline and fill in the outer corners of my lips  I take this color inward about halfway to the middle of my lips on both sides.

I then take NYX Matte Lipstick in Butter and fill in the rest of my lipsUsing Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood I place this onto my inner pout.  Using my ring finger I carefully blend where the two colors meet to give the lips a graduated ombre effect.

I set the entire finished look with Urban Decay's De-slick Makeup Setting Spray.

Let Me Know!

What are your favorite grey or taupe colored lip shades and brands?  What are you favorite brands in general for matte liquid lipsticks?

Products Used

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream
 ELF Illuminating Eye Cream
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
ELF Studio Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Beauty Blender
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Light 49
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Real Techniques Sculpting Brush
Morphe Brushes G23 Soft Fan Brush
Make Up For Ever High Definition Blush in 410
Carli Bybel by BH Cosmetics Palette Highlight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics
BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
Vegas Nay by Eylure Easy Elegance
Vegas Nay by Eylure Waterproof Lash Glue
NYX Slim Lip Pencil Nude Truffle
NYX Matte Lipstick Butter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Pure Hollywood

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