Make Ombre Makeup Work!
Originally a French term for shadows, ombré has become a major beauty buzzword, describing everything multihued from dip-dyed hair, to gradient makeup, to polychromatic nails. Makeup-wise, we’ve seen several permutations of this look on and off the runway—but the best renditions we’ve seen were worn during the Fall 2012 shows of Jason Wu, Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf and Prabal Gurung.
Technically, you can use as many shades—and even contrasting colors—in ombré makeup. But if you want to take this look to work, you might be better off with no more than two tones that are, preferably, within the same color family. A well-done two-toned lip can give you the look of full, juicy lips, while perfectly shaded eyes can truly make your peepers stand out without being too dark and dramatic. To show us how we can make this runway-inspired look fit our busy work schedule, we have tapped DermStore staffer and makeup junkie, Thu, to break it down for us.
Voila! Before you know it you've mastered one of beauty's biggest trends with just a few simple steps.
Article posted 11/13/2012.