Ombré: All day, Erry-way


om·bré (ˈämbrā/)
adjective

1. having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark.


Ombré is a style that's been going around for who-knows how long. A trend that started with hair has now found its way onto nails and even lips! We're in love with everything ombré and believe it will be a timeless classic. 

HAIR

We're big believers in experimenting and playing around with your hair while you still can, of course with the occasional oil treatment every now and then and allowing your hair to rest in between dyes, especially with long hair! The ombré style is perfect for those who don't want to damage their roots, yet want to change up their look a bit. We love that long hair gives you the option to put in multiple colors, as seen often in the mermaid trend. 

Don't worry, we didn't forget about the short haired girls! We think the ombré look is absolutely adorable on short hair. Curl those short locks a bit (be careful not to burn yourself!) and you've got a look that can be dressed for any occasion.

While we're huge fans of DIY, we don't recommend trying to get this at home, especially if you don't have anyone helping you or if you're inexperienced with dying your hair. Check out the Revolver Salon website to locate a salon near you to have one of our experienced stylists help you get this look!

NAILS

Ombré nails, or gradient nails in other words, is a perfect style for anyone that wants to change up their plain solid-color nails, yet don't want to go all out using fancy decals and meticulously drawing shapes and patterns.

We've asked the Manicure Du Jour to give us her tips and tricks on how to get the perfect ombre nail. Check it out below!


What better way to start off the summer than with some brightly colored ombre nails! It may look hard, but follow along with the simple steps below and you can be an ombre pro in under 10 minutes. Just know—your friends are probably going to want you to paint their nails once they see how awesome yours look.

The How-To:

Prepping

  1. Paint two coats of white nail polish on your nails and let dry completely.
  2. Remove the tops of all three colored polishes. We need to move fast!
  3. Take your first polish of choice and lightly paint a thin stroke on the top of the angled part of the sponge.
  4. Take your second color and lightly paint a thin stroke below your first one. It's alright if the colors bleed together. Repeat the same concept with the third color. (Steps 2-3 should be done rather quickly, or the sponge will absorb too much polish.)

Application

  1. Dab the nail with the painted sponge about 5-6 times (or until you achieve your desired color)
  2. Repeat for all nails, reapplying the polish to the sponge after each nail.
  3. Finish by adding a clear coat of polish.

Got polish all over your fingers? Easy fix: grab some cotton swabs and dip them in nail polish remover to remove the excess polish. 


 
youtube beauty guru, frmheadtotoe

youtube beauty guru, frmheadtotoe

Made popular by celebrities in Korea and picked up by YouTube beauty gurus such as frmheadtotoethe gradient lip effect started as a way to make the lips have an innocent touch of plump and color without making it obvious that makeup was being used. Move to the west a bit and you've got this trend intensified as models strut down the runway wearing different shades of bold colors on their lips.

We love this trend for its' simplicity, yet the various ways you could play around with it. We've whipped up a simple how-to guide so you can try it out for yourself. When you feel comfortable enough, switch it up using different shades to have your makeup look come to life!

We've asked Renarda Joy to show us how she gets this trend!


Step 1: Prep your lips with Carmex lip balm

Step 2: Using a lip liner with the color of your choice, (I used Lydia Lip Liner from OCC), trace the inner edge of your lips. 
Step 3: Next, use a brown lip liner (I'm using NYX Collection Chocolate Satin Finish Brown Eyeliner), trace just the inner corner of your lip.
Step 4: Next, use a glossy color to fill in the center of your lips that complements the lip liner you used in the second step. I decided to continue on with shades of purple using NYX Butter Gloss.

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Step 5: Next, finish off the look by using the matte Lip Tar, Covet, by OCC!


What's your favorite way to do ombré? Try out one of these looks from your very own home!