Ombre Lips & Neutral Eyes Tutorial

Last weekend I saw a really cool article in Nylon Magazine showing Lip Ombres and how they were popular on the runway. I thought it was a really fun yet easy idea, so I wanted to try it in a tutorial! Here’s what I came up with, I hope you enjoy :)






Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight
theBalm Nude’tude Palette (Palette review & Swatches here)
-Stand Offish on Lid, Sultry/Sophisticated in crease, Sleek on lashline, Sassy as highlight

Kat Von D Black Liquid Liner
NYX Crystal Pewter Glitter Liner
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Faux Lash Tiny Stars Lashes


MAC Vintage Grape Blush Ombre


MAC Night Violet Mattine Lipstick
Lancome Clear Juicytube

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  • Honi

    That is so cool!

  • Sarah

    Holy fack this is so beautiful Leesha! Cant wait to try this!

  • Janine

    The lips are very cool but not particularly wearable, however I LOVE LOVE LOVE the eyes and when your lips were still nude it really looked great so I’d do it with a nude lipstick for a really cool party look.

  • Anna

    I wish to God I could hire you to do my make up. Honestly. I’ve been watching you for years, without attempting to do any of these, not out of thinking it’s too hard, but I never use much make up anyways, unless I’m going out. But I absolutely adore you and wish I could get married (even though Im super single) just so you could do my make up.. :)

  • Anna

    Also this looks SO simple. I thought the lips would take 20 minutes, in it of itself, because they look so complex. THAT I would like to try out sometime!

  • Sarah

    Ooh girl, you lookin’ fancy!

  • dee

    this is gorgeous! though as a photographer i feel like i owe it to you to share a quick tip to eliminate the orangey-yellow color cast in your full face pictures. if you use photoshop, just go to image–>adjust–>auto color or auto tone. it’ll take that color cast away and make the photo look more true to life!

  • Christine

    Those lips photograph something FIERCE. They’re ridiculously gorgeous in photos, although I agree that I don’t like them as much for wear. Still, it takes a pretty creative mind to pull it off – thanks for showing! :D

  • Kelly

    This looks so unusual and beautiful at the same time.

  • Christine

    Not sure if I like it…It makes the lips look really small.

  • Rachel Chiariello

    Does the ombre look smudge?

  • Franca

    You have perfect skin and lips

  • Courtney

    It seems like your wearable looks are getting alot less wearable. Is Wearable Wednesday dying?

    • Leesha

      I stopped calling them “Wearable Wednesday” and “Fierce Friday” because unless its a look with two shades of brown or a look filled with neon colors, I get told it’s not wearable/not fierce. everyone is going to have a different opinion on what is wearable and what is fierce depending on what they are comfortable wearing makeup-wise, so I just settled for having tutorials every wednesday and friday that don’t cater to being necessarily wearable or fierce.

  • Audrey

    Cute only for pictures…as much as I’d like to wear this out & about, I like being able to talk! LOL!

  • Sara

    Love it! Also, you mentioned in the video the blush ombre was from an upcoming launch for MAC, are they similar to the ones a few years ago?! Will you be reviewing them? I would be sooooo ecstatic.^^

  • sonidlo

    Quite interesting, I think I like these ombre lips :)

  • Amanda

    Love the look! Those are actually Faux Tiny Stars, not Crystals :)

  • Juliana

    Hi Leesha! I just wanted to let know that I have beenwatching your videos for a while and they just keep getting better! :) I hope you’re doing well because lately you haven’t been seeming yourself. Did something happen? I hope you have an awesome christmas! ^_^ <3 Juliana

  • Lauren H

    What was on your nails in that video? So gorgeous!

  • Phyrra

    This is awesome ;) Happy Holidays!

  • Sarah

    Love the miniemergency kit!

  • Sarah

    Happy Holidays Leesha!!!!!!!! I Love your tutorials and i have been watching them for 1 year! :D

  • Elle

    The lips are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

    • .Nekku.

      Couldn’t agree more!

  • Fariha

    hey leesha! what is the name of the nail polish you are wearing in the video?

  • Sandee

    can you give us tips on how to do the well defined cut crease?! thanks!

  • Margaret


  • Danielle

    This is such a great lip for the runway!

  • Lauren

    Hi Leesha! Awesome look!

    I just wanted to let you know I was searching for this video on YT and I came across a user by the name of kissandMAKEUP who is using the photo of your lips as one of her images for her YT video. Her video is entitled “Bold Lashes and Ombre Lips.”

    She does not credit you at all as the source of the image. Just thought I would let you know.