Ombre Lips & Neutral Eyes Tutorial | xSparkage

Ombre Lips & Neutral Eyes Tutorial

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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



  1. Honi

    December 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    That is so cool!

  2. Sarah

    December 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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

  3. Janine

    December 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    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.

  4. Anna

    December 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    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.. :)

  5. Anna

    December 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    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!

  6. Sarah

    December 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Ooh girl, you lookin’ fancy!

  7. dee

    December 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    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!

  8. Christine

    December 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    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

  9. Kelly

    December 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    This looks so unusual and beautiful at the same time.

  10. Christine

    December 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

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

  11. Rachel Chiariello

    December 23, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Does the ombre look smudge?

  12. Franca

    December 23, 2011 at 2:32 am

    You have perfect skin and lips

  13. Courtney

    December 23, 2011 at 2:52 am

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

    • Leesha

      December 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

      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.

  14. Audrey

    December 23, 2011 at 3:37 am

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

  15. Sara

    December 23, 2011 at 6:04 am

    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.^^

  16. sonidlo

    December 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

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

  17. Amanda

    December 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

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

  18. Juliana

    December 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    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

  19. Lauren H

    December 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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

  20. Phyrra

    December 24, 2011 at 4:37 am

    This is awesome ;) Happy Holidays!

  21. Sarah

    December 24, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Love the miniemergency kit!

  22. Sarah

    December 24, 2011 at 7:00 am

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

  23. Elle

    December 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

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

    • .Nekku.

      December 25, 2011 at 8:55 am

      Couldn’t agree more!

  24. Fariha

    December 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

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

  25. Sandee

    December 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

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

  26. Margaret

    December 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm


  27. Danielle

    February 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    This is such a great lip for the runway!

  28. Lauren

    February 18, 2012 at 1:51 am

    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.

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