Trend In A Pot: Topshop’s NEW ‘Lip Ombre’

We’ve seen ombre hair, ombre nails and now ombre lips are set to be big news for spring. The trend seen on many a catwalk may seem a bit too OTT or unwearable for a Tuesday in the office, but thanks to these new little pots from Topshop ombre lips could be here to stay. Each of their little palettes contains two complementary tones of a matte and creamy lip colour that can be worn alone or together in order to create the ombre look. These two tones may look a bit out there upon first inspection, but I can happily report back they’re actually really wearable – even for a 32 year old like me who hasn’t been able to fit into Topshop jeans since the 90’s.

The lip creams look powdery and rather like eyeshadow, but when massaged with your index finger they actually produce a really lightweight creamy formula that glides onto lips. Although the lilac tone isn’t a colour I’d normally opt for, on the lips it’s a very pale tone that enhances lips rather than covers them completely – just be aware of dry lips as the texture does have a tendency to cling to every flake or fine line. (Top tip: buff lips with a dry toothbrush or little bit of sugar before application to ensure a flawless finish.) The red tone is actually really flattering thanks to the warmness of the colour; I’d happily wear this alone under a balm or gloss for just a touch of colour. However, the magic happens when both colours are combined…

The best way to create the ombre look is to apply a base of the red colour using a lip brush for a precise result; it’s quite tricky to apply perfectly using your finger as the product is really lightweight and hard to get just right. Add a touch of purple to the inner part of both upper and lower lips, blending delicately with a brush for a finish that’s really wearable; the result not only makes lips look fuller, but it provides a really wearable twist on the lipstick trend which isn’t going anywhere. I really love how lightweight this feels on lips, making it perfect for those of you who don’t really like a heavy lipstick – it feels like a matte cream that can be transformed into a glossy finish with just a touch of balm over the surface. Although it’s not incredibly long-lasting, this is fun, modern and a great way to spend a few quid this spring.

Are you excited to try the lip ombre trend? Would you give these little palettes a go?

The Topshop ‘Lip Ombre’ palettes are available in four colours, priced £9.00 each, in store this week. 

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  1. emily rose perrin
    April 4, 2015 / 10:33 am

    Aww this looks lovely! Will have to look out for this :)

  2. Mollie from TheFashionOfCraftBlog
    April 4, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Topshop are amazing at creating new products that other brands haven't ventured into yet and to say that they are a clothing shop, they seem to have some really great products!Mollie,xo \ The Fashion Of Craft

    • London Beauty Queen
      April 13, 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Their makeup collection is definitely getting better and better!

  3. Anna Maria
    April 4, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Ahh this is amazing, I always found it hard to be matching separate lip colours to make the ombre look and now they are in one pack which is perfect. Thank you for sharing this hun, and it look gorge on you. xxxAnna-Maria |

  4. Saloca
    April 4, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    It looks lovely and you make it look and sound so easy to achieve! Eek I'm tempted, so tempted to pick one up and just give it a go and see what happens! I've always been a gloss girl myself but you never know! Sarah :)Saloca in Wonderland

  5. Vicki
    April 4, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    What a great idea & the two colours in this pot are really pretty. I like that its not too vibrant or heavy. Sounds like the perfect Spring / Summer lip

  6. Neesha Rees
    April 4, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I wasn't sure how I first felt when I read the title of the blog post. I thought it would be as bad as the lip tattoo faze, but I actually love the look you created. It's not what I imagined in my head.I love the subtle blend of the two colours. I can definitely see this catching on for Spring / SummerReinventing Neesha ❤️

    • London Beauty Queen
      April 13, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      It's not what I expected at all – but it really works and is really wearable!

  7. Jennifer.P
    April 4, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I've never heard of ombre lips before, that sound interesting! It really intrigues me, the concept looks really cool, I would love to try it!xxPretty as Summer

  8. Alisha A
    April 4, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Such a pretty colour!Alisha x

  9. beautybyalicee
    April 4, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    What a cool product! I really need to try more of the Topshop makeup range, love the packaging.alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  10. Manouk Maat
    April 4, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Hmmm.. I'm not a fan. I'll probably try it once and the 2nd time I'll go for a lipstick as it's much

  11. Lily
    April 4, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Topshop do some amazing make up, this looks really interesting and I love the look

  12. Beauty Girl
    April 5, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    This is such a creative product, I haven't really seen anything like it before! It looks amazing on you as well, will definitely be checking these out next time I'm in Topshop! xxBeauty Girl

    • London Beauty Queen
      April 13, 2015 / 7:24 pm

      I can see more and more brands developing their own; I'm surprised they haven't already! And thank you : )

  13. Becky Smith
    April 6, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I quite like the sound of this actually and I think it looks great on you. As long as you don't go over the top I think this is quite a subtle effect that helps to enhance your lips x Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  14. Rachel Spiteri
    April 10, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    This looks great on you! I love Topshop makeup and will definitely be trying this one out :)Rachel |

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