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How To Do A Quick And Easy Ombre Lip

Make your make-up pop.

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This is a quick and fun way to perk up your daytime makeup, and to do a quick party look.

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You will need, a red lipstick and a darker lip liner (although you can experiment with many different colour options!)

We're using Ruby Woo by MAC and a MAC lip liner in Burgundy. NARS lipliners are also great.

If you're on a budget, Barry M do very good lipliners, and Rimmel and Topshop are good bets for lipstick.

Start by freshening up your daytime makeup.

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Re-apply any eyeliner that might have smudged, touch up concealer and so on.

And then put on some red lipstick of your choosing. Step-by-step instructions for an easy red lip are here.

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Next, we're going to add a little bit more *pop* by using a dark liner pencil.

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Next, use a darker liner pencil to fill in the corners either side of the lips, creating an ombre effect. If you wanted it to look really dramatic, you could even try using a kohl pencil.

You want to get right into the corners, and then blend out, ideally using a lip brush. The end result will be an almost 3-D effect.

Make-up by Lucybloom Webb for BuzzFeed.