Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Trendsday! Ombre makeup.

A big trend out at the moment is Ombre. Whether it's eyes, lips or nails, or even hair, everyone seems to be getting in on the Ombre trend.

So first, a little bit about the history of Ombre. The word itself means "shadow" in french, and has long been used to describe gradual colour change dyeing processes. Since the 20's, it has been a popular effect used in dyeing fabrics for dresses, skirts and all sorts of things.
It made a comeback of sorts in the 1960's and 1970's, with the introduction of tie-die, and morphed into a changing of colours on a brighter and more contrasting level.

These days, Ombre can be anything from a gradual fade of shades in the same basic colour, as you can see with my lips and nails here, or a combination of colours next to or opposite each other on the colour wheel, as seen with my sunset-inspired Ombre eye.

However you decide to do it, the key is to blend everything together really well so that you don't have an obvious line separating your colours. Even if they are real opposites, they should still be blended together in the edges, to create that effect.

Here,  I've created my look with nail polishes by OPI (way too many colours to list), OCC lip tar and NYX pearl pigment, and various colours from my 120 Pro palette.

What do you think? Do you like the Ombre look? Do you hate it? Let me know your thoughts.

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