Our tendency to associate gradient lips with delicate, doe-eyed makeup looks is mostly because of K-beauty. Korean celebs often wear the look with softer makeup and the occasional smokey eye, with the perennial intention of adding a youthful touch to the lips with a hint of color. But in case you love the trend but find yourself feeling stuck with one look, worry no more. Bianca King has a way to give the ombré pout some edge, and it's a serious must-try:
Toughening up the fitness junkie's pink lips, makeup artist Gela Laurel-Stehmeier paired the K-beauty trend with a brown smokey eye. She kept the youthful vibe alive with fresh, freckled skin, full brows, and a dazzling highlight on the inner tearducts. Another unexpected touch was how she paired the look with tousled wet hair, which toned down the done-up vibe of the dramatic eye makeup.
We're so trying this look the next time the gradient lip bug bites!