Out of all the K-beauty trends we've tried, gradient lips are probably the easiest to wear! Not to mention, we love how people of all skin types and brow shapes can pull it off. The only issue people seem to have with it is its tendency to look zombie-like, which is, spoiler alert: completely avoidable. In fact, Sofia Andres wore a bright pink version for a TV guesting, and she looked super adorable!
As you can see, there aren't any zombie vibes to her look. She's bright, flushed, and looking as alive as ever. And the secret to that, everyone, is proper blending! Don't be misled by tutorials that only apply product on the center of the lips. You can apply lip product just under your cupid's bow and have most of your lips colored. The only thing you have to avoid is a harsh lip line! Here's a closer look at Sofia's lips for reference:
See how the color naturally fades into her skin? Using a brighter color on the outer parts of her lips surely helped, too!