We’ve played around with ombré lip, tried our hand at K-style gradients, and even experimented with tri-toned shades. The next lip trend we’ve got under the microscope? The blurred lip look.

If you’ve been wanting to achieve plumper, fuller lips without over-lining, then this is definitely going to be your new personal fave. Besides giving that just-been-kissed, slightly-smudged smooch, this “blurred” lip technique allows you to wear bolder colors in an undone way. In other words, it appears more soft-focus and natural than a fully defined lip.

All you need is your signature matte lipstick and an eyeshadow brush. Check out our how-to, below!


STEP 1: DAB ON THE PIGMENT Using your fingertips, pick up some pigment from your matte lipstick and pat the color onto your lips. This will provide a more feathered finish. Layer on more color until you achieve your desired intensity.

WHAT WE USE: Rom&nd Romand Zero Gram Matte in RED CARPET, P780. Shop it here.

STEP 2: ADD DEPTH Grab a brighter, complementary color. Gently pat the shade onto the inner center of your bottom and top lip. This will give your look more dimension, creating the illusion of poutier lips.

WHAT WE USE: Rom&nd Romand Zero Gram Matte in SOMETHING, P780. Shop it here.

STEP 3: FLUFF UP THE EDGES Using an eyeshadow brush, blend out the perimeters of your lips using a swishing motion. Think windshield wiper, and swish the brush back and forth. This added touch will blur out any harsh lines and soften the natural contours of your lips. Plus, it’s an easy technique to get your lips to look slightly bigger!


Photos and video by Kat Austria.

Music: City Night Lights by Bad Snacks (YouTube Audio Library)

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