Most of the time this is how you will see ombre lips on the red carpet, the runway, and in magazines
These looks are VERY dramatic, not to mention time consuming. So its no surprise most ladies don't have time to do this look very often.
There is an easier way to do ombre lips. And it is also more of an every day look that you may be more comfortable with trying.
1. First apply a nude-ish gloss to your lips. You can even go just slightly outside of your lip line if you're looking for a plumping effect.
2. Then take a brighter, darker color and apply in the center of your lips. Lightly and quickly blend the outer parts of the darker color if needed.
And there you have a much more subtle look that takes a lot less time and is appropriate for daily wear. I used Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Pearly Girl as my nude base and Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Aurora as my pop of color.