Ombré Take Over

From your luscious lips, locks, to finger tips – applying the ombre two-tone colouration is the trendiest way to add excitement to your look this Summer!


Not only is it simpler than a full head of highlights: the half-hearted change-up can be adapted to modernise your style, looking unique and interesting on every individual. Not to forget – it effectively suits every face shape and colour.
It’s no wonder we’ve seen it everywhere!



Not to be seen as a tired trend, the glamorous roots can be updated in style this Summer.
TIP: Try making the blend of dark to light less dramatic. We like a more subtle, healthy and sunkissed glow to the ends of your hair, rather than a definitive harsh line.


Moving on from the locks, how about trying some two-tone intrigue to other aspects of your beauty regime? You guys have shown us some stunning ombre lip examples!

See how Sarah creates a strong colour contrast in her lip make-up, wheras Victoria gives a more subtle blend using royal purple tones against a beautifully light lilac





Whatever colour mix you want to give a go, you can always follow our two-tone Step-By-Step video guide with brand ambassador Clare Lille:



Now… we can’t forget you devoted manicure maniacs can we?!

Create a dab of ombre on your polished paws, by using a cosmetic sponge this look can be created easily and effectively! See how with Heidi in our image below:

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See how this technique can be mastered here:

How about trying this style in pink shades for the ombre effect shown above. We used neon pink Collide  with creamy, fresh nude Monogamous on tips!


The key feature of our Summer ombre edition brings texture as a key component. The go-to texture across all of hair, nails and beauty is Matte for 2014 – Matte is where it’s at!

Making our lives so much easier… Raw, undone and finger-combed styles are firmly in favour. Brought together with our ombre addition, matte ombre (.. Matombre?) can create the perfect ‘just woke up in Ibiza’, boho beach babe look.


On your lips this Summer of course includes the NEW Matte Lip Liquid collection! The effective Matte texture not only stays on for hours throughout the Summers day, but comes in three beautiful pops of colour!

The vivid orange Exotic, sensual pink Forbidden and warm peach Surrender – hot stuff!

TIP: In beautiful ombre style.. Try a blend of Exotic and Surrender like Sanna has for a beautiful long-lasting creation!

Image: Lookamillion

Image: Lookamillion

So will you be working your ombre this Summer? We’d love to see your look!

Send us your Summer style on Instagram #Illamasqua, Twitter or Facebook!



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert