How To Create The Perfect Gradient Lip, According To Raiza Contawi

For that trendy, 'just-bitten' pout!
PHOTO: Instagram/raizacontawi

While we're still very much into the opaque application of our lipsticks, we can't help but be drawn to the gradient or "blurred" lip trend. Its light and airy effect gives us the look of a "just-bitten" pout, which is very popular in K-beauty. It can, however, be hard to replicate, especially if you're not using the right kind of product.

Fortunately, content creator Raiza Contawi uploaded a video on her IGTV demonstrating how to create the ~perfect~ gradient, just-bitten pout. Read on for her tips:

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Raiza started off by massaging an illuminating primer on her skin for an effortless glow. She then concealed her undereyes and filled in her brows. To define her eyes, she put on a bit of neutral eyeshadow on her peepers and brown eyeliner plus natural-looking falsies. For lovely flush, she opted for a multipurpose blush stick.

As for her lips, she applied a pinkish nude lipstick all over her pout and distributed the product by tapping it with her finger. This served as the mousse tint's base. After that, she dotted a tiny bit of the tint on the center of her puckers and blended it outwards using a small brush. Then, for the finishing touch, she swiped on a reddish-brown gloss to score that "juicy" look.

Dying to replicate her look? We know we are! Here's the *exact* lip tint she used:

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Merzy Bite The Beat Mellow Tint in M4, P630, Charis

Watch Raiza's full tutorial here:

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