Using Clinique’s new Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Black Licorice Pop and Candied Apple Pop, I applied Black Licorice Pop on outer corners of both top and bottom lips and lined the lips as you would line them for an ombré look (at least, I tried). Then, I applied Candied Apple over the middle of my lips, blending as I apply. Lastly, I pressed my lips together for further blending and went back to add more for pigmentation.
This look I used my Sephora mini Lip brush. I am in love with lip brushes after using MAC’s in the store to try on a liquid lipstick! For the creamy textures, like Clinique’s, the brush applies way less product than the wand Clinique’s liquid mattes contain. I feel I have better control with the brush than the wand.