Just one tool--a pencil--can make all the difference in creating an ombré look for your lips. It gives you you more control as to where you apply colors for a flawless gradient in no time. But with so many colors to choose from where should you start? Watch the video to see why pink and coral looks are where it's at this summer.

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Steps:

1. For a pink ombré look, start by lining lips generously with a red lip liner and blend it towards the center of the lips with your fingertips to create a gradient effect. Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson, $20; Ulta.com

2. Next, fill in the center of the lips with a pink lip liner and blend it into the red liner. Continue to reapply and blend until you get the desired effect. Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Pink a Punch, $7; Ulta.com

3. For an ombré coral, apply a light orange lip pencil on the center of the lip. NYX Cosmetics Ombre Lip Duo in Peaches & Cream, $12; Ulta.com

4. Next, line the lips generously with a coral lip pencil (fill in the corners as well for a poutier look) and blend the edges between the coral and the orange with your fingertips. NYX Cosmetics Ombre Lip Duo in Peaches & Cream, $12; Ulta.com

All of these products are available at Ulta Beauty stores.

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