Easy Ombre Lips – Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar (Makeup Review)

Hi there, I know lots of you have been very excited, waiting for this review to be posted. Me too!

If you have been following me, you know that last weekend, 12 December 2015, I attended the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar launched, and managed to get some awesome goodies home. And I have made a sneak peak haul on the last post – Laneige: K-Beauty Workshop.

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Two Tone Lip Bar Lipstick

Although in Indonesia the Two Tone Lip Bar just launched recently, it actually first launched in Korea in March 2015. Hence, it has been sold out multiple times since!

What makes this lipstick so interesting? The highly pigmented, the moisturizing dual tone lipstick allowed us to create the ombre lip trend easily. As we all know, ombre lips or the “stained” look, have been a big thing for a few years now, especially in Asia.

 

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Honestly, I am not a huge fan of this stained look or ombre lips. Well, I do think it’s cool to be able to pull that look off when I saw the makeup tutorial on Youtube. However, my working environment is very conservative when it comes to beauty and fashion. It’s very old school. There was one time when I was told to wipe off my lips because the color was too vibrant and was not appropriate to wear to the office. I was wearing the SilkyGirl Lipcolor Balm in Wine (no. 6). So, I wiped it off and applied the Maybelline Candy Wow Lipcolor Balm in Mixed Berry instead, which has a more subtle color I felt like wearing balm instead of lipstick at that time; that’s why I went with Lipcolor balm instead of wearing lipstick.

Anyway, back to Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar. The reason I bought it was because although the shade looked very vibrant on the tube; however, the shades are actually wearable. Also, I never see and have not owned any lipsticks that look like this lip bar yet. So, why not give it a go?

 

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The Formula

  • It has a creamy texture
  • It as a balm like formula
  • It feels waxy that  you can feel that you are wearing something on the lips
    It is very pigmented.
  • It does not last long, due to its creamy formula, especially if you use it to eat and drink, but it leaves tiny stains, especially on the edges of the lips that it looks like a frame.

pink-top-border-hiThe Shades

There are 10 shades in total:admin_Two-Tone-Lip-Bar_color chip

However, in this post, I will only share 3 colors that I managed to get at the launching event.

No. 1 – Magenta Muse

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No. 2 – Red Blossom

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No. 6 – Pink Step

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The Application

I simply followed the steps from Laneige’s web page:

  1. Lower Lip:
    Glide the lip bar on the lower lip to let the main color applied inside the lip.
  2. Upper Lip:
    Turn the lip bar upside down and glide it on the upper lip to let the main color applied inside the lip.
  3. Gradation:
    Press the lips together and go “Mmm..”
  4. Gradation:
    “Pah! “Get more natural gradation lips
  5. Lip line:
    Blur the lip line with cotton swab
  6. Complete:
    Enjoy the attractive gradation lips as if it has been designed by an artist.

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The Packaging

The packaging is pretty interesting. Unlike common lipstick which has a round shaped, the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar has a rectangle shape. Hence, the bullet inside also has a rectangle shape too. What makes it more interesting is you cannot twist the lip bar. So, to get the bullet out, you have to push down the button on the side with your thumb.

Just like other lipstick out there, the packaging box is made of carton and is designed with Laneige’s trademark color, silver. Next, Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar also color coded. So, at bottom of the box, you can find the name and sample color of what’s inside. At the bottom of the lip bar,you can also find this color code too to help us differentiate the lip bar, in case you have thrown the box.

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The Store & The Price

You can get it from any Laneige counters nearest to you. I got it for Rp 250,000. However I am not sure if it was a special promotion price or it was the real pricing. Please let me know below if you know the pricing 🙂

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That’s all my review & swatches. I will definitely recommend this lipstick to anyone who loves Korean Beauty, or wanna try to new stuff. It’s pretty interesting to try. I do like the formulation, because it does not make your lips dry. In fact, it’s pretty moisturizing for lipstick. However, I don’t really like the two tone lip bar idea. It’s because although the main purpose of the product is to let us easily pull ombre lips look; in fact, I found it hard to achieve the desire look. At the end, I used lip brush to get the color right. Perhaps, it was also because I don’t have a plump lips. Probably people with more plump lips will find this lip bar helpful. If you have tried this lip bar as well, please share your experience below. Probably it was just me who have not managed to find the application trick.

 

xoxo

Blossom Shine

Comments

Comments

  1. BS Beauty says:

    Hi sis, kulitku juga berminyak.
    dari pengalaman saya, disiasatin pake product yg Matte untuk wajah – Mattifying Primer & Matte Liquid Foundation + Mattifying Setting Spray.
    Jadi ketimbang bibirnya yg pake produk matte, wajahnya yg aku pakein produk2 mattifying & mengandung oil control.
    Otherwise, banyak banget lipstick bagus yg aku gak bisa pake.. huehehe..

  2. baiqrosmala says:

    waah sepertinya kurang cocok untuk kulit muka saya yang berminyak ya mba, terlalu mengkilap

  3. BS Beauty says:

    I know right! Padahal tuh warnanya biasa aja, tapi yaa.. begitulah.. gmn klo pake Glamour Day Look kyk gini..
    hahaha.. tapi ada bagusnya juga sih.. biar gak go overboard.. LOL..

  4. Me too!
    Paling kegoda kalau benrtuk nya kotak XD
    Dan yap, kntor lama diriki.jg rada konvensional XD
    Mau esedo lalala dan lipen kekinian lalala jd berasa too much 🙁

  5. BS Beauty says:

    Thank you Tami for reading my post <3
    Iyaa.. walau sebenernya gak gampang - gampang amat juga aplikasinya, tapi packagingnya lucu banget <3 <3
    gak tahan saking cute-nya.. Plus.. kmaren itu beli pas deket2 Natal.. dan warnanya Christmas Vibe banget.. jadi kepincut deh.. ha3..
    Iyaa.. end resultnya lebih ke glossy finish 🙂
    sis lebih suka matte finish ya?

  6. ih keren bisa 2tones gituu 😀
    packagingnya juga keren yak 😀

    tapi sayang finishingnya nggak matte ya itu

  7. BS Beauty says:

    Hi Erin, bisa dibeli di konter resmi Laneige, kamu tinggal dmn? Kalau di Jakarta, di Sogo ada konternya 🙂

  8. erin says:

    Saya mau, Ka.
    Btw beli dimana?

  9. BS Beauty says:

    I know right! That’s my favourite color <3 Jadi keliatan kayak bibirnya cewek - cewek Korea, manis dan cantik <3

  10. Bulan says:

    uwaak aku mau banget beli ini tapi belum kesampean huhu.. cantik ya warnanya apalagi yang re blossom~ agak lebih keliatan sepertinya gradation nya hehe

  11. BS Beauty says:

    I know right! Cute <3
    Looks like candy stick 😀

  12. Ruth says:

    Packagingnya unik ya… ^^

  13. finlie says:

    Hi Gracia!, i already try the well known two tone lip bar in no 1 or magenta muse.
    But i struggle to get the ombre or gradients lips looks too. In the end, i just blend the two color to get a new color and it’s pretty good too.
    walaupun aku sudah coba cara dr BA yg ada di store laneige tetep aja gak bisa dapet warna yg bener bener keliatan kayak gradients lips. Apa mungkin cuma di kita aja yang kayak gitu?

    Thank u for your review Gracia

    Love you..

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