Two-tone lipsticks are among the trending items in the lip cosmetic industry just recently. We have witnessed the transition from the classic lipstick to liquid lipsticks, and now the ombré look on one’s lips is quite enjoying popularity especially in a number of countries in Asia.
One Korean cosmetic brand in particular, Laneige, has released a series of two-tone lip bars designed to give the lips a beautiful gradient. The play of colors result to a gorgeous, ombré look. This unique product is popular in Korea and other neighboring countries as well thanks to its product placement in various K-dramas and commercial adverts.
Is two better than one?
Instead of having only one color, this lip stain boasts of two complementary colors in a single formula. This allows a unique combination of colors on one’s lips. The company released the product because of the rise of two lip trends: the ombré lips and the lip stain, allowing the user to achieve a natural, dewy-looking lip color which also has enough coverage for the whole day long.
Sometimes, working with lip liners and matte lipsticks makes it difficult to achieve a layered, rich color combination. Not to mention that things are likely to get messy in the middle of the application process. This is where two-tone lip color proves to be a modern lifesaver to a lot of women: the pigment of the product automatically gives a rosy dual-tone lip color, which is also long-lasting to boot.
Things to know before making a purchase
• It can be tough for dual colors to co-exist on your lips. With that, the two-tone lip stain may work better when applied on full and plump lips. Otherwise, you may not really much appreciate its ombré effect.
• Notably, the darker shade shows up more evidently on the lips compared to the lighter shade. Some light shades may even be so light on your lips that you may think it’s not there at all, making the dual tone effect practically absent.
• While the two-tone outcome may vary among different set of lips, you might need a small applicator or your finger to slightly blend in the colors together. This is done in order for the colors not to look too harsh on the lips.
Where can you get it?
You can get the two-tone lip bar at Sephora SG for around $34, while Lazada Singapore offers it at roughly $32. Best-selling shades include: red blossom, milk blurring, and maxi red (a top choice as it pulls off that natural rosy-looking lips). More unique shades include pink salmon and juicy pop, which plays with the colors red, orange, and yellow—perfect for rocking a summer look!