I previously bought the Two Tone Lip Bar, which I love the duo colours for, but had difficulty getting the ombre effect to stay. Since I still had hope that this would eventually work out for me, I bought this Two Tone Tint Lip Bar at the duty-free in Incheon Airport.
Two-Tone Tint Lip expresses natural gradation by combining the features of defining tint and moisturizing lip balm
Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 32 (Zalora)
Packaging: Similar to the Two Tone Lip Bar, this comes in a rectangular bar that is compact and convenient for bringing around. I love the lever that you have to slide in order to bring out and keep the lip bar. I personally think that it’s more convenient than having to twist a lipstick bullet. I would even say this lever reminds me of an eraser (see photo below) 😂
Texture: Slightly sticky, but very hydrating on the lips, since it’s a lip balm.
Colour payoff & intensity: I like the colour payoff as it’s not very intense and looks quite natural. The red (colour) part stains your lips sufficiently, while the lip balm itself has no colour, which creates a nice gradient lip look.
Colour: Typical me bought No.03 because it’s marketed as Lee Sung Kyung’s pick, haha (I’m a fool for such marketing tactics sometimes). Nonetheless, it’s a beautiful cherry pink that I personally really like for a lip colour, so I guess it’s a win-win situation?
If you see my product shots, there’s a slight streak of red that’s run out. It’s not a manufacturing problem, just that I’ve been using it quite often. It’s a small problem – you can see from the swatch that the lines are not as even and well-defined, but you can rectify that with a few more swipes on your lips.
Staying power: As compared to the Two Tone Lip Bar, I feel that this one stays on longer and with better colour. It’s completely understandable, considering that this is marketed as a tint.
Effectiveness: Regarding the lip balm part, LANEIGE advertises that it uses the ingredients and technology of its famous Lip Sleeping Mask in the lip balm. I haven’t actually used the lip sleeping mask before so I can’t vouch for that, but I do like how moisturizing it feels, as well as the nice, healthy shine it gives to my lips.
If I had to choose between the two different lip bars, I would pick this in a heartbeat.
I feel that the lip balm part helps the colour to apply and adhere much better to the lips. The Two Tone Lip Bar doesn’t feel quite as comfortable in comparison.
I find myself using this more often than I do with the other Lip Bar (oops). I love the other shades available and would definitely consider buying them, but I feel that a lot of them look too similar. No.8 is not really my style, so I’ll probably go with no.1 the next time for something different.
I think this is a little pricey – acceptable price point because it is LANEIGE, but not really the first thing I would have gone for. I got it for cheaper because it was from the duty-free shop, but I’m honestly not sure if I will pay the original price.
Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮