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January 25, 2016

If you’ve always batted on Team AsianMakeup, you’ll be thrilled to know that the folks at LANEIGE have upgraded their take on the Korean-style ombre look – with all-new colours for the sleek Two Tone Lip Bar, plus a spanking new Two Tone Shadow Bar just for your peepers.

We’re spoilt for choice now that the beloved gradient lip of K-pop stars comes in four additional colours – choose from Juicy Pop, Maxi Red, Orange Blurring, and Dear Pink to personalise your pucker. For everyone attempting the K-Beauty lip for the first time, these 2nd Gen. Two Tone lippies make for an easy first foray into ombre lip application, combining high gloss and creamy semi-matte lipstick so that you get the best of both worlds in lip product – not to mention natural lip volume without the whole lip liner saga.


But perhaps the most exciting part about LANEIGE’s new Two Tone Collection is the revolutionary translation of the dual tone trend from the lips to the eyes. Convenience is key here – the all-new Two Tone Shadow Bar is a handy way to create multiple looks in one sitting, without having to lug your usual shadow shebang around. Go natural with the lighter tones of this cream-based shadow stick (formulated with Jewel Powder to brighten under-eyes!), or build layers to an intense smokey-eye for a wearable day-to-night look. The subtle shimmer in the formula keeps you looking fresh and glowy all day – a deliberate attempt to emulate the coveted dewy finish of Korean beauty looks.

There’s Humming Coral, Golden Rose, Orange Island, and Coffee Bronze to pamper your lids with, but our personal favourite has to be the versatile Coral – purely because it doubles as a natural-looking blusher too. Pigmentation aside, the original oblique shape of the Shadow Bar means more natural gradation, and lesser creasing and stickiness – even when you pile it on for the night. And with the sleek rose-gold packaging, it’s pretty to boot.


LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar, $34; Two Tone Shadow Bar, $38. Available at all LANEIGE boutiques from March.