The two-tone lipstick trend has been popular in Korea for quite a while, and now we have our own gradient lips with these new candy-like lipsticks. Whether it is the product inside or the packaging, they are so pretty, don’t you agree? Laneige two-tone lipstick (CAD $35) is described as a cult K-Beauty favorite for creating an effortless ombré lip, this fashionable high gloss and semi-matte formula combines two makeup artist-curated shades in one sleek tube. It is available in fun, trendy color duos, it features a custom oblique cut that delivers a youthful, fuller pout and a perfect gradation with every swipe.
The two-toned lipstick bullet produces a gorgeous gradient lip which goes on very smoothly provided your lips are properly moisturized. The formula is comfortable to wear and glides on easily on the lips and the pigmentation is nice and is quite buildable. I have tried and used the bullet in both ways, like keeping the darker shade inside and lighter outside and vice-versa. Even I have rubbed the lips after the application to mix up the shades. It works nice based on how you like it, darker or lighter shade inside or outside. The lasting power of the lipstick is okay, stays on 3-4 hours before I felt the need to reapply, and that is when I did not eat or drink anything during the duration.
The gloss and matte in this two-toned lipstick give a nice finish to the lips, the dark shade is glossy while the lighter contrast is semi matte. The oblique cutting naturally blurs the color border and creamy and smooth texture completes natural gradation. To apply this lipstick, one needs to gently push down the slider to reveal lipstick. Place the darker color on the inner lips and a lighter color on outer edges for instant gradient lips or vice versa based on what your mood is.
This would be a great addition to your lipsticks if you are looking for something trendy, chic, and also if you are a fan of K-beauty trends. Laneige Two Tone Lipstick is available at Sephora.
I am giving 8 shades of this Laneige Two Tone Lipstick, same shades as I have swatches and reviewed here.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I am presenting you the new launches from Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Collection which launched this month. The new launches include new liquid lips, brow products, roller ball eyeliner, and a fragrance. The collection has a nice range of products that are perfect if you are looking for a gift either for someone or for yourself. The packaging is the first thing that catches the eye and it is beautiful, right? I have my reviews and swatches of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip & Shine, Lip Colour’Ink in Empowered, Brow Duo (Mascara and Highlighter), and La Petite Noire Eau de Parfum Legere.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip & Shine
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip & Shine (CAD $34) is a hydrating base and glossy top coat in one formula. It can be used as a hydrating base for lips and will leave lips supple and comfortable before applying the lipstick. As a top coat for lips, it gives ultra-shiny results when used over the lipstick. The product has a floral fruity fragrance with accents of bergamot, rose, and raspberry, inspired by the La Petite Noire delicious notes.
The formula is enriched with an emollient agent which leaves the lips supple and comfortable. It can be applied alone, as a base, or as a top coat. I have tried in all ways and really like the formula. It is very comfortable on the lips and keeps the lips shiny and supple. Over the lipstick, it stays on quite well, is not sticky. The consistency is nice and the applicator works very well.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour’Ink
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lip Colour’Ink (CAD $34) is a liquid lipstick with a matte finish. The intensity is buildable depending on the need. One layer of the lip color gives a nice soft color to the lips, and two or more layers give full coverage. The texture is ultra fine, the formula is weightless and does not transfer. It has a fruity floral fragrance same as the lip and shine described above. The staying power is amazing, the stain was still on my lips for after 5 hours. Also, there are new beautiful shades of lip colors in the Guerlain spring 2018 collection along with color correctors which I reviewed here.
Empowered is a must have shade and will look great on most skin tones. One layer of it gives a beautiful soft color while layering it increases the intensity. Topping it with the lip and shine gives that beautiful shiny lips. I really like the formula, matte finish but very comfortable on the lips, did not dry out my lips at all. Lip Colour’Ink is available in 15 shades.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Brow Duo
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Brow Duo (CAD $33) is a first 2 in 1 brow mascara + highlighter. On one side, the brow mascara allows to define, set in place and create visibly fuller brows, and on the other end, the highlighter with a creamy formula creates bigger better eyes. The brow mascara has a long hold gel formula which has a nice staying power and lasts all day. I use the brow mascara by brushing the brows to define their shape and repeating to get the desired thickness. I apply the highlighter under the arch of the eyebrows. There are two shades available in this brow duo, light and deep.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Legere
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Legere (CAD $109 – 50ml) is a floral fruity fragrance which is a lighter version of La Petite Robe Noire made with rose water. The nose behind the fragrance is Thierry Wasser. The top notes are cherry, rose water, and almond. The middle notes are rose and black tea. The base notes are tonka bean and patchouli. The packaging as you see is beautiful, the legendary inverted heart bottle is tinted with an incredibly chic, luminous purple-pink. Through the bottle, the black silhouette of a delicate crocheted dress is visible.
“I am delicate and quite simply unforgettable. I am the chic, new, stylish Guerlain fragrance. In the fragrance wardrobe of La Petite Robe Noire, I am the Hippie-Chic Dress.”
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Collection and the new launches are available at Guerlain Boutique and Institute, Hudson’s Bay, BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Murale, and Nordstrom.
Serums, as you know, are an important part of the skincare routine, whether or not you are looking for long-term benefits or short-term results. For me, like most of the women with similar skin type, needs have always been about congestion on my combination skin, glow, radiance, plump, and healthy looking skin with less visible pores. I am almost approaching my mid-thirties and still not mentioning lines and wrinkles in my concerns I know, and I am not scared of them, they are part of the natural aging process and I have no plans or thoughts to erase them even. Coming to the bareMinerals Skinlongevity® Vital Power Infusion Serum which I have used since last few weeks in my skincare routine, sometimes alone under the moisturizer and other times layering with other serums.
bareMinerals Skinlongevity® Vital Power Infusion Serum is described as first of its kind modern serum infusion that unleashes skin’s vitality, youthful resilience, and radiance. The serum empowers skin’s vitality and radiant luminosity, replenish the skin with essential minerals and hydration, renew the skin by diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, and fortify the skin by giving the resilience to help defend itself against future signs of aging.
The key ingredients include Long Life Herb which is a legendary herb shown to defend against the signs of ageing California Poppy which is known for its resilience and is a component of SkinMimetic Technology to help protect skin against environmental stressors, and Lempuyang Ginger which is a root that is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicines and Indonesian Jamu Herbal medicines.
The serum has been a nice addition to my skincare routine. The serum has a nice gel-like texture and easy to apply consistency. It absorbs into the skin very fast and does not leave any residue. The packaging is in a heavy glass bottle with a pump and two pumps are enough to cover the face, neck and decollete. There is a nice glow that this serum leaves on the skin. I have not notices any irritation on breakouts while using this serum. I use this after cleansing, toning and before my face oil or moisturizer when I am not using a face oil. My skin is radiant and looks healthy, it does not emphasize any pores. There are no issues with applying the makeup and the staying power of the makeup, the makeup does not roles off the skin with this serum. There is very subtle herbal kind of fragrance in it that fades very quickly.