[purchase] A further purchase from Chinatown – this time a bit more readily available. It’s the Rohto Lip Fondue – one of the most lovely stick balms I’ve ever had. I’ve noticed that the trend is much more for a sheer but sheeny lip finish and if you’re feeling adventurous, a gradient lip.

Rohto Lip Fondue

This is Scarlet Pink which is a very particular – and I must say a very Korean – translucent rosebud pink that’s a suit-all with exactly the right amount of juice and shine. If you wanted to have a go at a gradient lip, apply a darker shade of pink on the inner rims of your lips, upper and lower, and then add the shine and the lesser shade (i.e. the balm above) over the whole thing.

lip ombre

In the centre I’ve added a deep pink shade – use a brush, it just makes everything easier….

lip ombre

And then this is with the Lip Fondue over the top – it’s subtle (supposed to be) and this balm brings all the light to the lips. It’s a very comfortable wear and doesn’t have any flavour or scent to it (that I can tell). You can find the Lip Fondue on Stylevana (standard shipping is £3.99 – expect it to take a couple of weeks) for £6.39 HERE. There are three shades available and I’m thinking strongly to get all three – one is a paler pink, one is coral and then the one I have, scarlet pink. Big recommend if you like a subtle lip that’s more fun than most. The shop where I bought it has a website HERE but the Lip Fondues are more expensive than on Stylevana although they do have plenty of other options if you like that look.


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