August 27, 2014

BITE Matte Crème Lip Crayons (Fall | Aubergine, Truffle)


Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon (0.05 oz) retails for $24 USD ($28 CAD) and is currently available in 12 shades. It is said to be "a long-wear, hydrating lipstick that leaves lips with a soft, matte finish."

Aubergine is described as an eggplant.
Truffle is described as a deep brown. 
"Refresh your lip look with a bold wash of color. This BITE Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon with Reservatrol offers lip shades in beautiful nudes, striking reds, and deep burgundy hues—in a matte yet moist texture that leaves lips hydrated. Water-resistant and long-lasting, it’s formulated with orange peel wax to lock in moisture, while the resveratrol acts as an antioxidant for lips."
Please keep in mind that I previously reviewed the Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Framboise and Tatin when the first round of shades were released back in July [here], so if any of this information sounds familiar, it's because it is!

The packaging is a simple, matte black pen-style-tube with a silicone texture. As I mentioned in the previous shade review, the very bottom section is no longer color coded depending on the shade (like the old style, see below) but instead, can now be popped out to revile a sharpener! They've newly updated this style of packaging so everything under the cap is color coded instead, which looks pretty but it's frustrating not being able to tell which shade is which while being stored.

The scent is somewhere on the slight citrus/herb side. The formula is opaque, soft, smooth and doesn't pull or tug at your lips when applying. The color is buildable and applies fully pigmented and even in a single swipe. For being labeled as a matte finish, these lipsticks are very comfortable to wear and I didn't find the formula drying.

Aubergine is a medium, deep purple-raspberry. Truffle is a deep brown, burgundy. They both have a satin-matte finish which can leave a slight shine depending how much you build the lipstick. The formula is lightly hydrating when worn and didn't settle into fine lines of my lips, bleed or feather. Both lipsticks are long-wearing, very pigmented and depending on the shade, left behind a stain. On average, they wore +6 hours before showing noticeable wear.

The only real downfall with these lipsticks is they are only 0.05 oz. while most other lipsticks (Bite High Pigment Pencils) are 0.09 oz. for the same price. Overall, the formula is very nice for a matte and I really like the sharpener feature built-in to the pencils packaging. Another round of shades, another round of happiness!

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayons

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayons

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon Built-in Sharpener

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Truffle

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon Packaging | Old vs. New

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon Packaging | Old vs. New

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon Packaging | Old vs. New


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

August 22, 2014

SEPHORA FAVORITES Give Me Some Lip | 2014


Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip retails for $25 USD ($30 CAD) which is a $90 USD ($108 CAD) value. The limited-edition set is said to be "a six-piece lip sampler set with coveted glosses, sticks, tints, and lacquers—including one full-size product—in pink and nude shades."

 
"Match up with your perfect lip shade with this multibranded lip set that lets you choose your favorite. Experiment with different formulas to achieve the perfect everyday lip."
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil (0.05 oz.) – reg. $24 USD / $28 CAD (0.09 oz.)
  •  Meritage is described as a brick red.
Meritage is a medium, pink terricotta with a satin sheen finish. This lipstick is lightly creamy and has a fruity scent. This shade had decent color payoff but when applied it tends to look a little uneven and semi-sheer in some places. The formula was creamy, smooth and comfortable to wear. Meritage lasted +5 before fading. (4/5)

BUXOM Full-On Lip Cream (0.07 oz.) – reg. $19 USD / $23 CAD (0.14 oz.)
  •  White Russian is described as a nude pink.
White Russian is a pale nude pink with a cream finish. This gloss has a subtle minty, plumping effect which gives your lips a fuller appearance. The scent is a sweet, minty cake. The gloss applied evenly, smoothly, mostly opaque and the formula was creamy, but the creamy nature  of the gloss does lightly settle into the fine lines of my lips. White Russian lasted +4 hours before fading. (4/5)

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl (0.02 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $34 CAD (0.16 oz.)
  •  Kissability (302) is described as a shimmering lilac pink.
Kissability is a pink-rose with fine gold shimmer. This gloss has a high-shine finish that gives your lips a fuller appearance. The scent is a light fruity, cake. The fine shimmer in the gloss wasn't noticeable on the lips and the color varies depending on your natural lip pigmentation. The gloss applied semi-sheer, evenly and lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (3/5)

NARS Lip Gloss (0.12 oz.) – reg. $26 USD / $29 CAD (0.18 oz.)
  •  Orgasm is described as a peachy pink w/ shimmer.
 
Orgasm is a light, peach-pink with gold shimmer. This gloss has a shiny finish and the shimmer was noticeable. The scent is a fruity scent, much like the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks  I adore it! The gloss applied smoothly, evenly, was semi-sheer and had semi-opaque color payoff. Orgasm lasted +4 hours before fading. (5/5)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss (0.20 oz.) – reg. $20 USD / $23 CAD (0.20 oz.)
  •  Pout is described as a pale blue pink. 
Pout is a pale, white pink with a cream finish. The scent is a soft cake and the gloss leaves a nice shine on your lips. The gloss contains a very fine shimmer which isn't noticeable on the lips. It applied smoothly, fairly sheer and the formula was creamy which lightly settled into the fine lines of my lips. Pout lasted +3 hours before fading. (3/5) 

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (0.03 oz.) – reg. $22 USD / $26 CAD (0.09 oz.)
  •  Naked is described as a nude pink.
 
Naked is a medium pink with a creamy sheen finish. This lipstick is lightly creamy and leaves a subtle shine on your lips. It is mostly opaque, applies evenly, smoothly and lasted +4.5 hours before fading. The full-size Revolution Lipsticks are great, but I felt this deluxe size was a little off from their normal formula.(4/5)
Overall, this set was good but not overly impressive. My only real complaint was I found the size of some of the products to be shocking; e.g. the Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability, you're getting less than quarter of a full-sized tube. (0.02 oz. vs 0.16 oz.) That's ridiculous! Same goes for the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked, you're getting only a third of the product. Of course, this is a deluxe value set, but still...

This set may not be for everyone as most of the products lean more to the pink side and four of the six products are lip glosses, some of which give lips a larger appearance. However, deluxe sizes and value sets are a great way to discover new products, so those interested in new glosses or lipsticks will definitely find this appealing - plus, saving yourself some cash!

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Meritage

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability

Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Kissability

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked



Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.