October 20, 2014

BITE Best Bite Remix


Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix (4 x 0.05 oz.) retails for $25 USD ($29 CAD) and contains 4 deluxe-sized High Pigment Pencils that are a a little more than half of a full-sized. The set is said to be "a giftable set of four mini versions of Bite's favorite High Pigment lip pencil shades in a purse-sized tin compact."

Pomegranate is described as a rose berry.
Rhubarb is described as a plum rose. 
Sable is described as a nude. 
Winterberry is described as a festive raspberry red. 
"Effortlessly color and hydrate lips with this set of four festive colors—perfect for pairing with holiday looks. These Mini High Pigment Pencils feature retractable, jumbo pencil tips that allow for smooth application on the go, and they’re also encased inside a gift-ready tin with a mirror for the ultimate on-the-go holiday present. This set debuts two new shades: Winterberry is the perfect festive vibrant shade, and Sablé is a nude color that takes your lip looks beyond the holiday season."
The Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils individually retail for $24 USD ($28 CAD) and contain 0.09 oz. of product. This set contains four deluxe-sized pencils that are 0.05 oz. each. With that said, you're getting $53 USD ($62 CAD) worth of product – 4 pencils for $1 more than a single lip pencil!

If you're new to the brand here are some facts: Bite is exclusive to Sephora and their products are free of synthetics, polybutenes and petroleum byproducts. All lip products are made with nurturing food-grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat! The founder believes, "You eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you."

The packaging is a simple, matte black pen-style-tube with a silicone texture. The very bottom section is color coded depending on the shade. These lip pencils are retractable so there's no need to sharpen, making them that much more appealing. The tin they come housed in also has a soft silicone texture and features a mirror. They have a slight citrus scent that can be noticed once applied, but not tasted.
Pomegranate is a medium, bright cherry red with warm undertones and a soft, cream finish. The formula was creamy, comfortable to wear and was neither drying or hydrating on the lips. This shade was pigmented and applied smoothly, evenly and opaque. It had some slip because of the creamy finish, but the lipstick didn't feather. Pomegranate lasted +6 hours and left behind a slight stain. (5/5)
Rhubarb is a medium-dark, muted rose with cool undertones and a soft, cream finish. The formula was lightly creamy, comfortable to wear and was a tad drying when worn for an extended period of time. This shade was pigmented, applied smoothly, evenly and opaque. Rhubarb lasted +5.5 hours before fading.(5/5)
Sable is a light-medium, muted pink nude with neutral undertones and a soft, cream finish. This shade is limited-edition and exclusive to the set. The formula was creamy, comfortable to wear and was a tad drying when worn for an extended period of time. This shade was pigmented, applied smoothly, evenly and opaque. Sable lasted +5 hours before lightly settling into the fine lines of my lips. (5/5)
Winterberry is a darkened, raspberry with cool undertones and a soft cream finish. This shade is limited-edition and exclusive to the set. The formula was creamy, comfortable to wear and was neither drying or hydrating on the lips. This shade was pigmented and applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque – my natural lip color did show through in some areas. Winterberry lasted +6 hours and left behind a very faint stain. (4/5)
Overall, this is a great set for an absolutely incredible value. The shade range isn't overly vast but they are fitting for the upcoming holiday season, especially Winterberry. I'm a big fan of the High Pigment Pencils and this set is perfect for gifting, throwing in your purse or if you're the kind of person (like me) who prefers to quickly throw on a lipstick and head out the door, these pencils are really convenient for that. I highly recommend checking this set out!

Available now for a limited time from Sephora online and in-stores.

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Sable

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Sable

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Sable

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Sable

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Winterberry

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Winterberry

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Winterberry

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Winterberry



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

October 18, 2014

URBAN DECAY Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set


Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set retails for $52 USD ($62 CAD) and contains 10 eyeliners in total – one full-sized Perversion (0.04 oz.) and nine deluxe-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (0.03 oz.) It is said to be "a limited-edition, 24-hour wear, set of eyeliners that features a full-size black eyeliner, nine travel-size pencil in all-new shades, and a Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener."

Perversion is described as a blackest black matte.
Glitter Rock is described as a metallic pink w/ pink multidimensional sparkle. 
Moonspoon is described as a metallic gray with silver sparkle. 
Vacancy is described as a bright metallic teal. 
Faint is described as a warm taupe matte. 
Gonzo is described as a electric blue matte with tonal shimmer. 
Smokeout is described as a rich taupe-black satin. 
Mugshot is described as a light metallic taupe with slight pink shift. 
Stargazer is described as a soft metallic gold . 
Voodoo is described as a bright metallic purple w/ dimensional sparkle. 
 
"This eye pencil has some of Urban Decay’s most experimental eye pencils for color that won’t go unnoticed. It features its highly-coveted, full-size black pencil in the blacker-than-black shade, Perversion. Nine brand new shades accompany the set—from neutrals like Faint and Mugshot, to intensely sparkly shades like Stargazer and Glitter Rock, to bold hues like Gonzo—this set has it all. Housed inside of a beautiful box with Rorschach-reminiscent artwork that’s dark with hints of color, it also includes a collectible Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener that makes it even more covetable."
The Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener is, without doubt, my favorite cosmetic sharpener. It sharpens all types and sizes of pencils closely, easily and cleanly without wasting product. Like most sharpeners on the market, it features a little slide-out pick that makes cleaning quick. Grindhouse is sold separately for $10 USD ($12 CAD) so it's always a delight having one included in these sets.

Perversion is a very dark, deep black with neutral undertones and a satin-matte finish. This pencil is highly pigmented, smooth, creamy and glides-on easily. It had rich color payoff in a single swipe and lasted +4 hours on the waterline, +9 hours on the lashline before fading. (5/5)
Glitter Rock is a peach brown with warm undertones and pink sparkle. This pencil applies slightly uneven, semi-opaque, but glides-on easily. It was only buildable to a semi-sheer coverage and lasted +8 hours before fading. (3/5)
Moonspoon is a taupe gray with cool undertones and a silver sparkle. This pencil applies slightly uneven, semi-opaque, but glides-on easily. It was only buildable to a semi-sheer coverage and lasted +7 hours before fading. (3/5)
Vacancy is a bright, vibrant teal with cool undertones and a metallic finish. This pencil is pigmented, smooth and glides-on easily. It applied semi-sheer in a single swipe, but was buildable to a full, opaque coverage. It lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Faint is a camel, brown-gray with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. This pencil was pigmented, smooth, lightly creamy and glided-on easily. It applied mostly opaque in a single swipe, but was buildable. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)
Gonzo is a bright, medium sky-blue with cool undertones and a subtle silver sparkle. This pencil was smooth, lightly creamy and glided-on easily. It applied mostly semi-opaque in a single swipe, but was buildable to a mostly opaque coverage. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
Smokeout is a dark, brown-taupe with warm undertones and a satin finish. This pencil was pigmented, smooth, creamy and glided-on easily. It took two passes for an opaque coverage and lasted +9 hours before fading. (4/5)
Mugshot is a brightened, copper-taupe with warm undertones and a metallic finish. This pencil was pigmented, smooth, creamy and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer in a single swipe, but was buildable to a mostly-opaque coverage. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
Stargazer is a yellow gold with warm undertones, gold sparkle and a metallic finish. This pencil was smooth, creamy and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer and wasn't buildable – the color seemed to stick to itself and appear uneven. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (3/5)
Voodoo is a deep purple with warm undertones and pink, blue and purple sparkle. This pencil was smooth, creamy and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer and was only buildable to a mostly opaque, uneven coverage. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (3/5)
Overall, this set is a nice value, the shade range is great and the deluxe sizes are generous. I'm a huge fan of the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, but I wish the pencils in the set were more constant and better in pigmentation as some of the shades only apply semi-sheer, especially the more glittery, sparkly ones. This set is a great way for people to easily step-out of their comfort zone and indulge in some fun colors and finishes without having to invest in full-sized products! As a long time, Urban Decay  fan, this set was a must-have!


Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Glitter Rock

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Glitter Rock

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Glitter Rock

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Moonspoon

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Moonspoon

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Moonspoon

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Faint

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Faint

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Faint

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Gonzo

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Gonzo

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Gonzo

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smokeout

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smokeout

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smokeout

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mugshot

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mugshot

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Mugshot

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stargazer

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stargazer

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stargazer

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Voodoo

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Voodoo

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Voodoo


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