Showing posts with label bite beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bite beauty. Show all posts

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Favourites!

Can you believe it's already August? This summer just flew by and I feel so overwhelmed because August is going to be a super busy month for me, preparing for University in the Fall and such. I haven't tried out too much this past month but I think I have a pretty decent round up of favourites to share with you all! I liked to keep it simple with my makeup in July, doing a lot of one shadow all over the lid type looks, and I think it looked really nice (plus so much faster to achieve!)
The first thing I've really been obsessing over is the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask. I've tried the whole line of their Kale products (review coming soon!), but this is the one product I'm so hooked on. If you have any issues with your skin looking dull or dry (which can happen, summer or winter!), put this on your skin and you'll reveal soft, radiant skin. I've been using it twice a week since I got it, and it's quickly become a must-have in my skincare routine.

Like I said before, I've really been enjoying one shadow all over the lid type looks this summer, and when I want something a bit more dramatic and eye catching, I always reached for Colourpop's Super Shock Shadow in 'White Rabbit' which is the most gorgeous mix of a shimmery copper with the hint of pink.
For lips, I've been switching between 2 different products all month. First, when I want a more natural lip look, I've been loving the BITE Amuse Bouche Liquid Lipstick in Eclair. This was sent to me (along with 2 other shades) from Influenster, and I've been addicted to it ever since. This shade is a pretty dusty rose colour that looks good with any makeup look. I'll have a full review on that soon!
The other lip product I've been loving is the Covergirl Oh Sugar! Lipstick in Punch. I recently dyed my hair black and I love how my hair looks paired with a red lip. However red lipstick isn't really functional on a daily basis, so I wanted something that was a bit more toned down. This is one of those lip products that is more like a balm with a tint of colour to it. I love this because it does offer some pretty substantial pigmentation while also being super glossy and hydrating.
I've also been loving the Green Beaver Company's Natural Deodorant in the Lavender scent. I have a review up on my blog already (you can read it here) if you want to know more about it, but this is just such a great natural deodorant!
The final thing I've been loving in July is the Too Faced Cat Eyes palette. I love the mix of purples and coppery brown shades in this palette. I'm especially obsessed with the 3 highlighting shades on the side. They all look similar in the pan but they're so uniquely different on the skin. The bottom shade 'Kitten' is an almost iridescent pearly purple that makes the coolest highlighting shade ever.
All the shades perform pretty well when it comes to pigmentation. I haven't used the darker colours on my eyes yet, but the palette claims you can use them wet as eyeliner, so I might just try that out soon.

What were you loving in the month of July? Let me know in the comments!
xo

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Lip Pencil by BITE Beauty

Note: I received these items complimentary from Influenster and BITE Beauty for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own! 

Okay, real talk for a second. Lip pencils have never been my go-to makeup item. I've tried so hard to get into using lip pencils, but I really couldn't. Either they were too stiff and dragged on my lips, or I just found they didn't last and did nothing.

So I was definitely intrigued to try out BITE Beauty's Lip Pencils. Could this be the product I've been looking for? I've heard such amazing things about their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, so I had high hopes that I would find similar quality in these pencils.
From the first initial swatch of these, there's one thing I noticed that I've never experienced with any other lip pencils: these things are damn creamy. They apply so smoothly, it's essentially like they've repackaged a creamy lipstick into a pencil format. This does unfortunately mean that they will snap easily if you apply too much pressure when using them, but if you're gentle, they will give such a nice, smooth line.
I received the shade 044 and 020, with the Amuse Bouche lipsticks in Whiskey and Honeycomb to go with them. I was so instantly drawn to the 044/Whiskey combo because it is just the most pretty vampy lip ever. It's a reddish brown with hints of plum and I just cannot get enough of it.
I was a touch disappointed with 020/Honeycomb though. Formula wise it's fantastic; no issues there. The shade is just a bit too nude for my lips, and I look a little bit washed out (corpse like...). I still wanted to get good use out of this one though, so I applied a gloss on top if it with a pink undertone and it looks stunning.
The Bottom Line: are these worth it? Absolutely. They've made me a believer that lip pencils are actually worth using, and that says a lot. Would I repurchase/purchase more shades? Again, absolutely. I'd love to pick up a nude more flattering to my skin tone. This is definitely a product I could see myself using on a daily basis.