Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Bite Beauty Watercolor Lip Gloss Library
Bite Beauty Watercolor Lip Gloss Library

Watercolor Lip Gloss Library ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

A delicate palette of ethereal shades inspired by the beauty of watercolor. A range composed of twelve soft shades for a beautiful translucent wash of color and alluring shine. Each sheer gloss provides hydrating properties that will leave your lips lush and supple. BITE Beauty is created with natural and food-grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. BITE Beauty lip products do not contain parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates and are certified gluten-free.

“We were all so inspired by this colour palette – beautiful and effortless shades that are also a little irregular and unpredictable. A gorgeous wash of colour that offers a subtle yet striking lift of colour for lips.” – Susanne Langmuir, Founder & CEO

  • One Yellow
  • Two Light pink
  • Three Pink
  • Four Lavender
  • Five Green
  • Six Pink
  • Seven Red
  • Eight Coral
  • Nine Plum
  • Ten Dark pink
  • Eleven Fuchsia
  • Twelve Purple berry

Availability: April 7th for VIB Rouges at Sephora; April 15th online for everyone, April 16th in-stores

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Bite Beauty Shade 004
Bite Beauty Shade 004

Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Shade 004 Dragon Fruit Rich, luminous fuchsia (April 2015)

Availability: Now at Sephora

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

If you tend to gravitate towards deeper shades in the spring, how about a few gorgeous berry-hued options? Here are five that are well-worth considering!

  1. NARS Fanny — a lighter, purpled-berry with a satin finish
  2. Bite Beauty Aubergine — a satiny berry-red
  3. MAC Rebel — a cool-toned berry with faint shimmer
  4. Urban Decay Venom — a cool-toned berry with pearl
  5. YSL Forbidden Burgundy — a glossy berry

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Bite Beauty #001 Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty #001 Creme Deluxe Lipstick

After the poor reviews came in for Bite Beauty’s #001 (Original), they did something that few companies have done: they acknowledged the feedback, reformulated, and resent the reformulated shade to customers who purchased the original. It’s a very cool move, and it really builds a better relationship–or rather, helps salvage the relationship built–with the customer, but despite the advantages of such a move, it’s very rare to see a brand even do as much as acknowledge when a product doesn’t work well.

The reformulated #001 ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) flickers in and out of stock. I wanted to write-up a quick update on the reformulated version: the texture is the most noticeably different aspect of the product. It is much, much less emollient and slippery, which makes it last longer and wear better, and has more weight to it, even though it is not heavy in the least. It’s not perfect; the color payoff is the same and still pulls into lip lines over time for me, but it wears for seven hours, is hydrating, doesn’t feather/bleed for me, and applied with fairly even coverage. February and March’s shades were still significantly better than this reformulated version, though, and I look forward to seeing what they bring out in April.

The Glossover

LE
product

#001 (Reformulation)

B

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

One of my favorite color to wear for spring is a softer version of plum, so I thought I would share some of my favorite more muted plum lipsticks today.

  1. Guerlain Garance — a very warm plum with a soft sheen
  2. MAC Marque — a gold-shimmered plum
  3. Estee Lauder Irresistible — a neutral-warm medium plum
  4. Tom Ford Indian Rose — a neutral pinky-plum
  5. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a lightly warm-toned plum

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Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 “Chilly Pepper” Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fire red/coral.” It’s a bold, bright coral-red with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, slightly more muted. MAC Barbecue (LE, $16.00) is more orange, more matte. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is slightly more orange. Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (P, $20.00) is sheerer. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Lipstick Queen Have Paris (P, $50.00) is redder. NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is brighter, slightly more orange. NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is slightly more orange, darker. MAC Mangrove (LE, $16.00) is more orange, lighter, matte. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is redder. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is sheerer. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Rozz (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is lighter. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is pinker, lighter. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is darker, redder. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I didn’t see any name on the exterior packaging or on the label on the bottom of the lipstick itself, so I’m not sure if “Chilly Pepper” is a brand-given name or if it was created by Sephora. It was intensely pigmented with fully opaque color in a single stroke. The consistency was lightly creamy but not too emollient, so it glided on without tugging on the lips but deposited even, smooth color without streaking. It lasted for six hours on me and left a slight stain behind. I found the formula of this shade to be slightly hydrating over time. As you might have noticed from above, there are numerous shades like it, so if you missed it, don’t fear–there are so many possibilities to satiate the need for a bold coral-red. The good news is that March’s shade delivers a high quality, richly pigmented product, though it doesn’t feel largely different (other than it being a bit thinner and less slippery) from their Luminous Creme formula (to me).

The Glossover

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product

#003

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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