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Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil for February 2017

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil for February 2017
Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil for February 2017

With high precision texture that defines the lip line, The Lip Pencil provides perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage. Bite Beauty’s lightest formula yet, it offers addictively creamy coverage that’s so lightweight it feels like nothing on your lips. The case is an artisanal wood barrel that encapsulates whipped shea butter and three times the amount of pigments for a perfectly defined line.

Availability

February 2017

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The Details

The Lip Pencil | $18.00 | New, Permanent

  • OO2 Nude pink
  • OO4 Rosy pink
  • OO6 Pale pink
  • OO8 Peachy nude
  • O10 Rosy mauve
  • O12 Plum with taupe
  • O14 Dusty mauve
  • O16 Dusty rose
  • O18 Warm nude
  • O20 Beige nude
  • O22 Rosy brown
  • O24 Nude rose
  • O26 Deep, dusty rose
  • O28 Rose terracotta
  • O30 Deep salmon
  • O32 Mauve brown
  • O34 Plum rose
  • O36 Rose taupe
  • O38 Deep, muted mauve
  • O40 Rich toffee
  • O42 Deep, brown-red
  • O44 Rich mahogany

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Burberry Primrose & Magenta Liquid Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet

Primrose (21)

Burberry Primrose (21) Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium peony pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque coverage in one layer, while the consistency was spreadable, velvety, mousse-like, and lightweight on the lips. This shade lasted for five and a half hours on me but some color pulled into lip lines after three and a half hours of wear. I was able to rub my lips together to smooth the color back out, though. The formula was comfortable to wear and non-drying.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Primrose (21)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush Palette for Spring 2017

Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush Palette for Spring 2017
Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush Palette for Spring 2017

Introducing the Silk and Bloom Blush Palette, an illuminating face powder, for a soft glow with a hint of colour.

Availability

Now online

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The Details

Silk & Bloom Blush Palette | $68.00 | Limited Edition

Taking inspiration from runway designs and fabrics, the palette is set within a geometric print pattern referencing antique wallpaper sourced from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Combining subtle rosy colour and illuminating pearls, the soft-as-silk powder creates a glowing, flushed effect on cheeks. The lightweight and easily blendable powder formula can be layered for custom intensity, with a non-chalky finish.

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Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

01/08

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Happy Glow

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush ($54.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and silver sparkle. The pink powder seemed like a soft matte–not really shimmery but not so matte that it appeared flat on the skin–but there were distinct sparkles on the skin.

It’s a new, limited edition pressed blush from the brand that’s supposed to work as a “blush and a highlighter.” The formula is supposed to “lightly sculpt and illuminate” the complexion, which I suspect is code for not-the-most-pigmented-blush-ever. It comes in a soft pink compact, which seemed a little lighter and “cheaper” to me than their usual compacts (but it seemed sturdy and functional), and the powder has the brand’s signature violet scent. It had sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) that was incredibly blendable, as the consistency was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch.

Between the coverage level and the lightness of the color itself, it is going to be more suitable for lighter complexions and someone who doesn’t want a lot of shine from their highlighter but doesn’t mind visible sparkle. I’m light-medium in skin tone, and I get only a hint of pink on my skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Guerlain Meteorites Blush Happy Glow
Happy Glow
Happy Glow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Makeup Geek Plain Jane, Bossy Lady, Beauty Queen Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte

Plain Jane

Makeup Geek Plain Jane Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a very creamy, velvet texture that spread easily across the skin, but the formula did not feel properly mixed as there was some graininess to it as well. The color sank noticeably into my lip lines after I applied it, unfortunately, and it worsened over time. This shade wore for five hours, left a pinkish stain behind, and my lips felt raw after wearing it.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Plain Jane
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Lancome Magnetic Mauve, Rouge Magma, Meteoric Violet Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Magnetic Mauve (04)

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rose pink with warm undertones and lighter pink and gold pearl. It had medium coverage, so it fell rather short of its full coverage claim. The texture was tacky, light-medium to medium in weight (definitely noticeable on), but it didn’t slide around. The gloss stayed put for five hours and maintained its glossy shine throughout the wear. It was moisturizing over time as well.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Magnetic Mauve (04)

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