Bite Beauty Maple Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Maple Agave Lip Mask ($30.00 CAN for 0.52 fl. oz.) is described as a “bronze shine.” It’s a coppery-brown with lighter gold, pink, and copper shimmer. Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Cocoa (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer. Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is lighter. Surratt Beauty Ensoleille (P, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Moon Beach (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Bite Beauty Maple Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask Maple
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
Limited Edition

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio ($25.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes three shades of jumbo-sized lip pencils that twist-up. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-hydrating” with “shiny color,” and it’s pretty much tinted lip balm. I believe this is the first time I’ve tried this formula, but I enjoyed them overall. They have sheer to semi-sheer that’s buildable, wears three to four hours, and is hydrating over time. I like that they twist-up, so you don’t have to worry about wasting product when sharpening. The texture is lightweight with moderate slip, so their biggest downfall is that they don’t always look perfectly even. The formula is vanilla-scented but the scent didn’t linger or translate into a taste for me. Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Mango Sorbet are both available as permanent singles, while I didn’t see Fig Prosecco on Laura Geller’s website, and they retail for $16 as a standalone formula (so the kit is worth $48).

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Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio
Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive (2015)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
Limited Edition
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By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balms

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to hydrate, “fill in wrinkles and fine lines,” while also smoothing and “boost[ing] volume.” It is a tinted lip balm, in simpler terms, with semi-sheer color coverage, glossy finish, and designed to keep your lips looking and feeling better. Overall, the formula is moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear with a creamy consistency that has enough slip that it doesn’t cling, but it doesn’t glide right off the lips either. I didn’t notice an increase in volume, and it didn’t seem like it helped to fill in lines, but the hydration did linger beyond the initial application. The formula is rose-scented and a slight, almost perfume-y taste. They’re also shorter-wearing, which isn’t a real surprise, but you’ll likely need to reapply throughout the day to maintain the color.

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By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm
By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Nude Hydra-Balm Bare Balm (1)
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
Permanent
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Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask ($26.00 for 0.52 oz.) is described as a “universal red-wine tint.” It’s a brightened, cherryr ed with cool undertones that turns to more of a pinky-red color applied to lips. NARS Shade IV (LE, $26.00) is warmer. Josie Maran Always Cherry (P, $18.00) is warmer. NARS Rose Gitane (P, $26.00) is warmer. MAC Wake Up! (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Night is Young (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (Tinted) Smashed
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Bite Beauty Champagne Agave Lip Mask

Bite Beauty Champagne Agave Lip Mask ($26.00 for 0.52 oz.) is described as a “rose gold pearl.” It’s a sheer, gold-shimmered pink. It seems to darken and even out my natural lip color slightly while adding a touch of shine. I don’t know of a really worthwhile dupe (something that is more in the “tinted lip balm” family), given that this is an ultra-hydrating formula with such subtle color. If you like the idea of the color but want a true gloss: see comparison swatches.

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Bite Beauty Champagne Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty   Champagne Agave Lip Mask
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%

Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm (Part 2)

Earlier, I posted my first review of Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm ($22.00 for TBA oz.), which you can find here. According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a hydrating formula that gives lips a better appearance. There are six shades in all, with one being colorless, and the others are supposed to have “juicy tints of color.” The formula is somewhat hydrating–less than a really good lip balm, and it is also less than their regular La Creme lipstick formula, for me–and very short-wearing (only one shade lasts two hours; all the others last less). It has a lightweight feel on the lips, but it is thinner than the La Creme lipsticks. The “tinted” shades seem to emphasize lip imperfections; the formula seems to catch every little imperfection (ones I didn’t know I had!).

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Too Faced La Creme Lip Balm
Too Faced La Crème Lip Balm Pink Slip
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6
Application
5
Total
73%
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