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Bite Beauty #002, 004, 006 Lip Pencils

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Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil

#002

Bite Beauty #002 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one stroke, and it applied decently for all-over color on my lips. The texture was thin, smooth without being truly creamy or emollient, and I found the best way to smooth and even out the color was to press and lightly rub my lips together. This shade lasted for five hours on its own and was non-drying but some color seemed to clump in my lip lines. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular liner with Sugarcane; I think it would work well with Sorbet (slightly darker, pinker), Meringue (lighter, warmer), Sugarcane (lighter), and Fig (darker) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #002
#002
#002
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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#006

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Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palettes for Spring 2017

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette
Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette

Ultra fine pearls ensure a refined glow that doesn’t looks glittery on the skin. This talc-free powder features a creamy texture that is ultra-blendable and doesn’t look dry. It ensures that every skin tone can match with its ideal highlight, allowing you to achieve the most radiant, light-reflecting glow. Just sweep it across the shoulders and decolléte for a gorgeous skin finish.

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The Details

The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette | $42.00 | New, Sephora Exclusive

  • Light Medium For light to medium skin tones
  • Medium Deep For medium to deep skin tones

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Gloss for Spring 2017

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Gloss
Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Gloss

Inspired by a trip to Tahiti, Bite Beauty’s founder, Susanne Langmuir, created six, Prismatic Pearl Crème Gloss lip shades. They offer gorgeous, pearlized color pay off, for a modern, foiled lip look. They’re formulated with lip-softening fruit butters and oils for a luxurious lip finish.

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The Details

Prismatic Pearl Creme Gloss | $22.00 | Limited Edition

  • Gold Metallic gold with gold shimmer
  • Champagne Pearl Metallic champagne with nude and gold shimmer
  • Pink Pearl Metallic pink with red and pink shimmer
  • Rose Pearl Metallic rose with green and violet shimmer
  • Bronze Pearl Metallic bronze with gold and silver shimmer
  • Oyster Pearl Metallic taupe with silver shimmer
  • Peacock Metallic teal with black, red, and green shimmer

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NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette for March 2017

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette
NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

A palette with three, universally flattering highlighters to illuminate the eyes and cheeks, while an ultra-versatile wet/dry formula takes you from sheer shimmer to an intense glow.

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Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Rivage Glistening pearl
  • Sale Shimmering peach champagne
  • Embruns Metallic rose gold

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee for Spring/Summer 2017

Editor’s Note: This product was previously available at other retailers, but it has since sold out through Estee Lauder, Macy’s, and Nordstrom (that I’m aware of).

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Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee | $45.00 | Limited Edition

Turn up the heat. Give yourself a heavenly glow with this super-luxurious bronzer. This seductive all-over bronzer is endless summer. Smooths on as a soft sheen. Builds to a luminous pearl highlight.

  • Heat Wave Heavenly glow

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

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Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

Saboteur

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bright, magenta purple and a deep, reddish burgundy. This was another duo where one shade applied well (the purple), while the darker (burgundy) shade fell short due to having a ton of slip to its texture, which caused it to slide around and feather.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle).

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Saboteur
Saboteur
Saboteur
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Saboteur (Left)

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Saboteur (Right)

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