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.
This particular flavor/shade is exclusive to Canada, and it seems like it is permanent, but I’m not 100% sure (I did try to get information from Bite via Twitter but no luck). If you’re unfamiliar with Bite’s Agave Lip Mask formula, you can read my reviews on the: original, Champagne, and Smashed formulas. I’m a big fan of the Agave Lip Mask formula for its long-wearing, ultra-hydrating properties, as I can put it on before bed and still wake up with a sheer, but noticeable, layer of product. My lips always feel so much better after wearing this for a few hours if they’ve been through a swatch-a-thon. For me, it is more hydration than I need on a regular basis, but it is a go-to when I feel like my lips have been dried by a formula I’ve tested or need an extra pick-me-up. The formula seems very comparable to past versions, and after wearing this for a few nights, it’s been lovely and a real treat (especially as I’ve been testing a lot of liquid lipsticks lately!). It has a maple scent and a more generically sweet taste to me, but the maple is noticeable on but doesn’t overwhelm me–I just periodically notice I’m wearing it by scent. The texture is medium in weight and thickness, and it is a very tacky formula, though that is likely why it can wear so long.
P.S. — Big thanks to Julie over at Swatch & Review for helping me buy this! 🙂