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Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Lip Set

01/06

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set

Champagne Discovery

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Holiday 2017 Lip Set ($35.00 for 0.36 oz.) contains a lipgloss, lip pencil, and a multi-use cream stick (can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks). All three shades are part of the brand’s permanent offerings, so they can be purchased individually as well. They are full-sized products, so the set has a great value at $65 worth of products.

I did notice some issues with packaging, though, as my Multistick had a fault twist mechanism and damaged stick (cosmetic damage, only) and my lip pencil had no point so I had to sharpen to expose product and there was a tip of wax after sharpening. If any readers pick up the trio, I’d love to hear if there were any discrepancies in packaging, as it struck me as odd. The products themselves were consistent with the permanent versions that I have reviewed previously. Edit: I wanted to update and let you know that Bite reached out to get batch codes for the Multistick and Lip Pencil so they can look into it 🙂

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Cashew

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Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

01/08

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer

Universal

Fenty Beauty Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer ($18.00 for oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It had a high-gloss finish that was noticeably shiny and mirror-like.

The formula is supposed to have a “peach-vanilla” scent (I’d agree–sweet, lightly fruity) and be “conditioning.” It was designed to be worn alone or layered over other lip products. The consistency was very smooth, light-to-medium in weight, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. It had a plusher consistency that helped it stay out of most of my lip lines. The shimmer was moderate but noticeable, and it distributed evenly across the lips. The coverage was medium, not really buildable, and may be less visible on someone with more neutral, mid-tone natural lip color. On me, the gloss lasted for three hours but was hydrating.

Ingredients

POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICAPRYLIN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MICA, SORBITAN OLEATE, SILICA, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER UNSAPONIFIABLES, AROMA/FLAVOR, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TRIBEHENIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE.

Universal
Universal
B+

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Ciate Luna, Aurora, Zodiac Liquid Chromes

01/07

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome

Luna

Ciate Luna Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with warm yellow undertones with lighter gold shimmer. I didn’t feel like this one shifted so much as it had a ton of gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish and the much lighter gold pearl contrasted a lot with the warmer pink base. It had medium color payoff that went on fairly evenly with just a touch of color pulling into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and mostly non-sticky on the lips, which made it comfortable and easy to wear over the three hours it lasted for.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.10 oz. - $180.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "color-shifting" lip gloss with a "high-shine" finish that can be used "on it's own as an intense [gloss]" or layered as a "lip topper." The brand doesn't say much else with respect to the product, but all in all, it really is a straightforward release. The consistency was smooth, almost creamy, but not too thick or too thin with slight tackiness that did not feel heavy or goopy on my lips. The coverage level was more medium than sheer or opaque with a high level of shimmer, which seemed to align with its ability to be used a "lip topper." Some of them shifted more than others, but they all had a very shiny finish that caught and reflected light well. The formula was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and lasted between three and five hours on me.

Browse all of our Ciate Liquid Chrome swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide [May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Luna
Luna
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Zodiac

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Ciate Nova, Venus, Eclipse Liquid Chromes

01/08

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome

Nova

Ciate Nova Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warmer, pink and gold pearl. The gloss shifted from pink shimmer to more golden orange shimmer, and this was one of the most obvious shifters in the range. It had semi-opaque pigmetnation with a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn’t sticky and was easy to spread across the lips. The gloss went on evenly and just had a touch of color that pulled into my deepest lip line. On me, it lasted for four hours and was moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.10 oz. - $180.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "color-shifting" lip gloss with a "high-shine" finish that can be used "on it's own as an intense [gloss]" or layered as a "lip topper." The brand doesn't say much else with respect to the product, but all in all, it really is a straightforward release. The consistency was smooth, almost creamy, but not too thick or too thin with slight tackiness that did not feel heavy or goopy on my lips. The coverage level was more medium than sheer or opaque with a high level of shimmer, which seemed to align with its ability to be used a "lip topper." Some of them shifted more than others, but they all had a very shiny finish that caught and reflected light well. The formula was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and lasted between three and five hours on me.

Browse all of our Ciate Liquid Chrome swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide [May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Nova
Nova
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+

Venus

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B

Eclipse

Permanent
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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Desert Heat & Fired Crystal Lip Glosses

01/08

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss

Desert Heat

Estee Lauder Desert Heat Victoria Beckham Lip Gloss ($36.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and cream finish. The color applied somewhat unevenly on the lips, though it did not sink too badly into lip lines.

The formula can be “worn alone or over” a lip pencil or lipstick and has a “hydrating feel” but is “non-drying.” It had medium coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that was slightly tacky but comfortable to wear. It lasted for two and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. The formula had a sweet fig scent to me and had a faint soapy taste at times.

Ingredients

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C

Fired Crystal

Limited Edition
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Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

01/08

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Dose of Colors Over the Top Desi x Katy Lipgloss

Over the Top

Dose of Colors Over the Top Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with flecks of medium-sized gold sparkle. It’s not designed to be much more than a clear gloss with gold sparkle in it (it’s actually described as “a mega-shine clear gloss infused with reflective gold reflects”). It had noticeable sparkle but wasn’t chocked-full of it either. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and non-tacky on the lips, and the gloss spread easily across my lips. I had a sweet, vanilla-like scent but no discernible taste. The gloss lasted for an hour and a half on me and seemed slightly hydrating.

Ingredients

Polybutene Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Octyldodecanol Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (candelilla) wax Copernicia prunifera (carnauba) wax, Trihydroxystearin Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate Silica Polyethylene terephthalate Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total