Bite Beauty Multistick: Mascarpone

When this product came out I was instantly drawn to it – a lipstick, blusher and eyeshadow in one?  I suppose any makeup product can go beyond what it’s meant to be (I’ve used lipstick as blush before!) but to have something officially marketed as a 3-in-1, well, I got suckered in!

This is the Bite Beauty Multistick in Mascarpone:

As per Sephora:

What it is:
A multistick that applies like a cream and wears like a powder for weightless color application—just apply with your finger or a brush on the eyes, lips, and cheeks.

What it does:
With 35 percent powder in each Multistick bullet, this silicone-free formula creates a soft focus finish that’s blendable, breathable, and buildable. It features universal shades for the eyes, lips, and cheeks that compliment all skintones and are formulated to use anywhere on the face.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Bite Beauty products are free of petrochemicals and silicones.

The shade range of the BB Multisticks are awesome – from nudes, pinks, corals, to deeper red and brown shades – there is something for every skintone. It was hard for me to choose just one shade to start with, but I settled on Mascarpone – a deep pink shade that I thought would look great on my medium skintone and would be a perfect transition shade into the autumn season – still fresh and natural, but with a bit more depth.

On the cheeks, I use the stick directly on my face, apply a couple little swipes and blend with my fingers. I use the Beauty Blender to clean up any wonky edges.  The finish it leaves is exactly as how Sephora describes:  “applies like a cream and wears like a powder” and “creates a soft focus finish”.  The lasting power of this as a blush is actually quite impressive – a full 8-hour day at work and by the time I get home the colour is still there.

On the lips, this gives a semi-matte finish. It’s surprisingly creamy to apply and feels comfortable on my lips, in spite of it being matte.  The colour pay-off is pretty amazing, easy to build up and doesn’t seem to cling to any dry patches. The lasting power is decent – not as long as a liquid lipstick but longer than a cream-formula.

I have not tried this on my eyes and probably won’t in all honesty – the shade I chose was one that I wanted primarily for my lips and cheeks. However, some of the deeper brown shades in the range would probably look amazing as eyeshadows.

The Bite Beauty Multistick is a great product for travelling – whether in your everyday makeup bag or if you’re going away  – you potentially have 3 products in one little bullet!

I’m already eyeing up another shade to purchase – loving this product.

Purchased at Sephora for $28Cdn.

Have you tried the Bite Beauty Multistick?  Like or dislike?

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NARS lipstick – Banned Red (2016 Spring Collection)

Hello friends!

This review is on the new NARS lipstick in Banned Red:

This shade is part of the NARS 2016 spring collection that includes another lipstick, two lipglosses, a few eyeshadows and a blush.

I’ve always been a sucker for red lipsticks – I admire you ladies who wear red lips on the regular and look awesome doing it! I, on the other hand, am not as confident as you!

I have a handful of red lipstick options in my own lipstick collection, however, I don’t tend to wear them very often. Working in an office setting, a bright bold red lip on me, would seem quite out of place. But with the NARS Banned Red lipstick shade, I think it’s a red that is totally wearable anytime and everywhere.

NARS lipsticks are definitely on the more pricey side of lipsticks but after my first experience with a NARS lipstick in the shade Dolce Vita, I can completely appreciate the price point and the quality of the product.  If you want to read my review on Dolce Vita, click here!

I’ve seen Banned Red described as a “mulled wine” shade.  The best I can describe it is a deep, warm red/brown/copper shade with a satin finish.  I think this would actually look pretty good on any skintone.  This shade has that “90’s” vibe going on – a good mix of the deeper reds and browns that were so “in” those days and have made a comeback again over the last few months – Hello, heard of Kylie Jenner much?  🙂

This formula is very creamy and quite opaque even with one swipe.  I like to apply a few swipes on my lips, then blot it down with a tissue and then reapply one more time. This helps to make the lipstick last a bit longer on me and give me that satin-matte finish that I personally like. The wear time on this is actually very good – maybe a good 4-5 hours before fading – and even after it’s faded or come off, I’m left with a bit of a stain on my lips.  This formula does not dry out my lips, if anything it keeps them quite hydrated because of how creamy it is.

On days where I’m feeling a bit bolder and want my lips to be the focus on my face that day, I will wear Banned Red and not feel too over the top.

Loving this!

You can find NARS Banned Red (along with the rest of the NARS 2016 spring collection) at Sephora for $35 Cdn.

I give the NARS Banned Red lipstick: a STANDING OVATION

Have you tried this lipstick or any of the NARS products?  Like or dislike?  Suggestions?

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Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby

I still have a hard time justifying buying higher-end lipsticks, but after using and loving my NARS Dolce Vita and small collection of MAC lippies, I can definitely see the appeal and addiction towards more expensive lip products. Don’t get me wrong — I will forever keep buying drugstore lip products, but I have to admit, the quality of higher-end lipsticks are sometimes, no comparison to drugstore brands.

Wanting to try a new brand, I picked up a Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in the shade Spice Spice Baby.  Just like the NARS Dolce Vita, I opted for a neutral, easy, MLBB-ish shade that I could wear every day if I wanted to.  My thought is that if I’m spending almost or over $30 for one lipstick, it better be one that I can wear every day!

On the Sephora website:

What it is:
A rich and creamy lip color infused with moisturizing and strengthening benefits.

What it does:
Indulge lips with luxurious color and super moisturizers including white lotus flower and power peptides. This rich formula comes in abundant shades in four essential color ranges: nudes, spices, pinks, and reds. Edited to only the most fashionable shades, it’s impossible to pick just one.

Let’s admire this lipstick bullet, first of all. Gold and so chic!  It’s got ‘Too Faced’ embossed on the side and the product has a good weight to it — definitely feels as luxurious as it looks.

The shade Spice Spice Baby is definitely one that I can wear (most people can, I presume) every day and would pair nicely with pretty much any makeup look.  It’s a pinky-brown colour that enhances my lip colour if it do a sheer swipe; if I build it up, it tends to look more pink — still wearable, but a bit more intense.

The formula of this lipstick is soooo creamy! It makes my lips feel moisturized and is very comfortable to wear.

This is not a long-wearing formula, but with frequent sips of coffee (will transfer), this will give me about 2-3 hours of wear before substantial fading.

This range has some really great shades that run from nudes to reds — if you go check them out, I’m sure you’ll find one (or more!) that would suit your skintone.

I purchased this at Sephora for $26 Cdn.

I give the Too Faced La Crème Lipstick in Spice Spice Baby: a STANDING OVATION

Do you own any Too Faced lipsticks?  Like or dislike?

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