25 October 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche - Holiday 2016 Duos


I recently scooped up three out of four of the new Amuse Bouche formula duos for the holidays. From Sephora: Swipe on gorgeous lip color for every festive occasion with the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo. It features a signature Amuse Bouche shade with a limited-edition, foiled top coat that’s perfect for the holiday season. 

The only time I have used/bought a Bite lipstick was the Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix, from Holiday 2014. They sold 4 High Pigment Lip Pencils in a small red tin. I loved the shade Sable! Those pencils smelled like Earl Grey tea and felt very smooth to apply. I've been meaning to try the new Amuse Bouche lipsticks for months but somehow haven't managed to make it happen. I may be a new convert, however! 

I didn't purchase Sour Cherry/Gold because I wear red lipstick maybe once a year and I'll already nerver used the ones I own. I love red, don't get me wrong, but I seldom find myself reaching for it or finding it appropriate for wherever I'm going. It feels so classy and special, and I'm just not doing special classy lady things ever.

L-R: Fig, Rose Gold, Jam, Opal, Pepper, Bronze

Opal - I'm dumb because I swatched it after I wiped off Jam. My lips are stained a bit pink from it. 
Rose Gold
I might have to get Pepper in a full size, I think it's the most flattering! The lipstick duos are quite tiny - if you've ever received a Bite mini as a point perk from Sephora, it's about that size. I didn't layer to get the intended metallic foiled effect because I didn't want to get the colours mixed. I don't even know if I will use them that way, it seems messy and Bronze and Rose Gold look pretty great on their own to me. 

For Canadians, they are $17 a piece. That's two colours to try, which is nice. I think it's a bit expensive, but it'll be good for anyone who doesn't use up lipsticks, likes minis or samples, and wants to try the formula or brand. 

I've already written my list for Amuse Bouche lipsticks I will be buying: Pepper, Thistle, Taro, and Chai. 

Bite also has a 4 lipstick mini set available for the holidays. 

Have you purchased anything by Bite recently? 

25 September 2016

European "DM" Drugstore Lipstick Review

It's been a while! Hello!

I'm still insanely obsessed with buying and applying makeup. I promised myself I would make some time to talk about some things and share some nice pictures.

Today I received a beautiful lipstick from a friend of mine who just went home to visit her family in Hungary. Knowing how much I love cosmetics, she brought me back a European drugstore brand lipstick to try. I don't know much about the brand or the drugstore, all I know is the drugstore chain is called DM and apparently it's equivalent to something like Shopper's Drug Mart or Rexall. It's their in house brand (like SDM carries Quo). I think the brand is called s-he, or it might be Style Zone, I'm not 100% certain so perhaps someone else from Europe could elaborate on the brand.

She picked out a fun, bright red for me - in certain light it looks a bit like a coral, sometimes it looks pink, and in photos it's mostly an orange-red. The package is a very simple, plastic white block design. The shape at the tip for application is a bit interesting, it makes it easier for the cupid's bow but it was a bit challenging to get crisp lines on the bottom lip.

The formula is creamy, it doesn't pull when applying, and you don't have to build it up in layers to get an opaque cover on the lips. It dries somewhere in between creamy and matte, but it does transfer.

I have been trying to find a site or something that ships this brand to Canada/US, however so far I haven't had any luck. Luckily we have many options for red lipsticks in various finishes from so many brands here, but I loved being able to try something new!

What;s the best makeup item you've tried that you can't get in your country?

24 May 2016

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows

I can do swatches another time, but I was happy with  my little collection of eyeshadows that fit perfectly in my drawer!  (I actually think I have Rex somewhere else......)

Top (all left to right):   Ex, Fantasy, Cocnut, Empire, Hope
Middle: Too Soon,   Kindness, Bravery, So Quiche, Hanky Panky
Bottom: One &   Done, Sequin, Strength, Girl Crush, Adios

What's your favourite Colourpop eyeshadow shade?