Happy Tuesday! Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate.
Welcome to my first feature of Bite Beauty on Beautymunson! I had been slowly building up a collection of Bite products when they released their Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks. Not a LIQUID lipstick, a liquified lipstick. Do you remember where we all used to be before the liquid lipstick trend? Here!
I bought my typical, mid-Pink aka ‘Èclair’, a fun red-orange aka ‘Flambé’ and a deeper (and my go-to) red aka ‘Braised’.
The one downfall to traveling is that if you forget to pack something, you’re screwed. Sure, you can go buy a replacement of what you forgot but what’s the point of buying something you already own just for a couple of uses before you’re back home? This was the dilemma I had while I was visiting home for the winter holidays. I desperately wanted a light, bright, warm pink lip for my New Year’s Eve outfit that I had planned. The problem being that I brought home all of my dark winter shades instead of my plethora of pinks. I had forced myself into the repurchasing dilemma. I decided that I was going to go out and buy a new pink but it needed to be a new product that I had never tried so that I could sort of excuse the repurchasing.
Enter the new products of this winter. I went to Ulta three times. CVS. Rite Aid. Finally I wandered into Walgreens looking for another product that I believed had the right shade I was looking for. This is after two trips to Ulta and one more to return the Maybelline lipsticks that were too cool-toned (I didn’t want MAC St. Germain. I wanted a warm, bubblegum pink.) While I didn’t find the product I was looking for, I found THESE. The new Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Matte Liquid lipsticks. What a mouthful.
I was suckered in by the bright, unique purple shade and sold when I found my perfect bubblegum pink. I didn’t have these. I hadn’t even ventured into the liquid lipstick world yet. That purple was unlike anything I’d ever seen by a major drugstore brand. These were made for me.
I picked up the two shades of ‘Pink Charge’ and ‘Vivid Violet’ and ran home. Well, hobbled home. I’m in a walking boot and had crutches from a surgery I had just had. That’s a story for another time. These guys are exactly what I was looking for— and I didn’t even realize that I was looking for until after I bought them.
The name suggests a matte product. I have to say, they don’t mattify. If you put little to no product on your lips they will a little but you won’t get the coverage or payoff that you should and would get by layering a few coats. However, the finish that these have is pleasurable in that they don’t dry out your lips and they don’t get tacky while still remaining thick. The color payoff is ridiculous and the staying time is decent— I found that I needed to reapply after a few hours. Which I didn’t mind. So while the name suggests matte, don’t go into these thinking you’re getting a matte product and you won’t be disappointed. The color range is fabulous and the price point is a typical Maybelline price of about $8 depending on where you pick them up.
I love Maybelline. They’re my favorite drug store brand and this product sold me even further on them.
Some how in some way I found myself having off on a Saturday! It’s definitely a rare occasion so I’m taking full advantage and keeping myself busy— and outdoors— all day. Since I had as much time as I wanted to get ready, I did things a little differently today and played around a bit with some products that haven’t seen the light in awhile.
I’ve had a couple of blemishes pop up lately which is usual for my skin in the summertime but they’ve been nothing that my beloved Pro Longwear concealer can’t handle! I hadn’t pulled out my Vice palette by Urban Decay in a hella long time so I decided today was the day to give it some love. I created a pretty purple melt across the eye using a few shades and brought back a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil as well! Check out the products that I used below.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay eyeshadows in ‘Rapture’ (outer half), ‘Provocative’ (inner half) and ‘Vice’ (crease/blending)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Pots and Pans’ underneath ‘Provocative’ to give it something to stick to
Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner
Maybelline Colossal mascara (top lashes)
L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock (bottom lashes)
Urban Decay eyeshadows in ‘Secret Service’ (darker) and ‘Naked’ (lighter)
Benefit The Big Easy liquid foundation in ‘Fair’
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in N15
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in ‘Light’
MAC Wash and Dry Studio Sculpt Defining Powder in ‘Delicates’
MAC blush in ‘Melba’
NARS Satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien’
Hellooooooo my pretty….
|Sorry for the iPhone quality photos. I’m in the midst of moving and my camera is not in my possession currently!|
In classic spur of the moment fashion, I picked up a new item from MAC’s latest collection. I just happened to be strolling around the internet on my pay day and saw that this collection had been released and saw that there was a bronzer in it… in this incredible packaging. 100% the reason why I bought this was because of the packaging and once I was in the car on my way to my MAC counter I realized that this was meant to be because I just hit pan on my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (after three years let me tell you!!!!) and was in the market for a new bronzer. I was in between repurchasing my beloved Too Faced but also wanted to try out the Hourglass Bronzing Powder but this Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder is like both of those two combined!
There is a beautiful, delicate sheen in this light brown powder which lightly illuminates while staying true to it’s name, “Delicates”. It isn’t too dark. It isn’t too intense. It’s perfect for pale people like me and finally my boyfriend can stop telling me that he can “smell my makeup” because it doesn’t smell like chocolate like my incumbent bronzer.
What I’ve been doing is circling this around my face with a larger powder brush in the bronzing hot spots and then going in with NYX’s ‘Taupe’ blush juuuuuust barely in the hollows of my cheeks to add some dimension.
I’m ngl, I feel pretty cool when I wear my MAC blush, this bronzer and my mineralized skin finish natural. This is the most MAC I’ve ever owned and now I’m slowly getting addicted because all of the products I own absolutely ROCK.