Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Bite Beauty Lipstick and Sugar Lip Treatment
As mentioned in my November Review, I finally took the time to embrace Sephora this past week. I'm a big fan of Ulta, but there's a Sephora just a couple of train stops north of where I'm stay — hey, it's convenient and has so many wonderful samples. Despite not being a regular customer here, I have been signed up for their Beauty Insider program for a while.
On my birthday I got the standard yearly email with a free product. I was on a mission to find a nice wine/berry lipstick to gift to myself, so I figure I'd give them a whirl.
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick — I actually almost bought the Lacȏme Rogue in Love. I ran into a really nice gal that follows me on Instagram and it turned out that she works for Bite Beauty. I love trying new products and am always intrigued by natural alternatives. What drew me into Bite was that, for one, the Mulberry color was spot on to Lacȏme's 391N. Secondly, the price point was virtually the same. And thirdly, Bite lipstick is free of synthetics, parabens, sulfates, and all of those other nasty things that we always get warned about. I have emailed Bite to find out whether or not they test on animals (and I'm crossing my fingers that they don't!) and am just waiting on a reply from them! You can also see me wearing this shade in my recent Good as Gold outfit post.
Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo — This was the birthday gift! These are really fantastic, soft, and smooth lip treatments. The Sugar and Rose came in the small set. While I think they smell great and are a perfectly fine balm, I don't see much different in my lips between this product and my Maybelline Baby Lips (a product that I love). The tint is nice and it was a gift, so I'm not complaining! But in the future I can't imagine spending $23 for a product that I don't see exceeding a drugstore brand I already own.
On my next trip to Sephora I'm hoping to test out OCC Lip Tars (ugh, finally!) and get a nice deep cocoa lipstick. Perhaps I'll spoil myself and go for the Givenchy in Racy Brown? We'll see...
Header image by Anna Sastre. Product images courtesy of Sephora.