Bite Beauty : Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rhone and Carmenere

I’m almost tired of writing Bite reviews at this point, but I’m going to finish off my week of Bite Beauty lipsticks with two that are available online only. I always think that buying lipsticks online is super risky, especially if you can’t find them in store to swatch. It’s also difficult to find swatches of some things if they haven’t been out for too long (I’m pretty sure these both came out a long time ago though, so the Internet is probably infiltrated with swatches of these two).


Rhone and Carmenere are both red-based shades, with Rhone leaning slightly more berry.

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Bite Beauty : Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos in Tangerine/Ligonberry and Riesling/Tannin

Are you tired of Bite Beauty posts yet? Don’t worry – there’s only one more after this one, and then I think I’m done until they release more things that I’ll inevitably need to have in my life. For the VIB Fall sale at Sephora, I decided to pick up the Mix N’ Mingle Set which came with 10 different minis of Bite products. I was only interested in two of them, so I asked some makeup addicts if they’d be interested in splitting up the set with me. The two I kept for myself were the lipstick duos in Tangerine and Ligonberry and Riesling and Tannin.



I’m super happy I was able to find people to split this up with, because I absolutely love the two that I kept for myself.

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Bite Beauty : Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Fig/Date

To continue on with my week of Bite Beauty, today I have a neutral lipstick duo – Fig/Date.



This duo is available as part of Sephora’s Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis, and it also comes in the 10 piece set. I bought this before I got the set, which is why I’m reviewing it separately.  Continue reading

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Unboxing : Memebox Superbox #65 – Korea’s Most Wanted 2

I don’t typically do unboxing posts because I really like to test out products before I write out my reviews. However, this Memebox is filled with skincare that I know will need more than a few test runs, so I’m doing an unboxing with initial thoughts and I’ll review the skincare individually at a later date.

IMG_3542EThis is the first time I’ve gotten a Superbox so I didn’t realize how heavy these are compared to the other Memeboxes I’ve received. The Superbox came with 6 items (all full sized!):

  • elRoel Tone Up Starter SPF50+ PA+++ Green 50mL
  • Hello Blooming Multi Firming Cream 50 mL
  • The Tang Tang Kissy Skin Therapy Peeling Wash 100 mL
  • Kskin Emu Leg R-Free Massage Cream 100g
  • LadyKin One Touch Bling Glow Lipstick in 09 Deep Plum Burgundy
  • The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Essence 35 mL

Since my foray into Korean skincare has pretty much been a Face Shop face wash and some Missha BB cream, I was really excited to see all the skincare included in this box.

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Bite Beauty : Luminous Creme Lipsticks in Mulberry, Casis, and Barolo

If you’ve seen my Instagram lately, the lip colors I’ve been leaning towards are either wine shades or oxblood reds. Bite Beauty has fantastic options for both of these. Yesterday, I talked about the Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Poppy and Scarlet, and today I’m going to focus on three more of the Luminous Creme Lipsticks – only this time two of the shades I’m talking about are available online only. It’s difficult when choosing shades that are only available online because there are few people who will take those chances without looking up a ton of swatches.


Mulberry and Casis are the wine shades, with Barolo being a really different mauve.

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Bite Beauty : Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Poppy/Scarlet


It’s that time of year again when Bite Beauty releases those fun little duos! I grabbed the Palomino and Violet one last year, and for fun decided to try out the Lychee and Musk one. The Lychee and Musk one got returned because I wasn’t so much into more natural lip colors at this time last year (which is funny because now I really  love Musk). Either way, I decided to pick a few up – along with splitting the Holiday set up with a bunch of friends – so I have a few reviews coming your way. First up though, Poppy and Scarlet.

One of the reasons I love getting these is because it’s a really great value. For $12, you get 0.1 ounces of product. A full sized Luminous Creme Lipstick from Bite is $24 for 0.15 ounces.

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A Big Huge Performance Colors Lipstick Post

I have a lipstick addiction, and Performance Colors is not a brand that helps me stop buying the lipsticks. Tiffany, the owner, has a super generous 3 lipsticks for $12 deal that’s always going on, and the quality just makes me want to get every color. I have a ton of them, and this is going to be the first of a few swatch posts. Because I’m lazy, I’m only going to be providing lip swatches and descriptions, along with any other personal comments I have about that particular color.

Performance Colors offers two formulas: Matte and Restorative. The restorative formula is supposed to be moisturizing, and the matte formula is supposed to be, well, matte. Honestly, Performance Colors has the most moisturizing matte formula I’ve ever used.

Honey TreeLight honey nude with gold sparkle.
At first I didn’t like this shade. Tiffany accidentally switched two orders and I received this one by mistake. I swatched it, and threw it in a pile to eventually swap. I’ve since grown to like it, mostly because of the gold sparkle. I do worry that it winds up washing me out, but the gold shines through and makes me forget all those worries.

DupedDeep girly pink.
I’m still trying to figure out what color this was trying to dupe. Either way, it’s a pale pink, and one of those shades that can be pretty difficult to pull off. Somehow, Tiffany made it work though, and I reach for this for those purple eyeshadow days.

Neon FlamingoBright neon hot pink.
This shade kind of reminds me of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum. It’s a super bright matte pink – definitely a statement lipstick.

OrchidLilacy plum purple.
Orchid is another one of those softer pink shades that will look good on so many people. It has a hint of purple in it, but not too strong for those people who hate having purple lips.

TemptressNatural neutral pink honey.
This was my very first Performance Colors lipstick. This is a good starting point because it’s not too bright and fits well with a lot of looks. It’s also part of the restorative formula – nondrying and decently long lasting.

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Wantable Makeup – November 2014

Wantable is one of those subscription boxes where there are some months that I’m 100% pleased with what I get, and other months I’m just not excited about it. In my last Wantable review, I had to combine September and October because I was just really bored with the products that they sent out. It took me until November to review them. Thankfully, they’re on an uptick again – I love my November box.


The way that Wantable works is for $36, you get between 4 and 5 full sized products based on a pretty extensive quiz you take about your likes and dislikes. Anything that’s on your dislike list you shouldn’t get. For the past few months, I’ve only gotten four products. While that’s not a huge deal, I think they should update their site to say that you’re going to get 4 rather than put the hopes of potentially getting 5 products out there.

Anyways, this month, I got the following items:

  • yourMinerals Shimmer Eye Shadow in Champagne Gold
  • Surratt Beauty Pointilliste Mascara
  • Surratt Beauty Smokey Eye Baton in Vapeur Mauve
  • Vincent Longo Deluxe Blush Brush

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Hello Waffle Visage – November 2014

As many of my regular readers know, Hello Waffle is one of my favorite indie brands out there. When Christine announced a monthly box, I jumped at the opportunity. I opened my browser five minutes before it was released, and stared intently at the clock. When the release time hit, I refreshed, added it to my cart, and checked out successfully.


November’s Visage box has a rose theme, which I love. It was inspired by the Brothers Grimm story The Summer and Winter Garden, which is pretty  much the Beauty and the Beast story. I especially love it because Christine included a purple based shadow to go along with the rest, which really rounds out the look for me.


Here’s how the Visage box works:

  • For $25 monthly, you get a varied mix of full and mini sized products.
  • There will be a guest brand each month.
  • Subscriptions open on the 29th of each month.
  • If you weren’t able to get a Visage box but you’re interested in the products, products from the box are released for individual sale on the 15th of the month.

This month’s box came with 3 full sized eye shadows, 1 halfling (mini) blush, and a full sized Lip Theory from Life’s Entropy.

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Bite Beauty: Best Bite Remix

One of my first experiences with Bite Beauty was last year’s Best Bite set. I had a wonderful time testing out the products and seeing how amazing they were. I love Bite as a brand – if you can’t tell from all my posts about Bite products – and I’ve loved almost everything I’ve bought from them.


When I saw that there was going to be a Best Bite Remix, I knew I had to have it. So of course, I picked it up. The Best Bite Remix comes with four mini High Pigment Lip Crayons: Sable, Rhubarb, Pomegranate, and Winterberry. In comparison to last year’s set, the only shade that’s the same is Rhubarb.

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