Today we meet Cava, my first ever Bite Beauty product! I picked up this little gem a while ago at the Sephora VIB Rouge holiday event and let me tell you, it was a fantastic choice! Bite Beauty’s Luminous Creme Lipstick in Cava is truly a unique shade and despite my ever growing lipstick collection, I don’t have anything else quite like it. I knew from the beginning that this was a product that I had to review for you guys!
OVERALL REVIEW: 8.25
Packaging: Grey lipstick tube that feels sightly velvety in your hand. The tip of the tube is shaped differently for reds, neutrals, pinks and berries. 8/10
Longevity: Good, especially for a cream lipstick! Expect at least 4 hour, if not more. 9/10
Application: Uber creamy upon application. Glides over lips like butter and is easily opaque. 8/10
Texture: Very creamy and moisturizing with a slightly wet looking finish. 8/10
The Bite Beauty line retails at Sephora and you can purchase the Luminous Creme Lipstick formula for $24. While strolling past the Bite Beauty display at my local Sephora, the stunningly unique Cava caught my eye and I stopped immediately to gawk and swatch it. It was truly gorgeous. But did I want to spend $24 on a single lipstick? I wasn’t so sure about that so I moseyed around for a while thinking on it before deciding that I did in fact need this lipstick. Cava is a beautiful lilac beige shade with slightly grey undertones and there is something about this color that I just adore.
I’m proud to report that I somehow managed not to go nuts with all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals and ended up only placing one order! Crazy, huh? 😛 Coastal Scents was offering 50% off of their ENTIRE website. Their stuff is already really affordable, so it was a steal at half off and I just couldn’t pass that up. So without further adieu, I present to you my Coastal Scents Black Friday Haul!
For a grand total of $17, shipping included, I snagged 3 brushes and 4 pots of their glitter powders. My order also came with a 4 shade sampler of the Revealed Palette and a nifty little sticker!
Hey there! So if you didn’t see my previous post on the package that I received from Lit Cosmetics recently and the quick look that I did with it, you can take a look at it here.
I received seven gorgeous shades of this lovely glitter! Lit Cosmetics offers 4 sizes of glitter from very, very fine to larger pieces of glitter. All of the shades I received were size 2, except for Abba which is size 3. You can clearly see the difference in the size of the glitter particles in Abba compared to the others.
My arm looks a little dark in this picture but I felt like this photo best shows the true colors of the glitters.
Today I received my prize from @litcosmetics Glitter Friday Instagram contest and I was seriously blown away when I opened it up and saw all the glittery goodness awaiting me!
I’ve been dying to do some glittery looks for a while now but with only one container of not eye-safe glitter, it’s a struggle. 😛 Lit Cosmetics was kind enough to send me 7 shades of glitter, 5 of which are unreleased until 2015, a whole bunch of adhesive, two brushes, a sticker, a little glitter removing device and a sweet hand written note. I AM SO HAPPY!
Hey there! I just wanted to take a minute to share my pink and gold glitter look from the other day and tell you how I accomplished it.
For the eye shadow, I started with Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie as a transition shade. Next I grabbed my Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette and applied Totally Fetch (hot pink) to the inner and outer corners of my eye and connected them through my crease. I then took Urban (medium vibrant purple) from the Urban Decay Electric Palette and used it to deepen the inner and outer corners of my lids, also connecting it through my crease. I left the center of my lids blank up until this point where I went back to the Pretty Rebel Palette and applied Instigator (bright gold) to the center of my lids. Time for the glitter! I brushed Urban Decay’s Bondage Makeup Adhesive over the gold eye shadow and pressed my glitter into the glue using a dense brush. I decided to opt out of eyeliner this day and just went straight to my favorite lashes, Siren from House of Lashes.