Back in February, I did a blog post about the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick VoxBox that I received. I liked those lipsticks, so I was excited to try the lip crayons. In general, I'm a fan of lip crayons - I especially like NARS and Urban Decay (although UD doesn't make theirs anymore).
The three colors I received were (left to right):
- Cava (lilac beige)
- Red Velvet (rich, deep red)
- Glacé (dusty mauve)
All three colors are very pretty, and I thought I would be able to wear both Cava and Glacé. Red Velvet is a gorgeous red, but I'm not a red lipstick kind of gal.
But let's talk about the product first -
I LOVE that it comes in an actual twist-tube rather than a wooden or plastic pencil that has to be sharpened! Thank you, Bite Beauty! It also has a top that clicks on so you know it won't come off in your purse.
This "matte yet moist" formula is made with orange peel wax and resveratrol - and it's also water-resistant and long-wearing. It's very creamy in consistency, so it glides on easily and feels very moisturizing. It's also very glossy when you first apply it. Don't worry - it will matte down. But DO NOT TOUCH IT until it does!! Give it a good 10-15 minutes to set or it will smear. (Yes, I found this out myself, and, of course, it was when I was playing with the Red Velvet.) Sigh. Once it sets, you're okay. I used a lip primer prior to application and the color lasted several hours. To remove the color, I just wiped my lips with a cotton pad moistened with Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (blue cap), which is what I use to remove my waterproof eyemakeup as well as my foundation. (I love it so much, I have a blog post about why you need this makeup remover!)
Ingredients: (for Glacé - each color varies a little)
-Resveratrol (5mg): Acts as an antioxidant.
-Orange Peel Wax: Naturally protects and seals in moisture while providing a waterproof layer on the surface of lips.
-Organic Fruit Butters, Jojoba, and Castor Oil: Leave lips super-soft and hydrated.
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Acacia Decurrens Wax, Jojoba Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryin-3, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Coco-Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Xarnauba) Wax, Natural Flavor, Tocopherol, Trans-Resveratrol, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Vine Extract, Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit Concentrate). May Contain: Mica (CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 7492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140), FD&C Yellow No. 7 (CI 15985), FD&C Red No. 40 (CI 16035), D&C Red 6 (CI 15850), D&C Red 7 (CI 15850), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Now for the colors:
Cava ended up showing as a very light, cool, lavender nude on my lips. It was not a flattering look. It made my lips look like they were cold. But I saw some photos of it on others and it was really pretty. If you want to see it, check it out on the Sephora Beauty Board.
Since Glacé was called a "dusty mauve", I thought it would be "my color" because my natural lip color usually matches well with mauves. Unfortunately, once it was on my lips, this "dusty mauve" was too warm and looked very brown. Again, on others it was gorgeous!
Since one was too cool and one was too warm, I decided to layer the two colors together to see if that would work - and it absolutely looked much better and was almost just a darker shade of my natural lip color. (Note: The colors look slightly different in the photo below because the earlier photos were taken outside in natural sunlight, while the photo below was taken indoors in filtered natural light.)
The Matte Creme Lip Crayons retail for $24 and are available in 18 shades. These would make great gifts! I've got my eye on Tatin, which is a rose pink - I love a pink lip!
What colors will you try?
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