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bite lipsticks

This is my first exposure to BITE beauty and I have to say these Amuse Bouche lipsticks are great. They are the creamiest buttery formula and high impact color. They only make lipsticks and make them with food grade products and in small low heat batches to preserve those nutrients! bite lippies

First of all the packaging means a lot to me (hello, my day job is Director of Marketing). The tubes are a charcoal color that feels like suede. The cap even mimics the shape of the lipstick.bite lipstick packaging

These colors are bold but there are plenty of other choices that are a bit less intense if that’s more your style. I want to try a few of the lighter shades for every day.
If you have been following Kylie Jenner you know that browns are coming back like we are back in the 90’s but I have to say Pepper is a super wearable brown that mimics some of the Kylie brown shades and probably the easiest of the three to wear.bite lipstickLook at that color!bite swatches

Each lipstick is $26 and can be bought at retailers like Sephora. I’m thinking I might have to purchase Sugarcane next.

I received these products as a complimentary gift from BITE

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YSL touche eclat blur perfector review

I was sent the “it” products of the summer. This stuff is selling out everywhere and I was lucky to have it sent to me from Influenster (I received it complimentary for testing purposes). I’ve been using the primer and blur perfector for a couple of weeks so let me explain a little bit about them!
YSL touche eclate blur perfectors review

First of all the packaging is beautiful and right in step with the rest of YSL products. My mom has their concealer pen which is absolutely amazing so I had high hopes for these products.

The blur primer is pretty great. You just need a little dabble or it could make you feel greasy. I love these gold shimmery flakes in the bottle. It’s oil based and really does smooth your skin, but again, only use a little bit. I think that it did make my skin look more luminous but it definitely couldn’t counteract the redness from rosacea so just keep that in mind if you also struggle with strong discoloration like I do. It also has a really nice lightly floral scent. Overall I think that it did help my makeup stay in place and go on smooth. YSL touche eclate blur perfectors reviewThe other product is the Touche Eclat Blur Perfector. It’s a balm that supposedly turns into a powder to blur your imperfections. Well I have to say that I was serioulsy disappointed when I placed it on with the puff they give you and it literally WIPED my makeup off. No matter how gentle your touch it would wipe everything off.

I tried it with a large powder brush and had way better luck just patting around, almost as a highlighter. I’ve been doing this for several days and really prefer this method. It gives a little luminosity without wiping off your foundation.
YSL touche eclate blur perfectors reviewHave you tried this products yet? I’m interested to hear what you think about them. To see what others think follow along with  #YSLToucheEclat on facebook, twitter and instagram!

Thanks to influenster for sending these products for testing.


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Whats in my Bag?

I’ve been spending years perfecting my make-up bag. One of my favorite features of any magazine is the “whats in her bag” where celebrities share what is in their bag or make-up bag. Isn’t it fun to see what they find to be the best products?
In my hunt to find my perfect make-up bag, I valued that the products would work well with my skintone (obviously) but that I would also be able to afford them! Here are a few of my favorite and affordable finds!
1) I researched BB creams for about a month, reading several articles and other blogs to see what was best. I settled for one more in my price range than the other ones I had read about being “better” options. I’m really happy with it- with roscea I think it does a good job of hiding my natural redness.
2) Hands down my favorite foundation. Lightweight with good coverage and a perfect match to my fair skin.
3) Another recent find- the colors work well with my hazel eyes, with little wear throughout the day.
4) I actually use the black bottle of this with latex- who knew they could put latex in mascara….its awesome and makes you look like you have beautiful falsies on!
5) Burts- for the days I don’t whip out the red lipstick. Enough said.
6) This eyeliner is amazing. It goes on so smooth and evenly!
7) Perfect for a date night- it makes your cheek bones look like they’ve been kissed by summer.
8) This is the most affordable thing I have found for everyday. This bronzer is great- and at $3, it CANNOT be beat.
9) And of course to finish it all off- a dusting of this will make you look photo ready all day!
My Makeup Bag

Benefit face powder
$37 – debenhams.com

Rimmel waterproof mascara
$8.47 – asos.com

Rimmel eyeshadow
$11 – superdrug.com

Makeup
eyeslipsface.com

Burt s Bees burt s bee
$9.16 – colette.fr

Beauty product
eyeslipsface.com