When I am spending the whole day in relaxation mode, the last thing I want to do is bother with a full face of makeup. For nine days, I lived a wonderful life of luxury at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. After playing in the sun all day I wanted to keep my skin feeling fresh and healthy for a night of dinner and entertainment. I’ll be sharing some easy makeup looks that I loved wearing, as well as some great product recommendations that may make packing for your next beach vacation a little breezier! The first look is going to be hot and spicy: orange lips.
Kat Von D Lolita is iconic. How can one rosey terracotta be so universally flattering? And versatile? I’ve worn my Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita out at night, during the day, and to several special occasions. It’s just that good. The only downside? It’s a little pricey, at $20USD. If you’re looking for a budget alternative to the shade, keep reading.
Colourpop always manages to put out AMAZING new products and collections at affordable prices. The Lux Lipsticks have received high reviews from bloggers and gurus alike, plus they come in super cute rose-gold packaging that lives up to the formula’s name. Recently, Colourpop ran a promotion for Buy 2, Get 1 Free Lux Lipsticks. Let’s just say I took advantage of the opportunity and picked up 6; some are new shades from the Matte Lux formula range and some are from the original Cream formula line.
BITE Beauty has been growing on me. The first products I’d ever tried were the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks and I fell in love! I love the brand’s commitment to creating high-performing, on-trend products using “healthy” food-grade ingredients. The minimalist in me sings every time I see a new release! Anyway, I placed an order so that I could snag my Sephora BI Birthday Gift (coincidentally, a BITE set), and I decided to pick up the BITE Champagne Discovery Set as it was on sale for $29USD.
Can I just iterate that this set is $29USD and comes with three full-sized products? The Multistick in Cashew alone is worth nearly that much, and I’d been dying to try it. You may remember the love affair I documented with the Prismatic Pearl Mulstistick in Oyster Pearl.
How cute is this Taurus mug that was sent over from my #taurusszn Bestie? I’m a May baby and am truly stubborn as a bull.
I didn’t think it would be possible, but Cashew exceeds Oyster Pearl on the “products-I-love” scale. It’s the perfect nude color with warm orange undertones. I’ve been using it all over my face as a true multi-use product – eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick. It blends onto the skin so effortlessly, which is a surprise for a stick product. Usually, these tend to be waxy and hard in texture. Not the case with the BITE Multisticks – they are unbelievably creamy, soft, and blendable. Plus, though they are emollient, they dry down to a transfer-proof soft-matte finish.
To use this as a blush, I recommend warming it up on the back of your hand and then using a beauty sponge to blend it onto the cheeks.
Here’s swatches of the set. From left to right, the Lip Gloss in Champagne (metallic champagne with nude and gold shimmer), Lip Pencil in 036 (matte rose taupe), and Multistick in Cashew (matte rose taupe).
I’ve played with the Lip Gloss and Lip Pencil a little; they are both great! BITE has the best lip products if you like yours to be nourishing, moisturizing, and long-lasting. These are no exceptions.
What do you think of this set? I’ll be using these products quite a bit, both on their own and in tandem.
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