So I’ve been on Influenster for years, and honestly, most of the time I am crazy lackluster about the boxes I receive. I almost always get drugstore products and shampoos that contain sulfates and other ingredients I don’t like on my hair. Well, ya girl is movin’ on up! This time I got the latest Bite Beauty box, which features the brand’s new lip pencils, along with two minis of their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, a cult favorite. As a bonus, they threw in a sharpener from Sephora for the pencils.
The best part of this for me is that these came as I’m getting over a bad cold, and I cannot wear matte liquid lipsticks when I’m sick – they are way too drying. So I was over the moon to try these out! I’ve used the lipstick before, but mostly the opal one, which is not opaque and more of a iridescent lip moisturizer for me. They gave us one nude and one dark lip pencil and matching lipstick – lip pencils in 020 and 044, and lipsticks in Honeycomb and Whiskey. Gorgeous shades. But how would they perform?
Lip pencils aren’t usually part of my beauty regimen because I don’t feel like matching tons of different ones with my lipsticks, and if they aren’t good quality, they can drag across your skin, making it difficult to get a clean line. Obviously, with these I had the shade aspect out of the way, and I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth and creamy the formula is – both shaded glided right across my lips. When I wore they out, I had no issues with feathering or needing to reapply after about five hours, even with eating and drinking. Note, these lipsticks are not transfer/kiss proof, but they are so pigmented that rather than reapply, you really only need to press your lips together to redistribute the color after eating.
I didn’t think the nude color would be an issue because they are usually pretty close to my skin tone and lips, so if it’s messed up it’s not really noticeable, but what blew me away was the quality and performance of the darker lip pencil (044) and Whiskey lipstick. I wore it for hours and it still looked fab. While I love the lip pencils, honestly, I probably won’t buy more since they are $18 a pop and like I said, I’m not super into lip pencils, but I will definitely use them with matching shades, and I’ll most likely buy the lipsticks when I run out (they’re mini so I’ll prob use them up). This VoxBox gets an A++ from me though.
So me, being the beauty addict that I am, started doing research on the brand and their ingredients, and I was so intrigued that they use food grade ingredients and really focus on quality. It definitely shows. One of my boos also let me know about their Multisticks, which are 3-in-1 sticks that you can use on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. I was instantly obsessed because most days, I don’t do a full face of makeup, and am especially lazy with my eyes because my lids are hooded anyway. So I thought this would be absolutely perfect for me, and the 3-in-1 justified the $24 price (my lipstick limit is usually $20).
Initially, I picked up a Multistick in Brioche (along with two more mini lipsticks, the sets are only $15!) and tried it out that evening. I loved it in every way (I’m wearing Brioche on my eyes and cheeks in the pic above)! The formula is part powder, so it dries down nicely on your lips, ALMOST just like a matte but certainly not drying! I got very little transfer on my water glass. On my eyes, I loved the mod looking tint it gave me – I totally felt like a hippie goddess. Without a primer, unfortunately I did get some creasing on the eyes after about an hour, but I did not get creasing on the eyes the next time I used it with a primer and did not apply the stick directly to my eye, I used my finger instead. If you have oily eyelids, you may want to avoid this formula on your eyes. As blush, I think it gave me a lovely, natural flush – no shimmer or anything, though. I also liked applying it to my cheek with my finger rather than the stick directly on my face. I went back and got Honeywheat the next day because I figured these were the answer to my vacation makeup dreams. I was also spying the shades Biscotti and Cashew, but many of these are neutral shades and they’re a bit too similar for me to keep dropping $24 on. Admittedly, I’ll probably get them later…don’t judge me. I’d give the Multisticks a solid A-, but they’d be even better if there wasn’t the potential creasing issue with the eyes.
The collection is coming along nicely. 🙂 Have you tried Bite products? What are your favorites if so?
P.S. QFTPC readers, feel free to ask questions in the comments on anything beauty/hair/fitness/yoga related for my huge Q&A coming up! Ask me anything!
FTC: I received the lip pencils and lipsticks in Whiskey and Honeycomb for free from Bite Beauty/Influenster. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write this review.