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Sephora Haul – February 2020

Sephora Haul – February 2020

I’ve had a pretty crazy 2020 so far. Because I’m very good at justifying things to myself, I thought my hard work so far this year deserved a treat in the form of a trip (online) to Sephora. Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation in L40 I […]

2019 Favourites

2019 Favourites

Books My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite This was a really interesting read. It had a really different style than I was used to. My Sister, the Serial Killer had short chapters and it was a really quick read, but it was gripping […]

Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

Everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty

I am a lipstick fiend. Sorry, I can’t help it. I love all of the bright colours. I love the way lipstick makes you feel. Because of this, I have accumulated many, many lip products. One of my favourite brands is BITE Beauty.

BITE Beauty is a cruelty-free, Canadian company that focuses exclusively on lip products. They are reformulating all of their products to make them vegan, which they will be launching in 2020. So right now you can get almost all of their products with a major discount on their website and at Sephora.

Here’s everything I’ve tried from BITE Beauty:

Amuse Bouche Lipstick

This is more or less BITE’s flagship product. They are best known for these creamy, pigmented lipsticks. If you’re willing to invest in a really great lipstick, these are my absolute favourite. I find they have good lasting power, and they’re easy to apply. There’s also great range of colours – from neutral to very bold. If you’re nervous about spending that much money on a lipstick, these come up all the time as Sephora points perks.

You can even make your own shade of the Amuse Bouche lipsticks at the BITE Beauty Lip Lab! Read more about my experience at the Lip Lab here.

Favourite Shade: Beetroot

Multistick

The Multisticks are probably my favourite product BITE makes. Multi-use products aren’t for everyone, but I personally love them. These have a matte finish, which makes it work well as a lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow. I love a monochromatic look, and these are perfect for that. The Prismatic Pearl Multistick makes a nice glittery highlight and lip topper.

Favourite Shade: Mauvember 2017

Outburst Longwear Lip Stain

I got one of these as a birthday present to myself, because that’s the only way I could justify spending $30 on a lip stain. I think I might have gotten it during a Sephora sale as well, so that soften the blow just a scootch. It’s a great product. It’s a gorgeous lipstain that fades really nicely throughout the day. The colours of this collection are perfect for spring and summer. I’d love to see them come out with different colours in the future.

Favourite Shade: Strawberry Frose

Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick

I received these complimentary for review from Influenster (sign up here!). They’re my least favourite thing I’ve tried from BITE. The formula I think would be great for some people, it just wasn’t for me. It felt a little heavy and thick for me. They are super pigmented though. Check out more about these lipsticks in this blog post.

Favourite Shade: Flambe

Lip Pencil

These are a classic wooden lip liner. They are creamy and smooth. I don’t think I would ever think to buy these on my own – I received these from Influenster as well – I don’t usually reach for a lip liner. I do like these a lot, but again, I really don’t think I’d buy these at full price. I’d recommend picking them up while they’re still on sale.

Favourite Shade: 044

Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Okay, so I also got these from Influenster. They’re great if you love the Amuse Bouche colours, but you were looking for a matte finish. Like the OG, they’re very pigmented and long-wearing. I find that the citrus-y scent is preeeetty strong in these.

Favourite Shade: Red Velvet

French Press Lip Gloss

These lip glosses were all the hype when they came out in 2018, and with good reason! They are great lip glosses. They aren’t overly sticky. I will say the coffee scent is a little stale for me. The colours have a nice nude range.

Favourite Shade: Dirty Chai

Agave Lip Mask

The Agave Lip Masks are a cult favourite. It’s rare to see beauty YouTuber that doesn’t rave about these. They are really fanastic I love to put it on a night, or if my lips are feeling really dry during the day. My mom likes to wear hers as a lip gloss.

Favourite Shade: Maple

High Pigment Lip Pencil

They aren’t really making or selling these anymore. You can still find a few odd colours at Sephora, and sometimes you can find some nice ones at Winners or TJ Maxx. I really like these, and wish they didn’t discontinue them. I guess they’re not THAT different from the Matte Creme Lip Crayon though.

Favourite Shade: Bramble

Line & Define Lip Primer

I’m also not sure if they’re making these anymore either. I got this it the Matte Creme Lip Crayon box from Influenster. I’m not totally sure of its purpose? I guess it makes your lipsticks last longer, but I’ve never really had an issue with that. I guess I should start using it more to see if it makes a difference.

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Well folks, another VIB sale at Sephora has arrived. It comes at the perfect time to start some Christmas shopping. Most of the gift sets are out already as well, so you can get a lot of value with those. With an extra little discount, […]

Sephora Haul – August 2019

Sephora Haul – August 2019

I had refrained from making any Sephora purchases for a good portion of the year. But with my recent engagement (and subsequent need to get my skincare act together, and a Sephora sale I thought it was as good a time as any to put […]

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora Spring 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations

Sephora, our higher end beauty mecca, is infamous for having very few sales. Sorry if you fell in love with a $30 mascara but can’t justify paying that every time the suggested 3 month usage period is up. Luckily, Sephora does have a sale in Spring and Fall.

The next sale is just around the corner. For VIB Rouge members, the sale starts April 26th. For the rest of us plebeians, it starts May 2nd. Depending on your reward status, you’ll get 10-20% off your entire purchase.

These are the products I recommend picking up.

Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette

I got this palette a couple years ago and it’s still going strong. At $35, it’s not the cheapest thing at Sephora, but compared to other highlight palettes they carry it’s not too bad. There is great variety in this palette and I use it regularly.

Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Primer and Luminzer

I really like pretty much everything I’ve gotten from the Sephora Collection and this is no exception. I bought this in my last Sephora Haul because it was on sale and I think it’s awesome. It’s a perfect subtle highlight for those days when you want a little glow. Or it’s great to use under a highlighting powder when want a poppin’ highlight.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

This is my favourite high-end mascara. I’ve gone through a couple mini tubes of this mascara that I’ve gotten as samples or in kits. I have a heard time spending money on high-end mascaras, but if it’s something you like to do this is a great mascara.

Sol de Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

After hearing so much hype about this cream, I thought there was no way it would live up to it. After receiving it in a Boxycharm box, I fell in love. I even bought a backup. It has the most amazing scent, and the cream itself is very nice.

BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask

I love every product I’ve ever owned from BITE. I even went to their Lip Lab in Toronto to make my own lipsticks! This mask is so nice. I mostly use it before bed when my lips are super dry. My mom loves to use it as a lip gloss during the day.

Tarte Mini Eyeshadow Palettes

I love the Tartelette Tease and Tarteist to go palettes. They are perfect for travel, and they’re really high quality which isn’t always the case for mini palettes. You can see I’ve hit pan in the one shadow, which is a first for me with eyeshadow. If I could only have one palette for the rest of my life it would be one of these ones.

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Mangrove

This lipstick was purchased at a MAC store, but it is now available at Sephora! This is my favourite MAC lipstick I own. It’s the perfect orangey-red and it’s a great colour for spring. I personally love the formula of MAC lipsticks.

BITE Beauty French Press Lip Gloss in Dirty Chai

I don’t usually go for lip gloss, but I couldn’t resist this one as a birthday treat to myself last fall. I avoided lip gloss for a long time because I don’t like sticky lip gloss, and it’s hard to find one that isn’t. Thankfully this one is. It looks great over lipstick or on its own. It has a good lasting time for a lip gloss.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

I love this cleanser. It is perfect for everyday because it’s super gentle. I have repurchased this a couple times and will probably continue to do so. The cleanser is featured in a couple FAB sets if you’re looking to try a couple different products.

First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer

God, I love this primer so much. It is moiturizing and it smells wonderful. I want to buy a large size but it’s pretty expensive for a primer, so the sale is a great time to pick it up.

My Wish List

Of course there are a few things I want to pick up in the sale. I think I’m going to pick up one or two skincare focused things. Here is what’s on my wishlist:

What’s on your Sephora VIB Sale wishlist?

Bite Beauty Lip Lab

Bite Beauty Lip Lab

I’m a lipstick fiend. There is nothing I am better at than convincing myself that I don’t already have that colour of lipstick. One of my favourite brands, BITE Beauty, has a place in Toronto where you can make custom lipsticks. For my birthday a […]

Influenster BITE Box – Matte Lip Crayon

Influenster BITE Box – Matte Lip Crayon

Influenster was kind enough to include me in their BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon campaign. If there are 3 things you should know about me – I love makeup, I love mail, and I love getting stuff for free. This was the perfect compilation of […]