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New in: Cosmetics | Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil

From Angelina Jolie’s signature soft smile to Kylie Jenner’s pillow-y pucker, full lips will always be on trend. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to go to extreme measures in order to get a similar look. Faking a full lip is really just about accentuating the natural perimeter of your lips with the right tools and techniques. Use our step-by-step guide to fake a natural, fuller pout.

Using Bite Beauty’s Lip Pencil, an artisanal tool with high precision texture that defines the lip line and is a perfect all-over, opaque lip color. Apply the lip liner in a shade closest to your natural lip shade as a base to help create a little definition. We chose shade 020 Neutral. Take the pencil and curve it around your Cupid’s bow and trace outside the borders of your bottom lip to create the perception of a fuller pout.

After you’ve lined the outside of your lips, fill them in to create a base that’ll help your lipstick last longer. This helps to ensure that your lips will still look natural by not applying liner too far outside of your lips.

Bite Beauty Lip Pencil Review
(Bite Beauty 020 Lip Pencil, $18 | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Honeycomb Lipstick, $26 | 044 Lip Pencil, $18 | Whiskey Amouse Bouche Lipstick, $26)

Apply a nude lipstick that matches the liner to both your top and bottom lip. We suggest Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche’s lipstick in Honeycomb, make sure to apply an even amount of coverage. If you need to, take a napkin and blot it out. Take a flat lip brush to fully blend the lip liner and lipstick for an even look.

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(Bite Beauty 020 Lip Pencil, $18 | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Honeycomb Lipstick, $26 | 044 Lip Pencil, $18 | Whiskey Amouse Bouche Lipstick, $26)

It sounds weird–but bronzer or highlighter is a key step. Take your lip brush and apply a tiny bit of bronzer under your lip. This tricks the eye into thinking the lip is naturally full.

And Voilà! You’ve got yourself a set of full, natural lips.

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(Bite Beauty 020 Lip Pencil, $18 | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Honeycomb Lipstick, $26 | 044 Lip Pencil, $18 | Whiskey Amouse Bouche Lipstick, $26)
*These products were sent to me complimentary for testing purposes. 

The Search is OVER, the perfect red lip shade by Missha is here

Missha Cushion Lip Crayon Review

(Missha Cushion Lip Crayon in Cherry Shower-RD01, $12)

Look no more, Missha’s Cushion Lip Crayon is a lip crayon with an additional cushion tip that you can use to conveniently create a smudging makeup-tint effect or wear true to color. It comes in 10 colours and is

Recommended for:
– Those looking for a lip product with superior adherence.
– Those looking for a lip product that blends naturally.
– Those looking for a two-in-one product that works on both cheeks and lips.

It hydrates with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter so your lips will stay moist and resilient throughout the day. No prune-y wrinkled lips here. 🙂

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(Missha Cushion Lip Crayon in Cherry Shower-RD01, $12)


Caprylic/Capric Glyceride, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-2Triisostearate, Diisostearylmalate, Ceresin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Lanolin, Red No.7, Candelilla Wax, Mica, Polyethylene, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Yellow No.5, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Shea Butter, Avocado Oil

The color payoff is beautiful and pigmented and the texture is nice and smooth. It has a light fruit scent but fades quickly. 

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What are BB Creams, and what are they used for?

Missha BB Boomer Review

“BB” stands for Blemish Balm, but you don’t have to have a single blemish on your skin to use and love BB creams. BB creams are great for everyone with any skin color or any skin type. Here is more on where BB creams came from, how you use them, and which ones to buy.

Where did BB Creams Originate?

BB Cream was created more than 50 years ago by German Doctor, Dr. Christine Schrammek. It was initially created to be used to help heal skin after skin peels as well as hide any scars and redness post peel treatment. It was later introduced in Asia, specifically South Korea where K-pop stars and K-drama stars made note of its ability to transform skin. With several big-name stars endorsing it in South Korea, consumers went wild for it.  After consumers became obsessed with BB creams in South Korea the trend made its way to Europe and the United States where it has become a mainstay beauty and skin product. Now all major American make-up and skin care companies are producing their own BB creams.

The Korean products are also easily available in the United States which means you have many options to choose from when it comes to deciding which BB is right for you. Missha has a great new product called BB Boomer, which boosts the adherence and duration of the BB Cream you currently wear- it’s essentially a primer. BB Boomer has diamond and pearl powder that makes skin look brighter and radiant leaving a soft after feel. It contains Moringa, a patent ingredient that is natural moisturizing and enhances spread-ability. BB Boomer also contains Olive and Mannon which are both great moisturizing agents. All three ingredients keeps moisture on skin and creates a superb moisture shield. The adenosine and arbutin brighten long term and provide wrinkle care benefits.

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(Missha BB Boomer, $15)

It has a faint scent of baby powder but not overpowering. And it’s packaged in a pump dispenser which is a no-mess, fuss-free way to dispense product without wasting. No joke, your skin will be left with a dewy-glow when used alone or under BB cream or foundation.

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Product of the Week: Milk Makeup

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(Milk Makeup Natural Dry Shampoo, $14 | Milk Makeup Lip Color, $22 | Milk Makeup Lip Pigment, $24)
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Milk, the bicoastal “cultural hub” and creative media company that works with fashion, music, photography and film clients, just launched a tangible version of what its vision of “cool” means. Milk Makeup, an ambitious 85-piece cosmetics and skin care collection, was introduced earlier in February and is available at Sephora and Urban Outfitters.

The line is more than skin-deep marketing, what with its natural, eco-friendly product ingredients like lavender and coconut wax. A series of playful yet polished how-to videos featuring Instagram stars such as Emily Bador and Saada Ahme show products in roller balls, chubby makeup sticks and tubes of pigment meant to be applied with fingers. The packaging is unisex and minimal, and the products themselves are inspired by art supplies and Muji, the beloved NYC art and stationery store. Prices range from $10 for blotting papers to $38 for facial oil, and  the goods are now available for purchase on Milk’s website.