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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.

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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)

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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Glow Fidelity | Alima Pure

Alima Pure ; Photo by Alyssa

Alima Pure Makeup is crafted from the highest quality, purest mineral pigments to enhance beauty in a way that feels amazing and lets your individuality shine through. No toxic chemicals, irritants or preservatives. The entire Alima Pure collection features a wide range of inspiring colors to match every skin tone and suit every style aesthetic. Their range offers everything from buildable custom coverage to bold color payoff and fresh neutrals.

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New In Makeup: Kosås Cosmetics

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(To Shop All 4 Lipsticks Visit HERE)

Kosås | Beauty, Art + Science

Kosås makes beauty products for thoughtful and refined women. Kosås lip colors are made by hand, blending science and art to produce super natural performance color, with smooth finishes, even textures, and balanced hues. Kosås is made with love in Los Angeles, CA by founder, mother, and cosmetic connoisseur, Sheena Yaitanes.

Kosås is a concise collection of perfect reds, plums, brights, nudes, and roses. Colors are build-able, from sheer stains to full coverage, and have a non-drying matte finish. Ingredients are hydrating with skin-smoothing properties and natural scent—all in a clean, elegant package.

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New In: Beauty \ Charlotte Tilsbury Makeup

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand

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(Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pink Venus, $22 | Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand, $45)

As a makeup artist working in the fashion and beauty industry for over 20 years and as a busy professional woman and mother determined to look her best, Charlotte Tilbury uses the incredible trans-formative power of makeup on a daily basis. Being a makeup artist and getting to work with fantastic beauty brands and innovative labs led her to create her own line of products.

Among her bestsellers are lip cheat and the miracle eye wand. Kindly, the girls over at CT sent over two of their products for the girls at Le Petit Mondea to try. One of the editors tried them out, here is what she had to say.

The lip cheat is a velvety lip liner that glides effortlessly over the lips and has the power to completely re-shape, re-size and balance your lips. My lips are paper thin (seriously). I knew the liner wouldn’t magically plump them up like Kylie Kardashian’s pout, but suffice to say the outline of my lips did have more contour and fullness. Plus the color payout was beautiful. 

I had high hopes for the miracle eye wand. I’ve heard good reviews about it and was excited to see if it could hide my vampire of the night dark circles. And the claims were true, it’s the exact antidote to tired, dull and exhausted under-eyes. It immediately brightened the contours of underneath my eyes and made me look like I slept a full 8 hours, which doesn’t happen often.  Both products I’m ordering online tonight! Follow Charlotte Tilbury on TwitterFollow Charlotte Tilbury on Facebook


A look inside Le Petit Mondea founder Alyssa’s Makeup Bag

Alyssa's Makeup Bag

(Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder, $37 | Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, $45 | Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $42 | Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo, $23 | Benefit Watt’s Up!, $30 | Yves Saint Laurent Creme De Blush)

  • Nars Powder- is great for blurring imperfections and masking pores.
  • YSL Touche Eclat- I have always used this highlighter as a concealer underneath my eyes for years now. It’s the best of the best.
  • The Anastasia Brow powder is a must for filling in sparse brows and giving that ‘Brooke Shields’ full look.
  • Benefit Watt’s Up!- This has a nice subtle illuminating effect. I’m a big fan of strobing, it’s the one thing that wakes up the face and makes it glow. This is great for cheekbones and upper lip.