Lipstick Advent Calendar Day Nine: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

I own a million of these Bite Beauty Lipsticks. The entire brand is my holy-grail, desert-island lipstick brand. Even the multisticks are divine. There is something magical in these products. They are super pigmented, comfortable to wear, and seem to self re-apply as the day goes. And the smell. Ugh. So Good. I can’t explain them. I bought one, and I’ve found endless reasons to continue to add more and more to my collection.

This particular shade is Pepper. It’s a cool rose color, and I’M OBSESSED. I recommend this shade to everyone. I find weird ways to insert my recommendation into conversations. I won’t let an opportunity pass to sing this lipstick’s praises. I tend to reach for this one when I don’t know what I want to wear that day, or if I need a lipstick to WORK, no matter what I’m wearing, or did with my makeup. If you know what’s good for you, GET IT.

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Lipstick Advent Calendar Day Two: Bite Beauty Multistick

Day two’s lipstick is technically a multistick. Bite Beauty is one of my absolute favorite brands, so when they launched these multisticks, I snapped one up. I bought the shade Brioche on a whim, and I like it so much, I’ll likely buy a few more shades. This color is warm. Very warm. And very red. That makes it simpatico with my natural flush. I tend to wear this on low-makeup days.

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Red lipstick for Valentine’s Day? Here are my picks

No one needs an excuse for a great red lipstick. However, if you need an excuse- Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I own more red lipsticks than any one person should, and I love them all dearly. If you are looking for a great red lipstick for Valentine’s Day (or any day) here are some of my favorites:

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Five Great Orangey Red Lipsticks to Help Beat the Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot. Face meltingly, makeup destroyingly hot. When it gets this gross outside, and the heat and humidity make sure I look like I’ve just come from a workout- no matter where I’ve been-  I have to rely on a pretty light makeup routine to keep my skin happy. When minimal eyeshadow and light foundation are a must, the best products in my makeup bag are my lipsticks.

I’m sure there’s some #science to back up my summer-makeup-theory: if I wear lipstick as bright as the sun, the heat deflects and keeps me cooler. Sound unlikely? Yea, but that’s what delusion is for.

Anyway, I love orangey lipsticks. The love really kicked into high gear when I found an old lip crayon for this tutorial, and realized how much I really dug wearing such a vibrant warm pop of color, especially now that my hair is lighter. Here are my five favorite orangey-red lipsticks to help beat the summer heat.

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Rose Gold Eyes and a Test of NARS All Day Luminous Weight Foundation

I’ve been using the same foundation mixture for ages (as seen here, here, and here) and it’s time I added another into the rotation for variety. Recently, I was near enough to a mall (which I normally avoid like the plague) to stop in a pick up some foundation samples, which I hope will help me expand my options day-to-day depending on my skin conditions. The first product I was desperate to try is the NARS All Day Luminous Weight Foundation. I make it a point to go and get samples of foundation for two reasons: one- foundations can be hella expensive, and although most places like Sephora have great return policies, it can be a real pain in the ass to make happen and two- color matching is even worse. I’ve yet to try on a foundation that is dead-on my skin color, but I like to get as close as possible before buying.

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