Larie recently had a blog sale, and I picked up a couple of Bite lippies I'd been wanting to try (and, because she's amazing, she included a pile of other wonderful goodies!). I figured I'd start the reviews with this Lush Lip Tint. I like sheer lipsticks for low-maintenance days, or when I'm wearing bold eyes, and I don't have a lot of lippies in this particular color family (being warm/nude pinks).
The Lush Lip Tints have a center (in the shape of a B, how twee) made of super moisturizing ingredients, including the much-touted resveratrol (I tend to get mine from red wine, not my lipstick, but I guess more is always better). One swipe is pretty sheer, and you can see a lack of pigment down the center where the B lives (far left), but it can be built up to semi-opaque, which negates any potential unevenness.
|Left to right: Bite Juice, one swipe; Bite Juice, built up; MAC Viva Glam V, one swipe; MAC Viva Glam V, built up;|
Shu Uemura BG 935, one swipe
|FOTD, with Sweet Life's Caramel Chocolate Mousse Torte,|
my HG dessert. The lipstick did not survive the ensuing melee.
Neither did the torte.
$24 for 0.13 oz, available from Sephora
Effectiveness: 4 (it's very moisturizing, but it doesn't give "long-lasting color")
Ease of Use: 5
Senses: 4.75 (very moisturizing, slightly fruity smell and taste)
Pigmentation: 4 (it does give a nice tint, but they claim it provides "luscious color", which...is overstating things)
Duration: 3.75 (it gives an hour of solid color, but the moisture remains for another couple after that)
*Each tube contains 3.69 g, and I assume that an application takes 0.008 g on average (based on other lippies of similar opacity). That means a tube has 461 applications at $0.052 apiece. For consistently colored lips, applying every hour, a tube would last around a month and a half of 10-hour daily use at $0.52 a day, applying hourly. For consistently moisturized but not always colored lips, a tube would last almost 4 months, applying every 2.5 hours, at $0.208 a day.
It's not groundbreaking or life-changing, but it is a very nice tinted balm that lasts longer and feels better on than drugstore alternatives. I will happily use it up!
Have you tried any of the Bite Lush Lip Tints? What's your favorite tinted balm/moisturizing sheer lipstick?