Bite Beauty’s Matte Creme Lip Crayon Review

Hello everybody and happy Monday. I am getting this up a little later than I wanted, so a majority of you are probably just about done with your day now and in for the night. So, I hope you all had an awesome start to your week. This post is going to be a review of the new Matte Creme Lip Crayons by Bite Beauty. Bite Beauty and Influenster were kind enough to send me these lipsticks to review for you all. Although these products were sent to me, I will keep my reviews 100% honest. Let’s get started.

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I just want to start off by saying that these retail at Sephora for $24 a piece, and I received 3 shades, Cava, Glace, and Red Velvet. I have bought Bite Beauty lipsticks in the past myself, I believe I have 1 regular Bite lipstick from them, and then I have 2 of their duo-ended lipsticks as well. I really enjoy Bite Beauty products, I have found them to be very creamy products, that never dry out my lips, and they also last a good amount of time throughout the day, especially for not being a liquid lipstick. I really love the packaging on these Matte Creme Lip Crayons. They are a soft matte black, and they are just perfect for throwing in your bag and taking on the go. You twist the pen to make the product come out more, and then there is also a little sharpener on the bottom that you can pop out to sharpen the crayon as well. I really like the fact that it comes with a sharpener because lip crayons can get pretty dull and messy.

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Now for the actual quality of the Matte Creme Lip Crayons. I think that these are really good products, just like other Bite Beauty products I have tried. They are a nice creamy texture, but they are still matte. They don’t make my lips look as dry as other matte lipsticks can do sometimes. They are not 100% transfer proof but if you are careful they last throughout the day quite well. I always keep the shade I am wearing with me, especially if I am eating, to do some touch ups. I wore the shade “Glace” out to go shopping the other day, and I wore it for 4-5 hours with no touch ups. It lasted pretty well and still looked nice at the end. “Red Velvet” is also a nice deep red shade, that I would suggest pairing with a red liner to make sure it doesn’t get too messy. I also got the shade “Cava” which is a new shade, and available online only but I also really enjoy this shade, it is a nice soft nude that looks pretty on a lot of different skin tones.

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For the price tag of $24, these are a little pricey, but they are nice products so I suggest trying them out if you are somebody who likes to have a variety of lipsticks. I find these similar in quality to Mac lipsticks other than the packaging. I really do enjoy the packaging of these Matte Creme Lip Crayons so I would spend the $24 to purchase these on my own. I also think these could be a great idea as a stocking stuffer as well.

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That is it today for my review, so if you haven’t checked out Bite Beauty products before I do recommend them, especially for lipstick lovers. You can find their social media, their handle is @bitebeauty on all social media, or also bitebeauty.com is their website. I also just wanted to let you all know that I have officially hit 500 followers on my Twitter (@corinnascornerx) so if you aren’t already you should go follow me, I will be posting a giveaway this week to say thank you for 500. I have a few posts coming, I am not sure what will be up first but I am thinking my next post will be a review of the new Koko Kollection by Kylie Cosmetics in collaboration with Khloe Kardashian. Thank you all for reading, and have an awesome week.

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Makeup Haul/Review ft. Kylie Cosmetics & Jeffree Star

Hello everybody and Happy Friday! I can not believe we are down to our last 2 months of 2016. This year has flown by so quickly for me, but it has been an awesome year. I hope everyone else has had a great year, and we can all end it good as well. This post is getting up a little later than I wanted, and it is a fun makeup haul and some reviews, so let’s get started.

So the first product I want to talk to you all about is something I have been wanting to try out for a while. Cosmetic glitters! I am a part of a wonderful makeup group on Facebook and a lot of the girls on there (and boys) are very talented at makeup, and will do some really awesome looks with glitters. So I asked around and it seemed like a lot of them were using cosmetic glitter from bulkglitters.com as well as using Too Faced’s glitter glue. I have yet to get glitter glue, so I have not been able to wear my glitters in a look yet, but I do have some opinions on them. First, the price is awesome. I got these jars for $1.25 each, and they seem to have enough to last me a very very long time. They have varying sizes, so they even have a smaller jar for $1, and then they have bigger and bigger sizes as well. I thought $1.25 was an awesome price, especially for my first time trying glitters so I went with that. I got 8 different shades, Golden Eye, Star Struck Silver, Mint Julip, Emerald Earth, Slinky Silver, Springtime Blue, Bubblegum, and what appears to be my favorite shade of them all Black Copper Mine. The other thing I noticed about these are that they have different types of glitter, I got 7 different “ultra fine” ones, and then one “fine” glitter. I definitely recommend the “ultra fine” ones, simply because when I am looking at the “fine” one I got which is in Star Struck Silver, I can tell that the glitter specks look a lot bigger, and to me I think I prefer the smaller pieces of glitter. Overall though I am really excited to try them out and if you have any tips on using cosmetic glitters I would love to hear about them in the comments below.

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Another brand I finally got to try out that I have been wanting to try is Jeffree Star Cosmetics. I know Jeffree Star can be a controversial in the makeup community but I still have heard awesome things about his products, so when he offered free shipping for 24 hours, I knew it was time to try it out. I was really just interested in trying out his Velour Liquid Lipstick formula, so I just ordered one liquid lipstick in the shade “Abused”. I got this shade which is a dark purple-ish black shade because with Halloween just passing I realized I have really never tried a really dark shade before so I figured I could try 2 new things at once. So I just received this yesterday and I have not gotten to wear it out yet, but I did try it on and I noticed 2 things about it. First, I am not sure this dark of a shade works well on me, and second, to me it had a very odd scent. I know Jeffree has some products with scents but I wasn’t sure this was one of them, but to me it almost smells like a strong root beer scent. It was such a strong scent, it made me feel like my lips were tingling. I really wanted to like this formula though, so I will definitely have to give it another try. I’d love to try his highlighters as well.

I also received 2 new liquid lipsticks from Kylie Cosmetics. I have used Kylie Cosmetics before and I love their Lipkits. I think their lip liners are the best lip liners on the market, in my opinion, they are extremely pigmented, creamy, and long lasting. I also have yet to find a liquid lipstick that is as long lasting as hers. I have worn Mary Jo K for 8 hours once with no touch ups. I also own her 3 original gloss shades, which I love. So when I found out on Halloween that she was giving away a free KyMajesty metallic liquid lipstick with every order, I decided to get a new shade of liquid lipstick, so I could also receive KyMajesty and try out her metallic lipsticks. First, let me say that the new matte liquid lipstick shade I bought is “Ginger” and I absolutely love it, it is a beautiful nude, slightly brown, slightly orange shade. Now for KyMajesty. I think it is definitely a unique shade to have, although I am not 100% sure on how I am going to wear it yet. I do think that it almost has a slightly blue tint to the color, which doesn’t bother me but I did originally think it would be more black. The only other thing I can say about KyMajesty and her metallic liquid lipsticks so far is that I thought the formula was a little more clumpy then the matte liquid lipstick ones, and it was just a little more messy to work with. For free, I am very happy with this KyMajesty, if I was actually paying for and purchasing a metallic liquid lipstick from Kylie Cosmetics, I would probably go for a different shade. Overall though, this was not a bad product.

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Then finally I just wanted to quickly mention some Dollar Tree products that I tried out. I think I mentioned I bought these a while back to you guys, but I finally got around to opening them and testing them out and thought I would let you know what I think. Remember I bought these at Dollar Tree so they only cost me $1 a piece, which is not bad at all, can’t find anything cheaper. So I will start off by saying the L.A. Colors shimmering loose eyeshadow was a complete waste. I am not even going to discuss this product anymore because there is nothing to discuss. With the Elf smudge pot I got the shade “Poppin Party” and I think this is really creamy, and I love the formula but I was expecting a purple shade and it was much more of like a muddy dark gray or black to me. I would definitely like to try more shades though, for $1 it is very worth it. Then the Wet N Wild eyeshadow in the shade “Creme Brulee” is awesome! This is so pigmented and it is a great base shade, or priming shade for your lid before you use other shadow colors. I will definitely be picking more of these up because I think the product was great, especially for being only $1.

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So that is all for my haul and review today everyone, I really appreciate you sticking around and reading this. I wanted to also let you know I am about 50 followers away from my first Twitter giveaway (@corinnascorner) if you are interested in entering that, make sure you follow me on twitter so you do not miss out. I am also nearing 2K on instagram (Corinnascornerxo) and will be doing an awesome giveaway for that as well. I am hoping to have a Bite Beauty review coming this weekend, and other than that I am not sure what post will be next. I have been really wanting to do more Lifestyle posts, instead of basically only beauty, so let me know in the comments if that would interest you, or if you have any ideas for posts. Until next time.

Makeup Haul

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I am so excited for the first weekend of October. I might spend my weekend up in Los Angeles or stay home and enjoy some NFL football on Sunday, I am not quite sure yet. I hope whatever you all have planned that you have an awesome weekend. Now today’s post is a makeup haul post, so let’s jump on in and see all the new goodies I got.

So the first thing I wanted to share with you all is my Elf cosmetics purchase I made. I bought some of their new online products to test out and see what I thought, I prefer to buy Elf online because I feel as if they have so many more products online than in store. The first product I got was their new Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade “Rose Gold”. I swatched this and I love it. I think it looked beautiful and that it also dried down very well, it was also such a pretty color. It truly is a rose gold shade. This was only $4 and I want to go back and buy all the shades, such a good price. I also ordered their new High Shine Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Naked Nude” which retails for $4 as well. Unlike the eyeshadows though, I did not like this product at all. I haven’t tried it on my lips but as a swatch alone I feel like it is very heavy, and also seems messy. It did not dry down at all, it is like a pigmented gloss. I just was not a huge fan.

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Then I also got 2 more products from Elf that I was really excited for. I got their new $10 Brush Cleaning Glove. I currently use a Sigma brush cleaning mat to wash my brushes, but it is very big and fills my whole sink. This glove is perfect if I am only cleaning a few brushes, or I also think it is perfect to bring on a trip. I have already used it on some brushes and for only $10 I think it is totally worth it. I definitely recommend this product for anyone who is trying to find a better way to clean brushes. I was also very excited to order and try their new Highlighting Dewy Drops. So these drops retail for only $4 and I was thinking they could be a possible dupe for Mac Strobe Cream which is much more expensive, but I love them. I don’t know if this is an exact dupe because I have only swatched it so far but it seems pretty similar to me. From the swatch I can tell that a little bit goes a long way and it does give off a very nice natural highlight. The only thing that worries me is it does seem a bit oily, I am not sure how well it will mix with my foundation or last throughout the day. For $4 though, I definitely think these will be worth it to try.

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So lastly from Elf I got a free bundle promo for my online purchase. So they sent me a $15 bundle for free with my purchase. The first thing I noticed in the bundle was their Complexion Brush. I am excited to try this out because their Angled Blush Brush is my favorite blush brush ever. This brush is online for $4, and you can get the blush brush for for $4 as well. The next thing I got in the bundle was their Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in black, as well as the “Matte for Plum” Flawless Eyeshadow Palette. The mascara retails for $3 but I haven’t tried it yet. The wand does look nice though and I am always excited for a new mascara. I swatched the eyeshadow palette and it barely had any pigment, I will probably give it to my Niece or something. The palette retails for $2. I also received the Bronzer palette in the shade “Warm”. This retails for $4, and the packaging actually has a little mirror on the inside which I thought was a nice touch for only costing $4. It has 4 different bronzing shades, but sadly I did not find this product very pigmented either. I have heard good things about it before, so maybe it will wear better on my face. I was not impressed with the swatches of it though. Lastly the bundle came with an EX-tra Lip Gloss in the shade “Michael”. I have not worn this gloss yet but when I swatched it I was shocked. I think it is a very beautiful pink color, and the formula seems nice too. This gloss retails for $3 on the Elf website.

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The last part of my haul are just some random Walmart purchases I made. The first thing I bought that I wanted to try was the Flower Beauty Stick Foundation. So I haven’t bought makeup at Walmart in a while and I had never seen Flower Beauty before. The foundation stick cost about $8 I believe so I decided to try it out because I love my Makeup Forever foundation stick. I then searched Flower Beauty on my phone and realized it is Drew Barrymore’s cosmetic brand. I have tried this out once since I bought it and I was not a fan of it, but with that being said I did forget to put moisturizer on before applying my primer and foundation. I have extremely dry skin so that could have definitely affected my opinion on the product. I will try it out again. If you are curious, I got it in the shade “SF2”. I also picked up the New York Color BB Creme. I got it in the shade “01 Light”, and I honestly pretty much just got it because it was only $3. I have been loving BB creams lately so once I saw it and saw the $3 price tag I just threw it in my basket because I knew I had to try it. I have not tried it out yet but I swatched a little bit and it seems to have a dewy finish. I am excited to try it on my face. The last product I got was the Maybelline Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick. I got this in the shade “01 Light” as well, because I am so pale currently. I actually thought this looked like a powder kind of formula, but when I opened it and swatched it I realized it was a cream contour stick and it made me so excited. It swatched beautifully and I am excited to try it out with a full face of makeup.

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That is all the new products I have bought within the last few weeks. Sadly now that I have moved out this first month I definitely had to hold back on shopping. I also received 2 of the 5 new little Morphe eyeshadow palettes but those will have their own post coming up in the next few days, I have not been able to put them down they are so pretty. Anyways, thank you all for reading this haul and I hope you have a great weekend.