Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Beauty Reviews: Burberry and Bite Beauty. Stuff I Actually Like!

I realized I hadn't reviewed any beauty stuff yet this month and a couple of the samples from my last Sephora order have been quietly making me happy so, duh, maybe I should tell you about these things? What an idea.

Fancy Tall Bottle Stuff

Burberry 'Fresh Glow' Luminous Fluid Base
I got a little deluxe sample tube of this in 01 Nude Radiance and at first I gave it a bit of side-eye because the Laura Mercier version (reviewed here) is basically the same thing for less money, right? Not quite. I first tried it as a primer and was very pleased. My Smashbox foundation can get a little chalky in the winter and this stuff gave me just a little bit of glow. No sparkle, just glow. Then I tried mixing a tiny glob in with my foundation and holy magic. My face looks lit from within. I would not bullshit you on this! It's really nice stuff and I will probably buy it eventually. The Burberry website claims you can use it several different ways:

  • Apply to nude skin or under foundation to illuminate
  • Blend into eye shadow, creating a glowing wash of transparency
  • Smooth onto cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow to highlight

I'm a little confused about the second suggestion. Glowing wash of transparency? Settle down, Burberry. I should mention that shimmer-type products tend to break me out so I don't use them daily but so far my face seems okay with this. Time will tell.  As it stands, I love this stuff. Oh, and now I've been looking at the whole Burberry Beauty line and I want freaking all of it. This blush stick for one and how cute is this camo palette? I don't even know what the hell this is but I want it. I SHOULD MOVE ON.

Bite Beauty Lip Stuff

Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask
I got an awkward little three sample blister pack of these lip balms (because really, lip mask?) and the natural one is good but a bit...solid. You really have to warm it up on the back of your hand first. The Smashed one though! This stuff is really nice. I am hoarding my tiny lip-shaped sample of this because it's so good and I am annoyed that the full size is $26. It would probably last a good long time? I might buy it. It's a little sticky but very moisturizing and gives a really pretty red tint. This lip balm is really nice stuff overall and doesn't contain petroleum. (The third sample is a shimmery champagne color but I haven't tried it yet because... I just haven't.)

That's all I got for now. Have you tried anything magical lately?


  1. I've been trying to convince myself for a month that I don't need that Burberry base after I tried a sample and fell in love. It gives my It Cosmetics CC Cream a bit of oomph.

    My most recent awesome purchase is the Too Faced Matte palette. It's SO good.

    Also, are you aware that Kate Somerville is coming out with a Goat Milk Cleanser? Bye, money.


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