Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons (Review + Swatches)

bite beauty matte creme lip crayons review and swatches

Bite Beauty is a brand I've always had my eye on, yet haven't talked about. I've been contemplating buying an Amuse Bouche Lipstck for the longest time, but hadn't yet gone for it. Fortunately, I was chosen to review these 3 Matte Creme Lip Crayons through an Influenster campaign. The campaign doesn't require you write about it, but I like these lippies so much I want to share them!

The Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayons come in a variety of shades (roughly 19 permanent shades) and retail for $28 CAD. The application tip is skinny and there is about 0.05 oz of product in each, (aka not enough!) but the product quality itself makes up for it..

bite beauty matte creme lip crayons review and swatches
Matte Creme Lip Crayons in (L to R): Cava, Glace, Red Velvet

The texture itself is a little thick, it won't feel like you're not wearing lipstick, but it won't feel super heavy either. It isn't sticky so your hair won't cling to it. It goes on smooth and looks good even on the driest of lips. 

It does not dry out my lips and feels quite moisturizing actually. So far it's my favourite alternative to a liquid lipstick. It gives me the same awesome pigmentation but is moisturizing, whereas liquid lipsticks are quite drying on me. In exchange for the moisturizing qualities, you give up the long-lasting staying power and little-zero transfer of a liquid lipstick. I mean, they are long wearing for what they are, but these will transfer a bit and will not last the entire day. I usually carry one around with me anyways and apply after eating a meal. 

The major downside of these matte crayons is that they seem to run out quickly. I've been using Cava quite often and I notice having to twist it up to reveal new product more often than I'd like. 

Their special ingredients includes orange peel wax, as well as antioxidant; resveratrol. Bite Beauty products do not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

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Matte Creme Lip Crayon Swatches in (Bottom to Top): Cava, Glace, Red Velvet

My lips are going through winter so they are super dry in the swatches below, sorry beforehand!

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bite beauty matte creme lip crayons glace worn

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 Red Velvet

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Wearing Cava

Ps!! After playing around I noticed that the bottom of the tube actually contains a plastic sharpener! Personally I do no need to use it because the tip itself is already skinny enough, but it was a cool noteworthy discovery..

I love the matte formulation of these and I always find myself wearing Cava. It is the most gorgeous mauve shade and compares to one of my favourite liquid lipsticks; the Stila Baci. Not sure if I would purchase one in the future, I usually stick to nude/mauve shades so I'll have to see if I want to dish out $28 for a replacement of Cava when I run out. 

You can find the Matte Lip Crayons at Sephora locations, or online at

These products were received for consideration through Influenster. All opinions stated are my own and are never influenced by anyone. 

Pixi Facial Mists: Glow Mist & Makeup Fixing Mist

pixi facial mists: glow mist review and pixi makeup fixing mist review

Pixi Beauty is a brand that I've adored for a while, it made a quick appearance in Canada when Target was introduced here, but was just as quickly taken away from us when the Target's were all shut down. Fortunately, and finally, Pixi has been re-introduced to us Canadians and is available at select Shoppers Drug Marts. There is word that the displays are popping up in greater Toronto area Shoppers Drug Mart locations (wohoo!). I do have some products that I'm excited to share with you, and seeing it readily available in Canada makes me so happy!

I know I've talked about them before, but for a refresher, Pixi Beauty was created by Petra Strand, experienced makeup artist and product developer. The brand originates from London and focuses on pure skin-loving products infused with botanicals and good ingredients.

Pixi officially has a product list of 5 different mists in their collection. I have 2 of them here to share with you!

pixi facial mists: glow mist review and pixi makeup fixing mist review

The mists consist of 80ml of product and retail for $15 USD (I am not positive of the Canadian price at the moment) but they seem to be affordably drugstore priced. Both of the mists can be used either in the AM or PM, it's to your liking!

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The Glow Mist is infused with Propolis & Argan Oil and is designed for a radiant glowy effect. It is enriched with 13 other natural oils. It claims to be able to set makeup, add a dewy finish, and refresh makeup. The bottle says it can be used before makeup, after makeup, or throughout the day. After testing it out, I do see the hydrating and luminous effects and it works great for dry winter months. I don't see it prolonging my makeup wear because it is enriched with so many good oils. So I prefer to use this on light makeup days where I don't have to worry about my makeup lasting or not.

The Makeup Fixing Mist has become a holy grail for me! It is infused with Rose Water & Green Tea and designed to set, extend or refresh makeup while protecting and balancing the skin. It has a light rose scent which isn't overpowering at all. The bottle also says it can be used before and after makeup, or throughout the day. I love to use this before makeup instead of a primer. It's obviously not super hardcore primer replacement, but it is so easy to just mist over the face and apply makeup. It is such a plus that there are so many beneficial ingredients! I think that's the main reason why this has become my holy grail: I don't feel bad about misting it all over my face. It holds my makeup throughout the day as far as I can tell, and I think it is perfect as an everyday essential.

Overall, pretty impressed with the Pixi Facial Mists I got to try out. I would 100% purchase the Makeup Fixing Mist when I finish this one, not sure about the Glow Mist but I will be continuing to use them both!

Pixi Glow Mist Ingredients (here)
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist Ingredients (here)

These products were received for consideration. All opinions stated are my own and are never influenced by anyone. 

Beauty Favourites of 2016

beauty favourites of 2016

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday, I had quite a relaxing one, and I'm so excited for what 2017 will bring. My life went through so many changes in the past year, from moving to new relationships,  new friendships, and finding out a lot about myself and others. I mean, every year I find more and more out about myself but this year had pretty big changes for me. 

I didn't blog as often as I wanted to, my summer was spent hanging out outside, and keeping busy with new friends, I was barely indoors (and didn't even get much of a tan...). To be honest, as cheesy as it sounds I spent a lot of time doing car things with my car friends (because yes, I like cars too!). I do want to keep A Lovely Allure alive, and continue sharing my completely honest reviews on products I've tried! 

I am by no means popping out an article a day, but I am trying for (at least) once a week. I am also trying to keep them as short and sweet as possible, because face it, no one wants to read unnecessarily long reviews anymore (I do sometimes get carried away though... sorry!)

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2016 Beauty Favourites

And I know it's a bit of a late post, (I planned to have this up before 2017!) but I didn't want to miss out on sharing my favourite beauty products of 2016.

Clarisonic Mia 2:
I have had the Mia 2 for a while, but I've never expressed how much I really like it! It is the best way to exfoliate dead or flaky skin, because it actually works and you don't have to sit there scrubbing for minutes. There are various brush heads for those with different skin types, and I can exfoliate the dry spots on my face so quickly!

Sephora The Perfectionist Airbrush Sponge:
What a perfect dupe for the Beauty Blender! My all-time favourite sponge, has just met it's competition with this dupe from Sephora. The sponge expands to the same size as my Beauty Blender, and works just as well. See my full review here.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Cava:
I have been using this lip crayon in the shade Cava (worn here) on a daily basis and am afraid it's going to run out soon! The Bite lip crayons are not long lasting if you're about to eat but they last a great amount of time if you don't! They feel so soft and don't dry out my lips. Cava is the perfect mauve shade that I long for in a lipstick! (If you know me, light mauves are my thinggg).

Nyx Micro Brow Pencil:
I finally found a dupe for the highly coveted, Anastasia Brow Wiz (review)! I use this Nyx Micro Brow Pencil before my Anastasia Dipbrow (review) to outline the shape. It is pretty foolproof because it can be wiped off if a mistake is made. I do go over it and fill in my brows with the Dipbrow because this Nyx pencil does not last nearly as long, but it works so well for outlining!

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Oil-Free Perfecting Creme:
I discovered Ole Henriksen in 2016, and I actually had the pleasure of meeting the founder himself! His products are great and so easy to find something to combat specific skin issues. The Sheer Transformation Cream is my favourite, I've been using it daily! It goes under makeup so well, doesn't feel heavy on the skin but moisturizes well. I don't use it when it's super cold outside but mild to hot weather it is perfect.

Formula X MakeupByRose Nail Polish:
I don't know which one I have pictured here, but I fell in love with Formula X's Limited Edition MakeupByRose Collection (swatches here)! Specifically the Mahhvelous Rose (a rosy mauve), and Puffin! (a rich mink grey). I could literally wear these shades on my nails for the rest of the year.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer:
I wasn't sure this was enough coverage for me at first, but it is so hydrating and so easy to apply that it doesn't really matter to me anymore. The coverage is highest when using a sponge applicator, it doesn't crease too much (and I have dry under eyes). I just finished my tube and I will definitely purchase a new one (review here). I wear shade Y23 for reference.

Bliss The Youth As We Know It Eye Cream:
I got this eye cream for half price, and I know it isn't a miracle worker but for the price it is great! I try to do as much as I can to protect my eye area. Only time will tell, but hopefully this will help hold off my aging/dark circles/bags for a little longer!

Body Shop Pinita Colada Body Butter:
This scent, I believe, was introduced in 2016 when the Body Shop's Body Butter packaging was revamped to use plastic made from pollution. The body butter smells delicious, of coconut and a pineapple mix, and is light and absorbs so quickly!

Paula's Choice Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30:
I had the opportunity to work with Paula's Choice in 2016 and absolutely loved their skincare products! I soooooo wish they were readily available here in Canada. Although I did love all of the products I got to try, the Hydralight Moisturizer quickly ended up in my morning routine. It is light, smells a bit like crayons but doesn't bother me, but the main perk is that it contains SPF30 and is great to wear under my foundation (review here).

Live Clean Multi Boost Shampoo/Conditioner:
Live Clean's shampoos are really all I use now! They are sulfate free, but also free of many chemicals, parabens, silicones, never tested on animals, and 98% plant derived. The main reason I've stuck to this brand is because it is sulfate free, my hair has felt so much healthier and my scalp isn't as itchy since switching to this brand (review here)!

What were your favourites of 2016? Feel free to share with me in the comments!