What is Spring without some new makeup to play with? My mom, sister, and I visited a mall that’s a little further away from our house a few weekends ago. That mall has a stand alone Sephora, whereas our local mall only has one inside a JC Penny’s, so I was super excited to check out what they had to offer.
Given that Spring is approaching quickly (though not really; it snowed again today), I wanted to pick up a couple new products to add to my collection! Let me tell you, Sephora did not disappoint. The store was insane that day, but I still managed to find a million things I loved.
I think you guys probably know by now how much I love Bite Beauty lipsticks. They’re made with food-grade ingredients, antioxidants, and come in a wide range of colors. They are sooo smooth on the lips and last pretty well, too. So, when I saw that Bite had a mini duo of two colors that are perfect for Spring, I was sold. This is the Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Tangerine and Ligonberry. First, the size is perfect. It’s small and compact, perfect for throwing in your purse for touchups. I posted a picture comparing the size to a Tarte LipSurgence above.
Second, the colors are amazing! They are bright, bold, and pigmented, making them the perfect choice for warmer weather. Tangerine is an intense coral orange. What I really like about Tangerine is that it’s an orange that doesn’t make your teeth look yellow. Ligonberry is a beautiful berry shade that I’ve been wearing a lot in the transition between winter and spring. It’s dark enough to work for cold weather, but it’s also bright enough for Spring.
The best part about this product? You get two color choices for only $12. Unless you like to wear bold colors every day, the sample size is the perfect amount to get a ton of use out of it.
The other lip product I picked up is the BareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm in Pink Passion. This was intriguing to me because it reminded me of the YSL Tint-In-Oil that I completely love. This is supposed to be a similar idea, except that it is in balm form instead of gloss form. It’s a lovely pink color, and it applies sheer to the lips. This is a great product for applying before heading off to school or work when you want just a touch of color. It’s moisturizing as well, but it kind of clings to dry skin on the lips if they aren’t incredibly exfoliated. Other than that, I do enjoy this product. At $16, it is much less expensive than the YSL version, though I do not prefer it as much.
PSA: These next two products are going to be my most-used during Spring and Summer, I can already tell. This is the Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Color Balm in Robust Rhubarb. Clinique is not typically a brand that attracts my attention, but this totally caught my eye. I love cream blushes, but it can be a pain to apply. Cream blush in a stick just seems like the perfect answer to that problem. Not only is it in a stick, but it’s in a twist-up package too, so no fuss.
The color is amazing, as well. It’s a peachy-pink with some subtle shimmer that shows up more in the tube than it does on the cheek. It’s very buildable, too, which I didn’t really expect. I usually use about three or four swipes on the cheek, then blend it in with my fingers. The color reminds me of my beloved NARS Cactus Flower cream blush, which is unfortunately discontinued now. The wear on these is better than most of the blushes I own, as well. I apply this in the morning and it wears well into the evening without fading or becoming patchy.
There’s honestly nothing bad I have to say about this product. It’s also only $21, which is great for a convenient, beautiful cream blush stick.
It’s VERY rare that I pick up two colors of the same product without trying it first. But, the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight was just calling my name. I’m constantly looking for my holy grail highlighter, and I think I finally found it.
I’ve had my fair share of powder, liquid, and cream highlighters, but none of them were the perfect one for me. This product I think could change that. It’s a shimmery cream highlight that isn’t too frosty on the skin. It’s slightly pink, which works nicely on my skin tone. It’s also incredibly buildable, which I think is what I like most about this product. You can swipe it on once or twice for a natural glow, or you can build it up if you want a more intense look.
This product is also $21, which is a steal compared to similar items like the NARS Multiples.
Have you picked up any new makeup for Spring? Let me know!
Have a great week, and thanks for reading!