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You’ll want to nibble on these amazing tinted lip balms!
Bite Beauty’s combination of quality lip products and a focus on all-natural ingredients made their High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil a huge hit with the we heart this review team earlier this year (click here for our review). It’s easy to see why we heart them – they’re highly pigmented, long-wearing and infused with resveratrol (a powerful antioxidant), shea butter and food-grade color. And you won’t find any synthetic dyes or fragrances in them either!
The new Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tints ($24) are a fabulous addition to the brand, and help to round out the company’s offerings. In contrast to the opaque, matte finish of the lip pencils, these lip tints have a shiny, sheer finish, and buildable pigmentation.
Plus a few extra benefits are found in the white “B” in the center of each tint, which contains a total of 10 grams of reserveratol, and also just a teensy bit of shimmer.
The Lush Lip Tints are a great low maintenance and versatile products for summer. You’ll have fewer products in your purse/beach bag, because this one product can give both a sheer wash of color for lounging poolside, and also a deeper color for going out in the evening.
They apply smoothly and give just the right amount of shine, without being sticky or overly slick. I don’t need a mirror to apply it, even when layering it on. Very convenient!
The Lush Lip tints are available in six shades (and I’m pretty sure I want all of them) and the wht team got a look at three colors:
Lychee – light pink nude
Watermelon – Cool toned medium pink
One coat of this gives a natural looking “my lips but better look,” while multiple coats intensify the pink.
Cherry – just that! a bright shiny red
This would be a good way to try out a red lip without all of the drawbacks of a traditional red lipstick. Try it sheer, and then build up the color as your confidence increases.
What I like most about the Lush Lip Tints is that they have wonderful lasting power. It’s pretty impressive that they provide both color and moisture for a few hours, and then leave a nice subtle stain after that. There’s no need to worry about that dreaded ring around your lips.
While many tinted balms come in less-than-cute plastic twist up tubes, the matte black tube on these beauties is sleek and elegant enough to use anywhere.
Also impressive: it didn’t even melt in my car, even after I’d left it in there during a trip to the gym! (Disclaimer: I am not promising that it won’t melt in your car, just saying it hasn’t melted in my car… yet).
I admit the price tag is a bit of a drawback, but if you’re looking for a splurge on a lip product for the summer, this is a good bet.
As far as tinted balms go, the Lush Lip Tints are at the head of the pack. The ingredients, color, texture, lasting power and versatility really make them stand out in a sea of glosses, lipsticks and balms.
we heartsters – are you ready to take a bite out of these beauties?
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Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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