This is a little different from my usual posts, but I want to start doing more posts about skincare and this sort of falls into that category, right?! I had to take a little break due to my health and while I’ve been away I haven’t worn makeup aside from testing a few new things I got recently… It’s made me realize just how much I was missing in my skincare routine so that’s definitely something I want to focus on more and share with all of you!
It’s so important to have a good canvas to start with before applying your makeup, and with as popular as matte liquid lipsticks are, you have to have something that locks moisture into your lips before you apply that lipstick that’s going to be on literally all day! I initially got this product just to try something new but I’ve been using it for over a month now and I see a major difference in the texture of my lips. As always, I hope you all enjoy this review as much as I enjoy sharing some of my favorite things! Please leave me a comment if you’ve tried it or know of any other miracle lip balms!
There are three shades to choose from, but this post will just be on the clear one. I have purchased the other two, though, and I’ll be reviewing those in the future.
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Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask is a permanent product that sells for $26 and is available at Sephora stores (including most inside JC Penney). You can also order this from www.sephora.com. It contains 15 g / 0.52 oz of product, which may not seem that much, especially for that price but a little goes a long way! When I photographed this I had been using it for about 3 weeks already, at least twice a day if not more, and that’s the dent I had left in the tube at that time! I imagine one tube of this is going to last me at least a couple of months, so I feel like this is a better deal than some cheaper alternatives out there, just due to the fact that the ingredients are very high quality and you don’t need to apply this very often at all. If this would have been any other type of squeeze-tube lip balm, I’m pretty sure I’d have run out by now! It does not contain any Phthalates, Parabens, or Sulfates and Bite Beauty is a cruelty-free brand ❤
From the box it comes in to the tube itself, the packaging is simple, yet modern and classy. I appreciate that with this type of product because I feel like no matter who you are, you can use this product and not be turned off by extravagant, bright packaging. The tube itself is your basic squeeze tube, but it’s pretty I dunno, hefty?, which prevents you from squeezing out too much product too easily and wasting it, since you only need a little bit. The tube has surprisingly held up floating around in the bottom of my purse for over a month now, so that says something about the quality of it! When you get it, the there’s a seal over the opening, which you break using the screw on lid. I like that with products like this because you know you’re getting something brand new and sanitary.
Since this is a pretty basic review, I’m just going to pop the photos down below the description and such so keep scrolling down to see those, including the list of ingredients which are all of super high quality and 99% natural!
As I just mentioned, Bite Beauty uses the utmost high quality ingredients. On top of that, all of their products are hand made in house, so when you buy their products, you aren’t getting something that’s going to have any weird chemicals or vary much from batch to batch because the production is from one location, is hands-on, and is closely overseen by people. Since Bite Beauty is also a company that focuses on lip products, I feel like that might have something to do with this literally being the best lip balm type of product I have ever used, and I’m not just saying that because it’s a current, new obsession… I really mean it!
Obviously, this one is clear and has a natural type of finish. The texture is pretty thick, which is probably why it’s referred to as a mask rather than a balm. It honestly takes a little bit of effort to squeeze it out of the tube, but you only need an amount about the size of a peppercorn or metal bb to get plenty of moisture packed onto your lips. Since it’s a thick product that’s not very slippery, I like to pat it onto my lips then gently rub it in with my finger using a back and forth motion because it does need to be warmed up in order to go on evenly.
Another great thing about this being more of a mask than a balm is that once it’s applied, it looks natural and not too shiny or glossy. The less you apply, the less shiny it looks, so this is a product that’s suitable for everyone… And by everyone, I mean all you men out there who need to upgrade from chapstick but are too afraid of wearing something high-end because it might look too wet and glossy! There’s also a stick version of Bite’s Agave lip treatment that’s even less satiny than the Lip Mask is, but I find it harder to apply. I also feel like I have to use more product with the stick type and apply it more often… I’m actually going to review that one soon, too, so that way you all will know more about the differences in them.
With this Lip Mask, you honestly see instant results. After I used this just once and sent a picture of my lips to my best friend the next day, she asked me what I did and said it looked like I’d had my lips filled a little because they were so full and smooth… The only thing I had changed was the fact that I applied this before bed! You see, because of the consistency and ingredients, it soaks in and adheres to your lips without slipping off, so you can apply this before bed, then wake up 8 hours later with smooth, plump (as in naturally, this doesn’t have plumpers in it), hydrated lips. Because this formula is so unique and soaks in so well without leaving your lips slippery or sticky, I find it ideal to wear before I apply matte or liquid lipsticks. When I get ready, I’ll usually shower, apply my skincare including this Lip Mask, dry my hair, then put on makeup, always doing my lips last. That gives this product time to soak in prior to putting on your lipstick so you won’t end up with lips that feel like they’re dry and cracking underneath your liquid lipstick that’s going to be on all day! I don’t usually have a problem with this, but if you feel like there’s a little too much still on the surface of your lips before you apply your liner and lipstick, just blot onto the back of your hand or a tissue. Even at the end of the day after I’ve removed my lipstick, I don’t feel like the moisture has been sucked out of my lips at all… Since I usually end up reapplying this after washing my face, I feel like my lips are never dry any more and in the month I’ve used this consistently, I have not had dry patches or chapped lips ONCE!
I bought this in the other two colors too, one of which is a peachy-pink with a hint of shimmer called Champagne, and the other which is reddish pink, but just makes your lips look naturally pigmented and flushed. I’ll be reviewing those soon, so make sure to subscribe for updates via email or follow me on the social media platforms listed in the beginning of this post to see when those reviews go up.
Overall, I 100% recommend this to anyone and everyone… Especially to anyone who is a liquid lipstick addict! Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip mask will literally change your lips and your life!
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Color Payoff: N/A
Wear Time: 5 (8 hours)
*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this out of pocket and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***