On March 17, MAC Cosmetics is going to introduce to…
Making a custom lipstick at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab was #1 on my list when I went to NYC last month. But when faced with the choice of what lipstick shade to choose, it was tough. Did I want the perfect red? Did I want a 90’s pinky brown a la Jennifer Aniston? After much debate, my inspiration was…
The beautiful Kat Dennings! She is definitely one of my favourite actresses and always has a statement lipstick on.
When I arrived for my appointment, I sat down at one of the booths with my Lip Lab Technician/Artist, Brigid, and we chatted colours. I showed her my inspiration photos and said, “berry, wine-stained, with a touch of brown”.
Before you get started, you have to prep your lips. We used the Bite Beauty Lipstick Removing Wipes, followed by a quick Cherry Lip Scrub and a touch of Agave Lip Mask.
Then the magic happens! From 35 different shades, she began mixing a few together to try to match it exactly. A little pink, a little burgundy, a deep red.
I tried the shade on about 3 times throughout the process to give feedback, asking for more pink or more brown. She mixed Meritage, Tannin and Scarlet together with a hint of brown to give it depth. This was my perfect Kat Dennings shade.
Then you decide on a finish: sheer, matte, creme or luminous. I chose luminous, the most deluxe option.
After that, you choose a scent or combination of two: cherry, mint, vanilla, citrus, mango, violet or superfruit. I went with cherry + vanilla because it reminded me of Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr Pepper, my all-time fave drink.
Then this is all put in a container, heated and mixed in a centrifuge. After, your custom blend is poured into the lipstick bullet mold and chilled on this little freezer top. 5 minutes later and your lipstick is removed and packaged up!
The whole process took about 20 minutes and we had so much fun doing! This is me and my niece Audrey outside the store with our goodies. She made a beautiful peachy coral shade.
The package they give you includes the “ingredients” to the shade you made, just in case you need back-ups.
And there she is, my Kat shade. Wine, berry with a hint of brown.
The lipstick bullet they use doesn’t include the Bite Beauty stamp like the Lip Lab shades you can buy on Sephora (read my reviews on those here).
The Luminous finish is so shiny and luxurious. It’s very hydrating and doesn’t feather.
If you’re planning on a trip to NYC, I urge you to hit up the Bite Beauty Lip Lab on Prince St. Make sure to reserve your spot though or you’ll be disappointed. (get all the info here)
Don’t forget, the next release in the Bite Beauty Lip Lab comes out tomorrow. It’s a tangy coral rose called Mango Daiquiri, and I am convinced it’s based on Audrey’s shade of lipstick. (available here tomorrow morning)
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