Friday 13 August 2021

BITE Beauty finally arrives in the UK!

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Yes... You heard it right, BITE Beauty has finally landed on our shores and I couldn't be any more excited! Just a few weeks ago, ahead of the launch I had an all-important parcel arrive featuring some of their best selling products so I've been getting stuck in and finally experiencing the brand for myself and boy have I been impressed. 

If you're new to BITE, just like I was - lemme give you a quick background...

The brand began after a need for clean beauty that performs to their (and your) high standards. With bold, look-at-me colour and skin-loving ingredients, BITE Beauty is all about making you look and feel good with no settling necessary. Along with creating inclusive shade ranges, BITE is committed to developing formulas with super-satisfying sensorial experiences that boldly feed your senses through colour, flavour, and texture. It's quite a fascinating brand and I've really enjoyed getting to know the products. 

I'm gonna touch on the products I've been getting to grips with, what I think and how they work so hold tight and grab your shopping list because you're absolutely going to want to buy from BITE Beauty! 

I'm impartial when it comes to primers, I seldom use them but this baby might be the gamechanger. The high-performance primer helps to neutralise your skin type and comes in two skin-optimising formulas - hydrate for normal to dry skin or mattify for normal to oily skin. It helps to create the perfect grip for your foundation creating flawless, lasting wear. 

It contains olive oil to boost hydration, a hyaluronic acid complex which is a specialised blend of micronised hyaluronic acid particles and sodium PCA for enhanced hydration, willowbark to mattify and finally, maqui berry which is antioxidant-rich and helps nourish your complexion. It has a silky feel to the formula, applies to skin well and smells bloody incredible! I'd repurchase this in a heartbeat!

I'm not generally one to toot my own horn but this foundation genuinely leaves my skin looking absolutely flawless - so much so, the first evening I wore it, Arran came home from work and commented on my makeup straight away which let's face it would be a rarity in men usually so this has been a big ol' hit with me. The Micellar Foundation is available in 32 shades and is a dream to use. 

It's long-wearing and fuelled by nourishing, antioxidant-rich maqui berry, for a lightweight, natural finish that feels good on the skin. I find it applies best on my skin with a stippling brush, blending outwards to create a really smooth finish. It's buildable, gives a light to medium coverage, and lasts all day even in 25-degree heat - yup, I tested it during the last heatwave.

I'm a big fan, and I'd hope to be at that price too!

Next up we have the pressed powder, something I don't reach for as much as I have done in recent years - my days of a totally shine-free face were left in my teens thankfully! This particular powder is long-wearing, super lightweight and because it's made with antioxidant-rich superfood maqui berry and finely milled volcanic minerals - not plain old talc - it blurs, controls shine, and mattifies. I just use a powder brush to lightly dust across my t-zone and pop in my bag for top-ups if required! It's a great little product. 

Whipped blush is my new fave thing - I can't get enough of it. I have the shade Watermelon Marg which is an oh so gorgeous pink shade, perfect for the apples of your cheeks. The long-wearing, whipped creamy blush is super easy to apply and blends seamlessly for a luminous, healthy glow. My only complaint is that it can be a little hard to squeeze the product out so I end up with loads I won't use. I think the round packaging is cute, just not ideal if you want to curb wastage. 

Not my usual type of mascara but I can totally see why it is loved by many even if it didn't quite hit the spot for me. This beauty is a volumising, flake-resistant mascara that promises to deliver major lift, extraordinary length, and unbeatable curl for gorgeous, super-sized lashes and it really does do just that, I just hate the brush. 

I prefer a separating comb brush to catch every lash and I just don't get that with this - eek! However, the formula is great, it's powered by vegan tree berry wax which grips to each lash to give a buildable yet lightweight volume which I really like. Can't love 'em all, can you? 

Hands up who loves a lip crayon? They're just so easy to whip out and use right?! I'd heard good things about these babies so with the shade Cava, a fabulous dusty pink in my hands I transformed my look. The oh so gorgeous lip crayons are supercharged with superfoods pomegranate oil and wild African mango which are both rich in antioxidants to boost, nourish and hydrate lips. In one easy swipe, you'll have unstoppable colour that feels comfortable on the lips and leaves a beautiful creamy matte finish. I have Stinger and Hard Cider on my to-buy list next! 

Psst... there's a built-in sharpender hidden in the base so you'll have a precise tip for every application.

Lastly, we have the product I was most excited about when I first opened the box - the lipsticks! If you've been around these parts since the beginning then you'll know I adore matte lipsticks so I couldn't wait to give these a try. The Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks come in twenty gorgeous shades and seriously make lips look incredible.

The soft matte lipsticks are powered by nourishing cocoa butter to help moisturise and condition lips and tapioca pearls mixed with fatty acid waxes help create that much loved velvety matte finish. They're super comfortable on lips, they really do last and I'm obsessed with the shades.

I have Sugar Buns, a dusty pink, Chai, a soft taupe and Hot Tomato, a perfect matte red! Matte formulas are my jam so I feel as though I can say with confidence that the formula of these is incredible. I'm gonna need that Cayenne shade!

As you can see, there's a lot to be excited about when it comes to BITE Beauty and I have been so impressed! My everyday face has been predominately BITE for the last few weeks and I've enjoyed exploring the brand so much.

You can shop BITE Beauty online at Feel Unique and Boots UK with the brand going into selected Boots stores from August. 

Which product are you most excited about? 

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