Ever since 2014 when MAC released the Viva Glam Rihanna I have been hooked and purchasing every collaboration since. The Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses are released twice a year, once in the beginning of year like around January and another toward the end of the year like September. The colors have not disappointed me thusfar. With that being said, when I heard that MAC’s spokesperson (each year it changes) for this year was Taraji P. Henson I had to snatch up both the lipstick and lipglass as soon as I could. Not only because that’s my girl, been loving her ever since the Baby Boy days, but also because the purchase of the Viva Glam collab goes to a great cause! 100% of the proceeds when you purchase the lipstick or lipglass goes to help with women, men, and children living and affected by HIV/AIDS. I love shopping for a cause, not only am I getting a great product, but I am also giving to charity. Literally a win-win!
I have never before tried any of Bite Cosmetics lipsticks, but I have heard a lot of great things about them so on another recent Sephora, I decided to pick up Bite Rewind Holiday Set. I have fallen in love with holiday sets because they allow me to try various products without spending as much as I would if I bought each product individually full size. Bite Rewind Holiday Set comes with four deluxe size Lipsticks for only $25. Included in the set is a deluxe size of Cafe (peachy-brow nude), Torte (brown-toned rose), Coulis (raspberry-red), Albergine (eggplant), and a red tin with a mirror to hold them in. The set is limited edition.
The formula is creamy and matte, but not drying, which is something I love about this set! It’s premium triple-milled pigments provide powdery light, highly pigmented payoff, while naturally derived orange peel wax naturally protects and seals in moisture. Sealing in moisture is super important, especially with winter weather right around the corner! I am a huge fan of every color, except cafe because it is a little too light against my skin tone, so in order for me to wear it a little manipulation with a darker lip liner will have to occur.
Have you tried any of these colors? What are your favorites? Thoughts?