Frustration is the first word that comes to mind when I think of my journey of trying to find a good lip balm. That is until now.
Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask is my Salvation. Literally. Until the moment when I found their lip mask, my lips were so dry and crackly. NOTHING would work. No amount of lip balm would hydrate and tame them. I would slather chapstick on all day to no avail. Within minutes of lip balm application my lips would start cracking. As you can imagine, this was very frustrating especially when it came to wanting to wear lipstick.
I literally could not wear lipstick successfully and for some reason, that’s kind of embarrassing to talk about. No matter what steps I took to exfoliate my lips and apply balm, I couldn’t make lipstick work for me. My lips would dry out and start cracking within a half hour (and making it that long was considered a success). It was sad to have to give up on lipstick, but after so many failed attempts at making it work, I finally just gave up and would wear only chapsticks and occasionally I could get away with a lip oil/super hydrating gloss.
I tried so many chapsticks and balms. Seriously, whenever I went into a store that sold a lip moisture product, I would buy it. I tried everything from BurtsBees, to Medical chapsticks, to weird nipple creams (eww and this did not work btw), to just about every single lip product at Sephora/Ulta/Online Boutiques. And while I did find some products that were nicely moisturizing on their own. I never found something that moisturized enough to allow for the smooth lipstick application I was longing for.
Until the day of destiny as I call it. I walked into Sephora on my lunch break, saw the Bite Beauty Section and the makeup gods shined down upon me as they led my hands to a product that came straight from heaven. The Agave Lip Mask.
Guys, I am not even exaggerating, this product has really saved my lips and has opened up my makeup world because now I am happy to say, I can wear lipsticks to my heart’s content.
When it comes to grading, this product is OFF THE CHARTS. It redefines the word PERFECT, takes it to levels we didn’t even know existed. A+ times infinity.
It’s moisturizing. Like it will give your lips new life and make them born again into the world of perfect, supple hydration that actually LASTS.
When you first get it, I suggest exfoliating your lips gently at night with your favorite lip scrub (or just using a clean, damp washcloth works great too) and then applying it to your lips before you go to bed. This will rejuvenate your lips and make them so healthy you won’t even recognize them. Then after a while, you can choose to keep it a part of your nighttime routine, or simply apply it prior to lipstick application (and/or throughout the day as a balm).
If I know that the next day I’m going to be wearing a lip product that isn’t particularly moisturizing (like a liquid lip) I will definitely wear the lip mask overnight, but usually what I like doing is to apply it a few minutes prior to lipstick, then wipe off the excess and swipe on the lipstick.
Agave Lipmask allows me to get a beautiful, moisturized, crack-free lipstick wear for hours. Of course, the exact wear depends on the lipstick itself and how well I primed my lips. But seriously, you guys-this product is just an absolute game changer for me. I am so in love with it. I bought several so that I am never without it.
Also, the great thing is that they have several shades that are colored, as well as a clear formula, so you can choose to either give your lips a gorgeous pre-stain to deepen and intensify your lipstick wear or you can wear them as a stand-alone product. I love their Smashed shade (a berry-ish red) so much that I wore it alone for my wedding reception look! I also adore their Lavender (which looks like a pale pink with subtle cool – lavender tones). Oh! Look at me, forgetting the best part- it tastes and smells so GOOD.
In case you didn’t know, Agave is a really delicious natural sweetener so of course, this lip mask tastes amazingly sweet. (And no, I’m not squeezing the tube in my mouth for a sweet fix, but come on, we all know you do end up tasting your lip product throughout the day and it’s just a nice plus when it tastes good). And the smell is divine as well.
Each shade tastes and smells unique and amazing, and will look incredible on your lips. And you can take that to the bank.
If you don’t already own the Agave Lip Mask, then you truly are missing out. Go get it now, do it for your lips sake and to take your lip color game to the next level. Welcome to the big leagues.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask is available at Sephora for $26 of the best dollars you have ever spent.