When it comes to winterizing my beauty routine, all my lips used to get was a quick swipe of balm. That changed when Bite released its Agave Lip Mask, a leave-on treatment that's like a night cream for your pout. Finally, my cracked, winter-battered mouth was healed — seemingly overnight. But, because it's clear and super thick, I would leave this guy on my nightstand and only whip it out for bedtime application.
Perhaps sensing my growing addiction to the mask, the brand has decided to make it a round-the-clock thing. It just released a new, daytime-perfect version, which has a red-wine tint that gives your lips a natural, rosy flush: That subtle shot of color is the perfect addition to your regularly scheduled makeup regimen. It looks like Bite has bridged the gap between utility and gorgeousness.
According to Bite, the mask helps heal and soften your lips with the help of powerhouse ingredients like lanolin, vanilla extract, and jojoba oil. It also contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which helps soften the appearance of wrinkles while fighting dryness. It's safe to say that this is basically the Cadillac of lip treatments.
Does it work? Like gangbusters. After just a week of using it, I saw a noticeable difference. My lips were less flaky, more moisturized, and just looked better. I've found myself having to exfoliate them less — just twice a week, down from every other day.
Using the mask is as easy as swiping on a lip tint. I like to concentrate it in the middle of my lips for that just-finished-making-out glow. It's buildable, so you can layer it to achieve a more opaque look. But, the tint isn't full-coverage, so you'll never get a full-on shock of red. I've even taken to dabbing it onto my cheeks for a subtle hint of color.
We're so concerned with staying warm during the winter that it's helpful to have one less thing to think about. Now, thanks to Bite, you can protect yourself and crush it at winter beauty with one product.
Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask, $26, available at Sephora.
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