My lips have been suffering like h e double hockey sticks this Winter. Between the Polar Vortex, all of these new lip products that I’ve been testing for the blog and my love of matte lipsticks my lips have been dry, cracked and peeling. I have to exfoliate almost daily and the effects doesn’t last long as all of my current lip balm faves were no longer doing the trick.
The other week at a fashion show during NYC Fashion Week my neighbor who I had been chatting with throughout the show pulled out this little gem and asked me had I tried it. She began to rave over it and I thought hell I’ll try anything at this point. When I went to Sephora and saw the price, $26 for a tube the size of ointment, I rolled my eyes… sucked my teeth and walked away. But then I thought with all of the lip products I’ve been wasting money on $6 here and $8 here I could have bought the lip balm twice over so I went back to get it and I am so glad that I did. It has been a savior for my poor lips!
The Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask is a soothing leave-on lip mask that replinishes moisture with all natural ingredients. The main ingredient is medical grade lanolin which is known to heal cracked and sore skin. It also contains Organic Blue Agave Nectar, Jojoba Oil and Vanilla CO2 Extract, Resveratrol which has the antioxidant benefits of 15 glasses of red wine, Beeswax and and a host of other natural oils to nourish lips. It does not contain Gluten, Petroleum or Parabens.
The Lip Mask has the consistency of a thick honey and a tiny bit goes a long way. It glides on thick but melts right into the lips. When applied at night after exfoliating I wake up with really soft, plush lips. When applied under my matte lipsticks they glide on smooth and my lips stay moist all day without cracking or peeling. When worn alone it gives the lips a high gloss shine while keeping them hydrated.
After a few days my lips were healed completely and have been staying that way with consistent use. I’ve even been letting my little man use it since it’s all natural and his lips has healed up completely as well.The only thing is when the product gets cold (i.e. left in the car or in your purse during frigid temperatures) it gets hard and it is extremely difficult to get out of the tube. I’ve seen people complain about their tube splitting at the corners when trying to roll it. I keep it in my makeup bag inside my purse and find that after being indoors for about 20 minutes it’s easier to get out. I also squeeze from the top gently to avoid cracking the tube. This works even when the product is still hard.
*Update* 10/29/15 It now comes in a heavy plastic tube.
This is a beauty product that I will continue to splurge on as long as it continues to work because I’ve never used anything better on my lips. It’s a must have! Available in Sephora stores or online $26 (.52 oz)