Little Luxuries – Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Cognac, anyone? (Guys, I can’t explain to you how challenging it is for me to hide my toothy grin in photos.)
While I am not generally a full face of makeup kind of woman, I’ve always loved painting my face, and a trick I learned early on, is that even if you have no other makeup on, throwing on a little lipstick can go a long way towards making it look like you’ve put some effort in to your appearance. This is great news for me, because while I choose extra sleep over getting up early for makeup application every single morning, occasionally a surprise midday meeting makes me wish I had taken a moment to make myself just a smidge spiffier instead of rolling directly out the door from my unmade bed.
Or perhaps a little Brandy? (seriously, trying to smile with no teeth is the most unnatural thing!)
For this reason I like to keep a lipstick or two in my purse at all times. And recently I’ve become obsessed with Toronto company Bite Beauty‘s matte crème lip crayon. Not only does it come in some seriously gorgeous high pigment fall colours, it’s made with edible ingredients, so I don’t have to worry that I’m slowly poisoning myself every time I forget I’m wearing it and devour a falafel.
So far I’ve collected Brandy, Aubergine and Fraise (it’s like My Little Pony all over again!). I’ve also been hoarding samples of Cognac and Truffle while I not-so-patiently wait for my local Sephora to restock them.
Portraits: Emma Davidson
“Free at last!!!” – my teeth
Do you guys have any tricks for looking more put together in a pinch? What products are you obsessing over lately? Tell me all your beauty secrets in the comments!