You may have noticed that I'm a bit of a lip balm hoarder, so when I saw Bite Beauty's Agave Lip Mask on Sephora.com at the beginning of January, I ran to place my order. I have to say that while I quite like the product, and I can't think of a time that I've hated a product's packaging more.
My order arrived the day "Chiberia" was coined, so I thought perhaps this lip balm was frozen. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Ugh. The packaging is just incredibly hard and inflexible. Over the last month or so, I seriously struggled to squeeze product out of this tube, so much so that I didn't even really want to use it. What can I say, I am lazy. Fortunately, rolling the tube up from the bottom really helped to solve this issue with the packaging. I can squeeze out product by applying only a small amount of pressure!
Also worth noting, I was dumb and didn't realize that the cap is the tool to open the seal on the product. For those of you that don't know, once you unscrew the cap, turn it upside down and place it over the opening. The little pokey thing inside the cap will puncture the seal! Don't be dumb like me and stab the seal with a pen. (LOL)
Packaging rant aside, I really love the thick texture of this. It lasts all night, but even wears well during the day. I love how it heals the peely bits on my lips, but what really impressed me is the color they bring to my lips. It makes them a cute pinky shade that I just love, rather than the dead purplish tones they usually have when my lips are extremely dry. Well, perhaps "dead purplish tones" is a bit of an exaggeration, but my lips tend to be super mauve in tone and very faded looking. I much prefer how this brings life back into my lips and gives them a cheery light pink tone!
I contemplated returning this purely because I hated the packaging, but after discovering that rolling the tube helps make it less difficult to squeeze, I've decided to keep it. I enjoy the formula, especially for night time. I wouldn't purchase it again unless they upgrade the packaging, and think those of you who have plenty of high end balms or options you love don't need to rush out for this. However, if you don't have a vast lip balm stash and are looking for something very thick and hydrating, this is worth considering!
What do you think of Bite Beauty's Agave Lip Mask? Have you tried it, or is the packaging making you want to steer clear? I'd love to know what you think!