So sorry it took so long to get another post up but I started working on my resumé last week after finally deciding I'm ready to become a real grown-up and get a job. It's been a long time coming for me joining the work force and even though the editing I did on my resumé should of only taken me a day I spent about five slowly working on it making little tweaks along the way. Anyways, I'm back today with another very lipstick centric post on my absolute favorite brand for lipstick, Bite Beauty. If you've never heard of the brand it's a company based out of Toronto, Canada that specializes in lip products made from food grade ingredients and is only sold via Sephora. I have mentioned and featured the brand countless times on my blog because I am such a big fan of their products and genuinely love them. Since I've acquired a fair few products through purchasing and redeeming points I thought I would do a dedicated post to them, an ode if you will, and show the colors I have so that maybe it will help you find a Bite Beauty product that you'd like to try. I have four different formulas and thirteen different colors but I went in order so that the colors flowed nicely because it greatly satisfied my OCD tendencies. Everything is swatched with product photos towards the end, forewarning though about half of my collection is minis/samples, so let's jump into it and I will talk you through the shades and formulas as we go.
The Amuse Bouche formula is the main lipstick formula for Bite and is the one that I have the most shades in. It's a very creamy and pigmented formula that glides on easily and is very comfortable on the lips and has a satin finish - not too glossy but definitely not matte. The first shade here is Chai which is described as a mid-tone brown with a hint of mauve on Bite's website and is also available in the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick formula as well. I got this shade in the 2018 Beauty Insider Birthday Gift from Sephora (my birthday was January 9th). In this photo I am wearing it with The Lip Pencil in the shade 034, described as a plum rose but it's actually a pretty darn good match for this lipstick but could also be worn with the next one as well. Definitely not a color I would ever chose for myself but I certainly don't think it looks bad.
The Matte Crème Lip Crayon formula is described as, "a high-pigment lip crayon with long-wearing, water-resistant color and a matte finish that feels hydrating." To me the formula is just a touch more matte that the Amuse Bouche and is just as comfortable, not drying in the slightest like most matte lipsticks. Sephora describes this color as a dusty mauve and it was the other lipstick that came in the 2018 Beauty Insider Birthday Gift. I like this shade slightly more than Chai since it's not quite as brown but we're still a little out of comfort zone with this one since it is still brown based.
At the same time that I redeemed my birthday gift Sephora also had the shade Léché from the Matte Crème formula as a Beauty Offer (not to be confused with the Rewards Bazaar) so I decided to get it as well since I will pretty much try just about any shade in Bite's products with the exception of purples. Léché is described as a dusty pale pink and though I don't think it's that pink it's definitely more in my wheel house and I know I'll use this color since it's a nice warm nude on my skin tone. I'm also wearing The Lip Pencil in shade 022, rosey brown, which is a really good match for this lipstick shade.
Now we're finally getting on to a color I kinda chose myself. From time to time Bite does mini duos, currently they have a Mini Muiltistick Duo, and I got a mini Amuse Bouche duo during my time as a blonde when I was trying to figure out what lipstick shades looked best on me. Meringue is described as a nude with peach undertones and I really like this shade and would recommend it for fair to light skin tones looking for a good peachy nude.
This was the first full size lipstick I bought from Bite (and was also only my second lipstick from them at the time). I went blonde in April of 2016 and I didn't have a nude lipstick until I had blonde hair. As a platinum blonde at first I felt uncomfortable in bold colors because of how pale I am and having such light hair so I went to Sephora and asked for help finding a nude that went with my hair and skin tone but that was really comfortable on the lips so I could wear it all the time. I was shown over to Bite's lipsticks and tried on a few nudes and settled on Sugarcane. Sugarcane is described as a pale pink with a touch of beige and also comes in the Matte Crème Lip Crayon formula. Now that my hair is brown again I can pull off warmer nudes but this is such a good pinky nude for fair, cool toned hair and skin tones.
This is the other shade that came in that duo with Meringue. Fig is described as a soft nude with rose tones. On me it's more of a deeper, pinky nude but it's a really pretty and flattering everyday color for fair to light-medium skin tones without being a true nude.
This one was just featured in my last post but I didn't want to leave it out. The Amuse Bouche Liquified formula is the newest lipstick formula from Bite and it's essentially a liquid version of their Amuse Bouche formula. It described as a satin finish but I would say it borders on glossy. The Mauvember shade is a limited edition color that is aptly described as a mauve and all proceeds from the sales go towards The Movember Foundation. I bought this shade particularly because I like that the proceeds go to a good cause but I also wasn't super crazy about any of the existing shades at the time (I like Cava but I'm not sure if it would look good on me). Bite just released The Unearthed Collection which includes 10 new shades so there's currently 30 options to chose from.
This was my first lipstick from Bite which I received as a mini in my first Sephora Play! Subscription Box (May 2016). This color scared the crap out of me when I first got it because I'd never worn anything so bright so it just kind of sat for a while without getting any use. It took me a while but I've come around and actually really like the shade now. Kimchi is described as a shocking pink with a cool undertone and was voted as the best pink lipstick on Nylon's 2016 Beauty Hit List.
And this was my first Matte Crème Lip Crayon. Sucré is described as a warm pink which is definitely true and I'd say it even a coral-y pink. This is a great color for cool and warm undertones and is an excellent summer shade. The Matte Crème Lip Crayons also have a sharpener in the end and they're really easy to apply so they're a great on the go option or for quick touch ups.
I think by now you all know I am a red lipstick gal so when I saw Gazpacho in the Rewards Bazaar I had to have it. Gazpacho is described as a true red with blue undertones so it's the type of red that'll make your teeth look more white. It's a great red, what more can I say?
When I bought Sucré I was torn between buying that shade in the Matte Crème Lip Crayon and Tulip in the High Pigment Pencil. Obviously I went for Sucré but I still wanted to try the High Pigment Pencil formula and it went on sale some time around November last year so I scooped one up in a red to try out. I bought this shade online and Bramble is described as "black currant" but I don't think it's as dark irl as it looks online. Still a pretty color though and I think the High Pigment Pencil formula might be on it's way out since it's still on sale and a lot of the colors, Bramble included, are sold out online. The formula is described as a long lasting matte but there's nothing matte about this formula imo. I'd say it's even a bit glossy but it is very comfortable on the lips and I do enjoy it. As of the time of publication there's still eight shades available so if you are keen to try out this formula get in there before they're all gone!
This was another one I scooped up from the Rewards Bazaar and as much as I love a blue based red I think I might like Beetroot even more - if you twisted my arm and made me choose I'd say Beetroot is my favorite color from my collection. Bite describes Beetroot as a rich berry infused with deep red which I would say is a very accurate description of this color; it's a berry red.
Now that we've gone over everything let's recap the formulas:
- Amuse Bouche Lipstick - creamy and moisturizing with a satin finish, what I would recommend for first time Bite buyers.
- Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick - liquified lipstick with a semi-gloss finish, for those that want an extremely comfortable lipstick that has a gloss like feel and texture.
- Matte Crème Lip Crayon - water resistant color and a soft matte hydrating finish, my personal favorite as it's super easy to apply and is just as comfortable as the Amuse Bouche formula.
- High Pigment Pencil - described as matte online but I'd definitely say it's more of a glossy or at least semi-gloss finish, limited color availability but super comfortable on the lips.
- The Lip Pencil - stiff enough to get a pretty precise line (when sharpened) but creamy enough so that it doesn't tugs on the lips or make them feel dry - one of my favorite lip liner formulas.
- Agave Lip Mask - thick nighttime mask that hydrates and replenishes - would definitely recommend for those with really chapped lips.
That is enough rambling for today but if you have any questions about these lip products please do not hesitate to ask! Until next time...
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