One of my new favorite makeup brands that I discovered last year is Bite Beauty. They’re sold exclusively at Sephora locations in the US and Canada, and currently have three Bite Beauty Labs open to the public in New York, Toronto, San Francisco, and San Jose, where visitors can create their own custom lipsticks. Not only are they Canadian (represent) and cruelty-free, but their products are also made with organic and natural ingredients, which they say “provide nourishing, restorative benefits” and are “infused with the age-fighting antioxidant resveratrol—the equivalent of five glasses of wine”. I can’t vouch for that, but any brand that mentions wine as essential is a-okay in my book. While I haven’t tried all the products Bite Beauty offers, I think what I do own gives me a pretty solid insight into the brand. Some of these products I bought, some were gifts, some were Sephora VIB perks, and some were sent to me to review – it’s like the universe just wants me to have Bite Beauty products, and I’m not complaining.
I own two Bite lip prepping products:
The first is the Agave Lip Mask. This has been my absolute savior for this past month. It’s really thick and more hydrating than any other lip mask or scrub I’ve tried. My lips tend to crack and get really gross in the cold winter months, and this has been such a helpful product to own so I can actually wear lipstick in the winter without it settling into all the cracks in my lips. It really feels like it’s repairing the skin on your lips, and in my opinion works much better than any lip balm that you need to constantly be reapplying. I’ve started putting it on before bed as part of my nighttime skincare routine, and also about half an hour before I know I’ll be putting lipstick on, so I can wipe it off and have a smooth, prepped base. The full size sells for $30 CAD, which seems steep, but I know I’ll be repurchasing it once I’m done with mine – I love it that much.
Line and Define Lip Primer
The other lip treatment I have from Bite Beauty is their Line and Define Lip Primer. This product is supposed to prep your lips for applying lipstick, and while it feels smooth and light when you put it on, I honestly can’t say I’ve seen much of a difference in the look or longevity of lipstick I apply on top. I have yet to try it with a matte liquid lipstick though, so maybe that might make a difference? Overall, if you’re only going to pick up one of their lip priming products, I’d definitely recommend the Agave Lip Mask over this primer. This product retails for $25 CAD, and it’s probably the only Bite Beauty product I’ve tried that I don’t think is worth the buy.
Onto the actual makeup!
Amuse Bouche Lipsticks
These creamy lipsticks come in 46 beautiful shades. I currently own Liquorice, Beetroot, Whiskey, and my favorite, Honeycomb, and they’re without a doubt one of my favorite traditional lipstick formulas. They go on really smooth, are super pigmented, and have a pretty solid lasting time. I wouldn’t consider them long-wearing, but that’s not really what I look for in a tube lipstick anyway, so it doesn’t bother me. They definitely won’t last you through a meal, but they’re really easy to reapply and don’t crumble off when you do. The formula is comfortable and barely feels like you have anything on your lips. They’re soft, creamy, and completely worth the purchase. I will definitely be buying more of these when I get a chance.
Psst, retailing for $30 CAD, they’re 10 dollars cheaper than another favorite of mine, the Nars Audacious Lipsticks, and I think the formula is just as good if not better!
Matte Crème Lip Crayon
While I love a matte liquid lipstick, they don’t mix too well with Canadian winters and tend to dry out my lips pretty badly. Bite Beauty’s Matte Crème Lip Crayons keep you on board with the matte lip trend while keeping your lips really hydrated and avoiding the crumbly, dry outcome of a lot of other matte lipsticks. I own the shades Glacé and Léché, two dusty pink/mauve shades which are both really wearable neutral colors. While these lip crayons claim to be long-wearing, their creamy formula does wear off pretty easily, but like I mentioned, I don’t really mind when the formula is this smooth and moisturizing. The crayon packaging makes them really easy and quick to apply, which I think makes them the perfect go-to product for everyday use. There are currently 19 shades available on Sephora’s website, and they retail for $28.
The Lip Pencil
My most recent foray into Bite Beauty products are their Lip Pencils, which I was lucky enough to receive from Influenster to test and review. I was sent the shades 044 and 020, which are supposed to fit perfectly with their Amuse Bouche Lipsticks. When they become available on the Sephora website, there will be 22 neutral shades that are said to be “inspired by natural lip tones”, and will retail for $20 CAD. These lip pencils are lightweight, super smooth, and easy to apply. I often stray away from wood-barrelled lip liners and opt for twist-ups instead because I find sharpening wastes a lot of product, however with these, it’s actually better to not sharpen them to a full point. They’re so ridiculously smooth that a pointy tip ends up crumbling off if you do, so to avoid that, it’s best to keep the crayon tip smooth and cover your entire lips with them. I was pretty surprised at how much I enjoyed these products, since I don’t usually opt for a lip liner because I usually find them a little difficult to apply, but these have made me think otherwise. They glided on really easily, they’re long lasting, smooth, and I think these two shades in particular will make a great base for a lot of lipsticks in my collection. I can’t wait for them to be available, as I’ll definitely think of adding a few more to my collection.
That’s all for my brand review of Bite Beauty – I really think this a wonderful, unique makeup brand. Their products not only perform well, but are made with food-grade, edible ingredients that I forgot to mention also smell INCREDIBLE. Overall, I’d highly recommend picking up a few Bite Beauty products to try for yourself, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.