Brand Focus: Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty lipsticks

Bite Beauty is a brand I only came across last year and in this short time, they’ve yet to disappoint me. They make some of the most comfortable lipsticks I own. When I say “comfortable”, I mean you hardly feel as though you are wearing any lipstick at all when you have them on. They are very moisturizing and the pigment packed into each tiny bullet of lipstick is insane.

Bite Beauty is an all-natural company and each lip product is packed with all kinds of food-grade level goodness, hence the name Bite. The lipsticks are individually hand-crafted and they contain great ingredients like shea butter, manuka honey, argan oil, grapeseed oil, etc. The lipsticks also contain resveratrol, which “fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits”. Each Bite lipstick has the same amount of resveratrol  found in five glasses of red wine! Additionally, Bite Beauty products are free from parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates and triclosan.

Bite Beauty lipstick bullets

My Bite lipstick collection isn’t huge but it’s well-loved. I have the luminous creme lipsticks in vento (a bubblegum pink), tannin (a burgundy), and the limited edition VIB Rouge mini lipstick made for Sephora VIB Rouge card holders. I also recently purchased the two luminous creme lipstick duos in neutral and vivid. The neutral comes with lychee (a very light neutral pink) and musk (a pinky brown), while the vivid comes with palomino (a vibrant magenta) and violet (a pinkish purple). I also have a mini of the cashmere lipstick cream in sancerre (a bright fuschia with red undertones).

From top-bottom: musk, lychee, violet, palomino

From top-bottom: musk, lychee, violet, palomino

The mini duos are a great way to try out the Bite lipsticks in a cute and portable package. As you can see from the swatches, the pigmentation’s insane and they just feel so nice on the lips. They are a great price at $12 each and since each regular-sized Bite lipstick is $24, you can try out two colours for half the price of one!

"Violet" on my lips sans lipliner.

“Violet” on my lips sans lipliner.

From top-bottom: VIB Rouge, vento, tannin, sancerre

From top-bottom: VIB Rouge, vento, tannin, sancerre

My only issue with the luminous creme lipsticks is that the formula varies from shade to shade. While tannin, musk, lychee, violet and palomino are saturated with colour, vento is much sheerer on me. However, they have fantastic staying power and they are truly weightless on the lips.

The cashmere cream lipsticks look like lip glosses at first glance but they go on like a cream and dry to a very matte powder-like finish. I absolutely love them and I’ve never come across matte lipsticks like them.

Embossed 'B'

Embossed ‘B’

All of Bite’s lip products come in their signature grey casing and the feel of them is very similar to that of NARS products. They are almost velvety to the touch but just like NARS, they are fingerprint magnets. Each lipstick is embossed with the cute Bite “B” and they each have a slightly different shape to the casing, depending on the shade family it falls into.

I’ve never tried a Bite Beauty product I haven’t enjoyed and I can’t recommend them enough. Most of their full-sized products are priced between $20- $30 and I know this isn’t cheap but I really feel that you get more than your money’s worth for such natural goodness. I have a couple of other products from them that I didn’t include here but I’ll do a separate post on them soon.

One final thing: the downside of having such lovely buttery lipsticks is that they can be prone to melting in warmer temperatures so don’t store them in your car!

Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for Bite Beauty products but those of you who live in New York City can also visit the Bite Beauty Lab where you can create your own lipstick!

Nana Adomah

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8 thoughts on “Brand Focus: Bite Beauty

  1. I’ve heard about Bite, really envious of their beauty lab, I want to visit it! I really want to try them out though, now Sephora ship to the UK hopefully I’ll be able to pick up some shades! Violet looks amazing!

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  2. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
    from now on each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment.

    Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service?

    Thanks a lot!

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