Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bite Beauty Cosmetics// Lip Products Review & Swatches

Bite Beauty is a brand that is featured fairly frequently on Ozsale, and while I was on my "spending ban", which is now a lot more stricter since it is a bit more closer to my big holiday, I saw it on there and thought I would try something from a new brand.

Description from their website-
"Bite Beauty is an all-natural lip care company operating out of downtown Toronto. Our mission is to create lipstick that is high performance and healthy enough to eat for women everywhere."
Bite Beauty is entirely focused on lip products, with their Luminous Cream Lipstick, High Pigment Pencils, Cinnamon Lip Oil, Pastille Matte Crèmes, Lush Lip Tints & more, so I would imagine they would be focused on creating high quality products.

The two products I bought were the Luminous Creme lipstick in the colour Rhone & a High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate. They have a high end feel with the rubber-textured packaging reminiscent of NARS. The High Pigment Pencil especially reminds me of the Velvet lip pencils, although I haven't tried or seen them in person.
I've used these a couple of times as you can see the bullets aren't as precise as they would have been.
Luminous Creme Lipstick
"These unbelievably smooth lipsticks deliver lush, long-lasting colour and moisture-rich coverage in an incredibly inviting palette of 13 alluring shades ranging from modern nudes to provocative plums. Organic fruit butters create a creamy texture that conditions and nourishes lips with every use, while antioxidant-rich Resveratrol fights free radicals and helps reduce the appearance of lines. Each lipstick contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine. Bite Beauty create their products with food grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. They are free from parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or phthalates."
Borrowed from Kleinsperfumery

You would be able to see from these two lip products that I have been in the mood for red/ burgundy lips recently. This is, as the name suggests a very creamy & pigmented lip colour that applies very smoothly & is fairly long lasting.
Their signature B is carved into the bullet and the end of the packaging has a curved lipstick-wand shape, making it look different & interesting compared to other brands as well as the gray rubber. The only way to know the colour from the outside from the label on the bottom.
Rhone is a darker wine colour, and typically I had to have something almost identical to it, Kate by Rimmel in 09 as you will see in comparison swatches. Looking back at the different colours, I'd love to try a vibrant purple!
FOTD with UD Naked 1 eyes, Nyx Peach blush & Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rhone
 High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate
This pencil is basically a lipstick but in a wind-able pencil form with the colour shown at the end of the stick so you can see easily which colour you've picked up.
The colour looks like a brighter red in the tube but turns out to be very blue based on the lips, it is a lot more similar to Rhone than what I thought it would be, but not as glossy.
In the lip swatch below I have applied it over the top of lip balm that I really should have blotted before. I found that it lasted well until I had something to eat, and then it disappeared almost immediately, leaving only a little bit of a stain behind. Obviously if you take the right steps such as blotting lip balm beforehand, lining with a pencil and then using a lip brush (the head is small but not defined enough for a precise lip line), and even setting lightly with a powder, it should last bit more decently.
Eyes from UD Naked 1 palette, cheeks are L.A Girl Nectar, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil Pomegranate
 Comparisons
 As I mentioned above, almost every time I order something online, when I get it I know I have a similar colour straight away.
 L-R: Kate by Rimmel in 09,Bite Beauty Rhone, Bite Beauty Pomegranate, Maybelline Are You Red-Dy, Nyx Amsterdam
 Kate 09 is slightly darker but a very similar colour to Rhone, Are You Red-Dy has more orange tones and Amsterdam has a similar blue tone to Pomegranate.
 
Both the Luminious Creme Lipstick & High Pigment Pencil's retail for AU$36.95 online from Kleinsperfumery, The Iconic & also from Sephora(and instore) if you are in the US for US$24 but I bought mine on sale for $21 so if you are a lip junkie wanting to try a new brand I'd recommend to wait until a sale pops up.

Overall these lip products are pretty good but not a necessity to have in your collection, but if you want to try a different brand the Bite Beauty range has different types of lip products that may suit you.

No Affiliation with any of the websites mentioned, except for an invitation link to Ozsale. All products bought with my own money & are my own opinion.

15 comments:

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  2. Oh WOW I love that vampy red lipstick! :) x

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  3. By the way, you pull of red lips so well! Looks amazing on you! :) x

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  4. Both shades look great on you:) I have the Nars velvet lip pencil and the high pigment pencils looks just like it!

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  5. You look gorgeous in red. I always see Bite beauty at Sephora but I've never picked up any of their product. They're packaging always lures be in though xx

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  6. That pencil looks awesome, I really don't care for the super dry ones I usually get.

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    1. It is so moisturizing, I think you'd really like it! xx

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  7. Reds look amazing on you! Great post!

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  8. I love how smooth they look on your lips. I've always wanted to try them but they're just not on my top list

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  9. i love that shade, it's the perfect red!

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  10. You pull off the red lipstick so well! I always see Bite Beauty pop up on ozsale and brandsexclusive and I always want to buy a few things but I never end up doing so! I'm kind of glad I haven't picked up anything from them after reading this though haha! x

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    1. They are still decent products so don't be put off too much, I def. prefer the high pigment pencil, though. xx

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  11. It's funny how we keep gravitating towards and buying the same products! I love your eye makeup in these photos and both colours look gorgeous :) I am interested in Bite products but the difficulty of purchasing them here (except online) and also the high price tag puts me off :p

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    1. Haha I know right! Thanks so much hun :) Yeah that's the annoying thing.... only worth it when on sale! xx

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  12. The reds look absolutely lovely on you! I haven't heard of this brand before though even though I am subscribed to Ozsale (haha I always delete the emails when a quick skim over doesn't catch my attention). These gorgeous red shades are perfect for the upcoming winter though :)

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