Bite Beauty is a brand that has fascinated me ever since I discovered it. Unfortunately, they are only available in the States, which is a real downer if you ask me. I should’ve known that before I started googling like a cray cray. A fellow beauty blogger named Elaine, has put a stop to my pouting and very kindly sent me one of the four lip pencils from her “Bite Beauty Set” – which is the most generous thing ever. I feel lucky and incredibly honoured to have received this – I’m forever grateful, Elaine. I can now officially say that I’m part of the Bite Beauty lip craze – I feel such a cool person now!
A bold lip that claims to be matte, creamy and pigmented? I’m all ears. The Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Cranberry, which is a limited edition shade but not exclusively to this set, it can now still be purchased in full size. The shade is beyond gorgeous: a deep luscious red. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to lip shades … I easily get bored of lipsticks and they mostly end up left forgotten in one of my many drawers. When Elaine proposed me to send me one, I was thrilled and nervous at the same time, as it’s pretty hard to judge from pictures if the shade will match you. I was pretty confident though and it couldn’t be a better match: A deep wine red, slightly berry-toned with cool undertones, a true beaut for this time of year. One that I have been wearing most days – such a head turner!
A bold matte lip looks very flattering when you have the right formula on hand. Nowadays matte lip products look million times better on the lips than they used to before. It’s far from a flat, boring matte: It looks slightly wet at first but it dries down matte. The pigmentation is as good as everyone says it to be – without added adjectives. One buttery swipe fills in your lips within seconds, without tugging or accentuating fine lines or dry patches. The lasting power is superb. It stays put really well instead of pulling The Joker look unconsciously, despite the fact that it does have some slip at first. It even lasted through a six-course meal – I feel like a proud mum. Alright, it does fade ever so slightly but honestly, nobody really notices. It feels genuinely comfortable throughout the day, I sometimes even forget I’m wearing it! So far, I’ve had a lot of compliments about the shade and its lasting power, that means something right?
My expectations were sky high and Bite Beauty managed to exceed them. I’m very impressed and I cannot wait to try out more from this not so accessible brand. I’m intrigued, I’m excited and completely infatuated. Santa, here’s what I want for Christmas …