Let’s just get this out of the way: this is a rave review. I love love LOVE these & they’re definitely a dangerous new beauty addiction. Bite Beauty Best Bite Lip Set is for Holiday 2013 & I want a million of them. The case…the shades…everything. Keep reading to find out more about this love story! (PS you can eat these too, no really!)
The packaging is absolutely adorable. You can see the sleeve in my first photo but above is what the tin actually looks like. Sleek & reusable- I’m such a freak about reusable things. They automatically gain like 10 points especially if they’re functional.
Inside we have the 4 pencils wrapped nicely & do you see the lid? THAT IS A MIRROR! A mirror in a perfect purse sized tin. Where have you been all my life fancy Altoids cousin? You’re my favorite, I shall hug you, love you, & name you George.
Inside the glorious tin (seriously, I can’t get over it!) you have 4 beautiful deluxe sized Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Lip Pencils. One shade is a limited edition & the rest are available year round. You are getting 0.05 oz of products in each pencil. A full size is $24 for 0.09 oz. Those are pretty big full sized right? This set of 4 deluxe sized pencils is only $25 & a $55 value. Plus, the tin ya know. Oh that tin.
The shades inside are absolutely gorgeous & almost universally flattering. You have Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry, & Madeira.
All 4 shades are matte (as the name implies) & come in a twist up jumbo lip pencil form. I personally love this type of packaging & it looks very sleek. Functional on the go for me because you don’t need to apply items on top or bottom to make these work- the formula is incredible. Super creamy, 1-2 swipe high pigmentation, & even last about 5 hours on me. For a comfortable matte that is just crazy. I have a really hard time not topping matte shades off with gloss/balm about 30 minutes in but these were really comfortable. Excellent suprise. They also have a slightly sweet taste…I didn’t eat them although they are made from completely edible ingredients so I guess I could…
From Sephora- This product is free of synthetics, polybutenes, and petroleum byproducts and made exclusively with lip nurturing food-grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat.
Just saying! I actually see that as a huge plus. I mean, I have to ingest at least some when I wear lip color right? At least this is food-grade?
As for the colors I think this is a nice range of very wearable shades. You’re not going to find an electric pink or shimmer but there is an awesome red. Quince is a brighter slightly berry pink but very wearable for that slight pop of color work lip. Rhubarb is my most reached for, a gorgeous muted mauve-y rose. Cranberry is a beautiful slightly berry red, perfect for holiday parties. Madeira is a slightly pinkish toned nude on me. It was the shade I was most nervous about because it is a very light nude but I actually liked it on much more than I had expected.