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pencils so pretty, you’ll want to chomp on them!
It’s no secret that we love our eco-friendly, green beauty here at wht. Throw in great color payoff and long-term skin benefits and you’re talking serious beauty! It’s not every day that we can find this great combination, so when we do it’s really worth mentioning. In Bite Beauty, I’m confident that we have found just such a combination.
This Canadian company concentrates on creating lip products made without parabens, petrochemicals, and other nasties. Instead Bite Beauty products are packed with resveratrol, an antioxidant commonly found in red wine and hailed for its anti-aging powers.
Top it all off with food grade colors and you’ve got a lipstick so great you could take a bite out of it! I was lucky enough to test out the Bite High Pigment Matte Pencil ($24 each) in two colors- Bouquet (a cool, peachy pink) and Pomegranate (a true, blue based red).
First things first: the formula really isn’t a true matte. Yes, it’s more matte than many other creamy lip pencils, but it is a much more wearable matte than you may first think. Don’t let the name intimidate you!
Bite’s formula is incredibly creamy and incredibly pigmented. Just one swipe gives me full opaque coverage! The color remains true on a number of lip colors, from my rather salmon colored lips to my friend’s rosy red kisser.
While the color payoff is great at first, it’s not terribly long lasting. I get about 3 hours of wear before the color starts to look rather faded and needs a touch up. Thankfully the pencils are the perfect size to tuck into a purse for quick and easy application!
The High Pigment Matte Pencil is creamy when applied. While I don’t feel that the formula is drying, it’s also not hydrating. So I tend to load up on lip treatments at night after wearing this pencil during the day, especially since the cold weather has hit.
Since receiving the Matte Pencil from Bite in Pomegranate it has become my go-to red. It’s the perfect, super wearable red and I can’t get enough of it. Bouquet is a great dusty sort of pink that will be perfect once summer hits and I have a little more color in my face.
Bite Beauty is sold exclusively at Sephora. Currently there is a limited edition High Pigment Matte Pencil Trio available for a budget-friendly $38 (lowering the per cost pencil to less than $13 each!). The kit contains three in shades, Pomegranate, Bouquet, and Honey Berry (a toasted almond). Check the comments to see what our tester thought of the cozy sounding hue.
So green beauty mavens, will you be taking a bite out of Bite Beauty? And what do you think of Bite’s take on the modern matte lip?
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