Monday, August 10, 2015

Bite Beauty Vivid Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo Tangerine and Lingonberry

Bite Beauty has really been setting itself apart from other beauty brands, with its food-grade lip products, its monthly limited release shades, their line of hand-cut Butter Cream lipsticks (cut straight across for a creamier texture), their Manhattan Lip Lab where you can have your own custom colour made (I did it earlier this year! Read about it here), and their focus on lip health and the dimension, definition and drama of lipstick and gloss.

Since Bite is a Canadian company (based in Toronto), they recently released a Canadian exclusive, limited edition collection inspired by the colours of autumn and the changing colours of maple leaves. The five lipsticks are scented with maple, and if you're interested, they're going fast. Check them out in Sephora stores in person, or online

Recently while picking up something else at Sephora, I was drawn to the P.O.P. display (seriously, can anyone ignore it?), and saw this cute little double-ended Bite Beauty lipstick. There were two choices - one with two neutral shades and one with two vivid shades. If you've been following this blog for a while, you know which one I gravitated towards. 

Yup, I went for the vivid duo, the Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Lingonberry/Tangerine. Each lipstick is 0.05 oz and it cost me $15 CDN. 

Bite Beauty's Luminous Crème Lipstick is their signature product. Here's the description from their website:

The exceptionally smooth lipstick that delivers lush, long-lasting colour and moisture-rich coverage... 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.

The full ingredient list can be seen on the packaging photo above. 

At 0.05 oz Lipstick Duo is smaller than a standard Bite Beauty Luminous Crème lipstick (0.15 oz), but you get two colours for less than half the price, and really, how often do any of us finish a tube of lipstick before it goes off? This is what I like the best about this Lipstick Duo - two beautiful lipstick colours that I will likely be able to use most of. For only $15! Full-size Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick is $28 CDN. Plus the Lipstick Duo is smaller than carrying two full lipstick tubes and the shades are perfect for summer. I think that all makeup brands should do this, especially for trendy shades that you'll probably only wear for a few months. 

For size comparison, here is the custom Bite Beauty lipstick I had made in New York City earlier this year (top), and the Lipstick Duo (bottom). Both have subtantial smooth, matte grey packaging. The Lipstick Duo has two small tube lids on either end, and each lipstick twists up individually. 

Let's take a look at the shades now. First up is Lingonberry, a bright purple-leaning fuchsia. 

On the opposite end is Tangerine, a vivid corally red-orange.

Here are both shades swatched on the back of my hand (NW15 skintone). These shades both run on the cool side and they're great against my pink-undertone fair skin. However, if your skin is darker than mine, don't shy away as these are well-pigmented and will pop on darker skin. 

They glide on very smoothly. These are creamy lipsticks, but they're controllable. They have a sheen to them and are strongly pigmented. They slide over my lips with great ease and do not accentuate the fine lines that are developing slowly. 

L-R: Tangerine and Lingonberry

And here they are on my lips.

First is Lingonberry. I am not wearing lipliner with it, nor have I blotted it. 

And here is Tangerine. Again, no lipliner, but it has been blotted. Otherwise it'd have the same sheen as Lingonberry. 

The wear time of both of these is the same for the other Bite Beauty lipstick (the custom one) I've tried. They last about 4-5 hours before needing a touch-up and my lips don't feel overly dry. 

Dear Bite Beauty, more of these please! I love getting two lipsticks for less than the price of one and in sizes that I'll have no trouble wearing down to their bases!

Grade: A

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