What it is:
A long-lasting, matte lip color.
What it does:
Made with a double-dose of premium micronized pigments, this lip pencil delivers a modern matte look. This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each lip pencil contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine.
Use a lip primer to create an even tone and prep lips for lasting lipstick hold.
-Prep lips with an application of Bite’s SPF 15 Sheer Balm or Superfruit Butter.
-Apply High Pigment Pencil as you would a lipstick.
So, I can’t remember if I got this in a Sephora Favorites set or a birthday gift from Sephora, but either way, both lip pencils that I have from Bite, weren’t bought individually. Not saying that I wouldn’t, because after my experience with the company’s amazing products, I will most definitely invest in more of their products. This has such a rich and luxurious texture that it made me mildly addicted to using it. I just checked at Sephora and they’re currently on sale, so I’m assuming the company is either reformulating them or repackaging them because I would find it hard to believe that they would stop producing a beloved product like this. This particular shade comes as a plum rose color with as much shine as any other cream lipstick on the market. My advice would be to stock up on these while they’re on sale. They’ll last quite a bit of time so even when the company brings them back at full-price, you would’ve lucked out. It smells like the general makeup smell and form me, that brings on the nostalgia of when I first started using makeup and all the joy it gave me to be creative and feel pretty.
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
This lipstick is a dream! I seriously love this formula and how amazing it makes my lips feel not only when I wear it, but for hours after it’s either faded or I’m washed it off. The quality ingredients they used seem to penetrate well enough into my skin to do lasting recon work on my dry lips long after I’m done wearing it. That being said, I will always choose this lipstick over the gnarly matte lipsticks like from Colourpop or Doucce because this lipstick feels so amazing to wear and the pigment is here to stay. I never have to use much pressure when applying this because even just the lightest swipe gives me plenty of pigment. That being said, it is buildable if you desire a darker application of this, but it will only get so dark. This works over various lip liner and lip balm formulas, although you don’t need either with this awesome little gem. There is never any bleeding and I’ve already mentioned how moisturizing these are. This does transfer, but that doesn’t bother me because I’d much rather have to reapply a product because it transfers that deal with the damage done by lipsticks that adhere too well and become painful to remove. The best part about this is how versatile it is, really, how all the colors are. This color in particular can be used as a cream eyeshadow or blush, just make sure to use caution when applying because it’s easier to build it than start over because you put too much product on at once. Since I do have a light complexion, this color looks a bit on the bolder side for me, but looks natural for darker skin tones. I could lightly tap this product on my lips to create a lighter color that matches my complexion better, but I don’t have time to repeatedly do that throughout the day, so I plan my looks in the expectancy that this will be dark. This doesn’t feather, but it does fade gradually so it leaves behind a natural tint to my lips giving me wiggle room in between applications so I don’t have to rush to a bathroom to reapply. Since it is multi-purpose and not bulky, I would recommend this for traveling folks, too.
Price: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
For how long this much product lasts and how good it feels for my lips, I can totally agree that this is worth the pretty penny. As of this post date, they are currently on sale for $10 online @ Sephora!
Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
I love that this is a twist-up pencil and not a sharpening one. Anyone who knows me or has read previous reviews knows how wasteful I find products that require sharpening. The texture of the outside of the tube feels very soft and luxurious, adding to the prestige personality that is Bite Beauty. I hope when the company repackages this, they put the color on top of the pencil so I don’t have to waste time picking up each lipstick to see what color is on the bottom of the tube and if that’ll work for my look that day. The cap is pretty annoying, though. It seems to adamantly try to run away any chance it gets, but to avoid a mess, I just carry a bag with a pencil sleeve and store this in there to prevent anything from knocking the cap off.
-Resveratrol: From vitis vinifera and polygonum cuspidatum.
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Silica*, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Tocopherol*, Natural Flavor*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*. May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019)*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Fd&C Blue No. 1 (Ci 42090), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 (Ci 15985), Fd&C Red No. 40 (Ci 16035), D&C Red 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 7 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural. **Certified organic
Size: 0.09 oz.
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