When I say I was bitten I mean I was bitten in a good way! I'd been intrigued for a while because I'd read, heard, almost osmotically (not literally of course!) absorbed the vibe that Bite Beauty lipsticks were goooood, and you know that means a must try!
I never thought I'd stumble across these lipsticks in a vitamin store, especially a vitamin store called Go Vita(?!) but that's how it happened for me. My first Bite Beauty pick is the warm pink cream Rose from their Luminous Crème Lipstick collection. I chose it for the creaminess and rich opacity of the swatch, and the summery pink colour. Unfortunately it appears a lot more coral in my pictures but trust me it's definitely a pink - Bite describe it as a peachy pink to give you more of an idea.
The Luminous Crème formula glides on and one swipe gives guaranteed coverage. These feel so divinely creamy on the lips too! The creaminess makes me want to apply it, not just because it's a pretty colour but because it feels so comfortable and enriching on my lips. Wear time is fantastic and lasts a good few hours without a touch up - and no bleeding!! There is a very slight scent when sniffing the bullet in the tube but it is not detectable once on the lips.
The report card ingredients wise is A+ too. From the Sephora website:
"This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each lipstick contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine...
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
If I must be picky it will be about two things - and one is me just being plain ridiculous probably and revealing more about myself and my own quirks than any real failing of this lipstick:
1) Price - Of course right? Unfortunately these are around $36.95AUD or slightly more than MAC down here. Given the fantastic formula - antiaging is the word - I can forgive the price.
2) The rubberized grey packaging is a bit too utilitarian for my liking. That's just my opinion of course and stems from a lifelong dislike of anything grey after wearing it as my school uniform for six years. Okayyyy, that is definitely just me and my personal preferences taking over.
Swatched on the back of my hand...
...and on my lips
Overall, I think this lipstick deserves a place on my own little lipstick leader board. It's almost up there with my precious Tom Fords. Yes I am 100% serious.
Have you been bitten by Bite Beauty lipstick?