Friday, November 14th, 2014

Bite Beauty Fraise Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Fraise Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Fraise Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “jewel red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented and yielded full coverage in a single stroke. The consistency is lightweight, a little creamy (but not wet or slick), and holds without feeling clingy. It lasted for six and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating over time. Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $51.00) is a smidgen darker. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, glossier. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Vampire Kiss (LE, $50.00) is brighter. MAC Glam (DC, $16.00) is more matte, pinker. Urban Decay 69 (P, $22.00) is similar. Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is glossier. Guerlain Greta (P, $51.00) is darker, glossier. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Framboise Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vibrant pink/purple.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented and easy to use with a lightweight, creamy consistency that applied evenly but didn’t slide around once applied. It wore well for six and a half hours. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is darker. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker. Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is glossier. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Peche Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm peach.” It’s a medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly with smooth, glide-on consistency. The color lasted for five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Gucci Beauty Fever (P, $39.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $50.00) is more muted. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is slightly more orange. Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Cin Cin (P, $24.00) is glossier. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Bite Beauty Brandy Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Brandy Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Brandy Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “muted raspberry.” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque color payoff, and the color applied evenly and smoothly with just a smidgen of shine initially (it wore away within an hour). The color itself lasted for five and a half hours on me, and the formula was comfortable and hydrating. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter, more matte. Gucci Beauty Hibiscus Thrill (P, $39.00) is lighter, pinker. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is brighter, lighter. Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $51.00) is similar. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is similar. Revlon Wild Watermelon (P, $7.49) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Sucre Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm pink.” It’s a pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, full color coverage that applied beautifully with smooth, even color. This shade wore well for five hours and was moderately moisturizing over time. Gucci Beauty Hibiscus Thrill (P, $39.00) is glossier. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is slightly darker. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes (P, $21.00) is lighter, more matte. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is similar. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter. Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $34.00) is similar. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Tatin Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rose pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich color payoff with a lightly creamy, comfortable-to-wear formula that applied evenly. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is darker. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted. Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $49.00) is lighter. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is brighter. Tarte Pink Peony (P, $16.00) is sheerer. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is darker. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is slightly lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Bite Beauty Aubergine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Aubergine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Aubergine Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “eggplant.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, berry with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It’s definitely not the matte finish you might expect–and it gives off a higher sheen than even a satin, though the shine does wear down after an hour or two of wear. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that goes on evenly and smoothly, as the consistency is creamy enough not to drag, but it doesn’t slide around once applied. This shade wore well for six hours and was moderately hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is brighter, lighter. Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is glossier. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is glossier. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is sheerer, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Venom (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Rebel (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Cognac Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dark brown.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a glossy shine. It was one of the more emollient shades in the range–it had more slip, so it has a thicker, creamier feel on the lips. Luckily, the color still went on evenly, and the wear came in at five hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and hydrating over time. NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Carnal Instinct (LE, $16.00) is more metallic. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Truffle Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brown.” It’s a deepened, blackened red with cool undertones and a glossy shine. This was the worst-performing shade in the range, because it was too slippery in texture. The color didn’t go on evenly, and it was prone to pulling into lip lines. It is better blotted down and worn more as a stain, which helps to mitigate some of the unevenness. The color lasted for five hours and left behind a stain. Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is more matte. NARS Liv (P, $32.00) is purpler. Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is more matte. Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is redder. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Shame (P, $22.00) is redder. MAC Tribalist (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

Bite Beauty Amaretto Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Amaretto Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a muted, light-medium peach with slight beige coloring and a satin finish. It had full opaque color coverage with a lightweight consistency that was creamy without being slippery. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating over time. Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is pinker. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is lighter. Revlon Jungle Peach (LE, $7.99) is glossier, lighter. YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is lighter, pinker. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is glossier, warmer. Chanel Sentiment (P, $34.00) is darker. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is warmer. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is lighter. Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $30.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Glace Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve.” It’s a muted, medium rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that covered the lips evenly. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is more matte, darker. Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Intense Nude (P, $30.00) is similar. bareMinerals Break Away (LE) is warmer. NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is darker. Guerlain Garance (P, $51.00) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Leche Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dusty pale pink.” It’s a peachy-pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had full color payoff that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is less pink. Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is darker, pinker. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is glossier, lighter. Revlon Jungle Peach (LE, $7.99) is glossier. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is pinker. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Bite Beauty Amaretto Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Recently, I bought all the new shades of Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.), and while I haven’t had a chance to wear most of them yet, I thought seeing swatches in the meanwhile might be helpful for those shopping Sephora’s sale. :)

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Bite Beauty Mix N' Mingle
Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle

Mix N’ Mingle ($98.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition, holiday assortment of ten deluxe, sample-sized shades of Bite’s must-haves: Lush Fruit Lip Gloss, Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos, and Matte Crème Lip Crayons. These deluxe minis add a pop of color or shine to make up looks this holiday season. Featuring the Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos, Matte Crème Lip Crayons, and Lush Fruit lip glosses in ornamental boxes, this set is inspired by holiday ornaments. Each box can be hung by a ribbon, with a “to and from tag” for exceptionally easy gifting. The perfect holiday gift for all skin tones, you can choose from festive shades that range from vibrant and bold to demure and subtle.

  • Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos (5 x 0.05 oz.) in Tangerine/Lingonberry, Poppy/Scarlet, Fig/Date, Palomino/Violet, Tannin/Riesling
  • Matte Creme Lip Crayon (3 x 0.05 oz.) in Gavi, Glace, Maraschino
  • Lush Fruit Lip Gloss (2 x 0.05 oz.) in Honey, Guava

Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis ($12.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited-edition lip collection with Crème Lipstick Duos, Matte Crème Lip Crayons, and Lush Fruit lip glosses—all in head-turning hues and packaged in bright red ornaments for the holiday season. Featuring Bite Beauty’s deluxe lip minis, ranging from Crème Lipstick Duos to Matte Crème Lip Crayons to Lush Fruit lip glosses, they’re the perfect holiday gift for all skintones.

  • Guava (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss)
  • Current (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss)
  • Honey (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss)
  • Papaya (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss)
  • Garnet (Lush Fruit Lip Gloss)
  • Retsina/Musk (Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo)
  • Violet/Palomino (Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo)
  • Poppy/Scarlet (Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo)
  • Fig/Date (Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo)
  • Gavi (Matte Creme Lip Crayon)
  • Maraschino (Matte Creme Lip Crayon)
  • Glace (Matte Creme Lip Crayon)
  • Aubergine (Matte Creme Lip Crayon)

Availability: Now at Sephora

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