Bite Beauty #014, 016, 018 Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

#014

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The consistency was slightly soft, firm without being painful, and was forgiving enough that I was able to fill in most of my lips. It wore well for five and a half hours, and it was a touch drying toward the end. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Sake; I think it would work well with
Gin Fizz (brighter, lighter, cooler), Dragonfruit (brighter, deeper), Eggplant (darker), or Mauvember (darker) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.05 oz. - $360.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with.

The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil swatches.

#014

PPermanent. $18.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil

#016

Bite Beauty #016 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, velvety texture that glided on with only a bit of tugging when I went to fill in my lips. It was more comfortable to apply along the edges of the lips, though. The lip pencil lasted for six hours on its own, and it was just a touch drying at the end. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Pepper, Chai, or Rhubarb; I think it would work well with Rhubarb (brighter) or Pepper (warmer) — see comparison swatches.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.05 oz. - $360.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with.

The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil swatches.

#016

PPermanent. $18.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil

#018

Bite Beauty #018 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thin, clingy but not actually drying or uncomfortable to wear, and soft enough that it spread fairly easily without tugging on the lips for full-color application. This shade stayed on for six hours on its own, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Honeycomb; I think it would work well with Pepper (slightly cooler), Chai (brighter), Verbena (brighter), Sweet Cream (lighter, brighter), or Rhubarb (cooler) — see comparison swatches.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.05 oz. - $360.00 Per Ounce

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with.

The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil swatches.

#018

PPermanent. $18.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Solar Exposure Palette

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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#014looks like it could be very useful in muting a very vivid purplish lipstick like Heroine or Bittersweet, if one wanted to? I kinda like it! My usual liners for purple lippys is Nyx Prune or Purple Rain (I absolutely adore Nyx’s Slim Lip Pencils!). Or UD Pandemonium, if I want to make it cooler toned and more intense.

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