Bite Beauty #038, 040, 042, 044 Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil

#038

Bite Beauty #038 The Lip PencilBite Beauty #038 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, that applied with minimal tugging as the consistency was soft but not really emollient or slippery. The lip pencil was comfortable to use along the edges of the lips and took a bit more work to fill in for all-over coverage. This shade stayed on well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Pepper, Rhubarb, or Sake; I think it would work well with Rhubarb (warmer) or Sake (lighter, cooler) — 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.

#038

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 #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil

#040

Bite Beauty #040 The Lip PencilBite Beauty #040 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark brown with warm, rosy undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque on the lips, and the color went on fairly evenly straight from the pencil. The texture was thin, a smidgen tacky but did not lift color when I pressed my lips together (that actually made the color appear more even). It wore well for six hours and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Molasses; I think it would work well with Chai (lighter, warmer), Pepper (cooler, lighter), Nori (darker), or Liquorice (much darker) — 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.

#040

PPermanent. $18.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil

#042

Bite Beauty #042 The Lip PencilBite Beauty #042 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark, plummy red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. The texture seemed to have a little more creaminess to it than other shades, which made it more comfortable to use when applying color all-over the lips. This shade lasted for six and a half hours and was non-drying. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Nori, Verbena, or Chai; I think it would work well with Nori (warmer), Liquorice (darker), or Mistletoe (darker) — 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.

#042

PPermanent. $18.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil

#044

Bite Beauty #044 The Lip PencilBite Beauty #044 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a subdued, brownish burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that could have applied a bit more evenly on its own. I was able to smooth and even out the coverage by pressing my lips together, though, so it did not require too much finagling. The texture was thin, clingy, but it was, surprisingly, non-drying over the six hours it lasted for. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Whiskey or Liquorice; I think it would work well with Nori (warmer), Liquorice (slightly darker), or Mistletoe (redder) — 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.

#044

PPermanent. $18.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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The Lip Pencil
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$18.00/0.05 oz.

90%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I find it really odd that most of the dupes for so many of these Bite Lip Pencils are … other Bite Lip Pencils? I wonder why they made so many similar shades.

Well, part of that is I don’t review a slew of lip pencils (compared to say, lipsticks), so the pool of dupes to choose from is much smaller.

They are pretty! Sad to hear that Bite is so pricey in Canada, since I believe everything is made there…

Finally! Something that’s calling to me at least a little bit out of all these: #44 or #42! I do own UD Blackmail lip liner, but sometimes I do wish for something less deep in tone. Either one of these could certainly do the job!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!