Bite Beauty #096, 090, 092 Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil

#096

Bite Beauty #096 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, raspberry red with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage when I drew a single line but only semi-opaque when applied all-over my lips–that was blendable by pressing my lips together and rubbing gently, which evened out the color after initial application. The lip pencil felt lightly creamy but not emollient or too slick, so it adhered well to lips and lasted for over six hours. The formula seemed neither drying nor hydrating to me. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Jam (darker), Radish (brighter), Beetroot (redder) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick 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 a few 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 it was infinitely easier to even out the color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

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.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Cera Alba (Beeswax) **, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Glyceryl Ricinoleate*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Nylon 11 *, Myristyl Myristate*, Cetyl Alcohol*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Mica*, Tocopherol*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural **Organic

#096
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

01/06

Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil

#090

Bite Beauty #090 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark magenta purple with warm, pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. It seemed quite pigmented when swatched, but I had a lot of difficulties getting full coverage when applied all over the lips. I was able to get an opaque edge when just lining my lips, at least. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and a little more emollient than other shades, though it seemed to “dry down” after a few minutes on the lips. This shade wore well for seven hours and was mostly non-drying. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Eggplant (warmer, more muted), Dragonfruit (brighter) see comparison swatches.

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.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Cera Alba (Beeswax) **, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Glyceryl Ricinoleate*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Nylon 11 *, Myristyl Myristate*, Cetyl Alcohol*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Mica*, Tocopherol*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural **Organic

#090
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total
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01/06

Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil
Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil

#092

Bite Beauty #092 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single stroke, but it could have been better when it came to performance. This shade would work best for lining the edges of the lips to prevent feathering/bleeding color, but it wasn’t as useful for filling in my lip color as it was harder to achieve opaque coverage that way. I was able to get semi-opaque, even coverage, which lasted for seven hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Cotton Candy (lighter), Kimchi (brighter), Dragonfruit (brighter) see comparison swatches.

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.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Cera Alba (Beeswax) **, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Glyceryl Ricinoleate*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Nylon 11 *, Myristyl Myristate*, Cetyl Alcohol*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Mica*, Tocopherol*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural **Organic

#092
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total
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Product Availability

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil $18.00/0.05 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
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  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Superb Mineralize Skinfinish
  • Chanel Jersey Joues Contraste Blush
On eyes:
  • Dior Undress Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked 24/7 Eye Pencil

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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How many more of these are there? Are you getting paid by BITE to post all of these? Of all the makeup you can review you are reviewing lip pencils?No one gives a shit about lip pencils! All you do is review this brands pencils lately. Why don’t you ever review drug store? To poor for you?

I don’t do paid reviews. I reviewed all of Bite’s lip pencils when they first released (I purchased all of those myself), and I’m now reviewing their newest release, which are samples sent for consideration (disclosed above).

If you’re not interested, there are two to three other reviews posted each day – it is easy to scroll past to the next post if something does not interest you! I would not expect every brand or review to catch every single person’s interest. I try to swatch and review shades individually as much as I can as one shade might not be one person’s cup of tea but another might, and through years of reviewing, not all shades perform consistently.

I review drugstore brands (along with indie brands, niche brands, global brands, etc.) but have always focused on mid-end and higher as the cost is much higher and many countries do not have return policies, and it can be hard to find critical reviews of more expensive brands or swatches of an entire range (not just popular shades). Just a month or so ago, I finished reviewing over a dozen more affordable highlighters where I specifically tried to purchase many new formulas so I could test and then provide a best of list (http://www.temptalia.com/best-highlighters-10-and-under-powder/).

There are lots of great resources for reviews, from YouTube to blogs to Instagram, so if my content doesn’t appeal to you, I hope you’re able to find someone else who can create the content you prefer!

Edited to add: Thank you to the readers who want to come to my defense – I do appreciate it but don’t want to make it a big back and forth in my defense! I just think it’s important to try to respond to criticism when possible, even if it is not always perfectly stated 🙂

I really appreciate that you take the time to review bite lip pencils!!!! This is a lot of work for you and I can’t believe someone would be so rude! Your work is always amazing and impartial and I always come to you for your honest reviews on makeup! I personally love all beauty products and really am loving these lip pencil reviews! They are so amazing. I think they perform better than most pencils on the market and I wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for you! And you handled that comment so beautifully. Shows that you have I tegrity, professionalism, and class!

I actually own more lip pencils than other kind of lip product in my personal stash. And here is why: I’m not allergic to most lip pencils but I am allergic to most other lip products. Lip pencil formulations simply tend to have fewer ingredients (like fragrance) and because any ingredient can cause a bad reaction, lesser ingredients means lesser chances of causing a bad reaction. Bite Beauty’s extensive range is quite lovely–a purple lip pencil and berries with all sorts of different undertones are difficult to find.

Also, lip pencils are important for makeup artists or anyone interested in stage makeup. In fact, if you were doing any activity that involved lots of talking or singing, it’s a makeup artist trick to just wear lip liner and top it off with a balm to decrease chances of feathering.

Fun fact: Millions remember Sarah Palin, a former US vice presidential running mate, making a point about lipstick in the 2008 US presidential election (“…difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull – lipstick.”) Naturally, lipstick began to symbolize her political campaign and also, naturally, EVERYONE wanted to know what lipstick she was wearing. However, she actually wore LIP PENCIL topped with gloss or Chapstick for most of her campaign because you know, speeches. Talking. Don’t want lip color to feather. Answer: lip pencil.

So there you go. A whole bunch of us who gives a sh*t about lip pencils: Me and everyone else allergic to lipstick. Makeup Artists. Former U.S. vice presidiental running mate and former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin.

I give a shit! ✋✋.

Im a public speaker as a career. I spend HOURS talking to people, without the opportunity to sneak to the restroom to touch up.

I need a long lasting lip product that can withstand talking, and lots of water drinking.

Therefor, I use lip liner all over my lips almost every day.

Also, as a Canadian. I am VERY happy and pleased the lovely Christine is reviewing brands from my country. Because us canadians are often forgotten, or we forget amazing cosmetics come from our country.

Please remember your experiences, and opinions aren’t the only experiences and opinions!

Besides the fact that this site is totally free, which means it’s a little odd for someone to complain that what’s posted isn’t good enough… And the fact that Christine has been doing this for YEARS, and as a businesswoman I respect her as a smart cookie who knows her audience and pays attention to what people like/request/respond to… I just wanted to mention that if it weren’t for this series of posts on the Bite lip liners, I would have never known about them – and they are GORGEOUS!

I’m relatively new to this obsession of makeup and if it weren’t for this site, I’d have made so many makeup buying mistakes. Now, I have been exposed to enough quality photography and information on this product that I can see that it’s one I might really use. It looks practical for me, it’s clearly high quality, plus Bite is a smaller firm that’s cruelty free, so it hits in an elusive sweet spot for me. I’m VERY interested in these! To also hear from others on these posts, like what Shannon N and Maggie shared below about how lip liners are ideal for long wear in public speaking situations, well, I’m sold. If it weren’t for Christine’s hard work here, I would be a walking makeup mess! So, to Christine, and to all the other friendly and helpful people offering constructive comments on this site, THANK YOU! You all have helped me more than you could know.

I own both amuse Bouche in Jam, and Beetroot, so I’m thinking of picking up 96! Thank you so much for letting me know what would work with them!

Welll, I’ve been anxiously awaiting your review/swatches of these! I’m a huge BITE fan, and love lip liners, both DS, ME, , and HE. So glad to see these scoring so well, and the color range being expanded! I can see myself picking up a few of these at next sale

I only use lip liners to outline the lips (never to fill them in), and I like drier ones, as the lines will last longer, so my faves are the NYX Suede Matte ones –pigmented, cheap, lots of colors including unique ones (blue, black, purples)

Ooh, #096 really looks fantastic! Plus, it fills a void in my stash for a cooler raspberry red lip liner to go with my berry shades of lipsticks, so that sells it, too!
(Unless Nyx has a dead-on dupe?!?)

These pencils are so nice, I love wearing lip pencils to for extend wear time of my lip products. I’m going to pick up a coral one to go with my extensive coral lipstick collection! Looking at you Bite Pickled Ginger.

I don’t usually wear lip liner (since I’m testing products on their own), but over time, I’ve found that it is actually a key step for many – kind of like eyeshadow primer! It’s also a great trick to alter your lip color wardrobe, too, without buying a lot of extra colors!

Oh 96 and 92 look so pretty! I’m so glad these are permanent, so I’ll be able to get them when I come to Canada this autumn!

This whole range is like temptation in the form of lip pencils, all of them are so pretty, especially the pink-red ones!

Thanks for reviewing all of these, Christine. As someone with a fetish for bright pinks, I’m thrilled to find matching liners for my various shades. It’s harder to find super-bright pink liners than one would think.

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