Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, dusty lavender-mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Cava (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Star Anise (LE, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Trailblazer (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $26.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Overexposed (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Madame Greige (P, $40.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Dayle (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Really Me (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Littlestitious (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Dopey (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cancer (LE, $26.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, permanent shade in the Matte Creme Lip Crayon formula, which is described as a “long-wearing,” hydrating, and pigmented formula. I’m a big fan of the Matte Creme Lip Crayon formula, as they are nicely pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to wear, and apply well. Cava wasn’t quite as pigmented as other shades in the range, but it was mostly opaque overall. The texture was lightweight, thin but not dry or prone to sheering out, so it clung to lips a little more noticeably, but it was lightly hydrating while worn. It was comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted, but I had some color gather in lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. I would recommend using a primer or lip liner underneath this one if that’s bothersome, which I would expect to alleviate that issue.

Cava
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Cava Matte Creme Lip Crayon

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • NARS Give In Take Blush II
  • Anastasia Amber Glow Highlight Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Sephora Eccentric Diva Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Cava Matte CrΓ¨me Lip Crayon

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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I really like this color. It’s hard to find a mauve that’s cool and pale enough for me, without going too pasel or too gray. I love it on you, as well. Too bad the formula is fussy!

Argghhhh.. knew this one would grab me. The dupes are dissimilar enough to warrant purchase. Not avail S Canada. Everything important to me on my wishlist is out of stock.. have been for weeks and months in some cases. I could truly care less about the flood of X-mas crap. Fill the darn shelves!!!!

Wendy,
You DO know about the new Bite Lab that opened on Queen Street? They will find the Cava colour and make it into any finish (matt, semi, etc) that you like. I took advantage of the service (finding my perfect shade). The SA told me that many were coming to restock on some of their favourite discontinued (ie: Musk, Cava) colours. I know that you would be able to find the perfect finish in Cava that will work for you. It is a gorgeous colour!!

I didn’t know Helen. Thanks for the heads up. I’m rarely in the city anymore, but my best friend is still there and it sounds like I need to add a trip to the lab with my next visit πŸ™‚ We did Saks together when it opened earlier this year. Now ther e is Nordies too πŸ˜€ Squeeeee

Interesting that it is not a dupe for the original cream L/S of the same name. It is pretty, though. The original Cava, imo, put lavender into a truer nude (beiger?) and the result was more unusual and less pink. This will be a good sfw shade for many.

and I was liking that this one is pinker.. I seem to have more in the stash with a nude bent on lavendar/mauve. Most on the pinker or lavendar side run too a shade too pale or cool for my skintone. I actually said ‘aha’ out loud when I saw this shade. Methinks I can do this one well.

I was so sad when Cava was discontinued with the Luminous Creme line, so I’m excited for this! I’m not sure how I feel about this formula though as I haven’t tried it extensively..

Very pretty shade for those who can go this light! I’m just a *little* bit jelly of my fairer mu addicts out here who can, LoL!

I really like this color and will likely purchase. It looks like an easy, every day lippie that I’ll use a lot.
Your eye look is gorgeous! If I could duplicate it successfully I’d buy one (or two) of the NARS palettes pronto! Lol! Hope you post additional detail about colors & application. ?

Totally in love with this whole makeup look!!! I’m sold on that NARS DI palette already!! I’ve been waiting for a new DI palette with new shades! I’m slightly disappointed this isn’t the Cava we know and love from the Luminous CrΓ¨me formula. But, I still totally love it.

i loveee shades like these. I probably would’ve bought this if i didn’t see how similar it is to CP littlestitous, which i own πŸ˜›

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