Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to be a “moisture-rich, matte-finish lipstick with a delicious citrus scent.” All three shades featured in this review are richly pigmented with a texture that’s moderately creamy but lightweight. They were really comfortable to wear, even though they have more of a matte finish; they don’t feel clingy, and I experienced light to moderate hydration across these shades. The matte finish combined with the pigmentation makes it a long-wearing formula, too. I didn’t have issues with feathering or bleeding, though I’m not prone to either of these. They have a lemony-herbal-y scent to me, which may or may not be appealing to you. The only downside is that the pencil is only 0.05 oz., which is half the size of the average-sized lipstick. I’ll be reviewing the other three shades in the range soon, so stay tuned!

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon is described as an “electric citrus red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium, orange-red with a matte finish. The color coverage was rich, fully opaque, and applied flawlessly–even, smooth color. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating during that time. MAC Mangrove (LE, $22.00) is very similar. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is darker. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon is described as a “citrus orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had full color coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was creamy, lightweight, and didn’t feel clingy. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is lighter. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is redder. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is similar. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is glossier, redder. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Kumquat Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon is described as a “pink grapefruit.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. It applied with rich, opaque color, which went on smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for five hours, and it was moderately moisturizing. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is darker. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is darker. MAC Silly (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Blood Orange

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.8
Texture
9.8
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Clementine

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
A+
A+
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Kumquat

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Blood Orange Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Clementine Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Kumquat Matte Creme Lip Crayon

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Ammara Avatar

So glad that they’ve issued you press samples! I was holding out on these because of a lack of decent reviews. Good to know they’re a solid product. πŸ™‚

Shana Avatar

Sooo excited you’re reviewing these! I’ve been wanting to buy them but was reluctant since I hadn’t seen many reviews or swatches. Guess I’ll be having a Bite Beauty haul here pretty soon! Love Blood Orange and Kumquat.

Tugce Avatar

Kumquat is the name of a tiny citrus fruit. My parents have one in their yard, and it makes a really nice jam. Fruit resembles an orange at the size of a cherry tomato, so cute!

JJ Avatar

These look really great on you Christine! Whenever I pop into Sephora, I test these hoping they wouldn’t be too neon looking on me (I’m NC 50). I love Bite’s products. I just recently picked up two Cashmere lip creams after your recent reviews. I bought Sancerre and Burgundy.

Wwendalynne Avatar

I freakin’ love these.. I just received my second pencil in this formula-Blood Orange-earlier this week and it is fabulous. Yay an ‘orange’ I can wear πŸ˜€ These look different in your photos than they do on me; appearing much more matte with zero highlight in person and consequently, not as bright. I apply a bit like a lip pencil and then smudge them in and down into lips and maybe that is why they pull more matte. Great formula!

A Name Avatar

I like the look of this formula! And now that sephora ships to the UK, I can actually try these out! Blood Orange looks like a gorgeous colour. And I don’t know if they have one, but a pinky-red in that formula would be nice…

Kate Avatar

I’m so happy to see this brand getting more attention, because I’ve been impressed with everything that I’ve seen from them so far. Blood Orange is one that I’ve been eyeing for quite a while, so I think I may have to grab that one sooner rather than later.

realitygreene Avatar

I REALLY need to get me some Bite lip products! I am contemplating the new lip gloss set at Sephora (I’m sad I missed out on the last one), but I’m really interested in Bite’s lip sticks.

Jules Avatar

LOL, I don’t think the people at Bite know what a kumquat looks like – they’re not pink, they’re orange and leaning more toward yellow than red! Lovely product though. Very tempted by Blood Orange.

Sylirael Avatar

EEP! Bite Beauty popped up on NZSale the other day, and I was so ready to try some things out…but the items were all still priced around $28 a tube (a mega discount for us, LOL, but still…), so I had to sadly say no, given that shipping is still a thing!

Still! These look fabulous, the finish especially πŸ™‚

Bina Avatar

I’ve bought bite beauty lipsticks before and they’ve changed color on me, not sure if anyone else has experienced the same thing. And that kumquat is no where near the color of a kumquat haha!

meganlisa Avatar

Lovely on you! Love the brand but these look amazing.
I might not get them…as they’re so bright…and I have so much in that arena.
But they’re so lovely on you!!!

Katie Avatar

Hey Christine!

On the theme of orange lips, what are your favourite orange lip products? …possibly an idea for a top 10 topic? I’m interested in trying out a orange lip for summer, but I don’t know where to turn! Thanks πŸ™‚

Quinctia Avatar

So far, so good, review-wise, but none of these three shades appeal to me.

I don’t know whether to hope that I love one of the others, and it’s good (yay, new nice lip thing!), or hope that I don’t like any of them (yay, I get to keep my money!)

Meghan Avatar

How do these compare formula wise to Buxom’s Big and Healthy Full-On Lipsticks? I have a few of them, and while I love them, I want more color varieties.

M Avatar

I love these! I grabbed blood orange, sweety and grape as soon as they appeared at my store. They smell amazing, are super pigmented and last a decent amount of time (with the exception of eating). Bite is fab.

Veronica Avatar

I have the first one and ugh…I love it. Pulls a little more red on me, but it is the perfect shade for what I picture when I think “blood orange.” (SO PRETENTIOUS IT’S @#%$#@# RED) Kumquat keeps calling my name, but I’m trying to hold off because I wear pink so rarely. πŸ˜›

Veronica Avatar

Emilia,

I’d say Blood Orange has more of an orange/coral base, while NARS Heat Wave has a stronger, redder undertone. They’re in the same shade family but more like cousins than siblings, y’know?

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