Bite Beauty Pastille, Red Velvet, Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was one of the more matte shades in the six for spring shades. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly velvety consistency that applied evenly and didn’t tug on the lips during application. The color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Almond Rose (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC You Wouldn't Get It (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Soft Core (P, $40.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Natural (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani I Am Fabulous (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fresh Cut (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Sex Machine (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (DC, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lilac (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Afterglow (LE, $7.00) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deepened red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was nearly opaque applied, but you can see a hint of lip freckle peaking through. The texture was creamy and smooth, and it applied with ease. This shade lasted for over six hours and left a stain behind. The formula was slightly hydrating overall. MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (PiP, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora After Hours (23) (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Blood (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani I Am Motivated (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (PiP, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was nicely pigmented with a really velvety, smooth consistency that glided across the lips easily and yielded even coverage. This shade stayed on well for six hours and was lightly hydrating. Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Gold Blooded (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Kismet (P, $7.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Leading Lady Red (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Best Revenge (P, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Von Teese (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Burberry Regiment Red (37) (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Fetiche (325) (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Scout's Red (124) (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to be “long-wearing,” hydrating, and pigmented. It’s one of my favorite formulas for really pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable color that is more matte, though I wouldn’t describe them as a true or flat matte. There is a slight shine to them that wears down within an hour or so of wear (as you’d expect for most semi-matte to satin finish lipsticks). They come in a twist-up, large pencil format that makes it fairly easy to get precise edges and even coverage. For spring, they’ve brought back one previously limited edition shade (Blood Orange) and created five new shades to join the permanent range. The formula has a slightly herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste to me.

Pastille

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A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Red Velvet

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A
A
9.3
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Rosehip

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A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Red Velvet Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Rosehip Matte Creme Lip Crayon

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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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Pastille will be mine. I swear all this week,my eyes have been drawn to that lippie every time you have had it on! It’s on my list to use with my 10% code . I think Rosehip needs added too. Red Velvet is gorgeous as well. OMG. I have a lipstick problem.

Oh great. I usually have a hard time pulling off mauvey pinks, so my collection sorely lacking this color, but Pastille looks perfect. But it’s $24 for only .05 oz, whereas the other BITE lipsticks are the same price for .09 oz (for high pigment lip pencils) and .15 oz (for lipsticks). Why, oh why ?? I’m hoping it’s because this has 2-3x the pigment, so I can use less, right? Gee, I might actually finish one of these. Well, I’m doing a swatch-a-thon tomorrow at the local stores, so if it swatches well against my skintone, I will grab

I love the look of these! Pastille is gorgeous but so are the others. Maybe it’s a good thing that I can’t get my hands on these that easily! I’m glad they did well though. ?

Pastille and Red Velvet would look best on me for sure but Rosehip is also so pretty! I wonder if I could pull Rosehip off, but it’s soooo warm I don’t think even in the summer I could do it and look right.

All three are really gorgeous, wearable shades! Now, though, comes my internal debate: Pastille vs Anna. Good grief, but they are so incredibly similar to one another! Except that Pastille appears more matte? This won’t be an easy choice at all, but I also would not buy both because, yeah, they’re just much too similar to justify that.

Pastille is a smidgen more matte, though they both wear down to more matte in about an hour. Anna has a “heavier” feel in a way – will probably be a little more forgiving on really dry or textured lips.

In that case, Anna sounds more comfortable on. Heavier feeling lipsticks like the MAC Amplified, Too Faced La Creme and UD Revolution formulas tend to feel nicer on my lips. Even most of MAC and UD Matte formulas do, too.

Like Nicole, I keep looking at Pastille. I just don’t know how it would translate on me. My lips, naturally, are a pinky-mauve… so this could be a MLBB or merely “somethings a bit off”. LOL I’m torn.

I fell in love with the Bite Beauty crayons a while ago, when I got the Rewind Set. Now I want all of them! Especially Pastille, that one looks like a fantastic option for everyday wear.

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I love Pastille. I guess I have to go and try Anna to see how I'll look in this type of colour. I think I have tried this kind of shade in the past and not liked it, but Pastille loooks so GOOD!
I also really like the reds, I do have dupes for Red Velvet, but not for Rosehip and it's so juice-y and lovely! I'll have to check dupes for it, I know I've been holding Annabella, but I think I'll try 714 as UD is less expensive.
Have I ever told you how much I love the lists of dupes?

I actually just tried Pastille at Sephora yesterday. I really liked the formula, but the color looked way different on me from how it does on you. I’m an NW20 and Pastille looked darker and more purple (with cool/blue undertones) on me. I wasn’t in love with it enough to justify buying it right now, though I’d definitely like to get one of the crayons in the future.

So my issue is the amount you get for the price. It’s 1/3 the amount of a regular lipstick but costs the same?? I don’t see the value in that when there are comparable colors in their lipstick line.

The twist-up type of products like this usually contain about this amount (it is consistent with other brands with this type of packaging), but if you want “max value” then avoid this type of packaging, always, for any and all brands. Similarly, avoid jumbo lip pencils.

I love the color of Nars Dragon Girl, but would like a paraben-free, more natural lipstick brand and have heard good things about Bite Beauty. Is Red Velvet or Rosehip closer to Dragon Girl?

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