Bite Beauty #040 is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a matte finish. It is a permanent lip liner that retails for $18.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
With high precision texture that defines the lip line, The Lip Pencil provides perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage. Bite Beauty’s lightest formula yet, it offers addictively creamy coverage that’s so lightweight it feels like nothing on your lips. The case is an artisanal wood barrel that encapsulates whipped shea butter and three times the amount of pigments for a perfectly defined line.