Bite Beauty #096 is a very cool-toned, dark berry with a satin finish. It is a permanent lip liner that retails for $18.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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.
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.
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
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