Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t go anywhere without lipstick, whether its a subtle nude, a strong and well defined lip or a bold colour. So naturally, I was pretty excited when I found out that Canadian cosmetic company Bite Beauty was releasing a new line of lip pencils and lipsticks. (Handmade right here in Toronto might I add!)
I knew I had to get my hands on these babies as soon as I had heard about them. Luckily for me Influenester was kind enough to send out some samples in one of their Vox Boxes.
I was able to try out the new products in two shades, along with a Sephora pencil sharpener and two matching mini Amuse Bouche Lipsticks. (Honey comb/020 and Whiskey/044.)
I loved that the lip pencils are wooden ones as opposed to ones with a plastic barrel that you twist up. I always find that you get so much more product out of the classic wooden pencils in comparison and that you can always get a much more precise lip.
The pencils themselves come in 22 different shades that are all inspired by natural lip tones. The colours I received were “020” which is a lighter, warm nude tone and “044” which is a burgundy with a slight chocolate tone. They are described as having a weightless formula and providing creamy coverage.
I definitely found this to be true, they were so soft and felt incredibly moisturizing. I will say though that I found I needed to be careful to not sharpen them too much because of this. The formula is so soft that if tip is too sharp it starts to bend a little bit and will break once you begin to apply it.
I have tried other Bite Beauty lip products before, but I haven’t tried the Amuse Bouche lipstick before so I was really excited that the minis were included. The two lipstick colours I received were Honey Comb and Whiskey.
Bite Beauty describes the Amuse Bouche lipsticks as handcrafted with 12 edible oils to deliver a creamy, soft texture with extreme moisture.
I think that out of the two duos I received the combination of Honey Comb and 020 is my favourite. It was also the first combination of the two that I tried.
Combined, the two create the perfect, subtle and slightly exaggerated nude lip. I’ve found myself wearing this combo a lot after I first tried it and am still wearing it about twice a week. I think it’s safe to say that it has become one of my daily go-to’s.
I usually struggle finding a perfect nude colour for me because I have such a pale skin tone, but I really like the way this combination looks on my lips.
The other set of colours I received was the lip pencil in 044 and the lipstick in the colour Whiskey. The pencil itself is a really pretty deep burgundy, with a hint of chocolate. The lipstick is a really dark mahogany colour.
I usually love dark burgundy lips on myself, but I was a little worried that this combo would be too dark and brown for me to pull off. I found though that if I went a little bit lighter on the application of the lipstick that the colours still worked for me.
The lipstick definitely lasts a lot longer with the lip liner used underneath of it. For both colours, I definitely felt like they lasted for a good amount of time before I needed to do a second application. For the nude combo, I didn’t need to reapply the lipstick until after lunch.
The biggest win for me though was how moisturized my lips still felt throughout the day. The formula wasn’t drying at all, which is often the case when it comes to longer-wear lipsticks. I think that the lip pencil and lipstick is the perfect happy-medium of long-lasting and moisturizing, comfortable to wear lipsticks.
I can’t wait to pick up some more colours of both the lip pencil and the Amuse Bouche lipsticks. I already have my eye on the combination of meringue and 008.
The Lip Pencil retails for $20 CAD/18 USD and the Amuse Bouche lipstick for $30 CAD / 26 USD at Sephora.
This post features samples which I received at no charge from Influenster and Bite Beauty, however all of the opinions expressed in this post are of my own.