Hi Everyone! First and foremost, please excuse my absence from blogging. I did not intend on taking such a long break but a very close family member fell extremely ill and my world came crashing down. All is well now (thank God!) and my life is finally starting to go back to normal (sigh). Now, let’s dive right in to the topic at hand. Bite Beauty and their newly launched lip liners.
I was one of the lucky beauties to receive Bite Beauty’s first-ever lip liners from Influenster. If you are not familiar with Bite Beauty, let me just say that you must try their lipsticks. This Canadian brand really knows how to make a great lipstick so when I found out I would be receiving their new lip liners, I couldn’t wait to try them.
Influenster sent me The Lip Pencil in two shades: 020 (beige nude) and 044 (rich mahogany). I also received matching lipsticks in the shades Honeycomb and Whiskey as well as a Sephora sharpener for the pencils.
Here are some swatches of The Lip Pencil and Amuse Bouche Lipsticks
Review of The Lip Pencil
Packaging: The Lip Pencil is a classic capped wooden pencil that reminds me very much of the M.A.C. lip liners we all know so well. They have the brand’s signature matte black coating with a colored tip at the bottom which corresponds with the shade of the pencil inside. The one drawback on the packaging is that the cap does not easily attach to the bottom of the pencil. With a little force you can get it to attach but the cap has a small plastic insert that makes it difficult for the cap to stay on the pencil. Maybe it’s just me but I need my caps to attach to their pencils. That way, I don’t lose the cap or have it rolling off my vanity and falling all over the place.
Formula: This is where The Lip Pencil really shines. The formula is packed with Shea Butter making the texture smooth and creamy which is perfect for gliding on your lips. These are not overly creamy though. If they were, you wouldn’t be able to get the precise lining you need to outline your lips. One thing I find with overly creamy lip liners is they tend to bleed and aren’t as long-wearing. The Lip Pencil doesn’t do any of that. With The Lip Pencil you get precise lining, high pigmentation, and a long-wearing, soft formula. They can be worn on their own or with a lipstick on top.
Verdict: The Lip Pencils by Bite Beauty are a dream! They blend seamlessly and if you have dry, chapped lips (like me) you will love this formula. With the precision of a pencil and no tugging as you apply (plus loads of moisture), these are perfect. Do I dare say that I prefer these over my M.A.C. lip liners? Yes!
The Lip Pencils from Bite Beauty retail for $18 each and are now available at Sephora. There’s a whopping 22 shades to choose from, all inspired by natural lip tones.
Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. All opinions expressed are my own and are based on my experience with the products. If you’re interested in trying free products, join Influenster!
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