Bite Beauty Lipstick

Throughout the past year or so, I’ve been slowly getting into lipstick. I didn’t like wearing it a few years ago, but through gradual experimentation it’s grown on me.

One of the first signs of aging I’ve noticed is that the color in my lips is fading. And I just got a new pair of glasses that are a brighter shade of red and a little more masculine than I’ve worn before. Both of these things have convinced me that a little more color on my lips maintains femininity and balances the frame.

About a month ago, I wandered into Sephora looking for a new deep red. The associate who helped me introduced me to Bite Beauty and its line of Luminous Crème Lipstick.

There’s so much to love about this lipstick. First, it’s super hydrating. Most of the lipsticks I was experimenting with were drug store brands, and they would leave my lips chapped shortly after applying it. This stuff doesn’t at all. Even a few hours after lecturing, my lips still feel moist with no signs of flaking or feeling cakey.

Second, it’s super saturated in color. This was not the lipstick that would have worked for me as I was developing my preference for it, as I started with sheerer formulas. But now that I’ve grown to like it, I love how full of pigment this lipstick is. A little goes a long way.

And surprisingly, it’s long lasting — no fading. I don’t need to touch up unless I’ve had a bite to eat. It can smear a little if I’m not careful though.

I picked up shades Cin Cin, Zin, and Tannin.

I like the design of the tubes too. Sleek, minimal, soft to the touch, and a unique shape for each color family.

The last cool part is that Bite Beauty’s Luminous Crème Lipstick is free of synthetics, polybutenes, and petroleum byproducts. It’s made of food-grade ingredients so it’s healthy enough to eat! And they don’t test on animals.

photos by Travis Haughton