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THE SWEETEST little lip set you ever did see! The Best Bite Set is the perfect way to experience one of the most talked-about lip products from Bite Beauty. I have been curious about these for so long, and I have to spoil it for you here – I love them! Today I’m sharing swatches and review of this limited edition must-have set.
4 High Pigment Lip Pencils: Madeira, Quince, Cranberry (Limited Edition), Rhubarb.
The pencils come packaged in a cute tin.
CREAMY, SMOOTH, HYDRATING… Need I go on? These pencils apply very easily to the lip and are highly pigmented, yet they manage to feel lightweight and incredibly soft on the lips all at the same time. The feeling is consistent on my lips during the entire wear time (several hours easily) and with the more highly pigmented shades I get a stain left behind as well. The pencils are twist-up, which makes them easy to work with. When applying the most pigmented shades directly to the lip I find I need to take care when going around the edges of the lips because of the soft formula, however I found it certainly easier to apply than most highly pigmented lipsticks (directly from the tube), and I feel I do not need a lip liner beforehand. The scent of the lip pencils is very light, and nearly non-existent. Once on the lips I can slightly taste a “sweet” flavor, reminding me of when I eat something sugary, and I have a slight sweet taste left on my lips. This “sweetness” stays on the lips during the wear-time and I find it quite pleasant.
The four shades included in this set are perfection – nude, hot pink, vibrant red and a soft rosey shade make it very likely you will find more than one you love in this set too! Madiera, Quince, Cranberry, Rhubarb
Swatched – Madeira, Rhubarb, Quince, Cranberry
Madiera is a nude pink shade.
Rhubarb is a plum rose shade.
Quince is a rose berry shade.
Cranberry is a deep red shade.
THE FORMULA of the Bite High Pigment Pencils contains the antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals and has anti-aging benefits. Sephora describes these pencils:
Made with a double-dose of premium micronized pigments, this lip pencil delivers a modern matte look. This lip color delivers super antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term antiaging benefits. Each [ full size ] lip pencil contains the amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine.
Each of the shades included in this small set is also available for purchase in a full size (0.09 oz vs the 0.05 size of each in this set). While the pencils are described as “matte” I find that these do have slight sheen to them, but they are not glossy. My absolute favorite shade in this set is Cranberry, a the perfect holiday lip color – rich, extremely pigmented with the perfect amount of sheen. It is gorgeous! The only shade in this set I wasn’t sure I would immediately love is the vibrant pink, Quince, but it is the perfect mix of a bold rose and a berry, which makes it actually very easy to wear! Rhubarb is nearly a “my lips but better” shade for me – I love that it leans more toward the rose side than a mauve, which makes it a beautiful every day wear shade for me. The nude shade, Madeira, is my second favorite of the set – a very easy wear pinky-nude that has enough pigment to cover up my lip color, yet it does not look too light for me. Plus, everyone wants a long-wearing nude lip shade that delivers comfortable wear and no dryness whatsoever!