Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lovin' Grape Lips Feat. Bite Beauty Cosmetics (Luminous Creme Lipstick Violet and Matte Creme Lip Crayon Grape)

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I have a penchant for bright bold lips. I mean, it's the easiest no-fuss makeup any time, any day. Believe me when I say that you can totally skip eye makeup and still look effortlessly fabulous. Through the years, I have amassed and fallen in love with every red or pink shade out there, and to be honest, it can get pretty boring too. So to spice up my trivial grievance, I am stealing Daryl Dixon's crossbow to hunt for the next best purple lippy in puckerland


If you're a Sephora hardcore customer then you won't miss Bite Beauty's standalone shelf. The display is not ostentatious but the vast array of lipsticks is enough to entice this lippy junkie! So while browsing for new releases few weeks ago, I was enthralled to find these beauties!

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Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24, .15oz/ 4.35g) Violet is magenta violet. It's very hydrating, opaque in one pass, goes on smooth like a lip butter, a tad shiny, and renders impeccable six-hour wear time. It does stain the lips which maybe a nuisance to some or an advantage to us women-on-the-go (a.k.a no time to retouch).

The main selling point of Bite Beauty is the inclusion of antioxidant resveratrol in the ingredients which claims to fight free radicals with anti-aging benefits. According to the website, Each Bite lipstick contains the same amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine. What the heck is aging? I know I stopped counting the years, haha!

Ingredients:
5 Mg Trans-Resveratrol: From vitis vinifera and polygonum cuspidatum. 
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Triisostearyl Citrate* (Vegetable-Derived), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Acacia Decurrens Wax*, Jojoba Wax*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil**, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax**, Silica*, Natural Flavor*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grapeseed) Oil*, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit)*. May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019)*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Fd&C Blue No. 1 (Ci 42090), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 (Ci 15985), Fd&C Red No. 40 (Ci 16035), D&C Red 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 7 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*. *Natural. **Certified organic.

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Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon ($24, 0.05 oz) Grape is purple. It's semi-matte and like the creme lipstick, it is opaque in one pass and unequivocally moisturizing. Matte lippies tend to emphasize my lip lines but not this. I smell a hint of citrus which I like! It also stains the lips and I had five to six hours of wear time. Between the two, I honestly like the formula of this lip crayon better so a repurchase is definitely imminent. 

Ingredients:
Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Acacia Decurrens Wax*, Jojoba Wax*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid*, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Silica*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax*, Coco-Caprylate*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Natural Flavor*, Tocopherol*, Trans-Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Vine Extract*, Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit Concentrate)*. [+/- May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019)*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Fd&C Blue No. 1 (Ci 42090), Fd&C Yellow No. 5 (Ci 19140), Fd&C Yellow No. 6 (Ci 15985), Fd&C Red No. 40 (Ci 16035), D&C Red 6 (Ci 15850), D&C Red 7 (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*].

For comparison, here are swatches of Luminous Creme Lipstick (Violet) and Matte Lip Crayon (Grape):

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.... and a side-by-side photo on how they actually look on my lips.

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Just so you know, I purposely omitted blush, bronzer and eye makeup (save for mascara and BB cream)  to prove the point of a fuss-free makeup with bright bold lips.

Bottom line, if you're looking for bright purple lippies that are worth every penny, these are absolute must-haves for spring and summer. 

What about you? what's your favorite purple lipstick?

Kathryne


44 comments:

  1. I am in love with these shades and you are rocking them out gorgeous! ;)

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  2. You were made for bold lips. So gorgeous! I need to check out that lip crayon!

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    1. Born for bold lips, haha! I'm sure you'll like the lip crayon

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  3. I LOVE VIOLET! I actually have a post on it tomorrow!

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  4. Both are very 'Radiant Orchid' colors! I think I like the matte grape a tad better, too.

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    1. Indeed. I think you'll like the lip crayon!

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  5. I have a Maybelline Vivid that looks similar to your Bite ones, they look great on you!

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    1. thanks for the heads up; never tried any of the Maybelline vivids

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  6. You really have a wonderful collection kath! :)

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  7. I freaking LOVE these. I've been stocking up on the little baby sized lipsticks that come in the sets lately. I must own them all!!!

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    1. Have you tried the lip gloss? I want to buy that set!!!

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  8. As always, this looks fabulous on you. :D

    I read so many lovely thinks about Bite, I need to grab one of the little try it size duos at the register next time I'm in Sephora and give this brand a whirl.

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    1. Yeah, buy that duo-ended, these lippies are worth every penny! Thanks Erika

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  9. I have Grape and I love it! I LOVE LOVE Violet on you, I may need to get this one too!!!

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    1. Yipee, my lippy sissy is back to blogging

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  10. I love your bite beauty picks! I love this brand

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  11. Look at that color! Love it on you!

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  12. I'm excited to see reservatrol in the formula, because it's supposedly one of the most powerful antioxidants. The colors are gorgeous, and you're totally rocking them!

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    1. Thanks Anastasia. Yeah I heard so many great things about resveratrol!!

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  13. Wait...I don't see the photo of you sporting these awesome Spring colors. Ah, I bet you look great with it on!

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  14. I'm obsessed with BITE. They make such amazing colours.

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  15. You know how to rock a bright lip! Love them!

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  16. I have been using my Grape crayon and LOVE it! It's insanely gorgeous and when clients come in and see it, they want to know what it is and where to get it!

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  17. Totally lusting over BITE lipsticks! they have a dual ended lipstick for sale at sephora that I want to pick up!

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  18. I have decided that you have the best lipstick collection of anyone. LOVE me some Bite Beauty...

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  19. Beautiful photos - and I totally agree with Citzens of Beauty!

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