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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!
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!
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.
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.
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):
…. and a side-by-side photo on how they actually look on my lips.
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?