Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BITE Beauty Discovery Set - Thoughts and Swatches


Hi folks!

I'm finally getting around to reviewing most of the stuff I bought last year during Sephora's F&F sale. I have a good excuse though; I wanted to use my new camera to take better swatch pictures. I had taken some with my old camera but these definitely do the shades more justice!

BITE Beauty is a brand new to me. I had see some of the lipsticks around on various blogs, including Pink Sith and Beauty Reflections. When I saw that they had a mini lipstick set that let you explore some of their shades for a mere $25 (combined with that 20%) I was more than happy to add it to my cart. I was extremely pleased because all of the shades were free of sparkle/glitter/shimmer.

These lipsticks may be mini, but they add up to a full size lipstick (which are $24 each), so I thought it was a great way to try out a range of shades rather than commit to one color. Not to mention, I have never finished a lipstick in my life so the small size didn't bother me. In fact, I adore the mini little lipstick bullets. The packaging is this soft, rubberized grey material that reminds me a lot of BECCA packaging, but less suede feeling. This set came in this little rubberized case with a very handy mirror on the inside of the lid.

From left to right: Retsina, Musk, Fig, Shiraz and Pomegranate

 Retsina. Nude in color.
Musk. A natural color that almost matches the natural pigmentation of my lips but perhaps a touch more brown-rose.
Fig. A rose pink that is not too bright, not too pale.
Shiraz. A brown dark rose.
Pomegranate. A classic primary red.

The formula is great. Rich pigmentation, emollient but the colors (I'm really directing this towards that potent red) do not bleed. Great for my perpetually dry lips, though I did find myself reapplying rather often.

What I liked most about this set was how travel friendly it was. I brought with me on two trips, and it served me well. With five shades, it provided me with a color for any occasion but was also very compact. I liked this set so much, I actually bought the BITE Beauty Lipstick Library, which I'll be reviewing shortly.

Bite Beauty is carried by Sephora. This particular set is not currently available (ah, the price I pay for taking so long to review things) but each shade is individually available in either the Luminous Creme formula or the High Pigment Matte Pencil.

Product featured was purchased by me, for my own use. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.
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