bite beauty

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(photo credit: ny.racked.com via Bite Beauty)

Bite Beauty’s line of lip products has become my new favorite over the past six months or so. With a full range of color in all-natural lipsticks, pencils, and high-pigment glosses, I’ll be sticking with this brand for years to come.

who: Bite Beauty

what: an all-natural lip care company based in downtown Toronto

when: the company has been in business circa March 2011

where: exclusively sold in Sephora in the US, with a newer traveling Lip Lab that makes pop-up appearances in select stores. As of May 9, 2013, the brand new Bite Beauty Lip Lab is now open as a perma/pop-up shop in Soho at 174 Prince St. (review below…)

why: all-natural, packed with anti-oxidants, does NOT leave your lips dried out, so moisturizing you’ll want to sleep in it. All products are free of phthalates, parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances.

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Lipstick cremes are displayed like candies, adding a youthful flare to the experience.

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After a lip pro (sporting an ever-so-fitting lab coat) tests numerous colors on your pout, you choose two existing shades to melt down and blend together.

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If you wish, you can blend in a hint of flavor. The choices are violet, peppermint, cherry, and superfruit.

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The freshly-melted custom color is then poured carefully into the mold…

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…and then rested on an icy cold plate for 5-7 minutes.

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I chose custom color #15 from the palette of customized testers. The combo was a mixture of Rose & Zinfandel, resulting in a deeper yet vibrant pink. I’m super happy with my color. It can be blotted down for a more subtle look, or layered for an uber-vibrant summer hue. I also opted for the cherry flavor. Yum! It’s not overpowering at all and reminds me of my childhood years indulging in cherry Italian ices on the beach. Heaven.

Cost: $30 per customized tube
Noteworthy: The Lip Lab in Soho will be open through the summer, then closing up for a short time to remodel for a permanent store. They plan to feature custom lipglosses in the future as well.
Hours: 11am to 7pm Tuesday – Sunday

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This entry was published on May 20, 2013 at 6:00 am. It’s filed under makeup, review, travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “bite beauty

  1. Must Have Boxes on said:

    This line looks amazing!

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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