bite beauty

(photo credit: 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.

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

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.

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

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

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


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

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

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