BITE Beauty Best BITE Remix: Review, Pics, Swatches!

by Blythe A.

Purchased by me

 

I became aware of BITE Beauty only about six months ago, but immediately became intrigued. I love lip products, and am always looking to try new glosses, lipsticks, balms, lip pencils, and more. Now that I think of about it, I may be a bit of a lip product junkie.

It wasn’t just the beautiful packaging and pigment choices that drew me to BITE. What really caught my attention was the fact that every product from this Toronto based beauty brand is healthy enough to eat. BITE’s products are made with food-grade ingredients, and never contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetics, polybutenes, or petroleum byproducts.

Though there is some debate as to the amount of lipstick we consume over our lifetimes – some studies say around 2 pounds, others say 7 –ingesting plant/fruit based product is always better than chemically manufactured ones.

Best BITE Remix

 For the holidays, BITE has released some fun lip collections, among them the Best BITE Remix, $25, which I decided would feed my lip product addiction quite nicely.

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Let’s start with the packaging, which is an adorable red “Altoids” inspired tin. Available at Sephora and sephora.com, the Best BITE Remix makes the perfect holiday gift, and is great for travel, or to keep in your purse. Inside the tin, which is also embossed with the BITE beauty “B” logo, you’ll find a nice sized mirror, and four mini versions of BITE’s High Pigment Pencil.

I’m not sure who at BITE Beauty thought up this collection, but I would love to thank them with a High Pigment Pencil kiss. Not only does the collection feature two shades from their permanent collection, Pomegranate and Rhubarb, but it also includes two limited-edition holiday shades, Winterberry and Sable.

Bite Beauty Swatch

So, basically you have four matte .05 oz pencils, from a nude to a bright red, that complete almost any look. In essence, you could just have these pencils in your lip collection, and pretty much be set – a real dilemma for any lippie junkie like myself. In addition, each High Pigment Pencil contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps your lips fight free radicals, which means you can look pretty while help your lips stay young and healthy.

Pomegranate 

Bite Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a rich red, with subtle blue undertones. It applies smoothly, and gives a true color payoff that lasts for hours. Though it is considered a matte lipstick, there is a tiny bit of shine to it. It does feel a little drying, but when I rubbed or blotted my lips together, the dry feeling went away. For a red color, Pomegranate lasted for a long time, even through eating and drinking.

This is one of my favorite colors in the collection, and I think it is a perfect holiday red.

Rhubarb

Bite Rubarb Rhubarb is a plum rose. I like to think of it as a medium-toned pinky, brown nude, which is perfect for creating the 90s lip that is very on trend. Like Pomegranate, Rhubarb also applied very smoothly, and had great color payoff. Unlike Pomegranate, though, it felt more hydrating and lasted a bit longer.

I’m a really glade that Rhubarb and Pomegranate are part of the permanent collection, as they are both beautiful colors that are classic, yet trendy.

Sable – Limited Edition

Bite Sable

Sable is a gorgeous peachy nude, and one of the two limited editions pencils in the collection. The color is light and soft, but still feels rich and warm. Sable applies smoothly and goes on very evenly, and though it is matte, it has a slight tough of gloss or sheen.

It is the lightest shade in the collection, and as such, faded the soonest. I also noticed this color felt a bit drying after longer wear, but again by smacking my lips together, I felt like the hydrating properties returned.

Winterberry – Limited Edition

Bite Winterberry

My second favorite color in the collection is the limited edition Winterberry. I’m beginning to see a bright trend in my lips color selections. Winterberry is a deep raspberry, with subtle pink and blue undertones. Like all the lip pencils in this collection, it went on smooth, was very opaque and had a slight sheen to it.

I really hope BITE makes this a part of their permanent collection, but after browsing through their other pencils, there are several colors available that come pretty close to Winterberry.

 Bottom Line: I love the Best BITE Remix. At $25, it is a great deal. A full size High Pigment Pencil, .09 oz, sells for $24, and this set offers four .05 oz pencils for about the same price. How often do you really use up a full size lip product?

The products are made from food-grade ingredients, and the colors are opaque, and somewhat hydrating. If you’ve wanted to try out BITE Beauty, this is great gift to give yourself, or to give to someone else.

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Comments

  1. I bought this set and I LOVE it! The shades are gorgeous and the formula… Fabulous.

  2. These sound amazing. I like all of the colors.

  3. I bought this set several weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to review them too. I adore them and think they make a fabulous gift!

  4. I love Winterberry!

  5. I bought this set and I LOVE it! The shades are gorgeous and the formula… Fabulous.

  6. These sound amazing. I like all of the colors.

  7. I bought this set several weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to review them too. I adore them and think they make a fabulous gift!

  8. I love Winterberry!

  9. Bite Beauty is really the best!

  10. This is such a pretty set! I love everything I’ve tried from bite!

  11. I have this set and I like it

  12. Bite makes the best lipsticks!

  13. I bought this set and I love it, too. I wore Winterberry on a no- makeup, run out the door errand, and I didn’t even care because I looked great with my bright lips!

  14. Bite Beauty is really the best!

  15. This is such a pretty set! I love everything I’ve tried from bite!

  16. I have this set and I like it

  17. Bite makes the best lipsticks!

  18. I bought this set and I love it, too. I wore Winterberry on a no- makeup, run out the door errand, and I didn’t even care because I looked great with my bright lips!

  19. This is a great set for the holidays. I love Bite

  20. I am absolutely in love with this set and so glad I picked it up.

  21. I am totally treating myself to this!

  22. The set is adorable and the colours are so lovely.

  23. This is a great set for the holidays. I love Bite

  24. I am absolutely in love with this set and so glad I picked it up.

  25. I am totally treating myself to this!

  26. The set is adorable and the colours are so lovely.

  27. I have these and I’m totally digging them!

  28. I have these and I’m totally digging them!

  29. Betzy Carmona says

    Such a nice set

  30. Betzy Carmona says

    Such a nice set