I was lucky enough to have been one of the 1,500 people selected through Influenster to test out the newest release from Bite Beauty—their first ever lip pencil. And when a product is named something as simple and confident as ‘The Lip Pencil’ you know a brand is serious about it.
As mentioned, I received all the products shown in this post complimentary for testing purposes thanks to Influenster, an online community designed for anyone with a social media following. Along with helping you discover new products, you also have access to millions of honest product reviews—definitely worth checking out and signing up for!
As I am already a huge fan of Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask and High Pigment Pencil in ‘Rhubarb’, I was thrilled to put some new products by them to the test. If you’re not aware, Bite Beauty are a Canadian company that create high-quality lip products using only food-grade ingredients—which is important when you think about the amount of lip products we end up ingesting in our day-to-day lives.
The Lip Pencil range contains 22 different shades ranging from beautiful neutral beiges and pinks to browns. They also mimic shades in the Amuse Bouche Lipstick range, which is super convenient and makes pairing a breeze. The formulation of the lip pencils themselves are so creamy and richly pigmented. They offer plenty of precision, but do not tug on the lips thanks to the buttery formula, which glides over the lips like a dream and the opaque finish means you could totally wear these just on their own. Theses liners also contain whipped shea butter giving your lips a boost of nourishing hydration.
The shades I received are The Lip Pencil in ‘020’*, which is a beige nude and the Amuse Bouche Lipstick in ‘Honeycomb’*, which it pairs perfectly with. For a more vampy option, I also received The Lip Pencil in ‘044’*, along with Amuse Bouche Lipstick in ‘Whiskey’*—both are rich mahogany shades, though the lipstick has a bit more red to it than the actual liner.
Though I haven’t tried the lipsticks just on their own, paired with their lip liner counterpart the colour did not bleed whatsoever and they wore down evenly. Even after eating and drinking the colour was still there, though later in the day I did need to reapply the lipstick. The combination of both the lip liner and lipstick feels so lightweight on the lips and never felt drying.
Lastly, I also received the Sephora Collection Eco Biodegradable Sharpener*. Even though self-sharpening lip pencils are super convenient, I’ve noticed that pencil lip liners seem to almost always perform better. Apparently, the classic wood-barrel allows the product to be better encapsulated resulting in three times the amount of pigment. Though the formula of these liners are really soft and creamy, this sharpener gently sharpens them without wasting product. And once the blades wear out the body itself is biodegradable—much better than your typical plastic sharpeners.
Have you tried out this new release by Bite Beauty? What are your thoughts?