i basically believe that bite beauty can do no wrong, but they have really outdone themselves with their latest effort. their collection of matte lip crayons are supremely hydrating, something that i didn’t think was possible. i find almost every lipstick on the market to be drying in some regard, so for bite to offer up major moisture in a matte formula? well, that’s just kind of mind-blowing.
i hunt and gather for my makeup wardrobe like most people piece their closet together at the start of a new season. i had fall all nice and sorted, but one key element, the perfect rose-colored lip, just wasn’t coming together. when i laid eyes on tatin from bite, a pinky rose that wasn’t at all nude, i had high hopes.
i have tested a lot of lip colors in my day and very rarely do they blow me away, but this one is a game changer. the color pigment is so creamy that it kind of melts onto lips and covers beautifully. i apply it over lip balm that has been blotted off which keeps my lips comfy, but this technique does have a tendency to compromise wear time. not the case with this little beauty! staying power is amazing (hours and hours, and hours) without any dryness or flaking.
just a few swipes of tatin makes me feel instantly more put together, but those of you who like to go bold will have a field day with shades like fraise (a vibrant red) and framboise (a fierce fuchsia). bottom line, the balance of matte and moist from this skinny stick is beyond impressive and anyone with lips who likes color is going to want one (or more!) of these creamy crayons.
ps – if you’re a fan of limited editions, bite created two bright shades of the matte crème lip crayon exclusively for j.crew!