Monday, March 6, 2017

Bite Beauty's #TheLipPencil ~ Review + Swatches

If you follow me on social media than you already know that I was one of many lucky Influenster's to receive *Bite Beauty's The Lip Pencil voxbox. As a huge fan of Bite Beauty, I was extremely excited to test out their new lip pencils (and matching Amuse Bouche lipsticks!)

I received two pencils (020 and 044), Amuse Bouche Lipstick in the shades Honeycomb and Whiskey as well as a Sephora branded bio-degradable pencil sharpener. Before I get into my review, let's talk a little bit about the brand.

Bite Beauty is a Canadian Company whose focus is lip products. From lip scrubs to lipstick and glosses, Bite Beauty creates highly pigmented products made with food grade ingredients that are free of petrochemicals. They also have Bite Labs in Toronto and New York where you can go to create your own lipstick. So neat!

The Lip Pencil is available in 22 neutral, lip-tone inspired shades ($20 each at Sephora). From pinkish-nude to rich mahogany, there is neutral shade for everyone!

In typical Bite Beauty fashion, The Lip Pencil is long-wearing and very comfortable. It glides smoothly across my lips and isn't drying at all. The formula is quite creamy unlike a lot of lip pencils which can be stiff. I found that 020 is creamier than 044, not by a lot, but there is a definite difference in texture. I found that 020 applied perfectly opaque and evenly whereas 044 applied slightly uneven.

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The Lip Pencil 020
The Lip Pencil 044
I love the wooden barrel that houses The Lip Pencil. They're lightweight and have a simple, classic feel to them. What I love even more than the barrel is the caps - they're very tight fitting which ensures they wont fall off in my purse or makeup bag (there is nothing worse than smudged/broken lip/eye liner all over your purse!)

Bite Beauty and Influenster also included two shades of Amuse Bouche lipstick to go alongside The Lip Pencil's.

Honeycomb (beige-nude) pairs perfectly with The Lip Pencil in 020 and is also the perfect nude shade for me! I absolutely love this duo and will be reaching for them often!

Whiskey (rich mahogany with red) pairs perfectly with The Lip Pencil in 044. Although they work well together, it's not a combo that I love on me. I will wear them, but not often and likely only in the fall/winter.

I already own a few Amuse Bouche lipsticks and I am a huge fan of the formula. It's creamy, pigmented and fairly long lasting, as far as bullet lipstick goes. I really don't reach for them as often as I should (mental note- reach for them more often!)

Last but not least, the bio-degradable sharpener from Sephora. I love that it has a slot for jumbo pencils as well as traditional sized ones. I don't have much to say other than it works. I have no idea how it bio-degrades, but I like the sounds of that!

Did you receive this voxbox? Are you a member of Influenster?  Have you tried any products from Bite Beauty? I'd love to hear your thoughts below!

*I received these products complimentary courtesy of @bitebeauty and @influenster. All opinions are my own!

**If you aren't a member of Influenster and would like to join, feel free to sign up using my referrral link (I get brownie points from them anytime someone uses my link 😉)

Wearing The Lip Pencil in 020 and Amuse Bouche lipstick in Honeycomb

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