Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon Review & Swatches

Back in January I picked up this Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon per Laura‘s recommendation. She praised it, and the fact that we have quite similar taste in makeup, I trusted her and decided to give it a go. I was a little hesitant because the last thing I wanted to wear on my lips in cold weather is matte formula but wow, Bite really knows how to make matte! And I'm talking a good, richly opaque matte that isn't drying in the slightest! If you are into makeup, you know a good matte like this is not easy to come by! :)

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon is a limited edition collection that features 6 bold and beautiful shades of matte formula. I picked up Kumquat, a pink grapefruit color that translates to pretty bright pink on my lips! Some may find it a little too much for daytime wear but when worn sheer, I think it looks utterly gorgeous!

The pencil, or crayon, is a retractable twist-up style that doesn't require sharpening (yay to no wastage!). The tip is tapered and a little pointy so it is great for lining. To fill in, I flip to the side so that the tip won't become dull over time. The formula has this really sweet scent with a hint of something lemony (it smells good if you ask me!) and did you know that Bite lipsticks are made from safe and consumable ingredients?! How awesome is that?! Not that you should ever purposely take a bite, but you know, in case it gets in your mouth, you know you are safe. ;)

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat

True to its name, the formula is very creamy and very matte! It feels like velvet gliding across the lips and you practically only need 1, maybe 2, swipes to achieve its full intensity. It's that pigmented. It leaves a very subtle sheen initially but will dry to a completely matte finish after an hour or so.

It has a lightweight texture that is comfortable to wear. It isn't drying but it isn't one to provide a lot of moisture, either. I personally like to apply it over a thin coat of lip balm to provide extra hydration and to smooth down any dry patches. When I applied it for the first time on my bare (and very dry) lips, it terribly clung on to dry patches and settled into lip lines, so for this lip pencil, well exfoliated and moisturized lips are a must.

While the color does not seem to bleed or feather, it does transfer easily! So be watchful when you eat or drink. It does stain the lips, too, which is unexpected, and I'm not complaining because if anything, it helps extend the wear time. I find the staying power to be phenomenal, it just lasts and lasts, even through meals. I can get through my work day and still have about 60-70% of the color left on my lips. And the best part is I don't even feel the slightest drying feeling — and we are talking matte in Winter here — can't say the same about my other matte lipsticks!

Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat
Wearing Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat on bare lips
Wearing Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Kumquat on bare lips

If you are on a hunt for a high-performance, bright-colored matte lipstick made from natural ingredients, do give Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon a try! I am looking at Satsuma and Grape for my next purchase but maybe I'll wait for the Sephora VIB sale to score them. Besides this lip pencil, I also purchased the Agave Lip Mask and I've gotta tell you, it has been my lips saver this Winter! I can't wait to tell you all about it, so stay tuned for the review! :)

Purchase

US$24 at Sephora

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16 Comments

  • Ok. Need. To. Try. This! I’m on a no-buy ya know!!! But I’m allowed to only spend on my birthday teehee. I might add this to my basket!

    Blood Orange and Sweety looks really nice!

  • Sephora sent a birthday card for you to my house. Do you want me to pick up your birthday gift for you before I ship your package?

  • Hi Jaa! This color looks great on you, really brightens your face and reminds me of Spring :). I can’t wait to read your review of the Bite Agave Lip Mask — I’ve heard good things about it online and am excited to hear your thoughts!!

    • The Agave Lip Mask is THE BOMB, Carolyn! It solves every single problem of my dry, chapped lips! Please don’t wait for my review. Go get it now, lol!

  • I’m glad you tried one! This color looks really nice on you. The only one I have currently is Grape because I’m scared to try the others – I bought Sweety as well but it was far too bright on me so I returned it. But I too love the formulation of these! I wish it dried matte a bit quicker, but oh well.

    • Grape is beautiful! I had a hard time choosing the color! But will definitely pick it up during the sale. When is it this year, by the way?!

  • Hold on – a lip “mask”?! I’m going to need to add that to my ever-expanding wish list! Kumquat looks great on you and it’s pretty impressive to find a non-drying matte – in winter, no less! I might need to take a look at these babies! :)

  • I’ve been tempted to try a Bite Beauty lipstick for a while, but I’m so not a lipstick person that I haven’t gone ahead with it yet. But I’m so curious about it – they look beautiful, and this shade is lovely!

    • Hope you get to try them soon! I used to wear just a lip balm/stain but once I crossed to the “lipstick world”, I knew there was no turning back! So much fun with all the colors and everything. You just have to find one you think you will really like to start with! :)

  • ~WOoOoOoOoOoOo!!! ~ It’s a Syl from the future!! *steps out of Tardis*

    I’m here to warn you that, one day in the future, you will make a post about a red lipstick from Bite, and everyone will fall at your feet, praising your epic gorgeousness. You know, just so you know to get a strong broom to clear us all off your blog-floor with ;-)

    • Hahaha you’re SO funny, Syl! Can you tell me more about the future? Will I become the greatest scientist of all? ;)

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