Whoops! I didn't realize it has been almost a year since I last reviewed a Bite lippie! Looking back at my old post, oh my goodness, I have changed so much! Everything has changed so much! My hair, my makeup style, my makeup skills, and more importantly, my lighting! LOL! So, to everyone who's new to beauty blogging, don't stress out and give up too soon. Things will improve over time! I am the living proof! :D
Bite High Pigment Pencil features a convenient twist-up pencil style with a color-coded end. There is no sharpening required so there won't ever be any sharpening wastage, yay! The pointy tip also allows for easy application as you can use the very tip to line and the side to fill in.
Pomegranate is a rich cherry-red color that may look like an ordinary red at a glance but wait until you put it on your lips; it is nothing but ordinary! It is very bright, very red, and very bold! It's also the kind of red that brightens up your face instantly! ♥
Pomegranate has a light fruity scent that does not linger. It has the same trusty formula as other Bite lippies — no synthetics or petroleum byproducts — and is formulated only with lip-nurturing food-grade ingredients. Plus, every Bite lip pencil contains the amount of antioxidant resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine!
Described as having a “modern matte finish” but in reality, it is more of a velvety-matte with a subtle sheen. However, as it wears, it transforms into a complete matte (that is non-drying) with zero shine. It also leaves a soft staining effect towards the end and I'm glad it's the kind of stain that is easy to remove! Not the kind that stays on your lips for days to come!
Consistency-wise, it is so smooth, creamy, and opaque, just like you would expect from Bite lip products. One pass yields a full coverage that covers my natural lip color entirely. It is slightly emollient which helps the lip pencil to glide on evenly on the lips without dragging, pulling, or accentuating lip imperfections. It is only lightly hydrating, though, and I notice my lips feeling just a tiny bit dry if I don't reapply once the color fades (usually around the 3-4 hour mark). The color seems to transfer easily in the beginning due to the creamy texture but once it sets to a matte, it's pretty transfer-resistant.
Pomegranate looks its best when worn at maximum opacity but for those who are just starting with red, you can easily tone it down to a more wearable look. Sometimes I just dab it in the center of my lips, then I use a soft lip brush to spread the product all over my lips to sheer down the color to a soft red finish. It also looks beautiful that way!
As with any red lipsticks, it is a good practice to line your lips with some sort of lip liner/primer first to prevent bleeding and feathering. I've read reviews that reported bleeding of the formula but I didn't personally experience it myself. In the following photo, I applied Pomegranate straight from the pencil and I was able to get a clean edge with ease.
So, another successful experience with Bite lipsticks! Seriously, does this brand ever do anything wrong? :D So, tell me, have you tried any Bite lipsticks yet? What has your experience been like? What's your favorite product from them?