Apparently Jules over at The Brauhaus and I are on the same page as to what we’re reviewing today. Bite had a limited edition run with a set of Matte Cream Lip Crayons a few months ago, which I swatched and reviewed here. After they disappeared, and after the release of the beautiful Deconstructed Rose lipsticks, they’ve come out with another collection of matte crayons.
From what I can tell, these are permanent. There were two rounds to this release; I think Bite decided to release the more commercially friendly shades first, and then shades that are more brown based in the second release. In the second release, the only one I think is interesting is Aubergine, but that’ll come in a later post.
Tatin is described as a rose pink. It’s a beautiful spring color that will also be great with a lot of the holiday looks that are about to pop up in the season.
Sucre is a warm pink. It’s in a race to be my favorite with Framboise. It’s super wearable and a pink I’m sure will look flattering on most skintones.
Fraise is a jewel red, meaning it’s warmer than the typical blue based reds out there.
Peche is described as a warm peach. I think it has a lot of pink in it which makes it totally wearable for me.
Framboise is, of course, my favorite. It’s exactly the kind of shade I’m drawn to. It’s described as a vibrant pink/purple. I was expecting it to be slightly more purple, but I think this is one of those shades that will be perfect for the fall for those who don’t gravitate towards dark shades.
As a whole, these are some of my favorite mattes. I love the crayons, and I’m super excited that they’ve been added to the permanent line. A note on the application – you need to blot it or else it’ll look patchy. It’s 100% due to having too much product on. With a product that you have to blot, you have to take into consideration the fact that you’re losing product each time you have to apply. I’m also not a fan of how they changed the packaging. I really liked the first round of pencils where the color of the product was on the bottom of the pencil, making it much easier to find. However, since I like these so much, I suppose I’ll just have to forgive them for it.
Price: $24 for 0.05 ounces ($480/oz).
For comparison purposes, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are $25 for .086 ounces ($290.69/oz) and Marc Jacobs Kiss Pop Lip Color Sticks are $28 for 0.15 ounces ($186.67/oz).
While the Bite Matte Creme Lip Pencils are the most expensive, I find that they’re the most moisturizing and you don’t have to sharpen them. Depending on what your priorities are when buying makeup, I definitely think these are worth the extra cash.
You can find these at Sephora.