BITE Beauty Best BITE Rewind is this year's BITE Beauty Holiday Lip Collection. When I saw early swatches of this collection, I was determined to pass on it because the shades seemed too brown leaning. I'm so happy that I changed my mind and bought it in spite of my reservations. The Best BITE Rewind is not brown (a shade I don't normally wear on my lips), just neutral.
Like last year, the Best BITE Rewind is packaged so beautifully. Four snack size Matte Creme Lip Crayons are nestled in a logo vellum wrap and tucked in a red tin with a mirror in the lid and the BITE logo in raised relief on top. A slip sleeve with a picture of the lippies inside finishes the giftable presentation.
There are four Matte Creme Lip Crayons in their sleek, slightly textured black tubes with the BITE logo imprinted on the end.
The BITE Matte Lip Crayons are twist up pencils that come with a pointed tip that because of the soft nature of BITE lip products after one use is shot. When you pop off the cap you see a coloured section that matches the product. It's like a pretty little hidden surprise.
The four shades in the Best BITE Rewind are rich, saturated and flattering to skin tones from the fairest of them all to the deepest ebony beauty. Everyone should be able to wear just about all of these colours.
Aubergine is a rich berry.
Cafe is a nude with just enough pink to avoid the dreaded "Concealer/Corpse" Lip Syndrome.
Torte is a lovely deep rose pink. That Your Lips But Better everyone needs in their lippie arsenal.
Coulis is a gorgeous, balanced bright raspberry red that beautifully mimics the luscious dessert sauce for which it is named.
BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayons are not truly "matte." The formula is very soft, creamy and slightly glossy. Nourishing and comfortable, even my sensitive, picky lips enjoy wearing these for hours on end. If you are like me and have those little lines running up from your lips, be sure to back the deeper shades up with a barrier pencil or lip liner to avoid The Crawl. Wear time for me isn't super long as I am a lippie worrier and constantly slurping on coffee and water so touchups are a given. YMMV, of course. Some people can wear one of these for half the day with no problem. Three of the shades are exclusive to this collection. Aubergine is part of the permanent line. BITE needs to make all of these permanent!
BITE Beauty Best BITE Rewind, $25.00 ($55.00 value) is still listed on the Sephora website. It's currently out of stock but may be back. If you scour stores and Sephora in JC Penney locations, especially in out of the way locations and smaller cities and towns, you may get lucky and find it in stock. Call around then hit the road.
Are you a BITE Beauty fan? What are your favorite products and shades from this brand? I am in love with all of the pencils I have purchased from BITE and I need to pick up some of their lipsticks, soon. If you can get your hands on it, the BITE Beauty Best BITE Rewind is a perfect gift for someone who adores makeup or a lovely treat for yourself.
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