Lips that bite
Vampires and vampire paraphernalia can be found just about everywhere, its taking over the pop culture. The trend is ruling the box office, the small screen, spawning tons of book series, and quite frankly, getting on my nerves. Luckily, this post is not about any of that.
As a connoisseur of all things beauty I initially wanted to blow off this brand, I stupidly assumed that the name “Bite” had to do with the vampire trend. I was just jumping to supernatural conclusions, and couldn’t have been more wrong. Once I realized just how ah-mazing this line is I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into more products.
The 100% pure line is currently sold exclusively at Sephora, and includes lipsticks, balms, glosses, pencils, and vitamin treatments. Since its void of anything undead the main ingredient is not blood, but a powerful antioxidant; Resveratrol. Say what? Just sound it out. Res-ver-a-tol; found in red grapes it helps with inflammation and acts as an anti-irritant all the while busting some major free radical butt. The other ingredients are just as note-worthy, shea and fruit butters nourish and protect your kisser, super foods offer more anti-oxidants, and the pigment is food-grade.
Basically, this means that if you happen to smear some of this lipstick on your teeth you don’t need to worry. It’s good enough to eat.
Meet the Team
Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24) This is the all star product. There are 20 amazing shades to choose from, each containing the same amount of resveratrol found in five glasses of red wine. (Score! I can drink all the white wine I like, and use this to get my red wine benefits.) These lipsticks are extremely emollient, long-lasting, extremely pigmented, and moisturizing. Another benefit? They’re novice proof. Why, you ask? It’s all about the color families. There are 4 families, each separated by color and shape.
REDS – sharp angled tip
Energetic and impulsive, you are a social butterfly. You’re envied for how well you wear those red shades! Quick, sharp strokes from the heart to the edges of your lips create the distinctly angled mould conveying your contagious passion for life.
NEUTRALS – natural slant
Always calm under pressure, you take your time with things, even when applying your lipstick. Perfectly even, your lipstick moulds into a natural slant which reflects your trustworthy and likeable nature.
PINKS – curved
You prefer to wear pink shades because you’re bright and optimistic. A true romantic, creativity is your strength and draws people towards you. You apply your lipstick in long flowing strokes, producing this smooth angled curve that reflects your cheerful outlook on life.
BERRIES – point
Loveable and curious, you’re a free spirit who enjoys going on an adventure. Your adoration for berry colors reflects your breezy, no-fuss persona. Many call you charismatic, exotic even. You like a shade that is easily worn day or night and you apply your lipstick in a way that creates the double slant of perfect symmetry.
Lip Shine ($20) Take jojoba beads and some resveratrol mix them together with some vibrant colors what do you get? A non sticky, color rich, and hydrating gloss that makes compliments any pucker. These shiny wonders are quickly becoming a staple in the hallowed compartments of my purse.
Superfruit Butter ($18) Think of all the super fruits that have been getting publicized lately, they probably include acai, blueberry, cranberry, and pomegranate, which have some of the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) values of any food. This makes these 4 butters miracle products that manages to soften, nourish, and protect the lips all the while being good enough to eat. Literally.
Vitamin Gel ($18) A gloss that adds shine to the lips is great, a gloss made of essential oils and vitamins that add shine, and enhances moods, and has anti-aging benefits is exceptionally great. The five flavors include, blood orange, pineapple, ginger, pink grapefruit, and mint. My favorite is the pineapple, it smells delicious!
High Pigment Matte Pencil ($24) These pencils are basically the matte versions of the lipsticks, the pigment packs a major punch that lasts through just about anything. There are 5 beautiful colors that compliment any skin tone, have anti-aging benefits, resveratrol a major antioxidant. These are perfect for the modern ex-wino looking to get the benefits of 5 glasses of wine without destroying their liver.
SPF 15 Sheer Balm ($19) Balms should moisturize, this balm however hits a home run. It manages to protect, soothe, and moisturize. The soothing formula features organic mint and blood orange essential oils to refresh and cool the lips. I’ve been wearing it as a semi permanent stain daily since I bought it. I love the texture of the balm, its sheer but adds just enough moisture that imparts a cooling effect perfect for a summer day.
Lip Rouge ($22) Double Wammy! The satiny texture of this product is perfect for not only lips but also the cheeks. The colors go on sheer, however they are buildable. The colors range from neutral to bright and bold. The pots are slightly dry, however they look beautiful on the lips and cheeks, especially when paired with one of the vitamin gels.
I love each of these lip products, and encourage everyone to take a bite out of them. Awful pun intended.