The Bold Lip, Perfected

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 12.23.35 PMA few weeks ago my mom and I were shopping at Sephora when I smeared a liberal coat of Bite Beauty’s new matte formula over my lips. I chose ‘Satsuma,” a glaringly bright fuchsia from the lineup of six neon shades. My mom took one look at me, cringed, and said I looked “ridiculous” and should “take it off right away.”

Naturally, I went back a few days later and bought the lipstick. I added another offensively bright shade (Clementine, an orange-red) from the line to my cart for good measure.

I’ve come a long way in the past few years – at least when it comes to bright lipstick, or any lipstick at all, really. I used to be a naysayer; my full lips just seemed clownish with any kind of color on them, so I limited my makeup game to eyeliner. About two and a half years ago I decided to give lipstick a whirl. Now I love  a good bold lip – I think of it as part of my outfit rather than a step in my beauty routine. I stick to matte formulas – to minize the lip plumping – and bright colors – to really make an impact.

These Bite Beauty crayons are so up my alley because they’re  shine-free and really, really vibrant. They’re also fairly moisturizing (a tough find when you’re going matte) and food-grade quality (yes, really.) They have a nice citrusy smell to them, meaning they’re pretty much organic Lip Smackers for adults.

I can’t say enough good things about these crayons. I’ve literally been trying to build outfits around them for the past week – keeping the clothes simple so a crazy-bright lip  doesn’t seem like overkill. They feel great, they’re pretty long-lasting and they are so outrageously pigmented. I would say that you can’t go wrong with any of Bite Beauty’s lipsticks – I’ve been eyeing a baby pink shade called “Boutique” from their main collection – but this new matte formula is above and beyond. It’s available in six colors and is a limited-time offering. In short, get yourself to your nearest Sephora ASAP and pick up one (or four) of these. You might see me there because I’m not sure if I can resist the other four shades in this lineup.




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