|Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre|
Before I even launch into this review, I want to express how much I love this product! I try out a lot of different lip products and it has been a long time--if ever--that I have liked something this much! It's as if the Makeup Gods read my mind and made a product that has everything I'm looking for...it's that good.
Anyways, fangirl moment over. Bite Beauty is a relatively new line, entering the market a little over two years ago. Unique amongst its peers, Bite is solely focused on lip products and uses all-natural, food grade ingredients in its products. The Cashmere Lip Creams are a new offering that I noticed at my local Sephora for the first time just a few weeks ago.
The six beautiful shades offered in this line are what initially caught my eye, but what really sucked me in and convinced me to pick one up was the description: "cream-to-powder matte lip color that delivers an unprecedented 50% pigment dispersement." I will admit that '50% pigment dispersement' means little to me, as I have no idea what level of pigment dispersement other products offer. But I do know that I have never seen a lip product described as having a cream-to-powder finish. That's normally reserved for blushes. Needless to say, I was intrigued.
|Equivalent to 5 glasses of vin rouge? Bottoms up!|
Sancerre features a doe foot applicator that is slightly flat on one side, making application quite easy. I applied directly to my lips with no liner to see how it would apply and wear, and while I think it could benefit from a clear or berry liner, by no means is it necessary (two thumbs up from slightly lazy beauty fanatics everywhere!) As promised, Sancerre is incredibly and beautifully pigmented. For those of you who have tried the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros, I feel that the Cashmere Lip Creams are everything the Maestros want to be.
The finish isn't matte, but it also obviously doesn't have any shimmer or glitter. Cashmere is an incredibly appropriate way to describe the finish. My less articulate way to describe it would be something like a 'soft matte', or a 'matte plus'. While most matte lip products make the lips look flat, Sancerre gives far more dimension. Texture-wise, it is not in the slightest bit drying, nor does it make my lips feel tight (again, another common characteristic of matte lip products), but it's also not 'slippy' (which is my chief complaint against Armani Lip Maestro--they don't stay put). It feels truly luxurious on the lips. And whether or not this is all in my head, I almost feel as if it is conditioning my lips as I wear it.
|Bite Sancerre in Daylight|
|Sancerre after being removed with micellar water.|
The color of Sancerre is described as a 'Pinkish Red' on the Sephora website. I would describe it as a creamy raspberry shade. I think a very wide range of skin tones (cool to warm, light to dark) would suit Sancerre. I also find it versatile enough to be worn year-round. I will probably wear it as a night time shade for the rest of the summer, and maybe move it up to day time wear in the autumn and winter.
|Please excuse my super awkward self-portrait skills.|
Have you tried any products by Bite? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments as I really want to pick up some more!