I swear that every year, limited edition holiday beauty sets start hitting the market earlier and earlier! Today I’m reviewing the Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Set, which is limited edition for Holiday 2015. Bite Beauty is one of my favourite brands, they get a lot of love here at JustineCelina — all products are made with natural, food grade ingredients, and they’re Canadian. Each holiday season (or… in October!) I look forward to picking up one of their limited edition holiday sets to try their new shades — and this set definitely does not disappoint! It contains four deluxe-size Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayons in the shades Café, Torte, Coulis and Aubergine (which are all exclusive to this set, except Aubergine) housed in a beautiful holiday tin. Currently, it’s IN STOCK online at sephora.com, and there are quite a few available in-store.
If you’re new to the brand, here’s a little rundown from sephora.com:
Bite Beauty products are free of polybutenes, sulfates, and petroleum byproducts. The lips-only collection is certified gluten-free and made with food-grade ingredients, without sacrificing pigmentation or performance.
I really love this set from Bite — it’s a great way to try limited edition shades in a popular formula from the brand — whether you’re new to Bite, or are already a fan. This set is also a perfect for gifting! Each Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon contains 0.31 oz of product, which is a nice deluxe sample size. The set retails for C $29.00.
The shades in this set are equally pigmented, and universally flattering — a perfect spectrum of colours to wear from fall into winter. Café is described as a peachy-brown nude, Torte is brown-toned rose, Coulis is a blue-based raspberry red, and Aubergine is an eggplant (it’s also the only non-exclusive shade to the set, so if you must have it, you can purchase it separately here). I absolutely love the smell and taste of Bite Beauty products — they taste lightly sweet and smell exactly like rockets (yeah, the candy!). Neither the taste or smell are overpowering, and fade during wear.
The finish of all four of these pencils is more satin then matte, and they’re all nicely hydrating. If you’re wanting to try a matte lipstick, but find liquid lipstick too drying, these would be a nice alternative. Each of the shades wore for about 5 – 6 hours on me before fading and leaving a bit of a stain behind. I actually had a hard time removing the swatches from my arm!
Café is described as a peachy-brown nude. On me it’s a peach nude with pink undertones. I think this is a really flatterning nude — it gives your lips a bit of warmth, and isn’t too light.
I’m wearing Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Café on my lips.
Torte is medium, brown-toned rose. I love this shade! A perfect marsala, and right on trend for Autumn / Winter 2015. This would be a great everyday shade!
I’m wearing Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Torte on my lips.
Coulis is a beautiful, raspberry red. It’s such a rich, sensuous shade! It also makes your teeth look really white. This would be a perfect red to try if you’re intimidated by red lipstick — it’s very easy to wear.
I’m wearing Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Coulis on my lips.
Aubergine is a described as an eggplant shade, but on me it pulls a bit warmer. It’s a strangely wearable, deep plum shade — I see myself wearing this a lot when I want a vampy autumn lip. Again, it’s also the only non-exclusive shade to the set, so if you must have it, you can purchase it separately here. I’m also wearing it in this photo, to give you an idea of how it looks in completely different light (outside on an overcast day).
I’m wearing Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine on my lips.
Keep in mind that these shades will look totally different on different skin tones. For reference, I have light / medium skin with warm, yellow undertones — I’m a MAC NC 30.
Will you be purchasing this set? If you’re interested, here’s a direct link to purchase online. I’ll be reviewing a few other holiday beauty products over the next little while, so keep you eyes peeled for those! What beauty products are you lusting after this holiday season? I love to chat beauty, so leave a comment for me if you have any questions, or suggestions!
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