And the most Halloween-appropriate brand name award goes to... Bite Beauty! I mean, come on, it's called "Bite"—that's just asking for vampire references. Not to mention, they have plenty of lipstick shades to satisfy anyone's vampy lips needs. I have recently fallen in love with Bite Beauty lip products, so I was kind of stalking Sephora in hopes of a holiday set for the past couple of months. When the Best Bite Remix set appeared on their website, I ordered it immediately, and I'm pretty sure this was one of the best beauty purchases I've made all year. I actually talked about it in my October Favorites video a couple of days ago.
The set contains four of Bite Beauty's High Pigment Pencils: two permanent shades (Rhubarb and Pomegranate) and two shades exclusive to the set (Sablé and Winterberry). The formula is really nice: creamy, pigmented, and comfortable to wear. On me, the lasting power is about average: they will stay on as long as I'm not eating or drinking. As you can see in the photo, the shades are very opaque, but they don't feel heavy at all on the lips, which is nice. The Best Bite Remix set is $25 at Sephora and I think it's a great price for what you get: each pencil is 0.05oz (one regular size pencil is $24 for 0.09oz). Now, let's take a closer look at the shades:
First up, Sablé is a perfect everyday pink-toned nude. It's very wearable, but also has enough pigment in it to not leave you looking washed out. Initially, I didn't think I would get a lot of use out of this one (I struggle with nude lipsticks being too light for my pigmented lips), but I actually really like it.
Rhubarb is a really pretty mauve shade that makes the lips stand out without being too intense. I would still consider it an everyday shade, even though it's much darker than your average neutral pink.
Pomegranate is a stunning cool-toned red that will flatter any skin tone. I wore it a few times already, but I can tell that this is going to be a big hit in my book during the holiday season. It's worth noting that, out of the four shades, this one stains my lips the most and therefore stays on longer than others.
Finally, Winterberry is a berry fuchsia shade with a very appropriate name. I can't think of a more perfect lip color for the cold seasons! I wish this existed in full size—it's my most used pencil out of the four at the moment, and I'm going to be really sad when I run out.
Have you tried any Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils? What is your most coveted holiday set this year?