If you read last week’s post, you’ll know that I went to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in NYC a couple of months ago and created my own custom shades of lipstick! I had a great time and came out with far too many great lipsticks made to my specifications. I shared the experience, but not the shades themselves. As promised, today we’re going to look at the actual shades I created! Again, I apologize for breaking this into two parts, but the experience post was already so long. For this post, I don’t have a lot more to add other than photos so let’s just look at the colors! 🙂
The first shade I created was my “Everyday” neutral kind of color. I chose the Crème Deluxe finish for this one, which I was kind of unsure about at the time, but have determined I love it! Well, I love the color too which undoubtedly helps. 🙂 It is definintely more pigmented than the original Luminous Crème formula but it’s still nice and smooth and doesn’t blank out my lips and look strange…again with this color. I feel like it could look kind of like a paint overlay depending on the color, but Christine did a great job with this shade because I absolutely love everything about it! 🙂
Next we made what I called a “Spring Pink.” I anticipated more of a baby pink, but she came up with a gorgeous mid-tone almost rosy-fuchsia color that (shockingly) I love. 🙂 I will admit that this isn’t my favorite of the shades, though it was probably the one I was most excited about. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty and I do like it a lot, I just like the next one more than I thought I would! 😉 I chose the now discontinued Luminous Crème finish which is an amazingly comfortable lipstick. It’s not as pigmented as the Crème Deluxe or the new Amuse Bouche lineup, but I really loved this formula so I’m still mourning its loss on Sephora shelves. 😉
This next one is another Luminous Crème finish. Since this and the prior shades were more Spring-like, I thought the slightly less intense formula seemed more Spring-appropriate. For this color I asked for just a peach that worked with my skin tone. I always find peach to be a difficult color to find. I love peach lipsticks, but it’s rare I try one on and feel like it really works with my complexion. I almost wanted to ask for a straight up orange too, but I doubt I’d wear it too much anyway. 🙂 I didn’t have the greatest expectations for a peach, but I honestly love this lipstick! I think it certainly is my perfect mid-tone, everyday spring-summer peach! 🙂 So pleasantly surprised by this shade!
Finally we have the Matte formula, which I don’t think has a counterpart in the traditional Bite line up. It seems a bit different to their Matte Crème Lip Crayons, though I’m not sure it actually is. As you can see, there is a bit of a sheen to this formula despite being called matte. It’s definitely not a cream or anything, but it’s not entirely matte either. I wanted a red. From there we determined that I wanted something not too vampy that’s more cool-toned leaning more towards a berry. I would say this pretty much fits that description! 🙂 It’s almost a bit vampy, but not really. It’s a gorgeous color, though I’m not sure it’s that unique among the billions of lipsticks I’ve amassed. Whatever the case, it’s beautiful and I’m quite pleased with it. As an aside, the formula is surprisingly comfortable. It literally feel like a cream lipstick! I actually had to double check with her that it was a matte when I applied it. Because of that, it doesn’t wear all that well, but it’s fine until you eat a meal. My favorite thing to do with this shade is to blot it a bit and remove a bit of the subtle sheen and also lighten the color a teeny bit. This is probably a shade I’ll use more in the fall, but I suspect I will wear it a lot come the cold dreary days of autumn! 😉
And that was my nearly $200 down the lipstick hole! :O I know this post is somewhat irrelevant in the sense that you can’t go out and buy any of these colors, but I wanted to share what the custom lipsticks actually looked like applied. I’m really happy with the shades I created and kind of want to go back for more! I doubt I would any time soon, but it was a fun experience and I highly recommend checking out the Bite Lip Lab if you’re ever in NYC. If you’d like to know more about my experience, check out my last post here, and if you just want to know more about the Bite Lip Lab itself, check out their website here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at my custom lipsticks from the Bite Beauty Lip Lab and I hope to see you back on Friday for a flashback of sorts! 😉
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