You know how much I love my Bite lip products! (See reviews: Kumquat Matte Crème Lip Crayon, Agave Lip Mask, and Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub) So when I learned of the new offering from them — the lip gloss set — from my good friend Hoku that was launched just in time for Sephora’s annual 15% off, I pretty much jumped at the chance! My love for Bite products, together with lots of praises from her (who is usually picky about what she uses), pretty much sealed the deal for me. There wasn’t even the slightest of hesitation of whether to get it or not! :)
The set, called Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, comes with 12 mini lip glosses (each one 0.05 oz vs 0.13 oz full size). Each color is rose-hued and also slightly rose-scented. They are supposedly formulated with food-grade ingredients so you are safe if you happen to accidentally ingest it! I really love and appreciate a wide variety of colors here, we’ve got lots of nudes, pinks, corals, reds, and even some plummy shades. And every single color is actually one I would wear, too.
- One – light pink/mauve
- Two – rosey pink
- Three – light coral
- Four – raisin
- Five – mauve
- Six – dusty rose
- Seven – dusty coral
- Eight – muted cherry
- Nine – apple red
- Ten – jewel red
- Eleven – dark red/brown
- Twelve – deep purple
Don’t you just love how easy they named each color? :D No sexual-explicited names here (*cough Nars *cough!).
These are shimmer-free glosses and the texture is just smooth and lovely, albeit a bit sticky. They are creamy but quite thick in consistency that I find myself dipping the doe-foot wand in and out multiple times to get enough color to cover my entire lips. Although I’m not one to appreciate sticky lip glosses in general, but I’ll have to let it slide this time because the colors are so gorgeous, and you can’t deny the fact that sticky glosses translate to better longevity that non-sticky ones.
The level of pigmentation is quite excellent for lip glosses, too. Usually nude glosses barely show up on my pigmented lips, but these do show up quite well. And the best part about these nudes? They do not settle into lip lines!
But I have to say, the darker shades are the star here, though! They are super pigmented, and with multiple coats, they could pass for a full coverage lipstick with lots and lots of shine. Of course, you can apply them sheer, too. In the lip swatches below, I really packed it on to show you how richly pigmented they are! :)
And if you don’t like lip products that stain, you are in luck because these do not stain. The shine fades fairly quickly but the color stays on for a good few hours. They are moisturizing, wear comfortably, and do not dry out lips even after they completely wear off. Definitely one of the best lip gloss formulas I’ve tried out there. :)
I have not worn all 12 shades but I have tested more than half of them so far. I just wanted to get this post up today because it’s the last day for Sephora 15% off and I wouldn’t want you to miss it if you are a lip gloss fan and looking for a great deal to splurge on. I am completely happy with my purchase and can see myself not reaching for other glosses for a while. Bite really did it again this time!