10.31.2012

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Review and Swatches

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart

The more I explore Bite Beauty's products, the bigger fan of the brand I become! Though the color doesn't quite work from me, I'm very impressed with the pigmentation, texture, and staying power of Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart ($24).

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart is described as a "soft cherry red" but I actually think it's pretty bright. I love bright colors, but something about this particular pinky-red combo just isn't flattering to my face. This product is available in 18 attractive-looking shades so I think I could easily find something that works better. The pigmentation is absolutely fantastic as well. Great coverage with a single layer!

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Swatch
Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Swatch

Don't be fooled by the name though, because this product has a satin finish despite being called a "matte" pencil. Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart applies with a creamy texture that manages to stay put with quite a bit of precision. No worries about smudge-y lips here!

Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Swatch
Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart Swatch

Compared to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Tart has equally impressive staying power (I can drink an entire can of Fresca and still have perfect lips!). The texture of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has a lighter feel and a higher degree of slip. Additionally, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has a true matte finish while Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil has a satin finish. The two products are both $24 and I think that your finish preference will be the biggest factor if you're trying to decide between them. Ultimately, I think that they're comparable enough that I like to think that we have 35 incredible lip pencils to choose from (18 satins from Bite Beauty and 17 mattes from NARS)!

Have you tried Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil? How do you think it compares to NARS?


3 comments:

  1. Do you still have to sharpen this? I wonder what color would look good on me...

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. That is a great question that I should have addressed in the post! It twists up from the bottom (kinda like chapstick) so you don't really need to sharpen it. I tend to apply from the sides of the tip which maintains the shape better than applying it head on.

      I think you would look pretty in Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Chablis or Toast. From the NARS Velvet Mattes, you might try Dolce Vita :)

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    2. Thanks doll! I'm going to add it to my "wish list!"

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