Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches

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Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
To help ring in the new year, Bite Beauty has released an exciting 10-shade collection of shimmery lip colors called the Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayons ($28 CAD for 1.8 g). Promising a moisturizing and long-lasting wear, these lip colors are made with "100% clean, vegan, and gluten-free" ingredients. I've got a review and some lip swatches to share with you today. To check them out, click......
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
Packaging:
The Bite Beauty Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayons come in simple gunmetal-colored plastic tubes equipped with a convenient twist-up/retractable mechanism. The tip is tapered to a point and at the base of each crayon, there is a hidden sharpener so you can re-sharpen ensure a precise application every time.
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
Formulation:
Made with orange peel wax, jojoba, shea, and passion fruit oil, the Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayons are 100% vegan and gluten-free. The formulation is on the firmer side but the application is nice and smooth. The colors are nicely pigmented but there are some variations between the different shades.  In terms of finish, I would describe the Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayons as more metallic than shimmery as the shimmer specks are more irregular and glitter-like. The formulation isn't gritty but it's also not super creamy or hydrating, especially when compared to other Bite lip colors. This actually means that the finish isn't as prone to transferring or smudging but the colors will not last through heavy meals. Personally, shimmery or metallic lips have never been my thing but if you are into this look, this is a nice range to check out. The color selection is a bit funky and limited but I'm sure there's an audience out there.
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
Candied Guava: This is a soft orange nude scattered with warm golden shimmers. The formulation is just a bit sheer but buildable.
Rosé Glacé: A light warm pink with pearlescent shimmer specks, this shade is also just a touch sheer but buildable to an even and opaque coverage.
Sugar Flower: My personal favorite out of the bunch, Sugar Flower is a sophisticated rose packed with gold and magenta shimmers. The formulation is smooth and pigmented.
Grape Glaze: This is a bright purple with a strong lavender sheen. The formulation stands out amongst the others as it's a lot smoother and creamier. Not that the other shades are gritty but the shimmers here feel more integrated with the pigments. Unfortunately, the color is a touch sheer and patchy.
Violet Icing: An odd lavender gray packed with pearlescent shimmers, Violet Icing has a sheer, chunky formulation that's prone to creasing and moving around on the lips. I do not recommend this one for that reason.
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Candied Guava": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Candied Guava"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Rose Glace": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Rosé Glacé"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Sugar Flower": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Sugar Flower"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Grape Glaze": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Grape Glaze"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Violet Icing": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Violet Icing"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
Cocoa Crush: This is antique bronze brown with a very metallic finish. The formulation is a little sheer but buildable.
Molten Chocolate: A dark metallic red-based brown, Molten Chocolate is very pigmented and smooth.
Mauve Marzipan: A dusty rosy mauve scattered with subtle pink shimmer specks, this shade has an even and pigmented finish.
Cherry on Top: This is a bright coral-red with a subtle hint of golden shimmers. The formulation is pigmented and opaque.
Fuchsia Frosting: This is a bright Barbie pink scattered with pearlescent pink shimmers. The formulation is surprisingly sheer but at least the finish is somewhat buildable and non-patchy.
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Cocoa Crush": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Cocoa Crush"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Molten Chocolate": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Molten Chocolate"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Mauve Marzipan": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Mauve Marzipan"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Cherry on Top": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Cherry on Top"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Fuchsia Frosting": Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon in "Fuchsia Frosting"
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty | Crystal Crème Shimmer Lip Crayon
Availability:
Bite Beauty is available exclusively in stores and online at Sephora and BiteBeauty.com.
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