Sunday, 11 May 2014

Deconstructed Rose

I recently picked up my first ever product from lip-specialist brand BITE Beauty. I've heard lots of good things from other people online, so I made a beeline for the display in Sephora when I was in Texas a few weeks ago.


BITE is based around the use of natural ingredients that are literally 'good enough to eat' (which makes sense, considering women are estimated to eat as much as seven pounds of lipstick in their lifetime!) The products are free from parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO's and Triclosan, yet still offer high pigmentation and high performance formulas.

I ended up leaving with the 'Deconstructed Rose' Library...
A collection of 12 different shades of their lipgloss in deluxe sample sizes. It retails for $49 (around £30) so for the amount of product you get, I think it's a pretty good deal.


The packaging is stunning, and made from robust cardboard. The shade selection is really lovely - there isn't a 'bad shade' in the line-up. The formula is quite unusual. It's thicker than normal gloss, but very opaque. The darker shades have a hint of 'liquid lipstick' about them, almost like a halfway house between a liquid lipstick (like Rimmel's Apocalips) and a gloss. I really like them.


The staying power is great. They are slightly sticky, but I think it's hard to get a long-lasting gloss that isn't. They have a subtle, sweet rose scent/flavour (hence the name) which I really like too.

 L-R: One - Ten
 Above: Shade 5 on the lips
 Above: Shade 10 on the lips

Overall, I'm really happy I picked this set up and I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of it. I also got swayed by a mini dual-ended lipstick in the 'aisle of doom' (as I like to call it, before the cash registers in Sephora... I always get tempted!) The texture of the lipstick is simply gorgeous, so I'll definitely be checking out more from BITE on my next trip stateside!

If you're not heading to the states anytime soon (and have been living under a beauty rock for the past month!) Sephora now ships to the UK (HURRAH!) so you can also order them online through their website here.

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76 comments:

  1. The orange one in the middle looks lovely! I adore the packaging, it looks so chic and pretty! :) xx

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  2. I have never heard of Bite before, sounds really good, I'm currently switching all my paraben filled products out for better alternatives and it's so hard to find good lip products in my opinion! :) x

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  3. I love the "aisle of doom" descriptor -- thank goodness I'm not close to a Sephora these days. While living in NYC it was quite dangerous. Thanks for the deconstruction of the products -- I'm toying with venturing out of my age-old light natural lip gloss and playing with some darker pinks. This looks like it might just fit the ticket.

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  4. These are gorgeous...and I agree...no duffs in the collection..

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  5. That's such a great deal for the amount of product you're getting!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  6. Those colors all look amazing! I've never tried anything from Bite but I've always wanted to :)

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

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  7. These look amazing, I love every colour! The consistency looks great too :)
    Emily xx
    http://beautyaboveandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Such gorgeous shades! And it's amazing that the company is so natural with their products!
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  9. These colors look amazing! I haven't tried anything from Bite yet, but looks like this might be one I need to try!

    Kate
    http://astoldbykatelizabeth.blogspot.com/

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  10. This set looks so tempting! I think any product inspired by roses turns out to be fabulous.

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.com

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  11. That's amazing value for money, really loving these shades!

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  12. Beautiful shades and such a great deal for 12 glosses! I've never tried anything from Bite but these sound and look amazing! xx

    beautyvisions.blogspot.com

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  13. Colour 7 looks amazing... well they all do! would love to try this product out!
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  14. The colour range in this is incredible! They all look super pigmented and I love how shade 10 looks on the lips x

    daisy-drops

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  15. wow the range of colours is so beautiful , love how pigmented they look !
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

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  16. The quality looks really good, and the pigmentation fantastic!

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  17. They look lovely. Never heard of BITE before but I would love to try them out!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  18. All of these shades look gorg. I have been hearing so many things about BITE, I really need to try some of there products!

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  19. Love the packaging! x

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  20. Wow, that's a really good price for what you get. I love the look of shade 10.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Beautiful shades!

    xoxo
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  22. I love that pink one.
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  23. I've heard a lot of great things about Bite Beauty, I'll definitely be checking them out if I ever get a chance to visit a Sephora! It's not often you find natural makeup in actual stores. Hopefully there will be more natural brands available on the high street in the UK soon :)

    Ria @ naturiabeauty.com

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  24. Gorgeous colours! I love number ten, it looks so beautiful on the lips.

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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  25. what absolutely gorgeous colours! Great packaging too xx
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  26. Great colors in this palette! I just purchased the Bite Lipstick Duos and I can't wait until I try them out myself! I'm loking forward to trying out this brand a lot more!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  27. These look really nice, plus the box packaging is beautiful! I definitely need to pick this up, thanks!
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  28. I love their Lip Crayons! Such a great company and lovely review! I will definitely be trying a gloss from them soon! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  29. I'm so glad you did a blog post on this set. I just watched the haul today featuring this and as soon as you pulled the glosses out of the package I paused the video and headed over to sephora.com to check it out. There isn't a bad color in sight! I'm especially loving 2, 3, 7, 9 & 11. Now if only they were matte...

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  30. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  31. I really want to try the Bite Beauty Line, convinced I have to try it now!

    :)
    northernjoli.blogspot.com

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  32. I feel like companies often put "dud" shades in as fillers so you look like you're getting more yet you'll never actually use it, but you're right in saying Bite have avoided this which is really exciting! All of the shades are gorgeous, I wish I was more of a gloss fan.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  33. That pink is beautiful! http://sipprokate.wordpress.com/

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  34. EEK! What a great set! If all the formulas are good, getting a whole set is always nice because you get a huge range of colors to play with!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  35. What a beautiful selection of lipglosses! I love all of the colors!
    xo Sophia
    http://lipstickland.blogspot.com/

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  36. I bought this too as soon as it came out. The box is so beautiful and i really like the scent of them!

    http://nancyytrevinoo.blogspot.com/

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  37. These look so gorgeous, pink's and rosey colours are definitely very flattering on everyone :)

    amadeemaybeauty.blogspot.com

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  38. I like it, i want some products from the brand Bite.

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  39. Love the look of this box, all the colours in it are beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

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  40. This looks amazing! The packaging is lovely and I love the selection of colours. I want one!
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    Ellie x

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  41. I'm not a massive lipgloss fan but this is a cute idea! Tons of eyeshadow palettes but no such thing as a lipgloss palette!

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

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  42. perfect
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  43. I love the BITE lip crayons so it's good to hear they're pretty consistent throughout the range. I love this set, it's exactly the kind of thing I'd have picked up if I was there

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  44. Amazing colours!!!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff
    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr

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  45. All of the colours in this look stunning!! I love it,

    Laura xx

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Such a great collection! I am more of a lipstick lady myself but I'd love some to try out some of Bite's products some day.

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  47. I just love it when you find something really great and get it in a collection so you can try a lot of different shades at the same time!

    christinesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  48. The colors all do look lovely :) And the packaging is stunning!

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  49. They all look gorgeous and the price for all those is amazing, specially as they're long lasting! xxx

    lifestyleandbeauty93.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Wow, what a beautiful collection! Love the pigmentation of these. Have never tried any Bite Beauty products, but I'm tempted :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  51. wow you got so many!! LOVE the packaging! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  52. They look amazing! They look like they have a lovely texture and the packaging looks great? Does the stickiness increase the longevity? x
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  53. They all look like lovely colours!

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  54. I'm definitely picking these up when I'm next in the US

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  55. Lovely colour selection!
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    xxx

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  56. These look so beautiful! If only the shipping wasn't so expensive from Sephora!

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  57. I've got a mini one of these and it's amazing! This set looks beautiful though

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  58. These look absolutely lovely! I just ordered a little $12 double lipstick which I can't wait to try.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  59. Stunning colors. I ordered them from Sephora. I'm so excited to try them out.

    www.beautycatt.blogspot.com

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  60. I really want to try these out, as well as the double lipstick! :) x

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  61. I picked out a set of four bite glosses a few months ago, more neutral tones though, I love them. They stay on for quite a while too. I really want to try some of the brighter colors now.

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  62. these look absolutely gorgeous! And is it just me or do they add a bit of a plump look to your pout? Love it! xx

    bohorush.blogspot.com

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  63. I wish products like this would be available in my country :/
    they look awesome!! :)
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  64. The colours look gorgeous! I've never heard of BITE before and I also didn't know sephora shipped to the UK! Clearly I have been living under a rock!

    Love Amylou x
    www.amylous.co.uk

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  65. This is one fabulous set! I'm jealous!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  66. Gorgeous! I absolutely adore the packaging. I'd buy the box even if it wasn't filled with those amazing lip glosses! Haha :) Those shades are to die for! x

    Alix | alixintheclouds.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. Gorgeous packaging, Would purchases it for that reason alone. Dying to get my hands on this!

    Lyndsay I lyndsayrosexo.blogspot.ca

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