Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick ($28) is a new permanent range of lipsticks that Bite Beauty launched this Spring with a “hand cut” bullet which removes the outer waxy layer to get at the creamy core of the lipstick.
You know how sometimes you get a lipstick that at first is a little bit dense and dry but you use it a few times and the upper layer wears down to reveal a super creamy lipstick! In a sense, they are kinda giving you the experience of getting a new lipstick that already has a “used” lipstick type of formula. Like a pair new jeans but with that worn, washed out feel. You gotta admit the concept is kinda interesting to say the least.
I think, for myself, the first thing I was wondering about Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick was, “Wait, if they cut a chunk off does that make it a smaller size?” Not really, it’s a 0.15 oz size which is fairly standard for a lipstick in the Bite Beauty range.
This is a very creamy and thickly textured lipstick with a highly hydrating formula and incredible pigmentation. I have absolutely no issues with the formula. It applies beautifully without dragging and provides smooth, even color on my drier lips but it is a lipstick formula that’s fairly heavy so it does make itself known when worn. But even thicker and creamier it still feels very hydrating on my lips. I can get a very nice five hour wear from the formula without drying or color loss. The formula looks good at hour four as it does on the initial application! It just stays fresh and beautiful through the wear with a nice hint of shine.
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick (Hazelnut)
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick Swatches (Hazelnut)
I will say the hand cut bullet just isn’t my thing. I don’t think I have large lips but they aren’t too thin either but this design seems more suitable for larger lips as I feel like I have no control during application. Combine the thicker formula with the hand cut, flattened shape and application feels very messy to me. I prefer a more traditional lipstick shape as I feel like I have better, more precise application. I do no think the “cut” adds anything to the formula. It’s just an excellent, creamy formula overall and likely would be just as great without the entire “hand cut” dealio going on.
The shade I purchased was Hazelnut which is a brownish rosy pink that’s warm. The color provided opaque color on a single application and just got better and more intense when built! Although a single layer is plenty since this is a very thick formula.
The formula was a bit messy to apply but Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick is a beautifully textured lipstick with plenty of pigment, excellent wear, and smooth application!
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.