Friday, July 22, 2011

Great Reds: Apricot by Bite

Hi All,

Continuing with my series of red lip colors, I am bringing you a personal favorite, Apricot, a shade in Bite's Luminous Creme Lipstick line. It is a true orange red, brighter than Nars' Rouge Basque. I love wearing this blotted as a stain throughout the day, and fully opaque at night and for special occasions. When blotted, this leans more deep orange than orange-red, creating a nifty variation. You can find Bite at Sephora for $24, and the lipsticks have .13 ounces of product. Bite claims that these lipsticks have long-term anti-aging benefits, with the antioxidant resveratrol. Furthermore, these lipsticks are free of synthetic fragrances, synethetic dyes, parabens, and petroleum by-products; Bite boasts that these would be safe enough to eat, should you so desire.

The formula is densely pigmented, and creamy but not thick; it goes in in a thin layer. I find this lipstick to be on the messy side; it's looking for any excuse to smear on my hand, my cup, outside of my lip line, etc... It's obnoxious, but alright as long as I am careful about it. I do find that it only wears for 2 or 3 hours before it has worn off significantly and needs to be touched up. I find the formula to be slightly moisturizing. They have a very faint scent, barely noticeable, but it is a bit peppery to me. I have not noticed any taste to these.

The case; matte black with a curved tip


Bite's logo is pressed into the lipstick bullet

Bite's Apricot, no flash

Apricot by Bite, no flash

Bite's Apricot, flash!

Apricot, flash

Blotted, no flash

Blotted, with flash
Rating: 8 out of 10

I really love this color, it's been a great, versatile summery red that works equally as well blotted as full-color. Because this is so pigmented, it leaves a nice stain for quite awhile when blotted; however, if you are wearing it opaque, the wear time suffers and the formula can be a bit messy. On the other hand, I appreciate that these are natural and that the company has gone out of their way to avoid controversial ingredients, such as petroleum. I think this pays off; I find this lip color to be slightly moisturizing, which is a feat considering how thin the lipstick feels on my lips!


  1. Sephora has/had this bite value set of 3 lippies for $36 that i wanted to get but after reading your review, I have changed my mind because messy lipsticks turn me off. Beautiful color though!

  2. Ooh, beautiful! Maybe after your finish this red series you could start an orange/coral series! That would be awesome :)

  3. Aw, sorry I dissuaded you, sugarbumpkin! I love this shade, and I love the idea that these are made from high-quality, good for you ingredients, but yeah, the pigment just doesn't stick to the lip the way most do! If that's a pet peeve of yours, you probably wouldn't like this formula. And thanks for the idea Lauren! I will scope out my collection of colors and see if I can cobble together enough to do another series like the red one!

  4. NEAT! I have heard a lot about this company but have not seen any posts about any of their products! Also, please do not think I am some kind of pervert for saying this, but when I saw the picture of the lipstick's packaging in my Dashboard, I thought it was SOMETHING ELSE for a moment due to it's shape. I was like, WTF? Then I was like, oh, it's a lipstick! THANK GOD! LOL, sorry, I had to share!

  5. Oooooooh, you're right, this is a fabulous colour!!!

  6. @ Robyn: Haha, isn't it!? Love it.

    @ Vulcan Butterfly: Lol! Sorry for the late response, but nope, just a lipstick! Sorry to disappoint! ;)


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