Friday, August 29, 2014

Review - Bite Beauty x J. Crew Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Lola

I've mentioned it before, but I am a total sucker for Bite Beauty products. When I heard about J. Crew getting some limited edition shades of the matte crayons, I thought I could pass...but I eventually gave in and picked up two when they were on sale.

The first shade I got is Lola, a bright pink color. I was mistaken when I thought it would be close to the shade 'Sweety' from the original run of the matte crayons, which I will show below. Sweety is a MUCH cooler pink, while Lola is warmer and darker. I was disappointed to see that Bite had screwed with the packaging yet AGAIN - these don't match either the old or new sets of matte crayons - there is no colored plastic ANYWHERE on these that shows the color, which is somewhat frustrating.

Bite Beauty x J. Crew Matte Creme Lip Crayon
in Lola
Wrist swatch of Lola
Lola on left, Sweety on right
Lola wore just like all of the other shades in this formula. Needed to reapply after eating lunch, but it stuck around through a cup of coffee, a cup of tea, and my morning yogurt. Applied smoothly and did not need a lip liner, though I wore paired with a lip primer (as I always do.) I particularly love how this is a matte formula, yet it is somewhat moisturizing while remaining matte.


  • Smooth application
  • Pigmented formula
  • Matte yet moisurizing
  • Different packaging AGAIN!!!
Bite Beauty x J. Crew Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Lola - $24.00 for 0.05oz
Review - 5/5 (though I'm still grumbling about the packaging.)


  1. Bite just needs to calm down with all this different packaging. I'm all for improvement, but they released these and then almost immediately released their new Sephora shades.