Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review - Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Brandy

I have yet another Bite Matte Crayon to review today! It was 64 F outside today, so it was time to break out a fall color. (I also wore a light sweater!!) I'm still sipping tropical green tea as I write this, but it's nearing mid September and I've switched gears into fall.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon
in Brandy
Wrist swatch of Brandy Matte Lip Creme

Since I've bounced back to a new Bite Crayon release from one of the J. Crew x Bite Beauty Crayons I reviewed last, we are back to the new packaging with the colored plastic under the cap that matches the shade of the product. I still stand by the original crayon packaging being my favorite, the colored button on the end makes picking your shade much easier. Though I do like the uniform appearance of the top portion of the crayon matching the color of the product - Bite, take notes for your next release!

Bite describes the shade as a "muted raspberry" - I found that the shade is a bit more fuchsia than an actual raspberry would be. When I applied it, the color was true to the color in the packaging (and on the plastic!)

The formula for Brandy is the same as the others from this release - smooth in application, highly pigmented, matte yet not drying. I'm really happy that all of the shades I have picked up so far have been equal in the formula. I applied two coats of Brandy, just to ensure a super even application, though the initial application was not patchy. It applied evenly over my always present coat of lip primer, and did not transfer much onto my morning mug of coffee. I experienced no feathering or bleeding, since I wore without a lip liner.


  • Smooth application
  • Highly pigmented, no patchiness
  • Matte, slightly hydrating
  • Packaging AGAIN...
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Brandy - $24.00 for 0.05 oz
Review - 5/5 (Really trying to focus on the formula here, guys!)

1 comment:

  1. Something I discovered with the new packaging is that the bottom pops off and has a sharpener! Probably why they changed the packaging, so they can just create a mass amount of sharpeners for every pencil.