Bite Beauty has introduced a new line of Butter Cream lipsticks for Spring 2015 ($28) in eight shades that are described as universal neutrals. What is unique about these is the "hand cut" technique Bite Beauty came up with to remove the waxy outer layer to expose the creamy core within. I'm not a fan of the flat top, but feel that the amazing creamy texture of these lipsticks more than makes up for any perceived flaws in design. At first glance, you may wonder if you are getting less product, but these actually contain .15 oz. vs. .13 oz in Bite's Luminous Creme lipsticks.
I found these at Sephora this weekend and had gone in planning to pick up the warm nude shade Caramel, but Heather caught my eye at the display and I dropped it in my basket and when I came home I realized I had forgotten Caramel, so ordered it online instead. These two shades seemed to be the most wearable for my skin tone, but the darker and cooler shades are sure to look lovely on others! Temptalia has compiled swatches of all eight shades, which are very helpful if you are unable to make it into a store to try these in person. After looking at her swatches I'm tempted to give Rosewood a try next.
Heather is a flattering neutral rose--a great "my lips, but better" sort of shade. It provides a nice sheen and the texture is creamy, but not heavy or sticky. The formula feels comfortable and is as hydrating on the lips as a balm would be, but with much more pigment. I did not notice any strong fragrance or taste. The wear time seems about average for a non-matte lipstick. Overall, I am loving both this shade and the Butter Cream formula! I do wish these were slightly less expensive but the formula is a winner, and if you spot a shade you like, I think these are definitely worth the splurge.
|Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in the shade Heather|
I applied a couple of swipes of Heather for the semi-sheer effect you see here because I don't like the way dark lip colors look on me, but this shade can be applied a bit more heavily to achieve an opaque, slightly deeper rose. I think this shade will suit a wide range of skin tones.
Have you had a chance to try the Butter Cream lipsticks yet? If so, what are your favorite shades?