What the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons Are Really Thinking About at Sephora, Plus New Divergent-Themed Makeup and Givenchy Ombre Couture

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A visit to Sephora


The following is an un-redacted transcript of a conversation that occurred among the six $24 limited edition Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons at the Novato, California, Sephora store at precisely 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

KUMQUAT: Wake up, you guys! Show time in five minutes. Chop-chop!

GRAPE: Awwww, come on, man! Just 10 more minutes, please? I’m so sleepy…


KUMQUAT: No way, Grape. Everyone, UP! UP! UP! We need to look perky when the store opens. Remove your caps, back straight, and get in position. Stand proud like the pigmented lipsticks you are!

CLEMENTINE: Geez Louise, Kumquat! — chill! I don’t see why we have to hurry. I mean, who visits a Sephora at 10 o’clock sharp on a Wednesday?

We have time. Let’s have a nice breakfast together as a family for once. I could make those pigment pancakes you like? ๐Ÿ™‚

KUMQUAT: Absolutely not. I shouldn’t have to say this, again, but we stand at the front of the store.

The front of the store! Do you have any idea what that means?! We have to look our best every day. It’sโ€ฆ

Wait — shhh! Don’t make a sound. Someone just walked through the doorโ€ฆ


SATSUMA: Oh, it’s that same girl from the other day again, the one who’s always covered in cat hair.

Why is she always here?! And doesn’t she have one of those pet hair roller things? I mean, come on! This is Sephora, for crying out loud. Sacred ground. People be rollin’ up here in skinny jeans lookin’ like they just fell out of bed two minutes ago.

SWEETY: Be nice, Satsuma. I see her all the time. She’s actually pretty cool. She takes pics and swatches for her friends. I think she’s on YouTube…

BLOOD ORANGE: Oh, really? Pictures, you say? Well, point her my way because I love having my picture taken.



KUMQUAT: Just stop it already! She’s coming over. Remember, the customers can’t know that we talk amongst ourselves. We’re supposed to be inanimate. Stand straight, shut up and sit still. It’s time to go to work!

Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayons, $24

The $24 Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayons

Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon Swatches from the left: Blood Orange, Clementine, Grape, Kumquat, Satsuma and Sweety

Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon Swatches from the left in Blood Orange, Clementine, Grape, Kumquat, Satsuma and Sweety

Divergent Cosmetics Multi-Piece Collector's Kit, $59.50

And the $59.50 Divergent Cosmetics Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit…

Divergent Eye Palettes

The Eye Palettes

Divergent Cosmetics

The packaging for one of the three eye palettes in the Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit

Divergent Cosmetics Cheek Palette

The Cheek Palette from the Collector’s Kit

The Erudite Eye Palette

The $59.50 Erudite Eye Palette from the Divergent Multi-Piece Collector’s Kit

Divergent Cosmetics 7-Piece Nail Art Kit

The $27.50 Divergent Cosmetics 7-Piece Nail Art Kit

Swatches of the Divergent Cosmetics Cheek Palette and the Erudite Eye Palette

The Divergent Cosmetics Cheek Palette and the Erudite Eye Palette

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow

The new $23 Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadows, available in nine shades

Givenchy Ombre Couture Swatches from the left: 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin, 2 Beige Mousseline, 3 Rose Dentelle, 4 Bleu Soie, 5 Taupe Velours, 6 Kaki Brocart, 7 Gris Organza, 8 Prune Taffetas and 9 Brun Cachemire

Givenchy Ombre Couture Swatches from the left: 1 Top Coat Blanc Satin, 2 Beige Mousseline, 3 Rose Dentelle, 4 Bleu Soie, 5 Taupe Velours, 6 Kaki Brocart, 7 Gris Organza, 8 Prune Taffetas and 9 Brun Cachemire


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  1. Sylirael says:

    Hehe, this was awesome! I can just imagine the products judging and discussing us as we come by, just as we do to them! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I desperately want to try some Bite lip products!! Wish they were available here…
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  2. Lauren says:

    If make up products could talk i’m sure they’d have a lot to say about all of us hahahah! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Lauren recently posted … Review: Benefit “That Gal” Face-Brightening Primer

  3. Lisa says:

    I knew those Nars blushes were judging me!

  4. Hey Karen, have you tried the Givenchy Ombre Couture? I’m really curious to know how they are in terms of texture and staying power.
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  5. Alison M says:

    Love your outfit! Mattes don’t get along well on my dry lips, but I should check out the Bite ones to see if they are more nourishing. The colors are pretty for spring.
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  6. Agata says:

    I can totally see those lippies having those conversations. I really like Kumquat and Sweety.

  7. Rhea says:

    Bite is basically perfection. I’m currently obssesed with the rhubarb lip pencil.
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  8. Goshh.. u got sephora at 10 am… Kudos to your spirit girl.. those Matte crayons are so pigmented.. and that Divergent theme palette is pretty nice too! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters recently posted … Eye Makeup Tutorial: Kareena Kapoor in Lakme Illusion Collection Inspired

  9. Fancie says:

    Those Bite pencils are so beautiful!! I want all the pinks and purples lol
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  10. Miki says:

    Loving Blood Orange, Clementine and Satsuma!
    Miki recently posted … Urban Decay’s Electric Nail Polish Trio Review+Swatches

  11. You have been knocking it out of the park lately with your posts, they’re all making me smile/laugh/giggle!
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  12. Erin says:

    I’m pretty sure I need everything Bite Beauty makes!
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  13. Kim says:

    Oh, that was awesome. You should bring Satsuma home just so she can see how hard it is to keep cat-hair-free. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Didn’t Bite do a True Blood theme? I remember eying one for quite a while.

  14. Amy says:

    How do the Divergent shadows hold up? The colors are great and I love the names (refreshing to have a shadow named “intelligent”!).

    Thanks so much for the fun posts! I agree with Emi!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      I haven’t had the chance to test them on my lids, although based on the quick swatch, the powders felt creamy and soft. I’m betting they’d be easy to blend (you’d probably have to be careful of fallout though). The glitters did feel a little crunchy, but that’s pretty typical.

      Did you get the chance to watch the movie yet?

  15. Fran says:

    lol, you make me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚ and those Bite lip crayons look beautiful.

  16. Jaa says:

    Such a fun post to read, Karen! I wonder what they would be saying about me if they could really talk! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have Kumquat so it’s nice to see that everyone listens to her, haha.

  17. Meg says:

    I have recently fallen in love with everything Bite Beauty and every time I see a picture of their lipsticks, I feel like I need to go buy another shade. lol this is bad, very bad!
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  18. Camille says:

    i swatched these the other day! another youtube lady i follow loves the shade GRAPE, and i had to see it for myself. yeno, the orchid/purple craze this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ i wasn’t too keen on it, since i’m scared of colour, but i did like the blood orange ๐Ÿ™‚

    but i’m not a matte girl. i did order pomegranate along with a beauty blender duo. (i know, i’m late to the game when it comes to beauty blender) i might hit sephora this week, to see the becca brush, before the 15% off coupon expires ๐Ÿ˜€

    thanks for the tour, karen!

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