Resveratrol, and Not Vampires, Puts the Bite in Bite Beauty Lip Products

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OMG, where’s the UPS dude?! I keep running to the front door to check for a Sephora package I ordered last week, and then, seeing it isn’t there, stomping grumpily all the way back to my desk.


Gah! The package I’m waiting for contains goodies from a line of natural lip products called Bite Beauty, and I’ve been eager to sink my teeth into them…

Ha! Sorry, you know I can’t resist a bad pun.

When the 50-piece lip line’s lipsticks, liners, glosses, pencils and lip treatments materialized on Sephora’s website earlier this month, I incorrectly assumed that vampire politics played a role (Bite Beauty?), but that was just my inner Twilighter/True Blood-er jumping to supernatural conclusions.

I haven’t detected the presence of the undead anywhere in the marketing for the line. No mention of vamps, fangs or blood-thirsty monsters; Bite Beauty looks like a purely human development. The special sauce is a potent antioxidant called resveratrol.

Resvera wha?

Resveratrol. It’s a type of natural phenol that several plants produce to defend against pathogens like bacteria and fungi. Grapes and red wine contain high amounts, and studies have shown it to have potent anti-inflammatory properties, among other effects.

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Along with resveratrol, products in the line also contain shea and fruit butters, and food-grade color — basically, the company says the products are safe enough to eat.

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Bite Beauty products do NOT contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petrochemicals or phthalates.

I can’t wait to give them a try (she said, running to the door for the 15th time today). The pigments look rich in the promotional pics, and I dig the overall idea.

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Prices vary from $18-36 each, so they aren’t drugstore bound. Price-wise, they’re somewhere near the middle of the pack. Right now the line’s exclusive to Sephora online, but it’s probably safe to assume it’ll also roll out to some of the stores soon.

The Bite Beauty lineup includes…

  • Luminous Creme Lipsticks ($24) — Available in 20 shades, Bite Beauty says these lippies offer rich, long-lasting, moisturizing color. They separate the shades into different families — reds, neutrals, pinks and berries — and the caps for each of the families have different shapes. That’s kinda different and fun.
  • Lip Rouge ($22) — This multi-tasker works as both a buildable blush and a lipstick. It comes in six colors with a satiny texture — nude, red, pink, peach and brown.
  • High Pigment Matte Pencil ($24) — Bite says this long-lasting matte lip color contains a double dose of pigments. Avaliable in six shades.
  • Lip Shines ($20) — An angled doe-foot applicator delivers these six glossy, translucent shines. Shades range from transparent nudes to rich reds. Time-released jojoba beads give it extra hydration.
  • SPF 15 Sheer Balm ($19) — These eight semi-sheer lip colors protect lips with SPF 15, and they cool and refresh with organic mint and blood orange essential oils.
  • Vitamin Gel ($18) — Available in five shades that sound good enough to eat (Blood Orange, Ginger, Pineapple, Pink Grapefruit and Mint), this daily multi-vitamin lip gel adds sheer shine to lips. It also contains essential oils which, according to Bite, have mood-enhancing effects.
  • Super Butter ($18) — Nourish and moisturize lips with one of Bite Beauty’s four lip butters.
  • Value Sets ($28-36) — These money-saving sets combine several products from the Bite Beauty line.

I ordered the Define & Refine Lip Set and the Pink Grapefruit Vitamin Gel. Hopefully they arrive this afternoon! More details to follow… πŸ™‚


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How’s your Tuesday going?



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  1. Terri says:

    After seeing that last picture of Tabs, I now want to see him in a toga and laurel wreath πŸ™‚

  2. Lucie says:

    Oh good, so glad you’re reviewing this stuff! The minute I saw it on sephora a couple days ago my mouth dropped open. Neeeedddddd those lipsticks! They look so pigmented and nice!

  3. Tracy says:

    Oooh I can hardly wait for review of the Vitamin Gel! Supernatural conclusions, purely human development…now that’s what I call writing!!! πŸ™‚ Loved this post!
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  4. Tiffany says:

    OMG, both those pictures of Tabs are priceless!

    I look forward to your reviews! I hate that antsy waiting on a package feeling!

    • Karen says:

      I know you’re excited about this line too! πŸ™‚

      Anywho, I saw on twitter that you had a yucky day. I hope it gets better for you soon.

      • Tiffany says:

        Thanks! Today was extra sucky. But I’m still trying to figure out what makes rainbow chip frosting so amazing πŸ™‚ I love that stuff! Also I just saved that last pic of tabs. I think it’ll be good for a laugh when I need one πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          I don’t think I’ve ever had it before. Are you eating it straight out of the can?

          Sweets make everything better. πŸ™‚

          • Tiffany says:

            haha, no I baked a cake. but the cake was really just a vehicle to get the frosting into ma belly!

          • Karen says:

            I’m having major sweet cravings this week! I’ve been trying to watch what I eat so I’ve been skipping dessert… last night I pretended the handful of raisins I had after dinner were cupcakes. Ahh, desperation.

            I will have to live vicariously through you!!

  5. Nina says:

    the price of the value sets aint bad at all! πŸ™‚

    and hello thurrrr hawt Tabs!

  6. Liz says:

    Oooh, those look gorgeous! Especially the lip rouge. Look forward to your review.

    Hee, everytime I read about cosmetics that are safe enough to eat, I’m reminded about that Friends episode where they’re trapped in the bedroom and are so hungry they have to eat Phoebe’s products.

  7. Kaitlyn says:

    I can’t wait to try the Vitamin Gels. Blood Orange sounds interesting.
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  8. funneebunny says:

    HAHAHHA was the last picture of tabs photoshopped?!

  9. Nalini says:

    Awww…your pics of Tabs always cheer me up! πŸ™‚

  10. Sarah says:

    I just ordered a sample of the lip rouge with my last sephora order (code BITE). I’m so glad I chose that one now. πŸ˜‰ Hopefully it will come soon!

  11. Vanessa says:

    Oh, that Mr. Northman is scrumptious! I’m rewatching all three seasons of True Blood and I’m loving every minute of it :-D. Can’t wait to read the reviews on the products!
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  12. Vijaya says:

    I really want to buy this stuff, but I’m scared it’s gonna suck.

    How the heck do I keep accidentally punning?
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  13. Kim says:

    Oooh, I’m very interested in that Vitamin Gel. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Resveratrol is one of my favorite things; it’s the reason I drink red wine. OK, that’s not the real reason. πŸ™‚

    The Ides of March was very kind to me this year. The Hubs and I went to watch my favorite hockey team win last night (and we had fabulous seats and got lots of pictures). I’m a bit tired today, but it was definitely worth it!

    • Karen says:

      I used the Vitamin Gel last night before bed… so far, so good. So, do you use any products with resveratrol in them? Or is it just an excuse to drink more red wine? πŸ˜‰ (Reds are my fave, btw. I’m a sangiovese kinda girl!).

      Sounds like you had a lot of fun last night! I hope your team won.

      • Kim says:

        It’s definitely my excuse for drinking red wine. It’s all for the heart health… πŸ™‚ I’ve been on an Old Vine Zin kick. What brand of Sangiovese is your favorite? I’m always up for trying a new wine!

        They did win, so it was extra nice! We’re bringing the boys to watch them in Ottawa next weekend. It’s much easier to get tickets there and much less expensive. Montreal is very pricey and always sold out, so seeing the Caps there was a special treat.

  14. lexi says:

    uh-oh – the pic makes me look forward to a very witchy season of TB!

  15. Diff says:

    Raagh! My Sephora box with my Bite sample should be waiting for me at home. *parcel dance* Knowing it’s there will keep me sane for the next two hours…maybe.

  16. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:


    Best Tabs photo EVER

  17. singrsling says:

    hi Karen,
    I will check this line out if it will be in onen of my local Sephoras. Those prices are a bit high – ouch! I’m trying to cut my cosmetic buying budget down a bit.

    By the way, have you ever tried the Inglot products?? I didn’t see anything on your site when I did a search.

    And kiss Tabs for me – such a pretty boy!

  18. Has says:

    This range looks lush! Any ideas if Bite test their products on animals?

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