Like Snickers, Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set Really Satisfies

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Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Sometimes you just need a quick snack to quiet the rumbling in your tummy, ya know? Not a full-on meal. Just a quick snack, like when Vampire Bill takes a sip from Sookie (Ha! I almost typed “Snookie”) while they’re “having relations.”


In a way, Bite Beauty’s new Define & Refine Lip Set ($36) is like a quick snack. You get to taste three full-size Bite lip products without having to pay full price. Purchased separately, they’d cost $68, or almost twice the price of the set.

The trio of treats includes…

  • Lip Shine in Prosecco — Interesting! This sheer nude gloss smells to me like a mix of Play-Doh and Sweet Tarts. Thankfully, the scent and sugary flavor fade fast. The medium-weight formula doesn’t feel sticky on my lips, and it lasts about two and a half hours. I’m glad Bite included a doe-foot applicator because it makes application a snap.
  • High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate — The pigment in this blue-based red? To die for. It’s almost too good to be true. Despite its light and creamy texture (both unscented and unflavored), this pencil still manages to retain a long-lasting true matte finish. What we have here is one elegant lippie, young lady, and probably the best thing I’ve tried from the Bite line so far.
  • Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose — One layer of this dark pink lipstick delivers full coverage color that may not make it through a meal, but it should resist fading for a solid four hours between them. Like the pencil, this pigmented beauty is unscented and unflavored, and it’s wonderfully moisturizing, too.

Like other products in the Bite Beauty line, these are made with food-grade goodies like resveratrol, a potent antioxidant and Bite’s signature ingredient. If you’d like to hear more about what puts the bite in Bite Beauty, check out Resveratrol, and Not Vampires, Puts the Bite in Bite Beauty Lip Products.

Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set

Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set

Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set
Define & Refine Lip Set products from top to bottom: High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose and Lip Shine in Prosecco

Bite Beauty Define Refine Lip Set small swatches
Swatches from left: Lip Shine in Prosecco, Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose and High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate

Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set
Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose

Bite Beauty Define & Refine Lip Set
Lip Shine in Prosecco


I think Bite did a pretty good job picking the colors for this set. These are shades that should work well on a wide range of skin tones, and the overall quality, pigment and price make it a pretty great deal. If I could only recommend one thing from the Bite line so far, without a doubt, this would be it.

PRICE: $36
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select Sephora stores and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Amber says:

    Oh mama! Now THIS is tempting.
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  2. Liz says:

    WOW that lip pencil is TOO DIE for on you!! This set looks really great!
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  3. BeautyMaven says:

    Oh my gosh! This is like, THE perfect red lip! It really looks great, Karen!
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  4. Sarah says:

    Ooh. This looks wonderful. I’m going to have to try my sample tomorrow. And add this to my wishlist.

  5. Wow Karen, that red looks fabulous om you! Being cool toned, I like blue based reds so I may have to try this set out. What do you think about the Bite beauty line overall? Do you think the price is worth it?

    Also, when you said “having relations” I could hear Eddie Murphy from The Nutty Professor as the grandma saying it. I haven’t thought about that movie in years…
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  6. Kana says:

    You’re starting to make me WANT red lippies. 😛 I think I gotta get me some!! Hope your Monday wasn’t too much of a drag. The weather is dreadful In SOCAL, i have been in a weird rut all day. *yawn*

  7. I definitely read Snookie instead of Sookie the first time, did a double take, and then went back and reread it. Correctly. I’ve been on a red lip kick lately (er mostly just around the house), so this set looks absolutely perfect. Do they sell the lip pencil alone? That’s the one I’m mainly eyeing.
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  8. Dijana says:

    Karen, what blush are you wearing?
    Looks amazing on you, just like the lip products 🙂

  9. Chezanne says:

    Do you think Pomegranate would look good with Ruby Woo? I love your blog Karen I read everyday!

  10. Rae says:

    Okay, I LOVE the look of this set – and $36 is sounding pretty nice right about now! Thanks for sharing it with us, Karen 🙂
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  11. Kristen says:

    Karen, you are lookin’ SO beautiful in Pomegranate! This looks like a fab set.

  12. Kim says:

    Wow, that Pomegranate pencil looks fantastic on you. On an unrelated note, I finally broke down and ordered Candide Garden last night. Thinking about it for months seemed like a good enough reason. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I KNEW you were gonna go there! You had been lusting after it for so long. 🙂 Let me know when you get it in… YAY!

      • Kim says:

        I will! I hope I love it! And the fact that I bought it with a 5 oz tube of Strivectin softened the blow for the Hubs, who was like “how much? For eye cream?”. Completely distracted him from the eyeshadow price. Silly boys. hee hee! 🙂

        • Karen says:

          Shh… the boys don’t need to know. 😉 That’s why I carry a BIG purse when I go to Sephora, LOL!

          Are you currently using the Strivectin or is this new for you? You know I’m always looking for a kick @ss eye cream.

          • Kim says:

            I got it as a sample from my last Sephora order (Feb), so I’ve been using it for a little over a month. I really like it and I think it’s worked better than any of the others I’ve tried (Murad, Clinique, Olay, MD Skincare, Clarins). I know it’s really subjective but I feel like my eye area is firmer and less wrinkly. 🙂

  13. Nina says:

    karen !!!! it looks so awesome on you! its making me want that set! 🙂

  14. Katie says:

    Uh, WHOA? I have to sing my praises, too, and say that Pomegranate color is fabulous on your lips! Too bad it’s not sold individually…

  15. courtney says:

    the red looks gorgeous on you!

  16. KC says:

    wow!!! beautiful!

  17. Amy says:

    I wish I could pull off a red lip like you can! Looks gorgeous on you. This may be strange, but I happen to like the smell of Play-Doh (ha! I refuse to grow up!) LOL

  18. Meghan says:

    Love the red lip on you! But $36 on lip products is a little much for me!!
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  19. H says:

    Wow, what a great set! I’d love to get my hands on it but sadly, we don’t have Sephora in my country (Northern Europe). 🙁 If anyone knows a website that delivers to Europe, I’d love to know! My Google-Fu is failing me.

  20. Mandy says:

    That pigment pencil is bee-yoo-tiful

  21. Andreea says:

    Karen, this is one of the best liptsick pics I have seen in a while and one of the best for you. GORGEOUS and TO DIE FOR and WOWZAAAA!
    (..this red needs a licence to kill, OMG).
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  22. Hazel says:

    those are such pretty shades! can’t say which one i like best
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  23. SM says:

    I’d love to know when Bite will be in the Sephora stores. I’d really like to try the colours in person.

    • Karen says:

      Hi SM,

      I think it’s safe to assume it’ll be rolling out in the next few months. The Sephora near my house takes FOREVER to get new stuff in, but maybe yours will get it earlier.

  24. Marian says:

    Oh, Karen, these look so pretty on you! Gosh, girl, you can wear anything and it looks fabulous…warm or cool! This set is the best thing I’ve seen in awhile!

  25. Pomegrante looks fabulous on you!! It’s perfect for your skin tone.
    Is it warm or cool? Only recently have I found a few reds I can wear. I think I need this set!
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  26. claudia says:

    i love that lip pencil on you! seems like you tend to favor glosses and pinky lippies, so to see a bold red lip is totally refreshing. SO GLAD the pomegranate has no scent. i was reading your summary for the Prosecco lipshine and my stomach nearly turned. i can’t stand scented lipcolors (it’s the reason i am ever faithful to NARS and MUFE, and why i can’t use Hourglass), and that color payoff looks too good to be true.

    when you say long-lasting, what kind of staying power and fade are we talking about? e.g., my Sephora lippie fades from the same Pomegranate red to a gorgeous fuschia after 8+ hrs, INCLUDING lunch and constant snacking.

  27. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:


    That PENCIL! It looks great on you, Karen! I think it would also look pretty good on me 😀 😀

    AHH, I just bought a bunch of makeup from Sephora. I should refrain from another purchase! I guess I can just put it in my shopping cart and let it sit for a month or two…

  28. Kritika says:

    Hey, do you think the Bite High Pigment Matte Pencil will work on my extremely pigmented lips – almost brown ??

  29. Becca says:

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Your pics are fantastic. I actually just got this set in the mail today and CAN’T WAIT to try it!! I’ve heard sooo many great things about the pomegranate especially and your review definitely confirmed everything. 😀

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