Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BITE Beauty Honey Lip Lacquer

A high-shine, long-lasting waterproof lip lacquer made with pure manuka honey, BITE Beauty's new Honey Lip Lacquer ($24) comes in 8 shades of pinks, berries and nudes. They can be worn alone or layered on top of lipsticks and lipstains too.

L-R : Valencia, Gamay

Texture wise, these lip lacquers are in between that of a liquid lipstick and a gloss. They are thick enough go on like a liquid lipstick and have the shine of the gloss. The shine does wear down quite a bit after an hour or so making it look more like a lipstain. Valencia - a shimmery nude pink that feels almost like a clear gloss and Gamay - A rosy pink with just a slight hint of shimmer are two shades I tried.  Packaged in a glass case, they feel heavier than a lot of lip products would. I think they would have been better off in a squeeze tube as the wand makes it extremely difficult to get product out. I need to dip it in a couple of times to get a decent amount of color. The product itself is quite pigmented and goes on smooth but, I like to apply a lip balm when my lips are extremely dry. Texture wise, it is quite sticky and lasts about 4 hours on me and wears very comfortably. 

Ingredients : Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polypropanediol Dimer Dilinoleate (Vegetable-Derived), Triisostearyl Citrate (Vegetable-Derived), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Mel, Natural Flavor, Trans-Resveratrol, Carmine (CI 75470), Siraitia Grosvernori (Monk Fruit). May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77499), FD&C Blue No. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140), FD&C Yellow No. 6 (CI 15985), FD&C Red No, 40 (CI 16035), D&C Red No. 6 (CI 15850), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

L-R : Valencia, Gamay

Overall, the amazing selection of colors and the 99% natural ingredients list sans parabens and other nasties are two things I love about the Bite Beauty Lip Lacquer. If you don't like the heavy feel of certain lipsticks and the gloppy texture of glosses, these Lip Lacquers are a right mix that might work for you. The colors go on slightly more sheer on the lips than they look in the tube, but is perfectly buildable and doesn't feel overly thick or heavy even after a couple of layers. 

Available at select Sephora stores and online at

Have you tried the BITE Beauty Honey Lip Lacquer?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. Both colors are so pretty =) I like their line of lip products.. especially since it's close to the most natural you can ever get. More than Bare Minerals I think!

    1. I know! And the antioxidant concentration is quite high too :)