I had seen some talk about Rhubarb being a MLBB ("my lips but better") color for some people, and that might be stretching the definition a bit. I find it much more rosy than my natural lip color which is quite pigmented to begin with. It is a nice neutral rosy color in itself though.
The finish is natural instead of matte as there's a slight sheen, and this works well with my dry lips. It doesn't emphasize my lip lines and it's comfortable to wear. However, this comes with the tremendous trade off, that it doesn't last at all and is prone to transferring a bit too. I drink water and snack constantly so I prefer something with more lasting power, a lip product that is able to keep up with me for an hour at the least.
I also find the packaging to be more finicky than I would like. The cap needs to be placed on carefully or else the tip will smudge all over. After the tip (which comes "sharpened") has worn off, since this is a retractable twist-up, some of the precision the product first had when it was pointy has been lost.
While this is a nice enough color, the lasting power just isn't there. I gave mine away and don't plan on repurchasing more of these pencils (having also tried other colors and experiencing that the formula does not vary much between colors).
This does not last very long but the colour is amazing
I received this as one of the holiday kits for 2014. There were 4 minis in the kit and this is one of them. A redish tone mauve very nice for everyday wear. I do not find them drying but creamy. staying power is pretty good and there is a stain but you do have to re apply after eating or drinking. This in my opinion is neutral and can be worn with just about any eye lip combo and not be overly strong. Not sure about all the other colors in the kit but this is definitely one I will replace this one.
This is currently my favorite lip color. It's a mauvey rose, which reminds me of my favorite discontinued NARS lipstain, Sayonara. The pencil format makes it easy to apply and the formula is not nearly as dry as the matte pencils. I love the scent of Bite lipcolors and the fact that they use food grade ingredients. If only they lasted longer - I tend to get lip-ring with Bite products because they don't have much lasting power and wear off unevenly.
This has become my new lip obession. I first saw it during a trip to Sephora back in March and was already impressed by how creamy and pigmented the Bite Beauty pencils are, But, I passed on it thinking "Well, I have sooo many lip products". Fast forward to the middle of July, I was on the hunt for a lip product that i could just slide on my lips and go.
I love that this lines and gives your lips color all at the same time. Rhubarb is such a perfect rosy plum mauve and compliments sooo many skintones include my NC 35-37 Skin. I apply this and then follow with Whitening Lightining Gloss in Pouty Princess. such a nice natural rosy lip.
Also, if you're trying to get the SUPER RAVED about Kylie Jenner lip, this pencil will definitely give ya the desired look. Will defnitely repurchase when I'm out.
I got this in the Best of Bite holiday set (2013) from Sephora. It was $29 for 4 mini versions(0.05g) of the high pigment lip pencils which is a pretty good value. This was my first encounter with the Bite Brand so I was really excited to try them out!
I ended up trying this shade first. My lips are pretty pigmented and dark so this shade was the perfect MLBB (my lips but better) shade and I ended up wearing this all winter. One swipe and your lips are ready to go! The colours are very creamy, smooth and soft. It's almost a little too soft and if you are too quick when applying it or a bit too heavy handed, it will end up bleeding over your lips.
That would have to be the only downfall. However, I experienced this only with the Rhubarb shade, the other ones I had no problems with bleeding. Hmmmmm...maybe it's because I used it more compared to the others?
I dunno, but I still love them! :)
I got a travel size of this pencil in the four-piece Best Bite holiday set from Sephora. This is the first pencil from the set that I tried because I'm very drawn to berry shades on my NW20 skin. This is my first experience with Bite products and I am extremely impressed. The finish on these isn't matte, not matte like the NARS pencils are matte. These are very creamy, demi-matte and extremely comfortable to wear. I am so pleased with my purchase and will definitely be looking into the full sized pencils in the future. The travel pencils have .05 oz, which is a generous size considering that one layer will give you good coverage as these are very pigmented. Well worth the $25 price tag.
I was pleasantly surprised by this lipstick.
It looks quite dark, but it applies lightly, with a slight sheen. I definitely wouldn't classify this as a pure matte- more of a demi-matte.
However, it does not last very long. It seems to disappear soon after i put it on my lips, leaving my lips dry.
I really liked this lip pencil. It goes on smoothly and does not look garish. The color is a flattering berry tone. The pencil itself is sleek and compact- great for toting around. I also like that you do not have to sharpen the pencil as it twists up. The only con is that this is not particularly long lasting, but if it were, the formula would probably be a lot more drying. This deserves a solid four stars.
Thus was one of the Winner's in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set. It looked dark, but when I used it the color was very flattering on my NW15-20 coloring. Feels creamy for a matte product. A deep pinky red shade. Will definitely buy the full size product. Only issue is that the bullet broke the second time I used it. I was able to jam it back into the casing and it still swivels, so yea for me. Will wear a lot this fall since its a good deeper color.