Hello, my name is Jaleh, and I am addicted to lipstick. That might seem like an odd statement to make on a blog devoted to food and wine, but I promise, there is a reason. When I first realized I was a makeup addict, lipstick was my vice. It didn’t take as much time to put on as eyeshadow, and it came in a range of colors that could be swapped out for any outfit or occasion. So, when I started this Foodie Fashion part of my blog, I knew I’d have to find a way to work my love of lip products in, and I found exactly what I needed with Bite Beauty.
Handmade in Canada, I first encountered this brand through a sample from Sephora, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Super pigmented, long-lasting, and non-drying, the sample I tried hit all the most important qualities of a good lipstick. Now, the newest line smells like the juicer in a fancy bar, citrusy with a tendency toward lemon. The scent isn’t the only aspect that reminds me of food, the whole Bite launch is named after one of the most exciting courses, Amuse Bouche. Each color is named after a food, and there is one out there for everyone.
Named after a food that can either be one of the best or worst meals of your life depending on preparation, the first color I tried was Gazpacho. It’s a true cherry red lipstick, the kind of color to put on at a 4th of July celebration. Unlike Taylor Swift, the classic color isn’t in my usual wheelhouse, but the scent and the lasting quality is enough for me to keep it around when I’m rocking a red dress and want a fun pop on my lips. When you do have the time to apply some crazy eyeshadow, or if you’re out somewhere where you don’t want to concern yourself with touching up, Pepper is the color to grab. Now, I will admit when I heard that the color was called Pepper, I was a little confused. When I hear ‘pepper,’ I think green, red, or yellow, not nude. There isn’t anything particularly spicy about this selection either. Still, despite the odd name, the creamy rose color won me over and worked well with my sand-colored skin.
Though I liked the first two lipsticks I tried from the Amuse Bouche line, Beetroot was a total Jaleh color. If you’re not into makeup, you may not relate with the feeling the right color can give you. However, when I put on this rich berry color, I felt like Tinkerbell, spunky and ready to take Captain Hook down.
For those of you out there like me who love both the fast satisfaction of makeup and the deeper one of a nice glass of wine, I wholeheartedly recommend Bite’s wide range of lipstick. Though I covered some more classic shades here, they recently launched Kale and Squid Ink, colors which I’m sure you can guess lend themselves to some more creative looks. Check them out, try them on, and don’t blame me when you have twenty new lipsticks in your home.
I received these lipsticks for free, but all opinions are my own.