Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick (But How Can This Be Matte?)

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Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

bite beauty pastille matte lipstick in violet

So you know Bite Beauty, right? The beauty brand who puts enough resveratrol in their lipsticks that it’s like you get the antioxidant equivalent of five glasses of red wine? Yeah, them. It’s also pretty much impossible for the brand to make a lipstick that isn’t incredible creamy and moisturizing. It’s like their production house would blow up or something if they did.

bite beauty pastille matte lipstick

They have a limited edition lipstick collection out now called Pastille Matte Crème. For this collection BITE draws on inspiration from the classic French pastille candies flavored with fresh flowers and herbs to deliver a unique matte formula that provides rich pigmentation and lasting hydration. They sent over shade “Violet” for review consideration and I honestly would not have known this lipstick was matte had it not been plastered on the press release and the lipstick box. You normally hear “matte” and think “drying” but this is the complete opposite. It’s long wearing and since Violet is a bold color, even as the color wears off you’ll have a pretty stain on the lips.

bite beauty pastille matte lipstick in violet swatch on dark skin

Check it out on me:

bite beauty pastille matte creme lipstick in violet

While I loved the formula, Violet was a little too bright even for me, so I toned it down with MAC Prince Noir lipstick and got this really sexy vampy yet bold color which just shows how blendable and versatile Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick is.

bite beauty pastille creme lipstick in violet mixed with mac prince noir

Bottom line: If you’re a Bite Beauty fan, you need at least one of these in your stash. If you’re just “meh” about the brand or haven’t really ventured to try, I say go have a swatch fest the next time you’re in Sephora and check out the formulas.

Prices and where to buy: Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick is $24 and comes in four shades. Grab them at Sephora for a limited time only.

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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7 Responses to Bite Beauty Pastille Matte Crème Lipstick (But How Can This Be Matte?)

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  3. Oh snap Danielle! You look so gorg in Violet!

  4. Joanna says:

    Looks really pretty on you and the packaging is cute as well.

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