So, I promised you some safe, natural makeup. Well, ladies (and gents, if this is your thing), Bite Beauty is the first item in my list of safe, affordable makeup options. I am currently working on a drugstore list and a general list and a million other lists, because I like lists, and I like makeup, and I like you… but not in a weird way so don’t get any big ideas.
Bite Beauty was introduced to me by my friend and fellow writer/product testing junkie, Brittany. You can find Bite Beauty products at Sephora, in store or online, which I love because it makes my life SO EASY. I find that a lot of alternative products need to be hunted down at obscure locations, which is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. But not this stuff!
My Bite Beauty Review
There are two components I want to break down. The ethicalness, and the functionality of this brand.
First of all, I thought this lipstick was worthy of mention on the blog because Bite Beauty is Canadian made, gluten free, is made of all natural and food-grade ingredients, and does not include parabens, sulfates, or phthalates in their formula.
I am most excited about the inclusions: food-grade ingredients, made in Canada. I’m all about natural makeup these days! However, the exclusions are important too:
1 – Gluten is not a concern for most of the population. Even I, who am gluten intolerant, don’t care about whether or not my cosmetics have gluten in them. However some people can develop rashes from gluten (I had a client once whose daughter couldn’t use anything containing gluten or she broke out in a massive rash). So for most of us it seems like a trendy marketing campaign, but for those people who really can’t have it on their skin, it’s nice to know that it’s not in this lipstick.
2 – Parabens are essentially preservatives that are used in a great many personal care products. They have been the topic of conversation lately due to potential links between parabens and breast cancer.
3 – Sulfates are not necessarily dangerous, however they can cause allergic reactions in some people, so it’s just nice for those people to know that they don’t need to worry about reacting to this particular brand of lipstick.
4 – Phthalates are basically used to soften plastic and soften skin to aid in absorption of cremes. While most research has only been done on animals at this point, it seems that these chemicals have an effect on reproductive organs and could influence other aspects of human health and development.
So basically while none of these things is going to kill you right away, they are worth avoiding if you can.
Now for the functionality of this glorious stuff. I’ll just get right to it: it smells amazing, doesn’t dry my lips out, there are a plethora of colours to pick from, and it stays on even through eating! It goes on easily and evenly, and is highly pigmented so you don’t need to go over and over the same spots and risk ruining your nice line.
I don’t really know what else to say about it, because it’s pretty strait forward: this lipstick rocks! I totally recommend switching to it. I threw away my other lipsticks because once I tried Bite last month, I was like “BYE FELICIA” to all my other lipsticks. They really just weren’t worth keeping around, because I knew I’d never use them again. I will be posting about them too, don’t worry.
This post is not sponsored.