I Made My Own Lipsticks!
A couple of weeks ago I traveled to New York with a few of my friends and I was able to visit the Bite Beauty Lip Lab. At the Lip Lab I was able to experience the entire process of making my own lipstick, and I was extra lucky to be helped by Shane who made my experience a super fun one.
For those of you planning to make your own Bite lipstick in the future, I suggest booking an appointment on a weekday because from my experience it was less busy and I was able to take my time with creating my lipstick shades and getting to know my Lab Artist. Sitting in the chair and getting started was so exciting for me because I was front and center with my Lab Artist, watching him scoop out certain shades with a mini spatula looking tool and then blending the shades together. It was funny because after describing the shade I was going for (I'm all about that mauve/nude!) he got it right on the nail and I was like"Great! Perfect I'm all set!" And Shane was like No way honey, we are not done here, that was too quick, let's make some more. And of course I was down! I trusted him with whatever suggestions he had and he was able to get me out of my comfort zone and made an awesome violet based lipstick that was out of this world. It took a lot of convincing to say YES to this violet based shade but my friend Denise was there with me like GET IT. After standing in different lighting I fell more and more in love with its uniqueness and I was sold. I ended up making 3 different lipstick shades and took them all home with me and I loved the entire process!
The process takes about 20 minutes from choosing your textures and finish, mixing different shades, choosing a scent/flavor, and then finally throwing these special ingredients into the machines to whip up your customized lipstick!
The thing I love about Bite Beauty is that their ingredients are a lot healthier compared to many other lipstick brands and their color payoff/textures are pretty impressive. All the different finishes including the matte finish leaves a lasting hydration on your lips. The formula contains antioxidants that help to fight free radicals, with long- term antiaging benefits. Their source of antioxidant comes from glasses of red wine aka resveratrol. These lipsticks are formulated with lip nurturing food- grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat and formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Pthalates, Synthetics, Polybutenes, and Petroleum byproducts.
P.S. STAY TUNED for my blog post sharing, trying, and swatching my customized lipstick shades!!! Here are photos of the entire process from start to finish: