When I first heard about the BITE Beauty Maple Matte Crème Lipsticks, I may have done a little excited flail. I love BITE’s High Pigment Pencils, but I had yet to try their lipsticks and what better excuse was there than these fall-inspired, maple scented lipsticks?
When I went into Sephora, I had only intended to pick up one – Sugared Maple. It’s a beautiful deep purple in the tube that turns into a lovely berry on the lips. As soon as I saw photos I knew I needed to have it (I mean, it’s purple). But then I made the mistake of swatching the collection and I just couldn’t put Mulled Maple down. The only way I can think to describe Mulled Maple is Oxblood – a dark brown-toned red that you’d see in maple leaves during the fall. Both lipsticks are vampy-ish shades that glide across the lips beautifully – though they do emphasize fine lines, so exfoliating is needed beforehand.
Both of the arm swatches above were done with one light swatch, so you can see that the BITE Beauty Maple Matte Crème lipsticks are incredibly pigmented. I would say they are more satin than matte upon application but turn into more of a true matte after about half an hour – maybe that’s the “Matte Crème” mention? Because they do have that bit of a sheen to them they are comfortable to wear on the lips and aren’t drying at all. They’re pretty much my ideal lipstick formula and with the bonus maple scent well…you really can’t go wrong.