Making A Custom Lipstick at Bite Beauty NYC!

I recently took a trip to Bite Beauty's Lip Lab NYC location in SoHo with fellow Glossier rep, Kelsey Canos!  Her vlog of the entire process should be up soon and you can watch it here, on her YouTube Channel

 
 

 

Walking in, like many, many, many New York shops and cafes, the Bite Beauty Lip Lab is tiny and super cramped, but well worth the visit! It's so much fun to play around with all the color combinations, and very interesting to see how it all comes together. From texture to fragrance the ball is in your court, and depending on which package you choose, you can mix different colors to make your own unique hue. 

 

THE PACKAGES

I chose the Custom Lipstick package which included one lipstick with one shade, finish and up to 2 fragrances. Kelsey chose the Bespoke Lipstick package which included two custom lipsticks, each mixed with any hues of your choice, a finish and up to 2 fragrances, as well as the LipLab exclusive lip kit (agave scrub, mask and balm). 

I definitely think the Bespoke package is a little more "worth it" because you do get to create very unique shades that you know only you will have. The Bespoke package gives you much more freedom and control over how your lipstick comes out. You can make sure you get the exact color you're going for, but all-in-all it was dancing on the ridiculous side when it came to pricing. Since the first package doesn't let you have full control over the shade, I definitely suggest the Bespoke package if you're willing to spend the money. 

 

MY CREATION:

 

 

Shade:

102

Finish:

Matte Creme

 Fragrance:

Coconut + Lavender

 

KELSEY'S CREATION:

 

 

 

LIPSTICK #1: Rose Mauve (left)

Color Combo:

1/2 Pepper  |  1/2 Rose  |  1/4 Musk

Finish:

Sheer

Fragrance:

Floral

 

 

 

LIPSTICK #1: Pinky Nude (right)

Color Combo:

1/2 Vouvray  |  1/4 Cashew

Finish:

Sheer

Fragrance:

Floral

 

 

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

Great atmosphere and fantastic customer service! (is this starting to sound like a Yelp review? ...whatever.) Both ladies who helped Kelsey and I through the process were so kind, made great conversation and made us feel very comfortable. They didn't rush us at all, they didn't get frustrated when we asked to start over or completely go in the opposite direction of which we began, they were very patient and understanding.  I'll definitely be back for my perfect red lip! (and also maybe a dark mauve.) (and also maybe the entire store.)