May 13, 2016

Review | Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Tatin"

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Tatin"

If you've been reading my blog for any period of time, you've probably picked up on my love for the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons. I finally picked up my 3rd full size Lip Crayon in the shade, "Tatin". These Lip Crayons retail for $24 (0.05 oz) and are available exclusively online and in-store at Sephora.

These Lip Crayons are 96% Natural, and Cruelty Free. Bite Beauty recently extended the range to 18 shades.

Let's get in to the review!

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Tatin"

Bite Beauty claims:

"A collection of lip crayons in timeless matte shades that provide superior hydration. 

Bite Beauty's latest breakthrough formula boasts a collection of beautiful nudes, striking reds, and deep burgundies with a matte yet moist texture. The secret is the moisture-locking power of orange peel wax along with the antioxidant properties of resveratrol. Each gorgeous shade is water-resistant and long wearing."


The Lip Crayons are a retractable pencil housed in a matted dark grey tube. They're perfect for throwing in your purse, traveling, and I've never had any problems with the tube breaking or opening. 

There is also a pencil sharpener on the bottom of the case, which I find handy in a pinch and you need a finer point to your Lip Crayon. 

The Lip Crayons have a slightly sweet fruity scent. I find that the scent isn't overpowering, and I don't notice the scent once the product is on my lips for a short period of time.


"Tatin" is described as "Rose Pink", to me the color appeared more as a neutral pink with slightly warm undertones. The color would be suit fair to medium skin tones. Deeper skin tones would benefit from a deeper shade of pink.

The color reminded me a lot of the Matte Creme Lip Crayon in the shade "Sucre", but lighter, and more pink. 

Despite the "Matte" name, the finish appears and feels more like a cream finish---opaque, but not flat or drying.

Due to the creaminess of the product, it does lose it's fine tip after it's first use, and if you live in a warmer climate, I can see this product melting and becoming difficult to apply.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Tatin"

L to R: Sucre, Tatin

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Tatin"


The formula of this particular shade was slightly patchy, and I needed to go over my lips several times to achieve an opaque and even looking application.

The color lasted about 5 hours with light eating before it started to fade around the center of the lips. I had no problems with re-applying the color on top of any remaining product.

This color does not wear down evenly, and the product tends to pill up into little pieces around the lips, it wasn't flattering.

Compared to the shades "Brandy" (Review) and "Sucre" (Review), I was not impressed with the formula of this shade.


Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Acacia Decurrens Wax, Jojoba Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglyceryin-3, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Coco-Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Xarnauba) Wax, Natural Flavor, Tocopherol, Trans-Resveratrol, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Vine Extract, Siraitia Grosvenorii (Monk Fruit Concentrate). May Contain: Mica (CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 7492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 (CI 42090), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140), FD&C Yellow No. 7 (CI 15985), FD&C Red No. 40 (CI 16035), D&C Red 6 (CI 15850), D&C Red 7 (CI 15850), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).


"Tatin" perfomed ok throughout the day. It has a very creamy texture, and while the color is pigmented, the formula is patchy and applies unevenly. The shade "Sucre" is similar in color, but the formula is longer lasting and more even in pigmentation, so if you have "Sucre", skip on 'Tatin". If you love the neutral pink color of "Tatin", try applying a lip liner underneath for better staying power. I usually love this formula, so I may be exchanging this shade for another.


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