Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bite Beauty French Press Lip Gloss in Flat White | Review and Swatches

Purchased (Affiliate Links)

I love Bite Beauty, and have been collecting their lovely lip products since they launched at Sephora a few years ago. When the limited edition Bite Beauty French Press Lip Glosses launched I almost bought a few sight-unseen, but instead waited to see them in person at Sephora. There were a couple of shades that appealed to me, but I wanted to try the formula first, and I chose the one color to which I had a very strong visceral reaction– which was Flat White.
Bite Beauty French Press Lip Gloss in Flat White, which is described as a creamy pale pink, is a milky pale nude peachy pink with a shiny cream finish. It is not fully opaque, but more of a semi-opaque shade. It glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and without streaks, and it is somewhat buildable. It can be sheered out, and while it applies evenly, I do find that it has a tendency to slightly settle into lip lines as do many colors in this family. I often apply this over a lip liner or lipstick, and there is never any settling in lip lines when worn this way. That said, I often wear it alone, and I do not find it prohibitively streaky– plus this is my most-worn color family, and therefore I reach for this gloss often.

The texture is lightweight, smooth and just the slightest bit tacky without being unpleasant, and it clings to the lips with tenacity and is longer wearing than many lip glosses. I tend to get between 3-4 hours of wear from each application, and I find the formula lightly hydrating and comfortable on this lips. The French Press Lip Glosses each have a distinct coffee scent that may bother people who do not care for scented lip products, but the scent fades soon upon application.

Given my penchant for nude pinks and lip glosses, this is a great fit for me. Furthermore, Bite Beauty lip products are cruelty-free and filled with heathy ingredients, therefore this was a sensible purchase for me.
According to Bite Beauty,

A limited-edition collection of coffee-inspired lip glosses that serves up indulgently creamy shine in warm, java hues.

Fuel up your lip look. This caffeinated collection of lip glosses creates a buzz with coffee-colored, creamy shine. Powered by rich, hydrating coffee butters and arabica cold press coffee oil, each comfortable, cushiony gloss glides on with an addictive, sweet mocha flavor. The warmed-up java hues range from milky nudes to bold browns with full-on color to satisfy every coffee craving.

Like all Bite Beauty products, French Press Lip Gloss is handcrafted by Bite in Toronto, and is made with natural ingredients. The creamy shine is so indulgent, it will become your new favorite lip habit. Go ahead, make yours a double.
Bite Beauty does not contain parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or petrochemicals. Bite is cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified.
Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
 Coffee Butter Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits, supports natural hydration, and provides creamy texture.
• Arabica Cold Press Coffee Oil: Provides antioxidant benefits, and supports natural hydration.
• Caffeine: Provides antioxidant benefits.
Ingredients: Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer*/**, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Linoleic Polyglycerides*, Tricaprylin*, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*/**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract*, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil*, Disteardimonium Hectorite*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*/**, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*/**, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*/**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*/**, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract*, Triethyl Citrate*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax*, Silica*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Stem Extract*, Tocopherol*, Phospholipids*, Aroma (Flavor)*, Resveratrol*, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract*, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract*, Caffeine*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil*, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*/**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract*. May Contain (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)*, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*. *Natural.
Available Shades Left to Right: Flat White, Vanilla Latte, Dirty Chai, Salted Caramel, French Press and Black Coffee.
Overall Assessment: I really like the concept of these glosses, and am considering purchasing Black Coffee since it is a perfect deep plum for fall and winter.

$22.00 for .15 oz. from Sephora and (Affiliate Links).
Purchased. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. I need to swatch these because you know I love glosses. Black Coffee sounds gorgeous!

    1. I definitely recommend going and swatching them.You might also like Salted Caramel. Black Coffee is gorgeous, and I am still thinking about buying it since it is perfect for the fall and winter.

  2. I'm a fan of shades like this but the coffee won't win me over. I haven't had good luck with Bite lips because of scent and this one sadly won't make it better.

    1. I know, this is a perfect shade for you, and while the coffee scent does fade I think that it might bug your sensitive nose.

  3. I love this shade, super pretty for every day looks

    1. Me too, and I agree it is a great daily lip gloss!

  4. I had heard of these but I don't remember anyone mentioning that they were coffee scented! I'm going to have to try to pick one up before they go off sale.

    1. Yes, they are coffee scented, indeed! The formula is nice and the colors are pretty. Definitely worth trying one if you like the colors.


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