As someone who owns more than enough lipstick and lipgloss I can never find the right shade of pink for my skin tone.
There is one lip color I have saved since college (Go Hoosiers!) that I use as reference till this day for my ideal pink shade. But my search had been unsuccessful until I discovered the unimaginable: Bite Lip Lab.
If you’re familiar with Bite Beauty cosmetics that are sold at Sephora – they are delicious lipsticks and glosses that look as good as they taste (it’s safe). Here in NYC in the fashionable hood of Soho you can make an appointment at Bite Lip Lab and create your own shade.
I immediately booked an appointment. One of my best girlfriend’s Marisel and I made a morning of it and I am so excited to share my experience with you fellow beauty lovers.
The space was a beautiful studio decked out with gorgeous murals and inviting vanities with jars filled of endless lip color possibilities. I sat down with my Bite expert and before we even started discussing colors she had me prep my lips with this amazing lip scrub to get any dead skin off.
I highly recommend treating your pout to a lip scrub before you wear any color especially in these winter months where our lips tend to be a little more sensitive and dry. After the scrub, we followed up with an Agave lip mask which is a super moisturizing balm you can leave on your lips to lock in extra moisture.
Now we were ready to talk color!
I brought in my vintage Smashbox lipstick and showed my expert the type of pink I was looking for. She had a great sense for what colors would mix well together and compliment my skin tone.
She asked me what type of consistency I wanted — perhaps something more sheer or luminous and I decided to go with a more sheer finish as I wanted this lipstick for a more easy, everyday wear.
She started mixing one shade of pink, painting away on this blank canvas with my name written in the corner. The “Syma” hue had been started.
After testing a few different mixtures adding more berry here or there — we came to a beautiful pink hue that is a dream come true.
The next step was picking a flavor — being that Bite Beauty is known for their “lip color that’s good enough to eat”, I couldn’t wait to test out the options. I ended up going with a mixture, “Cherry Vanilla” that smells just like the signature Cherry Chapstick we all grew up with – I love it.
Last but not least, you pick your packaging! Out of four lipstick tube options I went with a sleek and simple style that I felt reflected my own personal style.
I would definitely recommend paying a visit to the Bite Beauty Lab with one of your BFF’s, sister or mom – it’s such a fun activity even if you’re not a beauty junkie like me.
My friend Marisel started the experience saying, “I usually just wear lip balm” and her end product was a beautiful red lipstick.
The experience was truly inspiring and a way to look at cosmetics in a whole new light. Thank you Bite Lip Lab — I will definitely be back.
To get the “Syma” lipstick of your own see the exact ingredients below:
For more information on the Bite Lip Lab visit here.