A glimpse at the lips: Bite Beauty's Deconstructed Rose Library

 Bite Beauty's Deconstructed Rose Library 

Bite Beauty's Deconstructed Rose Library 

Well, folks, it's taken me a couple of weeks to get through all twelve shades, but we made it!

Phoe. I'm pooped.

I peeled back each petal, layer by layer and eventually reached the matter of things.

While Bite may offer long-lasting lip pencils, these glosses, however, won't stick around for all that long -- two to three hours is all you'll really get. Luckily the darker shades will leave behind a subtle stain.

To boot, like a moth to a flame, my hair got blown onto my lips way more than I would've liked. 

What is with that phenomenon?

Another downer? The petite tubes (.05oz/1.40G per tube) have narrow necks which made it difficult to pull out enough product on the first go; Amy of Cafe Makeup shared the same experience as I.

As for the rose scent, I feared it would be too strong and overbearing for my nose. Yet in the end it was quite delicate and pleasing -- never fake or forced and it [the scent] typically wore off in a matter of minutes.

Oh and it tastes sweet, like honey, which may or may not effect wear time.  Nom, nom. 

 The shade breakdown

The shade breakdown

  Swatches of the Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library (without flash)

Swatches of the Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library (without flash)

  Swatches of the Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library (with flash)

Swatches of the Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library (with flash)

  Smeared swatches - from left to right (top) and from right to left (bottom) to get a better idea of what they'd look like when layered

Smeared swatches - from left to right (top) and from right to left (bottom) to get a better idea of what they'd look like when layered

 Shade 1 - light pink/mauve

Shade 1 - light pink/mauve

 Shade 2 - rosey pink

Shade 2 - rosey pink

 Shade 3 - light coral

Shade 3 - light coral

 Shade 4 - raisin

Shade 4 - raisin

 Shade 5 - mauve

Shade 5 - mauve

 Shade 6 - dusty rose

Shade 6 - dusty rose

 Shade 7 - dusty coral

Shade 7 - dusty coral

 Shade  8 - muted cherry

Shade  8 - muted cherry

 Shade 9 - apple red

Shade 9 - apple red

 Shade 10 - jewel red

Shade 10 - jewel red

 Shade 11 - dark red-brown

Shade 11 - dark red-brown

 Shade 12 - deep purple

Shade 12 - deep purple

 Shade Overview - nos. 1 through 6

Shade Overview - nos. 1 through 6

Shades 1 through 6 are for the swipe and go kind of gals. The only colour disparity, to my eyes, was shade 4 (lower left corner) -- doesn't it stick out like a sore thumb? It's loaded with pigment and throws off the colour scale, don't you think? Perhaps my bouquet got a bit confused.

 Shade Overview - nos. 7 through 12

Shade Overview - nos. 7 through 12

Shades 7 through 12 hit the sweet spot. They're all loaded with colour -- this, my friends, is what Bite is all about -- high wattage colour that doesn't quit (most of the time).

The Deconstructed Rose Library IMHO is great value for money. You get a few of your go-tos and several shades you might not necessarily gravitate toward.

I really hope you enjoyed this comprehensive look at Bite's latest compilation of colours. Now, please hand it back, because this book is long overdue.

And to all the mothers out there -- Happy Mother's Day! This includes you, P-Cakes! Call you tomorrow :)

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Bite Beauty's Deconstructed Rose Library:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 8 out of 10 bags — Plush, never sticky and always sweet.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?: