I was shooting a video for Pantene last month, and I’m like a kid on a cross-country car ride when it comes to asking makeup artists annoying questions on set.
The best professional tip I picked up that day? Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils, a line of lip color that’s rich (made with a double-dose of premium pigment), smooth (loaded with organic shea butter) and long-lasting. Most importantly, the pencils are matte—a word rarely associated with deep, moisturizing color.
Bite pencils are the bomb for three reasons: The color packs lasting punch, they’re matte but moisturizing, and they’re dewey without being sticky. It’s a killer combination. No more lip stains that dry out your pout. No more just-styled hair getting stuck to your mouth.
As a bonus, Bite pencils are food grade. Meaning it doesn’t matter if you swallow the product because every ingredient is healthy enough to eat. They also contain the antioxidant resveratrol, which fights free radicals and has antiaging benefits.
For those wondering, yes, I like this brand even better than the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils I’ve been devoted to for the past few years. Bite’s smoky tan Honey Berry is to-die-for (the makeup artist on Pantene’s set said he uses this universal shade on most faces he works on). I loved it so much that I ran out and bought it right after shooting wrapped.
Bite pencils are sold exclusively at Sephora, and they’re worth testing next time you’re there. They just released a limited-edition line of bright crayon pencils, and I have my sights set on Blood Orange for spring and summer.