Having heard great things about the beauty brand, Bite, and having seen a while back in one of Amelia Liana’s vlogs that you can visit the brands Lip Lab to make your own custom lipstick shades, I knew this was something I needed to make top of my to do list on my recent trip to NYC.
I made sure to book an appointment before I made the my flight across the pond so that I knew I had a guaranteed timeslot.
The Lip Lab is located on Prince Street in the Soho area of NYC.
Upon entering the store I was greeted immediately by a member of staff and asked if I had already booked an appointment. I was seated at a make up station and given both a lip exfoliator and moisturiser to prep my lips before trying and testing out the shades.
There are three steps to creating your customised Bite Lipstick: Create Colour, Choose Finish and Choose Flavour.
I knew first off before going into the Bite Lip Lab that I wanted to make both a peachy-nude and a fuchsia pinky-purple shade so I fed this back to the Bite Beauty employee and she straight away got to work mixing up the first prototype of these shades. Having been told the Matte lipsticks can be a little drying I opted for the Cremes, which are really moisturising.
These were the finalised shades that I went for – you do get to try out the shades and can readjust the colour until you find the right match for you – i.e more pink, lighter/darker etc.
Choosing the scent for the lipsticks was really fun, the scents left to right are: Citrus, Mint, Lavender, Vanilla, Wildberry, Mango, Cherry.
You could actually mix two scents together so I chose Vanilla for my Nude shade and mixed Wildberry and Cherry together for my pinky-purple shade.
These are the swatches of my lipstick shades having had the scents added to them.
Here the shades have been created in a mixing bowl and are being poured into the moulds, ready for freezing.
Having been left in the freezer for about 5 mins, they are ready to be fitted into the bullets – you also get to choose the shape of your lipstick bullet lid, which is supposed to be determined by the shape your bullets are when you use lipsticks, but I just thought the slanted top packaging looked really professional.
Finally, the lipsticks are packaged up and you are given a card with all the details of your lipstick ingredients, which also makes for a great souvenir.
Each shade costs $36 – which may seem a little on the pricey side for a lipstick but for me this was pretty good value for money as it is a fully customised experience and something that not everyday you get to do, hence why I went for two shades! a little crazy I know!
I had so much fun at the Bite Beauty Lap and from start to finish, the whole process took about 30 mins which was a lot quicker than I thought but at the same time I felt like I created two perfect shades that I am looking forward to wearing.
Have you been to the Lip Lab before? What shades did you create?