Create Your Own Shade At Bite Beauty Lip Lab

1/2 musk + 1/2 garnet + 1/4 peach = my personalized lipstick

The concept is pure genius.  In less than 30 minutes, you can have a custom made lipstick in your hands starting at just $36.

I discovered Bite Beauty Lip Lab walking to the train in Manhattan about a year ago.  Being familiar with the brand, I was excited to see they had an actual brick and mortar store.  I went in to buy an off the rack lipstick but was pleased to discover they made personalized lipsticks.  It was only a matter of time before I returned to create my own!

This past February I convinced my sister in law (though it didn’t take much convincing) to join me at Bite Beauty Lip Lab.  I made appointments for us in advance as recommended.  The whole experience was really exciting and unique.  I thought personalized lipstick was an honor reserved for queens and starlets, yet here we were getting to experiment with different pigments to find the perfect lip shade we loved.

With the drab of winter upon us, I went in wanting an everyday coral/pink shade to brighten up my mood.  During the consultation with the Lip Lab Artist and after trying on different blended shades, I fell in love with a brighter coral color instead.  It was incredible dictating how much warmer, brighter or darker I wanted the lipstick to be.  In the end, I came out with a beautiful coral lip color that suits me more than any other lipstick I own.  I admit since it was winter, I didn’t end up wearing the lipstick regularly until last month but now am in love.

Wearing my personalized lipstick from Bite Beauty Lip Lab
Wearing my personalized lipstick from Bite Beauty Lip Lab

In addition to the lipstick shade itself, you also get to customize the finish, case and flavor.  I chose the sophisticated violet flavor in the end, but I flirted with cherry as it brought me back to my middle school days instantly.

I was a fan of Bite before this experience but have become even more enamored with the brand since.  The lipsticks are high quality, non drying and made with organic and food grade ingredients.  They also have nice staying power.  The creme lipstick I have lasts for about 5 hours before needing to be reapplied.

If you’re in NYC, I highly recommend treating yourself to a session at Bite Beauty Lip Lab.

Card your given after the session with details about your personalized lipstick
Card you’re given after the session with details about your personalized lipstick