It's confession time, my friends. Despite arduously going through my lipstick collection in April and ditching about 10 lipsticks from my collection, I still haven't reigned in my lipstick addiction. In fact, I think I've outright purchased at least five new ones since that monthly challenge! The good news is, however, they've all been high-quality gorgeous lipsticks I know will suit me for quite some time. And my latest additions from Bite Beauty are no exception!
Bite Beautyis a homegrown Canadian beauty line that is sold exclusively at Sephora. Based right here in Toronto, this line of lipsticks are all food-grade quality, done in small batches, to ensure that the organic ingredients still retain all their natural benefits. The formula of these lipsticks, glosses and balms are consistently high-quality and moisturizing. I've owned a few glosses now and figured it was time to move onto the main event... lipsticks!
The Maple Matte Crème line is a Canadian exclusive that features five different shades all inspired by the different colours found on the leaves of maple trees and each lipstick smells of maple. The shades are as follows:
- Warmed Maple - A bright tangerine/orange
- Candied Maple - A medium orangey-red
- Braised Maple - A bright medium brick red
- Mulled Maple - A dark burgundy
- Sugared Maple - A medium/dark plum
Because I already had a really good colour that was similar to Sugared, Mulled and Candied, I opted for Braised Maple and Warmed Maple.
If you read the April Lipstick Challenge, you know that I love a good orange lipstick. Before I bought this shade, I took a look at some of the other bloggers who explored this line and I knew that Warmed Maple would fit the bill perfectly, so I had to snap it up. Warmed is hyper-moisturizing, long-lasting, doesn't feather and it SMELLS LIKE MAPLE. It's delightful. Utterly delightful. It's not QUITE matte, more of a crème, but it looks better that way.
The great part about this collection. is that despite it's summer release, three of the five colours are fall and winter shades. Fall of 2015 is calling for some deep, wine-like shades and these beauties don't disappoint. I chose Braised Maple specifically because it reminded me of a cabernet and can't wait to leave lipstick marks all over my wineglasses all winter long.
So that's that! Have you purchased any of the Maple Matte Crèmes yet? Have I convinced you? They won't be along for much longer! You can grab one of these exclusively at Sephora for $28 CA.