BITE Beauty High Impact Matte Pencil in Grapevine – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

Bite High Pigment Pencil 2

BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencils are, as the name suggests, a highly pigmented lip colour in the form of a twist-up pencil. Today I’ll be taking an in-depth look at the BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil in the shade Grapevine.


When a product is sold as a “High Pigment Pencil”, you have certain expectations about that product. Let me tell you right now, the BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil does not disappoint. With a single swipe, it leaves a trail of extraordinarily opaque colour.

Bite High Pigment Pencil Hand Swatch
The top, thin line is a single swipe, the bottom, thicker line is layered 3 times. 

When applied to my lips, this lip pencil offers an equally opaque and creamy finish. The colour translates as a deep fuschia, bright enough to make a statement, but deep enough to remain very wearable.

Bite High Pigment Pencil Lip Swatch 1

Bite High Pigment Pencil Lip Swatch 3

Bite High Pigment Pencil Lip Swatch 4

Ease of application:

BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Grapevine has a very smooth and creamy texture. I found this made it extremely simple to apply, as it glided onto my lips without any pulling or dragging. My only complaint is that this same creamy texture makes it difficult to achieve very crisp, clean liplines without the aid of a lip brush. I personally counter this by using a cotton bud (q-tip for those in the US) or my finger to carefully soften the edges, leaving a softer, more “effortless” lip line.


I’ll be honest, this isn’t the longest-wearing lip product I have ever used. I find that I need to touch-up every 4 hours, or after eating/drinking. On the plus side, it’s extremely easy to touch up, and can be reapplied through the course of the day without balling up or starting to look patchy.


Bite High Pigment Pencil 1

In keeping with their brand ethos of natural based products, rich in superfoods, and good for your lips, the BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil arrived in a buff coloured box.

Bite High Pigment Pencil 3

The product itself comes in the form of a minimalistic, charcoal grey, rubberised pencil. The end of the pencil is coloured to match the product in the tube (although this didn’t photograph true to colour).

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The product within starts off shaped to a soft point, but as this is a wind-up product (as opposed to one you sharpen), that point doesn’t last long.

I personally love the aesthetic of this brand, however much like other products with that rubberised finish, it doesn’t take long to get grubby.

Anything else worth mentioning?:

2 things:

1. This smells AMAZING. It has a sort of candy-sweet fruity smell that reminds me of Strawberry Zappos from my childhood. The smell does stick around for a while, so if you’re especially sensitive to smells, it’s worth being aware of.

2. BITE High Pigment Pencils are sold in the US as BITE High Pigment Matte Pencils, and they are marketed in Australia as a matte product. I don’t know what they were smoking, because this is in no way, shape or form a matte lip product. It contains absolutely no shimmer or pearlescence at all, however the very creamy texture retains a satiny finish at all times.

What they say:

About BITE Beauty:

Bite Beauty is an alluring collection of lip products featuring super antioxidant resveratrol and superior color. Ranging from nude to plum, their highly pigmented, long-lasting shades were designed by industry-leading makeup artists for today’s modern woman. In addition to featuring beauty’s most sought-after antioxidant, the pro-performance formulas’ all-natural ingredient list includes organic shea butter, superfoods, and food-grade colors, making them truly good enough to eat. It’s beauty that’s better for you.

About High Pigment Pencils:

Matte, long-wearing lip colours with the precision application of a pencil. Micronized pigments provide ultra-concentrated colour and antioxidant-rich Resveratrol helps reduce wrinkles and fight free radicals. Bite’s pencils are housed in a twist-up applicator for easy application every time, no sharpener needed!

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$24.00 USD, $36.95 AUD
This is a review of a purchased product. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.
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