Bite Beauty Pastille Collection for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Bite Beauty Pastille Collection

Lipstick lovers, prepare yourself to fall in love with this new Bite Beauty Pastille Collection for spring!

The Pastille Collection is a limited edition collection featuring four new matte lipsticks. They got the inspiration for this collection from French pastille candies, which are flavored with flowers and herbs. Each one of these shades features pure essential oils of rose, lavender and geranium.They may be infused with all this flowery goodness but don’t worry, they don’t smell or taste like much at all.

They also contain organic fruit butters which help give it a really creamy, moist texture and make them very comfortable to wear for a long time. Also included is Resveratrol, which is an anti-oxidant and fights free radicals.

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Pastille Lilac, Pastille Lavender, Pastille Rosebud, Pastille Violet

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Pastille Lilac, Pastille Lavender, Pastille Rosebud, Pastille Violet

Bite Beauty Pastille Collection Swatches
Pastille Lilac, Pastille Lavender, Pastille Rosebud, Pastille Violet

Pastille Lilac is a really intense pink/lilac shade. Bright, pigmented, gorgeous.

Pastille Lavender is a sheer lavender with just very slight shimmer in certain lighting.

Pastille Rosebud is a vivid pinkish/red.

Pastille Violet is a bright, pigmented violet. LOVE.

Bite Beauty Pastille Lilac
Pastille Lilac

Bite Beauty Pastille Lavender
Pastille Lavender

Bite Beauty Pastille Rosebud
Pastille Rosebud

Bite Beauty Pastille Violet
Pastille Violet

Bite Beauty Pastille Collection Collage

Overall: While these are termed “matte” shades, they do not feel dry, chalky or tight at all. They do still have a bit of shine to them. Pastille Lavender seems more of a sheer shade than matte to me. They feel super moisturizing on and are really pigmented and vivid. I absolutely love them but especially Pastille Lilac and Pastille Violet. Great collection!

Availability: Sephora and JCPenny/Sephora only.

Pricing: $24.00.

Ok lipstick lovers, let me know what you think! Anything here tempting you to try Bite Beauty for the first time?


Note: Bite Beauty is cruelty free.

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  • February 13, 2013

    These don’t look very matte to me haha I’m into lilac-y shades so the only one that catches my eye is Pastille Rosebud.

    • February 13, 2013

      Yeah it seems like a lot of “matte” lipsticks shades aren’t the traditional matte we think of lately. Wonder why?

      • February 13, 2013

        I assume it’s to make them more comfortable to wear. Anyway, if I wanted a slightly shiny lipstick I wouldn’t buy a matte one, would I? I personally don’t see the point of labelling them as matte.

      • February 13, 2013

        Yet the CoverGirl Gloss Sticks I got basically turned matte/low-shine on me. Go figure!

  • February 13, 2013

    I really like Pastel Lavender. They don’t look matte at all…then again I’m not a really big fan of matte anything.

    • February 13, 2013

      They are definitely not a flat matte!

  • February 13, 2013

    OOO yes! Pastille Rosebud looks like my thing! I need to have some BITE beauty sent my way as soon as I can! I’ve been curious about the brand for so long!
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    • February 13, 2013

      They are really great lipsticks I have loved all the ones I’ve tried thus far!

  • February 13, 2013

    These are some really fun and gorgeous colors for spring. I love the first and the last one.

    • February 13, 2013

      My favs as well.

  • February 13, 2013

    Heck yes! Loving both Lilac and Violet!! And even Lavender for a more muted look. These are fabulous!
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    • February 13, 2013

      Have you ever tried the brand before? You won’t be disappointed!

  • February 13, 2013

    Gorgeous colors! I’m a bit shy about wearing such vibrant colors though.
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    • February 13, 2013

      Try it! Once you get over the initial uncomfortable-ness, you will be happy you did it. :)

  • February 13, 2013

    They don’t look matte on the lips but the pigment and formula seem to be great. I might have to pick these up soon!
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  • February 13, 2013

    Pastille Rosebud for sure! I may have to pick it up! I’m a huge lipstick fanatic!

  • February 13, 2013

    Pastille Lilac is just gorgeous!
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  • February 13, 2013

    I’m a big fan of Bite Beauty lip products and these look beautiful! Love Pastille Lilac!
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  • February 13, 2013

    Lilac and Violet! So pretty! I think I need Violet.
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  • February 13, 2013

    Good god, these are pretty! I can’t decide if I like Lilac or Violet more!

  • February 13, 2013

    By crikey- these are all beautiful!
    I agree that they’re not what I’ve been trained to think of as “matte” though. I wonder if there’s a new “matte” definition floating around the cosmetics manufacturers that they haven’t let us in on yet…

  • February 13, 2013

    Bite tempts me every time, every day! Just because they are made out of such quality ingredients. But it is just too expensive. There are way too many other lipsticks with quality ingredients that I support.

  • February 13, 2013

    I NEED these! Especially Lilac and Violet. Gorgeous!!!

  • February 13, 2013

    They’re lovely, but I can’t bring myself to pay that much for a lipstick..

  • February 13, 2013

    It’s taken a while for me to really pay attention to this brand, but these are just lovely. They look so moisture-rich on your lips, yet the colors are vibrant. Plus, I’m actually convinced that Resveratrol is one of a handful of ingredients that really can fight aging.
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  • February 13, 2013

    I wish Bite wasn’t so darn expensive, especially in Canada considering it is a Canadian brand. Lilac and Violet look really similar in swatches but I think I give the edge to Lilac. I want them all though! Thanks for the review and swatches!

  • February 13, 2013

    Gorgeous colors!
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  • February 13, 2013
    Anne Lee

    nice colors, but i feel like they’re meant for cool skin tones (mine is warm)

  • February 13, 2013

    I have been into bright lippy’s lately & these look SO nice!
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  • February 14, 2013

    These are really pretty– I haven’t seen this brand before. Really like all the colors.
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  • February 15, 2013

    O.O I. Want. All. Of. Them. *drools*

    Even though Pastille Lavender is sheer-ish…it looks so super pretty. My lips have zero pigment, so a shade like that would totally work for me! I love it even though I usually go for brighter/bolder shades. Speaking of brighter/bolder…the rest of the collection is WOW!!! Pastille Violet is mind blowing!!! And I can’t help it, I am totally in love with Pastille Rosebud. <3 It's so perfect! .<

    LOVE everything about these! And they're inspired by candy. There is a check next to everything on my list, lol! XD Gorgeous collection!!!

    Awesome lippie swatches as always! Thank you so much! :D

  • February 15, 2013

    They are pretty expensive for my college budget, but do you think that the red is classic enough to justify me buying this?