A bold lip is all well and good if you’ve got a great hue in your very steady hand, but sometimes we’re a little short of competent when it comes to coloring inside the lines (even if those lines are the natural color-and-texture-and- everything-difference between your lips and your face). Which is why we're digging Bite’s High Pigment Matte Pencil, a smooth-drawing, creamy-soft, decadent crayon about the width of a Sharpie (even down to the tip). It was created without synthetics or petroleum byproducts—Bite’s theory being that your lips absorb everything you put on them, so you’d better make it edible—and with as much of the superpower antioxidant Resveratrol as is found in five glasses of red wine (to which we say, Give us the red wine too, Bite! but okay). Once applied, it's lightweight, feels like velvet, won’t budge, and stays just glossy enough that you look well-hydrated, without any worry of the color heading anywhere it's not supposed to be (your teeth, your friend's cheek, etc). The pencil not only helpfully twists the product up (so as to help access more once you've dulled the initial nub), its girth and point are perfect for getting to the outer reaches of your mouth and following the contours of your pout: outline first and then and fill in the blank. Easy, right? We favor the pencil in Pomegranate, a ruby blue-red that's not too dark 'n trendy but not too bright, either. It's just sort of...right (at least, for right now).
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Photographed by Elizabeth Brockway.