Eat Your Lipstick

{Image from Raw Natural Beauty}

I’m sure we have all received the same spam e-mail at one time or another. No, not the e-mail about helping the Nigerian prince or princess in hopes of gaining fame and fortune beyond your wildest dreams. I’m referring to the e-mail about women ingesting pounds and pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. Even the magazines Glamour and Allure have weighed in on the subject. As a lipstick aficionado, who got her start at the age of two, I can assure you that you cannot ingest pounds of lipstick. The good people at Snopes did the math in helping debunk this popular myth; you can read all about it here. Most women have tubes of lipstick that they’ve never even touched let alone wore down to the bottom of the container {I’m not most women I actually have done this both personally and professionally}.  In my defense, the lipsticks in question were ones that were limited edition and thereby discontinued. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

{Bite Beauty image from Teen Vogue}

However, when you kiss, eat, or drink you are swallowing minimal amounts of whatever you applied to your lips. If you are known to lick or bite your lips you certainly are ingesting trace amounts of lip product. To that end, the creator of the new organic cosmetics line, Bite Beauty, developed a line of lip products that are food grade and harness the power of resveratrol. The powerful antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes and other fruits, the compound that is helping increase the popularity of red wine {and dark chocolate}. The founder, Susanne Langmuir, wanted lip products that used natural fruit juices for scent and flavor, and organic natural waxes and oils for hydration and the ultimate in lip care. High quality lip products which contain superfood ingredients that comes in sleek, minimalist packaging that is decidedly cool. It takes your preconceptions of “all natural” and “organic beauty” and blows them right out of the water. These are not lip products you can find at Whole Foods, but rather a high end line available at Sephora. I’m all for beauty that is better for you, and when it’s done right, and the pigment or color payoff doesn’t suffer I’m even more of a fan. This new line is definitely worth investigating. Bon appétit!

{Bite Beauty image from Sephora.com}

Will you try Bite Beauty? Have you already?

In a completely unrelated side note, did anyone else watch the season finale of Pretty Little Liars last night? I’ve come to terms with my rather embarrassing TV addiction, first mentioned here, and *spoiler alert* I don’t know how I’m going to wait until June!

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4 Responses to Eat Your Lipstick

  1. Kelly Q says:

    Ooooh I’ll definitely be checking these out!

  2. Danielle says:

    i was just sent a sample from sephora! it feels great. smells great. tastes great. but i don’t like the sample color they sent me…boooo. i’m trying to think of creative ways to layer it. but if i layer it, will i lose out on the vitamin effects? hm. mysteries abound.

  3. Breanna says:

    @Danielle you crack me up! I saw that Sephora was issuing samples of Bite Beauty, I’m glad you’re liking the flavor and texture. Freebies leave a lot to be desired in the shade department, I’d layer your favorite lipstick or gloss over top to alter the color a bit.

  4. Monica says:

    Oooh, I’m an avid lipstick wearer, and Nars’s Cruella is my fave shade … but I do worry about how much I invariably ingest. Do they have any nice, rich reds in this brand? Then I would totally try it. :)

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