With so many beauty releases being restricted to the US or the UK, I was thrilled to learn that this limited-edition lipstick collection is exclusive to Canada. According to BITE Beauty founder Susanne Langmuir, she was inspired by the changing colours of the Canadian maple trees on her Ontario farm, and wanted to create a lipstick collection that encapsulated the changing colours of a Canadian autumn. To take this one step further, the lipsticks are actually infused with maple scent. And yes, they taste like maple too.
- Made with organic fruit butters and food-grade ingredients
- 94% natural ingredients
- Infused with the scent of maple
- Matte cream formula that does not dry out lips
- Highly pigmented
- Hand-made in BITE Beauty’s Artisinal Lipstick Factory in Toronto, Ontario
- 5 fall shades
The five shades are warmed maple, candied maple, braised maple, mulled maple, and sugared maple. While all of them are incredible fall shades, warmed maple is quite literally an orange lipstick, and candied maple is a fairly classic red, so I passed on these two, but picked up the other three shades. As confirmed by BITE Beauty, Mulled Maple is the same as Black Cherry from the US-released Frozen Berries collection, but this shade has the infusion of maple.
I want to note here that the shades look way different in the tube than they do on. When I first saw them displayed in Sephora, I was disappointed by how dark they looked, but then I swatched them on the back of my hand and realized they are actually bright, vibrant shades. So don’t be fooled; always swatch.
I absolutely adore the outer packaging of these lipsticks. The little boxes are beautifully adorned with images of Canadian maple leaves in varying stages of chlorophyll disappearance and trapped glucose, which causes leaves to change from green to red, orange, yellow, and even purple. I have to admit though that I was a little disappointed by the plainness of the lipstick tube. Considering this is a limited edition collection, I figured the tube would be decorated similar to the outer box instead of the classic plain black of Bite Beauty’s other lipsticks.
I have been wearing these shades for the last week or so, and I can’t get enough of them. They are super long lasting without losing pigmentation, and do not require any touchups throughout the day after eating or drinking. I may have to pop back into Sephora and get back ups for these so that when and if the collection is discontinued, I won’t lose what have now become some of my all-time favourite and go-to shades. While they are perhaps a little too dark for summer, fall is fast approaching, and these shades are perfect for back to school and getting into the groove of crisp autumn mornings, scarves, and rain boots.
Have you tried any of the shades from this collection??? What did you think???