Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

August 11, 2014

Bite Beauty has released a new shimmery rose gold Agave Lip Mask in Champagne ($26 for .52 oz/15 g). This is the first item from Bite Beauty that I’ve tried although I’ve passed by the display units at Sephora numerous times. The Champagne shade is a sheer golden color with a hint of rose tones and reports indicate it has the same effect and benefits as their best-selling original Agave Lip Mask which is clear. I haven’t tried both so I can’t compare, but I really love the texture of the Champagne version.

The Agave Lip Mask is a hydrating lip treatment. I’ve worn this during the day, for me it seems a bit too thick to wear overnight while sleeping. It really hydrates the lips well and helps mine recover after lip swatching and testing (the wiping and reapplying of lipsticks sometimes dries out my lips).

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It’s thick but very smooth and adheres well to the lips. I love the emollient quality in lip balms but am really particular with texture, feel and scent – for me I need one that adheres well to the lips so they don’t feel like they are sliding off. The Agave Lip Mask fits the bill on all fronts. It’s hydrating, sticks to my lips but isn’t too tacky, and it has an delicious soft cookie-like vanilla scent. The scent does fade after a few minutes and I love that it’s not overpowering.

Champagne swatches like a gorgeous gold shimmer similar to MAC Nymphette Lipglass, but it sheers out on the lips to an almost clear tint. The Bite Agave Lip Mask gives the lips a healthy shine but virtually no color.

On my lips it’s practically clear:

As a lip treatment I love it. The formula is really good and hydrating. It comes in a metal squeeze tube which dispenses product easily without getting messy. Some metal lip tubes I’ve tried end up dispensing too much product once squeezed but this one is well designed so there’s no excess.


Update: a few color comparisons in case you like the color of Bite’s Champagne but want more color in a gloss, left to right: NARS Orgasm (new formula), Chanel Twinkle Glossimer, MAC Nymphette, Bite Champagne, Chanel Bon Bon 73 Glossimer (discontinued):

Bottom line love. The Agave Lip Mask in Champagne is currently exclusive to Sephora where I ordered mine. I’ll have a roundup of lip balms I have in rotation in the next couple weeks but this one has made it into my top 5 picks.
Have you tried anything from Bite Beauty? Do you have the Original or Champagne Agave Lip Masks? What did you think?

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  • This lip mask is on my wish list since the original came out, but I tried it in store (not on my lips ewww, just my hand) and it felt too tacky for me. Was it a bad batch? To me it was as tacky than MAC lipglasses, and thicker.

    • The lip mask is on the thicker side but on the lips it's not tacky. It feels thick but smooth. I understand not wanting to try the testers in the store (I don't like trying them either). It's not quite as sticky as MAC but it's still on the thick side. If you're looking for a thinner lip treatment I'd recommend Malin + Goetz, the Bite has barely any color to it.

    • Anonymous

      It feels SOOO sticky on the fingers and I was SOOOO worried about sticky, tacky lips but it is so smooth on the lips and the tackiness is ZERO! My daughter is a product consultant at Sephora and she brought this home one evening. I instantly fell madly in love with the hint of vanilla, creaminess on my lips and hue of color. Best thing about Sephora, if you buy it, take it home and just don't like it, you can get your $$$ back! They guarantee everything they sell will be to your satisfaction!

  • I've tried the original version, but I had massive issues with the packaging. Unfortunately, the tube started getting holes in it, and the product came out of them. This tube looks a little different and I love the idea of a lip treatment that doubles as a gloss, but I'd be a little bit wary of trying it.
    I know that you haven't tried the original, but I'd love an update later after you've been using it for a couple months to see if the tube held up!

    • I've read about the packaging issues on the older packaging. I just looked into the line (like literally 2 weeks ago) so I can't compare the old to the new. I will definitely updated after a couple months of use on the packaging.

  • It looks beautiful on you, but I usually stay away from anything with shimmer in it! The original lip mask is on my wishlist though! πŸ™‚

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  • Hi Sabrina,

    How pretty! This reminds me somewhat of NARS O πŸ™‚

    • Hi Dovey – it does have a NARS o-ish feel, I updated the post with comparisons for reference πŸ™‚

    • Gorgeous swatches, as always — looks like the 'champagne' aspect of Bite Champagne is really brought out in your comparisons!

  • Looks gorgeous on your lips!

    • Thank you! It's really really sheer though.

  • Anonymous

    I heard they had updated the packaging, the old one would just leak and leak. The Bite lipsticks and lip crayons are great, but I've never tried any of their glosses. They have a great color selection and apparently all their products contain food grade ingredients.

    • Their lip crayons look so fun but I haven't looked into them in full yet, will definitely be playing with the line some more in upcoming Sephora trips which seem to happen quite frequently these days lol.

  • Jo

    I love this lip treatment! It looks super pretty on my lips and helps hydrate and heal my lips. It gives my lips a lovely sheen. I have the clear as well and like that too. I use that overnight with no issues. The clear is a bit thicker and more occlusive that this shimmer balm. I have been so impressed with both of these products that I tried one of the BB lipsticks/glosses and it is amazing. I bought Suede which I have seen described as a pinky/brown but to me it looks more purple. It is very flattering on me. The formula is superb. Long lasting and hydrating. It is balm-like in texture. I'm very happy with the Bite prodcuts I've tried.

  • This looks amazing – I'm so glad they changed the packaging. I'm surprised you haven't tried their lipsticks yet, they go on really pigmented and smoothly – you should definitely check them out next!

    • I will definitely check them out πŸ™‚

  • This is definitely on my wish list. I'm really glad they use more natural ingredients since we consume a lot of what is on our lips even if we don't think we do. The color looks really great on you!

    I have their matte lip crayon in violet and it is really pigmented, creamy and pretty hydrating. You should definitely check it out!

    • Thanks for the recs Nida! I agree I'm happy about the ingredients although I don't always check with other brands.

  • I love this too and while it's thick I don't find it tacky, definitely nothing like MAC lipglasses. The only problem I have is getting it out of the tube! I really have to squeeze it for a little to come out. I'd still buy this again though. πŸ™‚

    • I found I had to squeeze a bit harder than most tubes, but it was still easy for me. I actually like that the tube is a bit stiff so it doesn't fly out of the tube lol.

  • I get good results with Jack Black for less than eight dollars, so I'll just stick with that. If this brand would put this in different packaging, I would consider it. I've seen too many people have their tube broken because of the packaging.

    • I love Jack Black, my husband loves it too πŸ™‚

    • This packaging is actually different than the original and that is why I got it. I just love it at the moment. I have never had a lip balm that lasts this long on the lips. Packaging doesn't leak at all!

  • michelle

    Count me as one who has chronically dry, peeling lower lip (to the point I am concerned I may have something wrong) and has literally tried every product (cheap to very pricey) on the market only to finally call this one HG material! I have the original in the metal pkg (2 tubes; one in bathroom and one on desk. I also squeeze some into a small BB sample jar for next to my bed and in my purse) and I use it morning, noon and night due to my chronic, dry, peeling lips. It is fantastic under lipstick as a base and not sticky. I do not have the leaky tube issues I've read about on Sephora reviews but agree it is a tough, slow, hard squeeze esp. in the wintertime. I actually like that though as it only takes the TINIEST smidge to cover the lips and this package distributes just what I need. I haven't tried the new shimmer version but I don't think I will because I tend to cover it up anyway and I have some personal concerns about lip products with shimmer causing even more dryness to my awfully chapped lips! I also LOVE BITE lip products; lipstick and glosses are fantastic and the ingredients are incredible. I have even heard you can go to their new B&M shops (NYC, maybe LA?) and have your own tube made to order. Fun!

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts michelle! glad to know this has made your HG list. I have read about the NYC shop which sounds like so much fun! I don't know if there is one anywhere else but I keep checking, would love to visit the store someday.

  • I just got the Bite Agave Champagne lip treatment and I love it as well! Some lip balms eventually make my lips even drier but this one is actually moisturizing. I'll definitely be picking up the original one soon.