I only get roses on birthdays and the occasional Valentine’s Day, so when I received Bite Beauty’s Limited-Edition Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, I knew it was a special occasion. Almost too pretty to use, the palette features 12 different hues of pink and red lip glosses, inspired by the colors found in a bouquet of roses. Obviously, I needed to test them all out one by one.
Price: Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, $49, Available at Sephora
Application: Each tube has a soft tip applicator that feels smooth against the lips. The gloss is relatively thick, so you may need to dip the wand multiple times to complete one application.
And just as it goes on, that’s how it comes off. It’s thick, so it takes quite a few wipes of makeup remover to remove. Not a bad thing if you’re looking for long-lasting color!
Overall: There wasn’t a color in this palette that I didn’t think was 100 percent wearable. I actually would have purchased all of these colors individually, but glosses #2, #9 and #11 were my favorites with my skin and lip tone. This set is perfect for spring, because the lighter, more neutral hues are ideal for daytime, and the brighter, bolder colors can be worn out at night. Even gloss #12, which looked purple and is definitely not my “style” looked great on, thanks to the somewhat sheer coloring when applied. The only con I found was that the gloss is more tacky than it is silky, so it’s not very easily spreadable. But if you’re in need of a high-gloss lip color that’s staying put, you’ve met your match.