BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural

The BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural has been on my wish list for a little while. I’ve heard many raves about it so finally picked it up during the Sephora VIB sale:
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It retails for $36 CAD for 15g of product, and is made in Canada.

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As you know this is the week of bad reviews so I’ll cut to the chase – I was less than impressed with this lip balm that everyone touts as a miracle product. I bought this with the intention of using it as a nighttime lip balm.  I had been using the C.O. Bigelow Supreme 2X Lip Shine for ages but I was curious to try something different.
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The tube has a safety seal that needs to be pierced with the cap prior to using, like old-fashioned toothpaste tubes.
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The consistency of the product is a very thick balm but not sticky. It’s a yellow colour but applies essentially clear to the lips.  There’s a slight sweet smell and taste but nothing readily identifiable – I guess it’s the agave nectar?  I found it a bit waxy but it does seem to penetrate and provide hydration to the lips. However, I do not find it to provide a long lasting protective barrier like the C.O. Bigelow does. When I use this, by the morning, the product has disappeared off my lips, whereas the C.O. Bigelow is still fully coating my lips.
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What really gave me pause was that I felt a bit of a tingly sensation on my lips when I used the BITE Agave lip mask, so I checked the ingredients:

Lanolin, Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) Nectar, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Flavor, Vanillin, Siraitia Grosvenori (Monk Fruit), Vanilla Tahitensis (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Trans-Resveratrol, Vitis Vinefera (Grape) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps the lanolin as it is not something I’ve used often before – I’ve learned that some people are sensitive to it. It wasn’t a full blown reaction, but it just felt itchy and uncomfortable instead of a soothing or feeling of relief when wearing this lip balm.

The final straw was after just THREE uses, the darn tube busted open at the bottom!!!
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At first I thought I accidentally smeared the lip mask on my hand but then I realized it was oozing out the wrong end when I was squeezing it out to apply to my lips.  The entire length of the end had split open. I’ve read that people advise to warm the tube up in the hands or with a hair dryer first before using. I ain’t got no time for that! I kept the tube at room temperature in my washroom cabinet – there shouldn’t be such a struggle to squeeze the product out. What a disappointment.
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I’m bringing this back to Sephora. Not exchanging it, I’m just returning it and getting my money back (this is why I rushed to get this review up so I can go return this darn thing!)  The formula is way too thick for this tube format, BITE Beauty should really consider putting this into a pot instead or improving the material used for the tube.  For $36, I’d think they would use some premium grade, bust-proof plastic, c’mon!

Pros:
• Contains natural high quality ingredients
• Smells and tastes nice
• Emollient, non-sticky formula

Cons:
• Doesn’t last as long as I like
• Packaging fail
• Possible allergy to product
• Expensive

Stash Worthiness: 2/10

I know this is all personal preference because this product is well reviewed online, but it just wasn’t for me – I’ll stick to my $8 tube of C.O. Bigelow instead.  Have you tried this, what did you think? What lip balm do you use at night before bed?

53 thoughts on “BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural

  1. Have you seen it in my VIB sale Haul ?!!! Nope … But I did get it too and the same thing happened and I got so upset I rushed to Sephora to get my money back.
    I bought back a Rosebud Salve (7.50$) and quite frankly it’s as good 🙂
    The girl at Sephora told me that a lot of people were transferring the product in a small container … Heu! for 36$ there is no way I would consider doing this 😏

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    1. Yeah I was wondering if bought this or not! I can`t believe this happened to you too! I guess we have STRONG fingers, squeezing the tube? 😛 And yeah right, I’m going to spend my time transferring this into a jar – good try! (I like your phrase “Heu” – is that a French thing!)
      I’ve not tried the Rosebud Salve – I’ll have to look into that.

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  2. WOOOW. For $36 it really should apply ITSELF to your lips, lol. But honestly, I can’t believe the package split. I’ve been curious about this for awhile now but really that’s just terrible workmanship for the money. I’ll have to look up the C.O. Bigelow one you use and see if it’s CF (that name always makes me laugh, lol. It reminds me of jigalow, hahahaha).

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    1. I know, right? It should whisper sweet nothings in my ear for that price!!! Haha I know Bigelow is funny. So is the name Dr Dennis Gross. GROSS. I guess they didn’t choose the name they were born with.
      But yes, try the C.O. Bigelow one, I swear by that stuff and have gotten others hooked on it too!

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  3. I’ve been curious about this product since it came out since it gets rave reviews, but the negative reviews have stopped me from buying it so far. A lot of people say this is way too thick and sticky, so it’s good that was a non-issue for you.
    The packaging busting open at the bottom seems to be a common problem – I thought they would have fixed this by now! Boo.
    Definitely worth taking back to Sephora and getting your $36 back!

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    1. It’s thick and I wouldn’t call it sticky, it’s more of a waxy texture. There’s no “slip” in the sense that you can’t rub your lips back and force against each other like you would with other lip balms. Maybe that’s what people consider as sticky. I just don’t get why they can’t fix the tube issue… seems like an easy fix really!

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  4. I have and I really like it, but I do remember thinking I got a defective tube because it felt rock hard in my hand. I just love that a little goes a long way with it, and the feeling of it when it’s applied and warm.

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  5. I’ve tried all 3 versions of this lip mask and I liked it. I liked putting it on before bed and let it sink into my lips overnight. I didn’t have a reaction to it.

    I love the rosebud salve and the minted rose lip balm (they’re by the same brand). Try the Jack Black lip balms sometime if you see them. I looooove them.

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    1. I’m so glad you like them! I did find it sinks into the skin, but my lips didn’t feel any better. And the itchy feeling wasn’t a good sign. I have had the Jack Black lip balm and it was just so so – it was just like vaseline? I’ll look for that Rosebud salve!

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  6. I bought mine for 26 bucks i think which i think is a bit over priced. However, I put this under my colourpop matte lipstick and they dont feel as uncomfortable. when i put it on over night , i do not wake up with spectacular lips so maybe i have to try it with a treatment. sorry to hear it was like a banana and spilt on you. lol

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  7. We don’t get Bite beauty in the UK but i’ve heard so much about this lip mask! Shame it didn’t work out! The consistency looks really strange, very thick! Also how annoying that the tube burst!

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  8. I received a sample of this from Jen, so I can’t say much about the packaging but I have heard about people having these types of experiences. As for the product itself, I liked it but it’s so not worth the money if you ask me. I didn’t feel it hydrated enough.

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  9. That is a tragedy! 😦 I think lanolin is definitely not for everyone. I have the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (unscented version) which also has lanolin and I love it and us it as a lip and cuticle balm, but it definitely has a distinct aroma/texture and some people are also sensitive to lanolin as an ingredient. The burst packaging sucks though! I hope that doesn’t happen to my beloved Maple Agave Lip Mask.

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    1. Oh see, I hate the EA 8 hr cream – stinky stinky stuff! I didn’t react to that one but I just could not handle the smell of that right under my nose.
      I really hope your Maple one doesn’t burst! Although, Ingrid’s did – her was the Maple one as well. 😦 Fingers crossed for you!

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  10. This is exactly what I use, although I only use it sometimes and not as a nightly balm, which means that the one tube I bought for $23 last spring still has 2/3 of it left. I don’t notice it making a huge difference when my lips are already doing okay, but if they’re chapped and peeling, then using the Bite Beauty mask overnight makes them look SO much better in the morning. That’s why I fell in love with it. I do find that it can get pretty stiff if your room temperature is below ~60F, though. I have the Smashed Agave version, so it’s a pretty red color instead of yellowy. At first I was disappointed that the normal version wasn’t in stock when I ordered, but now I’m pleased with the red color!

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