Not being able to wear or buy makeup when I was a teenager (gotta love strict parents) has really turned me into a makeup hoarder.
I feel like I am making up for all the things I didn't have when I was a teen. My favorite item to buy? Lipsticks! I currently have two makeup bags stuffed with lipsticks, but I'm still not satisfied. For the longest time I've been on the hunt for the perfect nude.
I recently learned that you can customize your own lipstick at New York City's Bite Beauty Lip Lab, so I ran right over and got to mixing.
Bite Beauty Lip Labs are open to the public in Toronto, New York, and San Francisco. Lipstick addicts can choose from two packages:
CUSTOM LIPSTICK: Customize a pigment that's already carried in the Bite Lip Lab by adding the scent and finish of your choosing. Price: $55 for one lipstick or $80 for two.
BESPOKE LIPSTICK: A lab expert mixes pigments until you find your unique shade. You can also add a scent and select from a matte, glossy, or sheer finish. Price: $150 for two lipsticks.
She measured out the pigments and went H.A.M. with a small spatula.
The next step was to mix the pigment with the matte balm I had selected.
After a few seconds of mixing, she decanted the pigment into molds.
Five minutes later, the lipsticks were ready!
Seeing her fit the lipsticks in the packaging was so satisfying.
I was so excited to have control over a custom lip color. The staff and location were lovely and I would definitely recommend any makeup lover to try it out. The only downside of the lipstick is that the matte finish doesn't feel matte at all. I guess you can't win them all.