Being a big Youtube fan, I tend to watch the most random videos. After watching a kitten sneezing for an hour, I found a video about Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab in NY.
Hi I’m Ellie and I’m a Youtube addict. Maddey and I haaad to go. This small little shop in trendy SOHO is the place to go!
You get to make your own personal, unique, one of a kind lipstick.
We arrived a tad early for our appointment (1 hour to be precise) they couldn’t fit us in then so we decided to go shopping and come back for our actual time. After being told we look fashionable by a lovely guy wearing a bloody gorgeous leather jacket in Coach we headed back to the Lab. The magic ladies in the lab were ready to go when we rocked up, they sat us down and asked what colours we fancied making.
Ellie wanted a Nudey-pink and a Red…
Maddey wanted a Hot Pink and Red…
The ladies start to mix the colour we described.. after each mix, you test it and decide if you want it darker, lighter more pink etc… and they keep on mixing until you love the colour! There is less chitchat than your average salon appointment but you will have to explain where you are from… “England… Ahh cool like London”…. ermmm yeah ok bbz???? For my nudey-pink four shades were mixed up, the second shade was perfect! I decided I also wanted a Red, finding the perfect red is a challenge so I mixed one up. I wanted a bright(ish) Red, nothing with any orange in. Just underlaying hint pink, a splash of purple.. bish bash bosh. I tried a purple too but I looked ever so strange and I’m defiantly not cool enough to be Wednesday.
Maddey started with the Hot Pink she tried on the three fabulous shades, then moved on to her Red. A christmas red was the muse… a bright, rich, deep red. The ladies started to mix them up. Sadly the pink she had previously had stained her lips which gave the reds a different tint. The red Maddey left with was more of a purple than red but it is a gorgeous colour. A perfect colour for Autumn/Winter. For Maddeys ‘fun’ colour, a Orange was mixed up. A colour has never suited a person more. Mad had to buy it… because the lady that sounded like Lady Gaga said so.
You get to decide on every aspect of your lipstick; the colour, the finish the scent and the packaging. The ladies working are welcoming and more importantly patient. It may have been an expensive experience but we feel that it is worth every penny. I would say don’t go in with a certain colour in your head, realistically you will not leave with this colour. girrrrl that pink ain’t working.
There are two packages you can choose:
Custom: you choose a lipstick, add the scent and finish ($55 for one, $88 for two lipsticks)
Bespoke: the option we chose, you personalise every aspect. ($150 excluding tax for two lipsticks.) As well as the lipsticks you get a scrub, a mask and a primer.
You can always pop to Sephora to try their lipsticks… I would recommend the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick.
If you are heading to NY and fancy it feel free to ask us any questions… just shout hey Siri!
PS. BITE if you are reading this…. think of England… think of us.. WE NEED YOUUUU.