You’re probably familiar with Canadian beauty brand Bite, but did you know they have a lip lab where you can make custom lipsticks? We went to check out the Bite Lip Lab on Queen Street in Toronto—one of their three locations (they're also in New York and San Francisco)—to learn about this unique customizable experience.
There are two options available: create a Custom or Bespoke lipstick. Read on to see how it works:
Step 1: Choose a shade from Bite Beauty’s exclusive lip pigments.
Step 2: Choose a glossy sheer, matte creme, or Amuse Bouche finish.
Step 3: Choose an all-natural scent—cherry, mint, vanilla, citrus mango, violet, coconut, wild berry, or fresh citrus.
Step 4: A Lip Lab artist will then custom mix a few different options in the desired shade range for you to try on so you can find your perfect custom colour. We went with a sheer nude pink for summer!
Step 5: Once you have chosen your colour, the lab artist will heat the mixture and pour it into a metal bullet form.
The form then sits on a super cold metal flat top freezer where it chills for 7 to 8 minutes. Once the lipstick has cooled and solidified, the Lip lab artist will open the top of the form and set the lipstick into the bullet casing. Et voila, you have your very own customized lipstick!
The Bespoke option is similar to the Custom option except instead of choosing a pigment in Step 1, a Lip Lab artist will help you create a unique shade to your exact specifications.
The Lip Lab will take walk-ins for custom lipstick creation but this depends on what their schedule looks like, so it’s best to make an appointment as things can book up quickly.
All of Bite’s regular line of products as well as some exclusive lip kits are also available at the Lip Lab, so if you don’t want to go the custom route then you can always stop in and shop the regular range!
What is your dream color? Share with us what you'd dream up at the Bite Lip Lab!