Bite’s Lip Shine in Sante is a coral pink gloss (Sephora, $20). It’s supposed to “hydrate and illuminate” your lips. I do find it hydrating and very comfortable to wear, and the finish has a nice shine. The color was opaque enough to cover my pigmented lips somewhat – it’s still sheer enough to let some of your natural lip color show through. The wear time on this gloss is better than average for a gloss, even when worn on bare lips (no primer or lipstick to grab onto it). More below the pictures.
As you can see in the lip swatch below, it does have a slight tendency to settle into lip lines, but not as much as many similar formulas. I only noticed it in closeup, and more in between my lips than in the vertical grooves in my lips. Because it has enough slip to move around while you apply it, it’s not easy to get it to apply perfectly evenly. But again, this was only noticeable to me in closeup, and even then wasn’t a big deal. You can see what I’m talking about in the swatch, on the upper left (your left) quadrant of my lip. Note that both of these tendencies disappear if you wear this over a lipstick or over a primer like Too Faced’s Lip Insurance primer. In any case, I didn’t mind it at all – like I said, it was less slippy and sinky than most creamy lip glosses.
The scent is reminiscent of flavored bubblegum – the verdict among the people I asked to sniff it was that it smelled like Bazooka bubblegum, specifically. I felt there was a hint of something synthetic in the scent, but no one else did (and that includes some people who are pretty sensitive to scents). It didn’t bother me at all, and the scent disappears within a minute or two in any case.
The only “negatives” with this gloss didn’t stop me from really liking it. It looks and feels great, and works well over bare lips or a lipstick.