A couple of weeks ago, I was on holiday in Toronto with my husband celebrating his 30th birthday. Obviously we had to find time for some beauty while we were there, and I’d been told to visit the Bite Lip Lab on Queen’s Street – one of the city’s best spots for shopping.
I booked myself in to create two of my very own lipsticks, one in pale pink and one in a signature red. I was really excited as how often do you get the chance to customise your own makeup? With prosecco in hand, I sat and watched a Bite Lip Lab expert mix a range of tones on a clear plastic sheet. During this process, she passed the colour to me on a small application stick so I could try it on and suggest amendments. She then wrote each shade on the sheet so that at the end of the process I could take a quick photo, and keep the formula of my lipstick for future orders.
Not only do you get to create a shade of lipstick perfect for you, you also get to choose the texture – luminous, matte and sheer – and finally the fragrance which is added right at the end.
Once I was pleased with both of my pink and red lipsticks, my Bite Lip Lab expert placed them in a mould where they are cooled and set over several stages. The colour was then checked once more before it was decanted into my own initialled packaging – a final surprise which made it even more special.
The service is available in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and San Jose and is well worth a visit if you’re away on holiday, or indeed reading overseas! Here’s a few snaps from my appointment…oh, and one of me wearing my new favourite red lippie!