Making Custom Lipsticks at Bite Lip Lab: Worth It?

I'm a lipstick fiend. I own way too many and I am not close to stopping my collection anytime soon. I knew the next step up would be creating my own personal, custom lipstick, something that is offered at the Bite Lip Lab in Toronto. I could go there, make two lipsticks of my choice, and feel comfortable that no one else on the planet would have those colours. 

It was a very cool process. I was teamed with a Bite lab tech, and she showed me the various pigments I had to work with. We decided on a vintage rose and a deep berry as my two colours and she scooped and smeared til we agreed on the perfect shades.

The two shades on the right with the hearts next to them are the two I ended up creating.

The two shades on the right with the hearts next to them are the two I ended up creating.

I went with my best friend, another self-professed lipstick junkie and we both enjoyed ourselves immensely. However, as fun as it was to create something new, I'm pretty sure I own colours pretty similar to what I ended up creating. And the price? Yeesh. I understand that custom colours should cost more than a mass-produced colour, but still, after walking out, I felt that I had dropped a bit more than what I really wanted to. Overall, the experience did not match the price. I may have two unique colours, but I probably could have found similar shades elsewhere for a far cheaper price.

The end result.

The end result.