What’s this? I have a Friday post? But you thought I had just said I’m going to be doing a T&TH schedule? Oh right I did! T&TH will be all my nail related posts but makeup/beauty related posts will go up on Fridays. However, as of now I am not committing to posting beauty posts every Friday…yet hehehe
Now, with that out of the way, lets move on to actual content!
I’m a recently new fan of BITE, this past November I found out that I’d be heading out to NYC for a work conference. The second immediately after booking my flight, I made an appointment at the BITE Lip Lab in SOHO. At the Lip Lab you are paired with one of the lab consultants and are given the opportunity to create an amazing customized lipstick. Its a total 100% experience and I recommend it to any makeup lover. Although I do warn you, its a pricey experience, but as a makeup junkie, I gladly threw my money at them! If you’re interested in a post about the process, let me know! I took lots of pictures 😀
Now depending on whether or not you obsess with the beauty industry, you may or may not know that earlier this year BITE Beauty announced that they would be discontinuing their much loved Luminous Creme Lipstick line in early February and that it would be replaced with a new line. Lipstick fans were confused. Why? BITE’s Luminous Creme lipsticks were coveted, holy grail status to many! Why was BITE fixing something that was not broken?
Enter Bite’s Amuse Bouche line
I was so excited when Influenster announced that they were launching a new campaign and even more excited when I found out I was part of it! Influenster had not one, not two, but THREE FULL SIZED LIPSTICKS for this campaign!! I was INSANELY happy to be receiving these!
The shades that were sent out were Pepper, Gazpacho, and Beetroot. The packaging of these lipsticks is essentially the same as the old packaging. A beautiful dark matte gray and a slightly slanted/dented cap. This is one thing I really find adorable about BITE, their lipstick caps kind of mimic how your lipstick wears. In the lab you can select your cap, do you wear the tip flat? A perfect slant? Or do you dent it ever so slightly? I personally find the dented slant to be my favorite.
But what about the actual product? This is straight from the Sephora website:
What it is:
A collection of high-impact lipsticks in dimensional shades that have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.
What it does:
Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
With its sole focus on lips, Bite Beauty proves you don’t have to sacrifice performance for a product made from nature. Their lip products are created with natural and food-grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. They do not contain petrochemicals and are certified gluten-free.
Bite Lipsticks are made with food grade ingredients and 12 edible oils, sounds pretty tasty, hu? While I’m not sure about the “beauty that’s better for you” claim, I can say these lipsticks smell DIVINE! They smell like a wonderful citrus heaven that I cannot get enough of! Sometimes, I don’t have to reapply, but I want to, just to get a little whiff of that yummy goodness. But don’t fret, if you don’t like citrus or scents in your lipsticks, the smell doesn’t linger after application. Its only the bullet that carries the citrus fresh scent.
Side note, these lipsticks taste pretty good too.
First up we have Pepper, a muted dusty rose color, everything you look for in the trending nude lip. This color was gorgeously opaque with just one coat and has a semi-matte finish. On a personal note, this is the color I was most excited to receive and try out! I am always on the hunt for a perfect MLBB shade, so seeing this on the roster had me wiggling in my seat.
Next is Gazpacho, a true classic red with blue cool undertones. This is the type of color when you want to help you pull together a classically sophisticated look. This lipstick was also gorgeously opaque with just one coat and has a semi-matte finish.
Lastly, we have Beetroot, a nice rich raspberry red with some cool magenta pink undertones. This is a bit more of a statement color compared to the other two. The color is a bit darker in the tube and requires more than one pass to build up the intensity. I highly recommend two coats of this lipstick (as seen in the photo), one might be a little patchy, especially if you’re lips aren’t all smooth and exfoliated. The finish is also a semi-matte finish
Overall, my impressions of this new formula from BITE Beauty is that it’s rave worthy. While many will mourn the loss of the Luminous Creme line, I feel like we are not at a loss. Two out of the three lipsticks I tried can certainly be considered one swipe lipsticks, and I can’t fault the darkest color for needing two coats. Dark colors almost always require a second pass to even out.
The formula is moisturizing without feeling overly thick and heavy on the lips. The Amuse Bouche lipstick feels like it hugs your lips. I don’t feel like I experienced much feathering with these, however if you are concerned about it, you can always opt to pair them with a lip liner. Additionally, the lipsticks wore off pretty evenly through out the day and both red colors left beautiful stains behind, so even when they did wear off, I didn’t feel overly compelled to reapply immediately.
Of course, since this is a traditional bullet styled lipstick (AKA not a Liquid Lipstick) transfer is going to happen. This will end up on your coffee cup, napkin, and your significant other’s cheeks and lips. But hey, what bullet lipstick doesn’t?
Honestly, I love this line. I haven’t tried any of the Luminous Creme lipsticks and I’m not counting the one I had made in New York since I purchased a matte finish, which if I recall correctly, is a different formulation from their Luminous Creme. I recommend these lipsticks wholeheartedly.
You can find Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipsticks at Sephora for $26, which is in the mid price point for mid-range brands and certainly on the lower price range of high end lipsticks. I think everyone should have at least 1 or 2 amazingly formulated lipsticks and these are worth the investment. Also even if you’re not comfortable spending $26 on a lipstick, you can always pick one up during Sephora’s sales (spring one is coming up btw!).
I know I’ll probably be picking up another one in the future. I’m looking at you Chai!
So what do you think? Any of these colors catch your eye? Let me know!
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes. However, all opinions are 100% mine and honest. For more information please view my Disclaimer page or reach out to me via my contact form.