Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Product Review -- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

I don't think that I ever got around to reviewing them on this blog, but I was a pretty big fan of the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks.

It was a nice, creamy formula that felt and looked lovely on the lips, and came in a lot of interesting shades (For example, I don't have anything in my collection that's similar to Cava, my very favorite color in the collection).

So I was understandably bummed when I heard that Bite Beauty was discontinuing the line -- and just as curious to try the formula that was replacing them, the Amuse Bouche Lipsticks.

The first thing that I noticed about them was that the packaging was pretty much identical to the Luminous Creme Lipsticks. The tube is a rubberized dark charcoal/black plastic with a neat little curve at the top that sort of mimics the lipstick bullet.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Sugar Cane and Sake

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks 
According to Bite Beauty, the lipsticks are designed to deliver "extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear."

I think the formula meets most of those claims -- it's definitely creamy, and feel really nice and comfortable on the lips. While they're not drying, saying their "extremely" moisturizing seems a bit... well, extreme to me. They are hydrating to a certain degree, but they're not going to replace your favorite lip balm or treatment product.

The main difference that I notice between the Amuse Bouche Lipsticks and the Luminous Creme Lipsticks is that the former feel like they have a slightly thicker texture. That's a good thing in my book because I feel like they have a longer wear time as a result.

The Luminous Creme Lipsticks seem to have a shinier finish too -- I suppose that's the whole "luminous" thing at play. I'd describe the Amuse Bouche Lipsticks' finish as satin -- it's not particularly shiny, but it's not a flat matte either.

I purchased two shades: Sugarcane, a light blue-based pink, and Sake, a mid-tone dusty mauve.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Sugar Cane (l.) and Sake (r.)

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Sugar Cane (l.) and Sake (r.)
I'm very picky when it comes to pink lipsticks -- they're usually too bright or too light for my tastes -- but Sugarcane is a very pretty, wearable shade that I've been wearing a ton.

Still, Sake is probably my favorite of the two. It's a darker shade that's still flattering on my super fair skin. I think it would work for darker skin tones too, though, so it's a pretty universal shade.

All in all, I really like these lipsticks, and definitely see at least a few more shades in my future.

The lipsticks retail for $26 each, and are available at Sephora.

Have you tried the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks? Which shades are your favorites?

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