BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Review, Swatches

Thursday, March 10, 2016

BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

I love BITE Beauty. Their lipstick formulas are great, and almost all-natural (they do contain some synthetic dyes), and while they aren't completely Canadian anymore, they still have exclusive Canadian releases. BITE recently replaced their Luminous Creme Lipsticks with the Amuse Bouche* line ($30 CAD each), and I have six shades to share with you!



I have limited experience with the Luminous Creme formula (I have one of the Mix and Mingle duos, but I haven't used it much because I kept misplacing it), but the Amuse Bouche version has a slightly different formula. The latter also has a citrus flavour/scent from "fresh-pressed fruit" vs the fruit punchy scent of the Luminous Cremes. I received the shades Beetroot, Black Truffle, Chai, Gazpacho, Honeycomb, and Spritzer. According to Sephora's listing:

"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. "


BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks


The Amuse Bouche lipsticks are very creamy, and very pigmented. I highly recommend using a lip brush and a lip liner (of the same shade or a clear version) with these, particularly the darker shades. The six shades I received cover a good range from neutral to bright to vampy, and none skimp on the pigment or comfort. They feel very good on the lips; not heavy at all, and what I've come to expect from a high-end lipstick! The packaging is pretty much the same as its predecessor; a dark grey rubberized tube with a "bite" out of the cap, with the name of the shade printed on the bottom of the tube.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot

Beetroot is described as a "bold berry." I think it's the perfect fall/winter berry, and perfect for a night out.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle

Black Truffle, a black violet, is as the name describes and almost completely black. It does require a bit of layering for perfect opacity.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai

Chai is a mauve brown and one of my favourites of the six shades I tried. It's a great everyday, "my lips but better" neutral shade.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a a perfect, true blue-red. I get such a Hollywood red carpet vibe from it!

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb

Honeycomb, a beige nude, is another great everyday neutral. I usually lean towards more pinky nudes, but I really like this shade!

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Spritzer
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Spritzer

Spritzer is described as a "plum rose," but I'd definitely call it more of a lilac shade. It looks terrible on me but the pigmentation and comfort is top-notch. I wish I could rock it because it is really a pretty shade!

My lips have been acting up lately, so I only have arm swatches. I highly recommend checking out Crystal Candy Makeup's review though, which has great lip swatches!


From left to right: Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot, Black Truffle, Chai, Gazpacho, Honeycomb, Spritzer
As for longevity, I get an average of three to four hours with these shades but that is also with eating and drinking. The darker shades do stain (which I like), and can last longer without eating/with light drinking. They all feel wonderful on the lips, and I really want to try more shades now! At $30 CAD each, they aren't cheap, but I do think the formula, pigmentation, and shade selection are worth the extra dough.

You can find BITE's Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in-store and online at Sephora.

Have you tried any Amuse Bouche shades? What's your favourite BITE product?


*Products provided for review. All opinions are my own.

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