Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep, cherry red.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a soft sheen. MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Gwen (LE, $51.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (LE, $32.00) is less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). MAC Runaway Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Absolute Power (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
For this month’s limited color release, we get another quality release, even though I still would love to see a little more risk-taking or originality in the limited releases. The consistency was moderately creamy with some slip and easily glided across lips without tugging, but it didn’t feel or look heavy on nor did I get any feathering or bleeding around the edges while wearing it. The formula was comfortable and lightly hydrating, while the color had mostly opaque coverage (you could still see my lip freckle slightly) and helped lips look a little smoother. It lasted for over six hours, and it left behind a stain.