Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks
Bite Beauty Braised Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium-dark brick red with warm, orange undertones and a glossy sheen. It had rich, opaque coverage with a light-medium thick consistency that went on smoothly and evenly. The color lasted for seven and a half hours, was hydrating, and left a stain behind. Really, the only downside is the fact that isn’t at all matte. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy. Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is less glossy. NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is darker. Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is less pigmented, less glossy. NARS Leslie (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is less glossy. NARS VIP Red (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy. Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Temper (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Bite Beauty Candied Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, glide-on texture that sat well on the lips while keeping them hydrating over the six and a half hours it lasted. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is glossier. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is warmer. NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is brighter. MAC Barbecue (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy. Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $36.00) is lighter. MAC Steam Heat (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is less glossy. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is brighter, less glossy. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Bite Beauty Mulled Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is the same shade as Black Cherry from the U.S.-exclusive Frozen Berries collection. NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty Saboteur (132) (P, $30.00) is lighter. NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is warmer. Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is . Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is darker. Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
FORMULA SUMMARY | Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to leave a “velvet, soft focus finish” with “highly pigmented, moisturizing wearable color” that is also “longwearing.” If you’re not a fan of mattes, don’t fret, these aren’t really matte (and if you’re a fan of matte, you might want to keep looking). There are five shades, and all of them have a satin or glossier finish (two are pretty glossy). The glossier the shade, the more poorly it applied with streaky, uneven coverage that was prone to feathering along the edges of the natural lip, while the more satiny shades were more pigmented with more even application and longer, better wear. On me, I found the formula to be lightly to moderately hydrating with wear ranging between four and seven hours. The formula has a sweet, maple scent with a very subtle, almost sweet taste. These are exclusive to Canada.
P.S. — Big thanks to Julie over at Swatch & Review for helping me buy these! 🙂