Bite Beauty Shade 005 (“Lavender Thistle”) Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 005 (“Lavender Thistle”) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “hazy lilac.” It’s a light-medium, muted lavender with gray overtones and subtle cool, pink undertones in a natural finish. NYX Playdate (P, $6.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, more matte. MAC Notice Me (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Olivier (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler-toned, matte. NARS Dominique (P, $32.00) is slightly pinker, more opaque, darker. MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Illamasqua Posture (P, $24.00) is grayer, more matte. MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Lavender Whip (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
The Creme Deluxe formula is supposed to be their higher-end, luxury-level lipstick, though I personally can’t say that these are better than their Luminous Creme lipstick (which is fantastic). This limited edition shade sold out quite quickly once released, but hopefully some of the dupes will help those who weren’t able to snag one. The texture is lighter-weight and thinner and seems a little less emollient in comparison to the Luminous Creme formula with this shade. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, so the natural lip color will come through and may make this shade lean pinker or redder, depending on what tones you find in your natural lip color. It applies somewhat evenly, and honestly, it looked even when I looked in the mirror, but the close-up shot shows that it’s not quite even in some places. On me, this shade lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.