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Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream
Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream ($28.00 for 0.26 fl. oz.) is described as a “berry purple.” It’s a rich, medium-dark berry-purple with cool undertones and a soft shine. MAC Pure Heroine (LE, $16.00) is darker, purpler, less berry. MAC Feel My Pulse (LE, $16.00) is lighter, muted. MAC Violetta (P, $16.00) is shimmery, purpler, brighter. MAC Strong Woman (LE, $16.00) is darker, purpler, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I’ve reviewed a few shades from the formula previously (see them here), and when Sephora had their last sale, I couldn’t resist trying a few more. The formula is supposed to be a “cream-to-powder matte lip color” with intense pigmentation. This shade was richly pigmented, applied evenly and smoothly, and wore well for six hours while also leaving behind a stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me, and the finish doesn’t wear down to matte for two to three hours. The consistency is light-medium in weight (noticeable but not heavy), lightly creamy, and has a herbal-ish scent that is detectable from the applicator but not really when worn.

Now, something happened with the packaging on this particular tube, because I had it resting on my hallway banister, along with a couple of other shades, and when I went to put it away, it had leaked — there is a berry-stain in the shape of the tube as a result, which I greatly look forward to removing the paint and repainting. I can’t imagine what kind of damage this might have done if it had leaked in a makeup bag, purse, etc. I checked, and the cap was on securely, and it seemed to have stopped leaking color and oil (the two separated during the leaking process). I moved it over clear plastic, and it didn’t seem to leak any more, but the liquid in the tube is much more of a creamy paste as a result. Also, the doe-foot applicator arrived bent/partially snapped. I haven’t had either of these issues with any of the other shades I have (six in all), and I purchased all of mine online at Sephora, which suggests this is unusual, not the norm, but I hope it is very, very rare.

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream Burgundy
Burgundy
Burgundy
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Bite Beauty Damask & Crimson Deconstructed Rose Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick
Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a recently released set of four shades (I reviewed two here, and this post features the other two shades) “inspired by the ever-changing color of a rose.” They’re creamy, light-medium in weight, richly pigmented, hydrating, and wear well. The formula is rose-scented, but I didn’t have any issues with taste. In all honesty, the formula didn’t really seem any different from the Luminous Creme lipstick, but an attempt to read through the ingredient list on this one (which is difficult to read on this packaging), while it is similar to the Luminous Creme, doesn’t appear to be exactly the same.

Bite Beauty Damask Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rosy pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a glossy shine. This one seemed glossier than the other shades, but it still applied evenly and smoothly with full color coverage. This shade lasted for four hours on me. Sephora Collection Flamingo (LE, $12.50) is lighter, brighter. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is warmer, less pink. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is slightly warmer. Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is pinker, matte. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is darker, warmer. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is very similar. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. Chanel Hyde Park (LE, $34.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Crimson Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted dark purple.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark berry-red with cool, blue undertones. It’s one of those shades that seems red, fuchsia, plum, and berry all at the same time. It had rich, opaque pigmentation and applied very evenly and smoothly to the lip without streaking or settling into lip lines. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is lighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is darker, sheerer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $21.00) is slightly cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is brighter, more matte. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is slightly brighter. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is darker. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Lush Life (P, $22.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick Damask
Damask
Damask
A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick Crimson
Crimson
Crimson
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Bite Beauty Centifolia & Grandifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick
Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a recently released set of four shades (two included in this post, two I’ll review shortly!) “inspired by the ever-changing color of a rose.” They’re creamy, light-medium in weight, richly pigmented, hydrating, and wear well. The formula is rose-scented, but I didn’t have any issues with taste. In all honesty, the formula didn’t really seem any different from the Luminous Creme lipstick, but an attempt to read through the ingredient list on this one (which is difficult to read on this packaging), while it is similar to the Luminous Creme, doesn’t appear to be exactly the same.

Bite Beauty Centifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted peach.” It’s a light-medium, muted peach-orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without gathering into the vertical lines of the lip. This shade wore well for four hours, which is about average, and it was the shortest-wearing of the four shades. Sephora Collection Samba (LE, $12.50) is brighter, warmer. Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is darker, rosier. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is slightly more matte, darker. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. MAC Razzledazzler (LE, $16.00) is lighter, sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Grandifolia Deconstructed Rose Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fiery red.” It’s a vibrant, orange-red with warm undertones and a luminous shine. The color payoff is intense–extremely rich and full coverage in a single pass. The color lasted for six hours and left behind a warm, reddish stain. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is similar. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is more orange. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is matte. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is very similar. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is more orange. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is matte. Guerlain Genna (LE, $51.00) is a touch darker. Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick Centifolia
Centifolia
Centifolia
A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lipstick Grandifolia
Grandifolia
Grandifolia
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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MAC x Lorde Pure Heroine Lipstick , Comparisons

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick
MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick

MAC Pure Heroine Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep plum [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a slightly muted, purple-plum with subtle warm undertones and a glossy sheen. MAC Punk Couture (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Potent Fig (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Violetta (P, $16.00) is shimmery, brighter. MAC Strong Woman (LE, $16.00) is slightly more muted, more matte. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a limited edition shade that will be available online in North America on June 5th (select stores will also have it), and later in July for international locations. For those that feared it was going to be too similar to MAC Heroine, it’s not; and those who thought it might be like MAC Punk Couture, it’s not. It’s almost a mix of the two, with the warmer, pinky-plum undertones of Heroine with more of the depth and darkness of Punk Couture. The lipstick had more slip than I’d expect from an Amplified finish, and the coverage was mostly opaque but had some translucency. The finish was rather glossy, and the color seemed to pull into lip lines and did not apply as evenly as I would have liked. The color lasted for about four hours, and I did have a little feathering outside of my upper lip towards the end. It does leave behind a slight stain as well.

P.S. — Please keep comments focused on the lipstick — condescending remarks about the collaborator, their fans, etc. will not be tolerated.

MAC Lipstick Pure Heroine
Pure Heroine
Pure Heroine
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick
Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “papaya coral.” It’s a brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is more orange. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Firecracker (06) (LE, $49.00) is a touch darker. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is darker. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The formula is supposed to be “semi-sheer” and moisturizing with a “hint of luminescence.” It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the only way I could achieve “semi-sheer” color is if I only applied color to the bottom lip, then pressed my lips together, and used a lip brush to even it out–which is really how one might get sheerer coverage out of any fuller coverage formula. For some, this might be a happy accident, for others, it may make this shade to bold or rich. The consistency is lightly creamy, a bit emollient, so it glides on easily and applies the color evenly, but it’s not thick or heavy on. It lasted for five hours on me, and it left behind a soft stain, though it was just lightly hydrating for me.

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen Lipstick Jungle Queen
Jungle Queen
Jungle Queen
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush
YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

YSL Corail Affranchi (07) Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a soft, muted medium orange with warm undertones and a gold micro-shimmer that translates into a satiny finish. YSL Orange Fougueux (04) (P, $40.00) is darker. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, powder. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, redder. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is powder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Irresistible (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, powder. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Frivole (P, $43.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (Here are some lip color comparisons.)

The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush formula is a liquid product that can be used on cheeks or on lips. What I’ve been liking about it primarily is really that it can be worn on lips without leaving them feeling like they’ve been through a war, and that they apply well and wear nicely on cheeks, too. A product that is designed for both of these things and that can actually do both well is difficult to find! The texture is thin, velvety, and gel-like all at the same time, and it feels creamy and slightly emollient initially, but it quickly (20-30 seconds) turns to a powder-like texture and finish on the cheeks that’s easy to blend. However, on lips, it retains a glossiness that lingers for two to three hours, before it wears down to more of a slight sheen. This shade had rich, intense pigmentation whether used on cheeks or lips, and a little goes a long way as a blusher. As a lip color, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, and as a cheek color, it wore well for eight and a half hours. It has a sweet, mango and grape scent but no discernible taste.

YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush Corail Affranchi (07)

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