Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Bite Beauty Cin Cin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cin Cin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cin Cin Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “tropical coral.” It’s a very slightly muted, medium orange with a hint of red and a soft sheen. It had full color coverage, and the finish of this shade wasn’t quite as glossy as some of the other shades in the range, but there’s still some shine so it isn’t matte. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and comfortable to wear for the five and a half hours the color lasted. It was nicely moisturizing while I wore it. Bite Beauty’s lipsticks have a lemony/herbal scent to me but no discernible taste. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is a touch darker. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is more matte, redder. Bite Beauty Clementine (LE, $24.00) is more orange, brighter. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is similar. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is lighter. MAC Booyah (LE, $18.00) is more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Musk Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “pink brown.” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug or drag on the lips. It seems mostly neutral in tone, possibly leaning cooler on pinker complexions and warmer on yellower complexions. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me and was moderately hydrating while worn. MAC Pure Pout (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Spice (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Shanghai Spice (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Incognito (P, $31.00) is a touch lighter. Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Vigne Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia berry.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. There’s a little raspberry-ish coloring to it–so it’s not as bold or as vibrant as true fuchsia, nor as blue based, so if you’ve ever felt like fuchsia was too hard to wear, a color like this may be a better fit. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly without dragging or tugging during application. This color wore well for five hours and was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is brighter, darker. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Incorrigible (08) (LE, $49.00) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, more muted. Chanel Fougueuse (138) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) (P, $8.95) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $32.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is warmer. NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is more matte. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “vibrant orchid.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-purple with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous finish. This is one of the least pigmented lipsticks I’ve tried by Bite, and even the consistency is thinner and less creamy compared to other shades. It wore for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. The formula has a slightly lemon/herbal scent to me but no discernible taste. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is more opaque, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $21.00) is pinker. MAC Steady Going (LE, $16.00) is more matte, more opaque. Revlon Cupcake (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is lighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is more opaque, brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is pinker. MAC Pink Popcorn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Violet Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “magenta violet.” It’s a bright, neon magenta fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage in a single pass. The consistency was creamy, comfortable to wear, and glided on without ever tugging on the lips. The formula was hydrating while worn, had a faint lemony/herbal scent, and lasted for six hours. It left behind a pinkish stain that lingered for another two hours or so. This is a shade that was unique years ago, but this year, we have seen many iterations. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter, lighter. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (LE, $7.49) is less magenta. MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is slightly darker, more matte. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Violet

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Powerful (220) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, blue pink.” It’s a medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a light sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, while the consistency was creamy and slightly thicker than other shades in the range. It wore well for four hours, which is shy of the six-hour wear claimed, though it was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear during that time. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is shimmery. Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is brighter. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Dynamic (410) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone, warm neutral.” It’s a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had full color coverage, and the consistency of the formula was light-medium in weight, lightly creamy, and easy to apply. It lasted for five hours on me, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is sheerer. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is brighter, pinker. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Saga (P, $34.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

You can see my original review on the formula here. You can see all the shades I’ve reviewed here.

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Monday, May 26th, 2014

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (420) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “rich rose.” It’s a muted, rosy coral with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had fully opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply, due to the lightly creamy, glide-on consistency of the formula. The lipstick wore five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating while worn. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is lighter.Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is warmer. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is warmer, shimmery, brighter. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is pinker, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is slightly pinker, more matte. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is slightly warmer. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (240) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant, fuchsia-red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade lasted for six and a half hours and left behind a pink stain. The formula was moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is similar. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $21.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is more matte, cooler-toned. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is slightly warmer. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is warmer, matte. Urban Decay Catfight (P, $22.00) is warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

You can see my original review on the formula here. You can see all the shades I’ve reviewed here.

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Impassioned (330) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright vibrant orange.” It’s a medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, fully opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy but didn’t feather over the six-hour wear time. It was lightly moisturizing while worn. Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker, redder. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is slightly redder. Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is brighter. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is similar. MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Lady Danger (P, $16.00) is darker, matte. Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Estee Lauder Envious (340) Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “warm, bright poppy-red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The color applied evenly and smoothly while delivering rich, full color payoff. This shade lasted for six hours and left a slight stain behind as well. It was nicely hydrating while worn. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $21.00) is a touch more muted. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is similar. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is brighter. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is less warm-toned. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

You can see my original review on the formula here. You can see all the shades I’ve reviewed here.

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10/10

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10/10

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream
Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream

Bite Beauty Rioja Cashmere Lip Cream ($28.00 for 0.26 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark, blue-based red with a satiny sheen. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is lighter, not as blue-based. NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Runaway Red (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Absolute Power (LE, $16.00) is also similar. Giorgio Armani #406 (P, $32.00) is pinker. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is the last shade of the six I’ve tried from the formula (see previous reviews here), and the formula is very consistent. It’s long-wearing and intensely pigmented as marketed, though it doesn’t have the matte finish, as there’s a noticeable sheen that is present for the first two to three hours of wear. Rioja lasts six and a half hours on me before it is visibly faded, though it is still surprisingly intact. The formula is comfortable to wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating while worn. It has a slightly herbal scent but no discernible taste. I’d also like to reiterate that one of the six tubes I had leaked and had faulty packaging (see that review here.

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