Bite Beauty #002 Creme Deluxe Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty #002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “Japanese Eggplant, a perfectly balanced purple/pink.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-berry with cool undertones and a satin finish. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is slightly brighter. Estee Lauder Reckless (P, $30.00) is pinker. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Givenchy Croisiere Fuchsia (309) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is brighter, cooler-toned. Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $19.00) is totally matte but very comparable in color. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) also has a very matte finish with similarity in color (a little brighter). See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I’m happy to report that this month’s release is much, much better compared to January’s. It had fairly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly creamy and medium-thick; the formula felt less creamy than their Luminous Creme formula, so it had less slip overall in comparison. It was lightly hydrating, but the Luminous Creme formula has been more hydrating in my experience (note, I’ve had much more experience with the Luminous Creme and this is only the second shade I’ve tried in this formula). This shade wore well for five and a half hours.

#002

LELimited Edition. $36.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 002 Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Physicians Formula Argan Bronzer
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Ripe Plum Eyeshadow Duo
  • Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner

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Meghan Avatar

I’m sooo happy about this! I wanted this lipstick because it’s my birthday soon, and I was really banking on it being better than January’s let-down. Mine is on the way! The only thing I regret is maybe not getting a back up!!

Jillian Avatar

Well golly, I actually opted to not get it! It IS a beautiful colour, but I’m trying to stay strong and hold true to my “low to no buy” year… I like it, but not enough to spend $40 + tax on it (as I live in Canada).

Glad you were able to pick one up for our mutual birthday month!

Audrey Avatar

This isn’t quite the color I would’ve expected from the promo description, which I was actually quite excited about. I’m glad that the formula is better with this shade, but I would’ve been disappointed if I spent $30+ and this is what I got. That’s what is so hard about this monthly release system that Bite has concocted–consumers don’t even have the chance to see swatches or reviews before it is sold out. I don’t enjoy buying 100% blind.

fuji Avatar

omg This one is really beautiful on you, Christine. And I’m so glad it got A rating. Now I truly hope the one launched in January was just a one-time mistake and it won’t happen again across this series. When i checked it out on Sephora.com on the launch day it was still available at the moment, and then I hesitated coz I thought about the poor performance of last one. Then, it’s gone, forever…..:(

Fran Avatar

This is pretty! I just got the sheer version of Ladyflower today, but this looks a bit more purple to me as well as a bit darker. Pinks that actually look really good on me are somewhat elusive, but I think this could be one! Sadly, it’s out of stock on Sephora’s web site and within 100 miles of me.

Sara Avatar

Love this shade! Looks beautiful on you! Where it has the dupes, it says Kat Von D BauHau5 is a dupe and that her liquid lipsticks are $19, but recently they went up to $20.

Evelyn Avatar

Nice to hear that it’s not the disaster of January’s color. I like it but not enough to buy. Hopefully the other colors will be as nice.

Katherine T. Avatar

A Japanese eggplant is more purple, this one looks more fuschia, but nevertheless, glad Bite got the formula right this time! Still kind of pricey, but at least hope they bring it back in stock .

sophia Avatar

Happy to hear this wasn’t a dud like last month, but so far i’m finding the colors pretty dupable and unimaginative, which doesn’t seem to make much sense for a concept like this. I want something unique! Maybe in the realm of nars Dominique? πŸ˜€

Pami Avatar

Whew! I’m sooo glad it got a good review! I “had” to order one due to the color description “a perfectly balanced purple/pink” – which sounds like my dream color – and the somewhat muted shade of the pictured bullet. Now seeing your swatches and lips, the shade actually leans more pink, and it’s brighter than I expected. Still, I can see me reaching for this one a lot.

BTW, I LOVE your eyeshadow! I hope this means you’re getting ready to review the new Tom Ford eyeshadow duos. πŸ™‚

Logan Avatar

When I saw the rating, I was disappointed I didn’t buy it, but after seeing the swatches, I’m happy I passed it up. I just expected it to be a much deeper color; I’m on a little bit of a deep lipstick kick lately!! I could see it being a really nice shade to transition from winter colors to spring, though.

Lorrin M Avatar

After seeing the swatches I’m happy I didn’t get this! I love Bite, but for me UD Ladyflower is very similar so might as well save that $36 πŸ™‚

Carla Avatar

This is just the sort of shade that appeals to me, and Bite Beauty is one of “my” brands – I wish this weren’t limited edition.
However, I finally scored an OCC “Demure” Lip Tar, and the colors look pretty similar.

Carla Avatar

Demure is gorgeous!
I paid top dollar for it, too, since it’s discontinued. πŸ™
I always seem to want what I can’t have.
I’m looking hard at UD Ladyflower, though, and maybe Inglot or Face Stockholm has a dupe, too.

Emma Crew Avatar

Wow, that’s a LOT lighter on than I would have expected from the image on the Sephora website. Comparing colors on the Internet is near impossible, bit it looks a bit to me like Bite’s VIB Rouge exclusive Lilac, which is not at all the color of lilacs… Might be an option for people who missed this one but love Bite’s formula? Maybe some other reader owns both and could compare.

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