Bite Beauty Amaretto & Calvados Power Move Lip Crayons Reviews & Swatches

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Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon

Calvados

Bite Beauty Calvados Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, light-medium, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and thin without being clingy with a touch of tackiness that kept a creamier, more emollient formula in place for longer.

It had rich color payoff that applied evenly in a single stroke and was quite forgiving, though there was a touch of product in my deeper lip lines when I looked at the close-up photos as I wasn’t able to detect it in person. The color stayed on well for five hours and felt moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.05 oz. - $480.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "bold, one-swipe color" paired with a "comfortable, creamy-matte finish" that is hydrating. The pencil includes a built-in sharpener as well. There's a lightly sweetened, herbal lemon scent but no discernible taste (similar to past Bite lip products). The texture felt impossibly creamy when swatched--almost like it was melting--and definitely "buttery" was the descriptor that came to mind, but the impressive part was that it did not feel like it melted on my lips.

I was concerned that the product would be too soft and too readily applied to lips, but instead, it just skated on with rich coverage delivered in a single stroke. I felt like I didn't even have to apply a full layer across my lips (as the pencil tip doesn't cover an entire lip area) as there was enough pigmentation to cover my lips by pressing and gently rubbing them together.

As I swatched and applied each shade, I found that they were particularly flattering on as they went on smoothly, didn't emphasize lip lines or lip texture, and had even coverage. They were comfortable to wear with moderate slip, though I didn't personally experience the product feathering or bleeding on me (but keep in mind, I'm not prone to either). They lasted between four and six hours with deeper shades lasting longer and having subtle stains left behind. The formula felt lightly to moderately hydrating over time.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Glyceryl Rosinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Candelillate, Palm Acid/Adipic Acid/Pentaerythritol Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cera, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Silica, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Squalane, Jojoba Esters, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Aroma (Flavor), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Cire De Carnauba, Cyperus Esculentus Root Oil, Cellulose, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax/Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Shorea Robusta Resin, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax/Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pectin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aqua/Water/Eau, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Sorbitan Tristearate, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citral May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410).

Calvados

PPermanent. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon

Amaretto

Bite Beauty Amaretto Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon ($24.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, peachy-brown with muted, warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer with color that applied evenly and smoothly without dragging or tugging on my lips.

Despite feeling almost too-creamy and as if it was “melting” on my skin when swatched, it applied fluidly but was very lightweight, thin (but not clingy), and had good adherence when actually applied to my lips. There was a smidgen of product that sank into my deeper lip lines though not enough to be noticeable in person. It wore nicely for four and a half hours and felt hydrating over time.

The new formulation of Amaretto pulled warmer and yellower compared to the previous formula.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.05 oz. - $480.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "bold, one-swipe color" paired with a "comfortable, creamy-matte finish" that is hydrating. The pencil includes a built-in sharpener as well. There's a lightly sweetened, herbal lemon scent but no discernible taste (similar to past Bite lip products). The texture felt impossibly creamy when swatched--almost like it was melting--and definitely "buttery" was the descriptor that came to mind, but the impressive part was that it did not feel like it melted on my lips.

I was concerned that the product would be too soft and too readily applied to lips, but instead, it just skated on with rich coverage delivered in a single stroke. I felt like I didn't even have to apply a full layer across my lips (as the pencil tip doesn't cover an entire lip area) as there was enough pigmentation to cover my lips by pressing and gently rubbing them together.

As I swatched and applied each shade, I found that they were particularly flattering on as they went on smoothly, didn't emphasize lip lines or lip texture, and had even coverage. They were comfortable to wear with moderate slip, though I didn't personally experience the product feathering or bleeding on me (but keep in mind, I'm not prone to either). They lasted between four and six hours with deeper shades lasting longer and having subtle stains left behind. The formula felt lightly to moderately hydrating over time.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon swatches.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Glyceryl Rosinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Candelillate, Palm Acid/Adipic Acid/Pentaerythritol Crosspolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cera, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Silica, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Squalane, Jojoba Esters, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Aroma (Flavor), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Cire De Carnauba, Cyperus Esculentus Root Oil, Cellulose, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax/Rhus Succedanea Fruit Cera, Shorea Robusta Resin, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax/Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pectin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aqua/Water/Eau, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Sorbitan Tristearate, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Citral May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410).

Amaretto

PPermanent. $24.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Calvados is a beauty! Of course I would think so since I have (and wear to death) Nars Sheena and PMG She’s Heaven, right? LOL.

Amaretto appears more difficult of a shade for me to pull off, though. But it’s still a very nice one.

Calvados is my fave of all the dupes. I only have Reign, from the CP set, and it’s barely a dupe. Glad these Bites are not disappointing. Many did not view Revolution to Vice well at all, and I’ve been holding my breath. I haven’t had any Calvados In a decade; not a terribly popular spirit.

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