Bite Beauty Aries Amuse Bouche LipstickBite Beauty Aries Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It read (red!) more orange than red on me by a hair, and it did seem to look slightly rustier as time went on and not quite as bright once the sheen faded down to a more soft matte finish (about two hours of wear). The consistency was smooth, creamy with a touch of tackiness so that the lipstick doesn’t tug during application but the color goes on evenly and adheres well to the lips for longer wear. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and stayed on well for over six hours. The formula was hydrating while worn.
Per Bite’s Instagram, it didn’t sound like they were planning on restocking at Sephora, but they did state that there would be an additional (limited) quantity available on their own website later in April, when they launch their e-commerce site.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$26.00/0.15 oz. - $173.33 Per Ounce
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable.
The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They have a herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.
Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick swatches.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil**, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Cera (Wax)*, Silica*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)**, Polyhydroxystearic Acid*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Coco-Caprylate*, Carnauba) Wax**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Flavor, MICA*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax*, Polyglyceryin-3*, Tocopherol*, Trans-Resveratrol*, HELIANTHUS Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Siraitia Grosvenoril (Monk Fruit) Extract*+/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*, Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360). *Natural, **Organic
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