Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Matte Creme Lip Crayon Set Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Matte Creme Lip Crayon Set
Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Matte Creme Lip Crayon Set

Bite Beauty Best Bite ReduxBite Beauty Best Bite Redux ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes four miniatue sized Matte Creme Lip Crayons. Three of the shades are from the permanent range, while one is new and exclusive to the set (Orchid). I’m a big fan of the Matte Creme Lip Crayon formula, as they are nicely pigmented, long-wearing, comfortable to wear, and apply well. I was a bit bummed to see Truffle in the kit, because it is one of the lesser shades in the permanent range due to its more slippery texture (doesn’t bode well for deep shades usually!), but if you tend to wear lip primer or lip liner, I would expect that to apply fine over one. However, the version of Truffle included in the set seemed just a bit less emollient, so it appied better than the permanent one I have, but it wasn’t as good as the other three.

Value

  • Full-size: $24.00 for 0.05 oz. / $480.00/oz.
  • Set size: $25.00 for 0.12 oz.
  • Total Value: $57.60

Fraise is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a smooth, glide-on texture that was easy to apply and didn’t skip on the lips. The color wore well for over six hours and was lightly hydrating over time. MAC Red Rock (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Dynasty Red (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Don't Stop (P, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (DC, $26.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (DC, $58.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Greta (DC, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Regiment Red (37) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Orchid is a bold, medium-dark purple magenta with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not quite full coverage, that applied evenly but had more slip and felt a bit thicker compared to other shades. The color settled slightly into my lower lip lines, though I don’t think it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance as the color was so bright. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty #088 (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Invite Intrigue (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hi Suppose (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Dose of Colors Love Potion (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prankster (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D K-Dub (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) (P, $24.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Clinique Grape Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Purpsicle (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Stir (DC, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Revlon Luminous Lilac (018) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Red Velvet is a medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It was nicely pigmented with smooth, even coverage that applied without tugging on the lips. The color lasted for over six hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn. MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass At Night (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (PiP, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora After Hours (23) (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Blood (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Such Flare (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani I Am Motivated (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (PiP, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Truffle is a blackened burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied fairly evenly (not as streaky as the permanent version), but some of the color pulled into lip lies, and it was difficult to get the color to adhere evenly on the center of the lips. The color lasted for five hours and left a stain behind. Make Up For Ever Eggplant (501) (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ursula (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Scarlet (DC, $24.00)(90% similar). Giorgio Armani Mahogany (601) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $55.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Motorhead (DC, $21.00) is less glossy (85% similar). NARS Liv (P, $34.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wes (DC, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mosh (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Best Bite Redux

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Fraise

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Orchid

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Red Velvet

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Truffle

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
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Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set

Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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All gorgeous! Love that Truffle looks much better in this version!
Only problem? 2 reds. And I literally chock full on reds!!! Plus, I do have UD Bittersweet, as well.

I got this set last year (different shades, of course) and wasn’t disappointed. I’m looking forward to getting this set, too.

I am a sucker for these sets every year! I really need to organize my stash this weekend though, because I cannot for the life of me remember whether or not I already have Fraise. I’ll probably end up buying anyway and passing any duplicates along to a friend!

I’m confused, my fraise shade, not from the set, the permanent range one is much more muted and pinkier… Do you have that one to compare, Christine?

I like that a couple of these shades are somewhat moisturizing and seem to last awhile on the lips! They look great on you. Truffle and Red Velvet are probably my favorite for fall and the holidays 🙂

ugh this would be awesome if we could get it at close to the same price but unfortunately australian sephora is selling it for $62aud (approx $49usd, so almost double the price) which sucks 🙁

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