Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. This duo features a warm, rosy plum and a lighter, rosy brown. The duo is sold out online, though you may be able to find it in store still. Definitely making a mental note to cave on these earlier in the season for next holiday.

Cortado is a muted, medium rosy plum with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, lightweight consistency that applied well without feeling heavy or sliding around. It wore well for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Party Alice (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (DC, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Tea Rose (277) (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (DC, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Belle (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Black Honey (PiP, $15.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Appeal (587) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a muted, light-medium rosy peach-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that allowed the natural lip color to still come through. The texture was creamy, comfortable without being too slippery or thick. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating over time. Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Nude (P, $37.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $19.00) is less pigmented, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). L'Oreal Glossy Fawn (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Joan (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Peppermint (LE, $7.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Futurist (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Peacemaker (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bare Instinct (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sunset Pearl (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Raquel (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Rosecliff (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Idealist (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (DC, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC It's Really Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cortado/Latte

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Cortado

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Latte

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Cortado/Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cortado Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Latte Luminous Creme Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
On eyes:
  • MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
  • Lancome Paradis Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Without Your Love Lipstick

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Angie Canning Avatar

I love the warm tones in these – they both look beautiful on you! I need to try more neutral shades from Bite – I just looked and most of the ones I have are bold berry shades and/or cool toned. I’m definitely going to take a look at these!

Nicole Avatar

Cortado is so pretty! I’m just going to get them all next year too! I found The Holly/ Tannin and Pomegante/Palamino duos in store near me over the weekend. Even better,- they are now $10 each! But, I didn’t see this one πŸ™

Lizzie Avatar

I was able to get the duo lipstick Fig/Date at Sephora as a VIB rouge exclusive offer. I would have loved to have tried this one. I loved the colors of Fig/Date, but unfortunately Bite’s lipsticks tend to be a little too soft and Date broke after only a few uses. I was so disappointed. I even blended the two colors together. They pair very nicely on my lips. Still, I would definitely like to try this color if it ever becomes available again.

Jane Avatar

I just bought this in my Sephora after reading this! It was the last one at the checkout line. I was hesitant because I think everything looks great on your medium skin tone, Christine (I am exponentially more pale), but I am so glad I did. Good way to expand into nudes which is not my comfort zone.

Alison Avatar

Thank you for posting these (and the sneak peak swatches awhile ago), Christine! I was able to grab the last Cortado/Latte at my Sephora and I’m so glad I did – they’re perfect shades on me!

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I like both of these. It’s OK that they are sold out bc I have too many lipsticks as it is. My lips are so dry bc of medications that I usually use Clinique balm anyway.
Good review and, as always, both look great on you.

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