Bite Beauty Espresso Brava & Harissa Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Espresso Brava Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick

Espresso Brava

Bite Beauty Espresso Bravo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Espresso Bravo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.

I found it difficult to achieve even coverage, and this particular shade didn’t adhere as well to the inner area of my lips. The texture was smooth and had a light, velvety creaminess to it, but it felt thin and a little clingy. It wore for five hours, but the color settled into my lip lines over time.

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

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant color payoff" with a "velvety matte finish" that "looks (& feels) good on lips." It's a silicone-based formula (the first ingredient is dimethicone), which is often something more "modern" matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel on--creamy enough to glide on but almost "dry" to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed to be less pigmented, while some of the deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, applied more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight "balls" of product, though they weren't something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shades did not do this but a few did for me. The wear down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind, and the lighter shades lasting the shortest amount of time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are "returning" are fairly similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth as a result of the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was rather different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and had more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new formula doesn't have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, then you might find yourself enjoying the new formula.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Espresso Brava

PPermanent. $28.00.
C+
C+
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick

Harissa

Bite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Harissa Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, coppery orange with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly but had a tendency to “ball” up in places, though it was only visible in the close-up photo and not in person.

The texture was lightly creamy, thin, and didn’t feel clingy until after some of the product wore away (about two and a half hours). I would highly recommend exfoliating prior to applying, as over the four hours this shade wore for, the color had a tendency to gather around textural imperfections and into my lip lines.

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

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant color payoff" with a "velvety matte finish" that "looks (& feels) good on lips." It's a silicone-based formula (the first ingredient is dimethicone), which is often something more "modern" matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel on--creamy enough to glide on but almost "dry" to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed to be less pigmented, while some of the deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, applied more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight "balls" of product, though they weren't something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shades did not do this but a few did for me. The wear down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind, and the lighter shades lasting the shortest amount of time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are "returning" are fairly similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth as a result of the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was rather different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and had more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new formula doesn't have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, then you might find yourself enjoying the new formula.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Harissa

PPermanent. $28.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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Nope and nope. How the once mighty lipstick company has fallen. It’s really such a shame. These all have been looking rather dry and possibly uncomfortable to wear.

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