Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
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Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a holiday party duo if I’ve seen one–a gold, glimmering top coat paired with a rich, ruby red. The richness of the Amuse Bouche formula can overwhelm the shimmer if applied directly from the tube (the shimmer was noticeable, but it appeared ruby in hue–but it did result in a gorgeous, ruby red slippers kind of effect), but I had better success patting it on over the red color with a fingertip to make the gold shimmer standout more.

Each of the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos includes one shimmery shade and one cream shade. The cream shade is part of the permanent range of Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Per the brand’s description, the shimmery shade is supposed to be a “foiled top coat,” though you can wear either shade on its own. I love that Bite has really affordable options during the holidays; I think these are a great way to try the brand’s Amuse Bouche formula, but they’re fitting with the holiday season in a fun, practical way. I had no issues with stability of the smaller-sized lipsticks when applying directly from the tube either, which can be an issue with minis.

Value

  • Amuse Bouche Lipstick: $26.00 for 0.15 oz. or $173.33/oz.
  • Total Value: $17.33

Gold seems to have a translucent base with a medium-level of lighter and darker gold shimmer. It used a finer pearl that wasn’t chunky in feel, but it had noticeable sparkle and caught the light well. The consistency had moderate slip, which helped the shimmer disperse evenly across the lips so it could easily be worn on its own, but the semi-sheer coverage made it work well for layering under or over another lip color. I found it most effective patted over another lip color with my fingertips. On its own, it lasted for four hours with a bit of transfer of shimmer outside the lip line (I didn’t have any issues with shimmer migration when I used it layered over Sour Cherry) and was lightly hydrating. Jouer Molten Gold (LE, $16.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Natalia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Altoum (DC, $35.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Miramar (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Lame (P, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Surge (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay 3rd Degree (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). UOMA Beauty Lady of Gold (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lights Out (P, $6.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leo (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Revlon Gold Goddess (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rose Gold (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC The Enemy Within (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sour Cherry is a bold, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied easily and yielded even coverage in a single stroke. This shade wore well for over seven hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel No. 03 (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stiletto (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Luxembourg (PiP, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $20.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pavlova (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (DC, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Frenesi (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lost Cherry (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Gold is a light-medium, rosy pink with warmer, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, though it slightly emphasized my lip lines as some color settled there after an hour or so of wear. The color wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating.

Gold/Sour Cherry

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Gold

LELimited Edition. $26.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Sour Cherry

DCDiscontinued. $26.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Gold/Sour Cherry Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • MAC Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush
  • MAC Tutu Extra Dimension Skinfinish

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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I’ve been waiting to see if this appears in the store! I need it for a work event next week! I might just buy it online. :-/

I really like Bite’s addition of shimmers to this year’s holiday duos, it’s a nice incentive to buy for those who may already have a lot of Bite’s colors already in their collection. I’ll definitely pick up at least one of these.

Yay, lots of gold pigments and lippies today for this little magpie 🙂 Hmmm, I have enough reds, just want the gold, but it’s like $14, and I know the tubes are very tiny since I have one of these. But then again, there aren’t a ton of gold lippies out there, and not all of them are A – rated either. And I’m not buying the $38 Dior one since it has fragrance, and I can’t finish it anyway. I can’t read the ingredients list because it’s on gold foil. Christine, does the BITE one have any scent/taste?

Oh, if the scent/taste is like the regular BITE lippies, I’m ok with that. Just don’t want any perfume or floral scent. Not sure if I should get the gold gloss or this, will put on my maybe list.

Lovely. Pinker reds are underrepresented in my overstash of reds, so def maybe. The gold is fine by itself or layered. Whatever old ones I might still have were very yellow. The metallic isn’t OTT. Nice. Maybe a go.

I got this 🙂 I have to credit it to you. I saw your swatch the other day and i said to myself it looks liked a fun one to try and it is. I love it. Pretty color, very comfortable to wear and not breaking the bank at all 🙂

I just got my order of this one and the Bronze/Pepper duo last night. I love both of them — each of the color pairings work particularly well together and they have a nice smooth feel on. I’m going to pick up the Fig/Rosegold combo too. Very fun for the holidays.

I’m surprised at how much I like this, too! Really pretty! I even think that the effects of the gold lipstick and the gold lipgloss are different enough to justify having both, at least if you’re really into it, although, if you already have Sour Cherry (I don’t, but the question is, why don’t I?, lol), just purchasing the gloss would probably make the most sense, I think 🙂

I have been collecting red lipsticks this year for some reason. I though I had found the IT one when I got my MAC liptensity in mulling spices. But then I got this duo in the mail….I literally said “whoa” out loud when I put it on. Although it looks fabulous on you Christine, I feel like no picture can do this justice. I will be getting a full size of sour cherry, and probably more amouse bouche formula lipsticks. Seriously awe struck.

To be honest, I expected this to rate a lot lower after seeing your sneak peek. Gold on its own didn’t seem to perform that well, and the metallic sheen isn’t that visible at least on camera. Sour Cherry is definitely beautiful and applies gorgeously, but it’s a very typical red.

That said, I do like this product in theory. Excited to see the other swatches from this release! Particularly interested in Opal/Jam.

I brought the last Bite Gold lipgloss at my local Sephora last week. Can’t wait to pair it with my many red lipsticks. So I’m covered but I like this one.

Christiiiiiine. You made me buy this!

Lol. Really, I’m such a sucker for reds with shimmer, and I love the effect that they have mixed together in this case.

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