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Bite Beauty Hazelnut & Rosewood Butter Cream Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, thicker, and hydrating formula with good color payoff, light shine, and moderate wear time. The formula has eight shades, and I’ve tested two so far (I bought four initially, liked them enough to buy the remaining four for review, too). According to the brand, the selling point of the lipstick is that they “hand cut each bullet, removing the outer waxy layer,” which gives the lipstick an “impossibly creamy core.” They’re nice overall, and the only downside was that the thicker consistency may catch on flakes if you have them. It feels thicker than their Luminous Creme range, but they are less glossy. It is creamy, to a degree, but the slightly heavier and thicker texture make it firmer overall. It’s not as creamy as formulas like NARS Audacious or YSL Rouge Volupte (probably one of the creamiest formulas, all-time), but the thicker quality makes it adhere and stay on longer, as it doesn’t slide or slip all over the place. As a bonus, thicker lipsticks often cover more pigmented lips better.

As far as the “hand cut” bit, take it or leave it; I don’t really think it adds anything (Luminous Creme formula has a traditional bullet, and it’s very creamy and emollient!). My lips are large enough/shaped to the point where I didn’t have issues using the more bluntly cut edge to apply to my lips, but I still prefer the traditional shape for better precision. “Hand cut” is also not emblazoned on the actual bullet, it is just a translucent paper tab that is placed over it. The packaging is heavier and more substantial than the Luminous Creme formula–it feels weightier to me. The scent is similar to the rest of Bite’s products, which is a subtle fruit-y scent that seems more like what their base smells like than added fragrance.

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “brown pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. On me, it lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (P, $30.00) is lighter, more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Richard (LE, $32.00) is brighter, darker. Bite Beauty Glace (P, $24.00) is more matte, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is brighter, darker. NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is browner. bareMinerals Break Away (LE) is warmer, lighter. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is glossier, sheerer. NARS Tolede (P, $26.00) is pinker. MAC Grande Dame (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter. MAC Gem of Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $32.00) is lighter. Benefit La La Land (DC, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “plum rosewood.” It’s a dusky, medium-dark rosy plum with very subtle, warm undertones and a soft shine. It had good, mostly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy, thickened consistency that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Cary (LE, $32.00) is slightly more matte. Tom Ford Beauty Richard (LE, $32.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is lighter. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is sheerer, glossier. MAC Gem of Roses (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hazelnut
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Rosewood
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Hazelnut Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick
Bite Beauty Rosewood Butter Cream Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Physicians Formula Argan Bronzer
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Ripe Plum Eyeshadow Duo
  • Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeliner

Product Availability

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick $28.00/0.15 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen released in the beauty industry. I don’t understand how “hand cutting” the tip off the lipstick (and subsequently a big chunk of it) is going to help application at all. And also wouldn’t a few applications of any traditional lipstick remove the top waxy layer? Seems like a huge marketing scam to me.

That being said, the colours do look lovely on you. I really just can’t buy into the marketing…

Agreed! I’m not going to buy it just based on how utterly dumb the marketing for this is. And I also have my doubts this is truthfully handcut. It just makes absolutely no sense to claim that cutting off the tip of a lipstick makes it creamy! I’d rather get YSL Rouge Volupte… While more expensive, it does have broad spectrum sunscreen, which is better for your lips than the resveratrol in Bite’s formula anyway.

Second … or third etc. I’m sure I’ve fallen for silly beauty marketing over the years, but this one really makes me laugh. Thank you but no.

Ridiculous marketing, hand cut, what would be the difference it it was cut by a machine? I just can’t stop thinking there is somebody cutting these lipsticks whole day long. Dunno, kind of creeps me out.

I don’t think cutting does much to a lipstick (if it would the centre would be different to the outer edge of the bullet). I think it would be easier if it was cut at an angle, similar to traditional lipsticks, if that is inevitable.

Lovely colours though.

Yep, that cutting-story does not make any sense. As far as I know, lipsticks are poured into a mould, thus the “material” would be liquid, with all ingredients mixed together and then they cool off and become solid. I don’t think there would be a reason why the waxes would gravitate towards the top (or bottom as it probably is a mould upside down), because I am sure lipstick in a cosmetics factory would be cooled off automatically and immediatly, they would not wait for them to cool off by themselves (which could take some time). Plus there is no weird waxy layer on any_lipstick I’ve ever bought in a store. The product is always equal from all sides.
Even if you make lipstick at home – as Bite maintains the aura of a smaller shop – there is no such outer layer (I once did some experimenting in chemistry class).

Maybe they mean that there is a wax layer in the mould to prevent the lipstick from sticking to it? But those usually are not on the finished product anyways, not at Bite beauty or elsewhere. PS: do you remember the wax bits that were on some MAC lipsticks last year? Just thought of that..

Interesting concept about the cut but I wonder the same thing, if it really makes a difference. The formula sounds like a champ, though! And with the name like Hazel Nut / Butter Cream – it’s hard to resist getting at least one to try!

I am insane for shades like this. I have almost all of the dupes for both..so won’t be needing these. Still, looking at the bullet, I thought these were going to run thick and intense in the coverage department, but they look surprisingly fresh and dewy and quite comfortable.

I was like “Oooh, Rosewood… pretty.” Then realized that I own Negligee, Cary, Brun Vintage, and Pink Truffle. Yup, it’s a problem. πŸ˜‰

I knew on SIGHT that Hazelnut was going to be a dupe for Pink Truffle! PT is a holy grail MLBB for me, so a comparable Bite product that’s opaque, wears well, and is hydrating sounds like a great pick to me!

Fairly creamy but without too much slip? Yeah, I’ll take it, especially since I really wanted to buy TF Cary but just missed it (they still had the tester out!)

These look really nice, though I wish they had the traditional shape because I’m very picky about the way I apply lipstick. I’m looking forward to seeing the plum color, as that looked like a good one for me. Both look really pretty on you.

Hazelnut is described as a brown-pink but your description says Rosewood. I think you have the names of the colors switched in the descriptions. πŸ˜‰

This formula looks great! I already have Glace which is a very close dupe. I’m curious to see the other colors and I’m excited for your reviews to come! I love Bite so I probably won’t be able to resist picking up at least 1 of these!

Are Rosewood and Hazelnut names supposed to be the other way around in the review portion? The dupe list has GlacΓ© etc. as a dupe for Hazelnut, but in the review portion it’s listed as a dupe for Rosewood πŸ™‚

Otherwise I’m so glad they performed well! Good job Bite Beauty to keeping those standards high! I’m glad that it’s not less product either, that would be a let down.

Oh, these MLBB colors are great and A rated as well! I love the dupe Revlon Pink Truffle, but it is sheerer, so I might pick up one of these. Glad these are permanent. I don’t like their color-of-the-month marketing scheme, where can’t test or see swatches in advance, it’s all sold out within an hour or day, AND they charge you more ($36) for it. All it does is make frustrated customers check out cheaper dupes from their competitors! I think BITE has so many great lipsticks that they shouldn’t have to resort to these gimmicky marketing tactics. Or at least have the sense to keep it in stock for the month, so everyone has a chance to buy it.

I thought it was interesting that they added more heft to the packaging on these (price is $4 more than Luminous Creme), while the Deluxe formula is the exact same packaging as their standard yet so much more expensive.

the flat bullet is absurd to me. this would suck for those with small lips lolol unless u use a brush but what’s the fun in that? guess i’m more traditional, i like pulling out my bullet lippie wherever i am and applying with the whole compact in hand thing

pretty colours tho but so dupeable meh idk blah all around. definitely a purchase if u love the packaging and brand label //kanyeshrug//

I think it’s a nice formula, but if there are other formulas you like as much or even prefer, there are certainly other options out there! πŸ™‚

In the section where you describe the shades singularly, you have the names switched. First you talk about Rosewood and describe Hazelnut and the talk about Hazelnut while describe Rosewood.

LOL! I changed it because a reader pointed out I used the same twice, but I have three paragraphs where the name is written (I normally have two, one for each shade) so I went to the second one… which was really the first. It should be right now.

I must say I was skeptical on these prior to your review. Nice to see they are performing well and that you are not losing product with the “hand-cut” bullet. They both look lovely on you! can’t wait to see how the others turn out! πŸ™‚

These are beautiful, and the formula sounds great. I’m not sure what the gimmick is with the “hand cut,” but whatever. I’ve never had problems with a waxy layer.

I’ve never had an issue with a creamy formula not being… creamy because of the outer layer so much, haha. Probably by the time I’ve swatched it, done a lip swatch, and then actually put it on to test, it’s already worn away any “layer.”

Still skeptical on the validity of the whole “hand-cut” thing, but I won’t say no to a new formula that’s more hydrating. Hope I get to try one of these eventually!

I think the whole hand cut nonsense is gimmicky, but the colors are gorgeous and I’m encouraged by what you said about the formula being good to cover up very pigmented lips. I think Rosewood needs to be mine. πŸ™‚

Well I have to agree the whole hand cut thing was no enticement what so ever for me, but Bite beauty puts out a quality product. I own several shades that I absolutely love. When I saw these two colors I was on the Sephora website in a hot minute to get them both. I’m not crazy about the shape but those colors……..I have to have them. The wait will be interminable.

I agree with everyone else on the marketing but I definitely love the the look of these! I’m tempted despite having so many similar shades already lol

Those look great on you, Christine and I love the colors. How do you think they’ll apply with a lip brush? A brush for lips products seems to be an unnecessary step, but there’s no way that flat surface will apply well to my little, sharply defined upper lip – very defined cupid’s bow, with a very defined angle from upper lip to skin (if that makes sense). Lipliner is a longtime friend of mine.

I always get on well with very pointy lipsticks because I’m lazy unless I’m going out for the evening.

Although I prefer traditional bullet shaped lipstick these were not a problem for me. They are truly creamy. I find them very moisturizing and soothing on my dry lips. I was fortunate to have received them as a gift.

I don’t have “big” lips, not plump. So with it not having a traditional tip do you think application will be more difficult? Especially in small spaces on the top lip.
i really like the color of rosewood but this entire concept of hand cut is a little cheesy and does not justify a price increase.

I didn’t find it difficult to apply for me, personally, but I’d say I have average to slightly larger sized lips (both top and bottom). I was able to maneuver the lipstick around the cupid’s bow without going outside the lines.

These lipsticks look luscious. I prefer traditional bullets because they work well with my lip shape. I will probably try these regardless and use a brush to apply.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this was ridiculous!!! I don’t even have a problem with the blunt-cut bullet (I have several pixi lip products that are cut the same and no issues)…my issue is the verbiage used to market the product like its something uber unique and special because they hacked off the top. RIDIC.

Is it just me or do those lipsticks look very similar to each other? Hand cut – what a waste of time and money.
That being said – they look lovely lipsticks and creamy ones are good for the lips. They look really pretty on you Christine.

OMG – I need this duo by Tom Ford NOW, I just can’t get enough of this eye look, stunning! Why must you taunt me so with two shadows that cost as much as a whole palette!!

I have Rosewood and really love the color and the formula. I don’t care about the hand cut aspect of it, and didn’t see it as a big part of the product’s appeal. I think what is appealing about this lipstick is that it’s moisturizing, pigmented, and long wearing. I wish there were some cooler tones, though.

It’s a nice formula! The downside is that it is $4 more than their standard formula, which could be due to the “hand cut” part (or split between that and packaging).

I will probably buy both of these lippies for the color and formula…. though I think the “cut” is ridiculous and inconvenient…

Love the Rosewood on you…looking forward to further color reviews.

The flat top suits me fine as more often than not, I usually scrape the pointed tip off of new lipsticks to make the shape flat LOL.

The colors are pretty but these are the strangest lipsticks I’ve ever seen. I don’t understand the point at all. Doesn’t Bite have a custom lipstick lab? Why couldn’t they just make a regular lipstick without the wax? Kinda strange.

When clicking on the “see more dupes” link to the right of The Dupes List: Rosewood, it takes me to the top of this article! (Review/photos/swatches for Bite Beauty Hazelnut and Rosewood lipsticks.)

Really pretty shades! Totally up my alley – I’m starting to get obsessed with this kind of darker neutrals!

But the hand cut thing… I really don’t get it o_o

Well, don’t these look gorgeous? πŸ˜€ Rosewood is especially pretty out of these two.

The marketing is completely ridiculous, but doesn’t disadvantage you much (i.e. it’s not twice the price and doesn’t lose you any lipstick mass). I’m a bit torn still though – sometimes I feel like I should avoid certain things based on the marketing, just because it feels like they’re taking us all for a lot more brainless/more frivolous than we really are… (hello, first world problems πŸ˜‰ )

I don’t want to read too much into marketing copy though – if I did, I don’t think I’d ever buy anything, ha! πŸ˜‰

The packaging is more substantial, so I feel the price increase goes a bit towards that (but I would, of course, rather the same packaging and same price!).

The color pictured here as Hazelnut isn’t Hazelnut. No way. Not even close. Hazelnut is brownish pink with a distinct purple undertone, and what you see here is a peachy light rose. My best guess is what’s pictured is Heather. So the only similarity involved here is the letter H. Not good.

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