Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin 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 is a double dose of red–one warmer and brighter, one cooler and deeper. Both shades are lovely to apply and wear, and there were no issues with application, hydration, or wear; both shades could have been a little bit more pigmented.

Holly is a medium, orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, natural sheen. It had great color payoff with a lightweight, creamy texture that glided on and was comfortable to wear. It lasted for six hours and was nicely hydrating over time. Hourglass Lover (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Flaming Red (823) (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $57.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fireworks (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay EZ (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Kismet (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Chanel No. 04 (LE, $38.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Regiment Red (37) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tannin is a slightly muted, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It was mostly opaque, but you could still see my lip freckle come through and how the color had some translucency where the natural lip color can be seen (so depending on your coloring, it may or may not influence the end result or tone of the lipstick itself). On me, it wore well for five and a half hours and was moisturizing. MAC Mind Control (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Armie (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Enamel Red (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $40.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Bad Reputation (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel No. 01 (LE, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (305) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Jam Sesh (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $57.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Negroni (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Holly/Tannin

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Holly

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

Tannin

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Holly/Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Holly Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Tannin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Tannin 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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Katherine T. Avatar

After testing all those ultra-matte liquid lipsticks, it’s must be nice to pamper your lips with these! Your lips look so plump, glossy, and festive.

Ray Avatar

This product confounds me a bit. I guess I understand the thought process behind sticking a warm and a cool shade on each variation, but I wish there had been a few that were all warm or all cool.

Kelly Avatar

Wow, Christine! This looks really beautiful on you! I love Bite products, and they seem to always perform consistently well. I like Tannin better than Holly, but this is a really nice combo to give as a gift. The price is also reasonable. Last minute shopping for me!

EM Avatar

I tried on the tannin in the lipstick duo and loved the color so much I bought it in the regular size. Not only is the color deeper on me, but it lasts for only 2 to 3 hours. Who knew that lips are so different and finicky. (It is such an amazing color though.)

Jenn Avatar

Oh, that’s funny. Tannin comes out so much more red on you! It comes out a bit more pinkypurple on me. I love it, either way. I couldn’t decide, at first, whether I should get it in the HPP or the Luminous Creme Lipstick. I finally decided to get the lipstick since you get WAY more product that way despite preferring the application of the high pigment pencil.

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