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 DuoBite 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. MAC Fireworks (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). 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). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $55.00) is glossier (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Kismet (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay EZ (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (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). Burberry Regiment Red (37) (P, $34.00) is lighter, 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). 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, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is lighter (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). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Enamel Red (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $38.00) 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, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain #219 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (305) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $55.00) is more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Jam Sesh (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC, $22.00) is warmer (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
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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

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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.

This make my red-lovin’ knees go weak! And at just $14 for the product equivalent of an average full size lipstick, this is quite the deal! Holly is so vibrant, and gives your entire face a warm glow!

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.

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!

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.)

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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