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. Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Lover (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Flaming Red (823) (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). MAC Fireworks (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $54.00) is glossier (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel No. 04 (LE, $38.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Chanel L'Indomabile (66) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Fetiche (325) (P, $36.00) is glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $19.50) is 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, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Armie (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel No. 01 (LE, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Enamel Red (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel No. 02 (LE, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rolling Red (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hot Blooded (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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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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

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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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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