Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bold wine/berry.” It’s a bold, medium-dark pinky-red with very subtle ruby micro-shimmer and a natural sheen. Estee Lauder Thrilling (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emma (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC By Special Order (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Winterberry (DC, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Roxo (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Bloodstone (LE, $19.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Luminous Creme formula is supposed to be “lush, long-lasting, moisture-rich lip color.” It had nearly opaque coverage, but there’s a veil of translucency, as my lip freckle still peeks through slightly. The consistency feels light-to-medium in weight–noticeable but not heavy–with moderate creaminess. It is less emollient comapred to some of the other shades in the Luminous Creme range, and it doesn’t slide around. The color held on well for six hours and left behind a stain. I found the formula comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating over time. It has Bite’s sweet, lemony scent, but I didn’t notice much taste with it.

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Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kir Royale Luminous Creme Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • NARS Blasphemy Blush
  • Dior Luxurious Beige Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #16 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #17 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #18 Eye Tint

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’m loving this shade! And perfect for October.

But I can’t keep getting these through the 250 point perk kits though, i just won’t have the points. lol I wish they would ship them to stores as well as the 250 point kits are shipped to stores. 😉

I grabbed Kir Royale as part of the Sephora 250 pt reward set, so glad it got a great score! I hope BITE issues more of these reward sets, ’cause I have way too many points

Kir Sugar is a really beautiful color — I picked it up pretty soon after it went online, and it pulls more berry on me than on you. Unfortunately, it also reminded me why I tend to shy away from Bite’s regular lipstick line — so creamy that I have trouble keeping it from smearing / bleeding, and not as long lasting as it should be for the price. The matte formula Bite used for Barberry and the formula for LLLR#10 last much better on me, and stay in place better.

Have you tried blotting once or twice after applying? Bite’s formula is pretty pigmented so I think you could minimize some of that extra slip without losing much intensity by blotting!

Yesterday evening when I received my package from Sephora, I had redeemed 250points to get Kir Royal, but haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. Having seen your review and lip swatches, I am going to figure out a way to incorporate it today in the look I’m doing using my something MUFE 15 Artist Shadow palette.

I am so pissed I spent all my points before this came out. I’m actually quite upset. I know it’s dumb to be upset over lipstick but I am! I guess I can buy Vera and be 90% satisfied, lol!

Got this, the matching lip gloss and mirrored button from Sephora last night with 250 of my points. Beautiful, perfect fall shade that is long-lasting and feels so comfortable to wear. Finally, my first experience with Bite Beauty…love it!

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