Bite Beauty Liquorice & Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Souffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Formula Overview

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy). The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamyu with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

In comparison to the Luminous Creme formula: The level of color payoff and lemony scent are the two things that are similar, but they feel quite different on. If you have drier lips and need the intense hydration that the Luminous Creme formula offered, I don’t know if you’re going to like these. The Luminous Creme formula had a thicker consistency with a very creamy texture that glided on and never tugged at all, and the thicker consistency paired with the glossier finish was more forgiving on lips as it didn’t emphasize lines, natural texture, dryness, or flaking. Some had issues with the Luminous Creme formula bleeding/feathering and shorter-wear due to the amount of slip (high), and the Amuse Bouche formula has much, much less slip, so the wear is longer. I didn’t typically experience bleeding/feathering with the Luminous Creme formula, and that is also true with Amuse Bouche, but I would expect less with this more satin-finish formula for most (but not all). The scent seemed slightly stronger in the Amuse Bouche range, but it wasn’t noticeable after I was done applying the color.

Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as an “oxblood.” It’s a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. The consistency was lightweight, lightly creamy without being too slippery or too firm, and applied with even, smooth color. It was mostly opaque, but there was slight translucency that let the natural lip color come through still. A little color gathered into my bottom lip lines, but the color seemed to be so rich and hugged just enough that I didn’t have issues with the color really gathering further while worn. This shade lasted for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t have feathering with this shade, but it was hard to get a crisp line with this straight from the tube so I would recommend a lip brush for cleaner edges. MAC Dionysus (DC, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte High Dive (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $54.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #555 (P, $33.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Chocoholic (DC, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Anarkissed (P, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Malt Shake (29) (P, $8.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Opulent Red (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “black violet.” It’s an intense, deep purple with subtle, warmer reddish undertones and a natural sheen. This is one of the glossier shades in the range, but it is quite a bit less glossy compared to most of the Luminous Creme range. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t tug when applying but still had streak-free color. I had very slight feathering on this shade, which isn’t something I normally experience, but there are a few very deep shades I’ve had issues with. The color wore for over six hours with minimal fading, and while I worried the color might settle into lip lines, I didn’t notice it doing so over that time period. It was lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty Black Truffle (DC, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Feminist (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Deep Void (LE, $40.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Dark Purple (600) (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Capricorn (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Nancy (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Paint It Black (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Madura (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Villain (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Damson (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Guess (P, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (DC, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Train Bleu (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Instigator (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Stud (DC, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). MAC Fervent (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Smoked Purple (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). NARS Wild Night (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Potent Fig (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Liquorice

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A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Black Truffle

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A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Liquorice Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Black Truffle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
  • Urban Decay TMI Afterglow Blush
  • Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow Blush
  • Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight The Celestial Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Escapade Cream Color for Eyes
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • MAC Saddle Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
  • Sephora Cookie Eyeliner

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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Wow, an A- is amazing for shades like these, especially Black Truffle! Bite Beauty rarely disappoints, and this gives me high hopes for the rest of the range,

Here’s hoping 🙂 I figured I’d test the very lightest shades, a few medium ones, and the darkest one first, then the rest as they fall!

Ahhh… the A- on Black Truffle makes it even harder now not to pick it up… but I do need a better deep purple lipstick. 😀 I can’t waiting to see the others!

For me, I think Liquorice is a freaking super righteous colour and it definitely caught my attention with your swatch post. However, I do not think it is for me (I suspect it would make me look older by virtue of its dark intensity), but it sure looks totally kick ass on. Black Truffle is amazeballs, but just that much more intense and not at all for me.

Well, I’m impressed! These are the 2 hardest colors to get right, and BITE did it! Black Truffle is so dark I thought it was a black. And Liquorice is my FAVE kind of color, makes my heart stop, but that means I have 5 other dupes in my stash, including the reformulated BITE 001 and Bobbie Brown Your Majesty, so I can’t justify getting it, but I’m sure there are plenty of other colors that will lure me in 🙂

Kind of disappointed that they abandoned their moisturizing formula. Christine, what do you think is the most moisturizing lipstick / lip gloss / lip color out there? Preferably under or not much over the $30 mark?

For around $30, these would be my picks for lipstick… I kind of went $30 or under (most of the ones “near” $30 are more like $35, which to me is a different price tier!) — Urban Decay Sheer Revolution, Too Faced La Creme, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy, Laura Mercier Lip Parfait.

Wow! It’s amazing how many dupes for these you found in either current or past Bite colors. (It’s getting kind of like MAC with the similarities in new colors to old/LE colors.)

There is a lot of overlap with past shades, which I imagine is partially on purpose, though I’m not sure why some of the repeats aren’t more transparent.

Exactly! I love vampy colors and I wear them in the summer ☺️. I’m waiting on Black Truffle and Gazpacho. Bite is an incredible brand.

I’m really liking what I’ve seen of these so far! I’ve seen some people complain about the “boring” color range, but I really like it — I can always get behind wearable colors in a good formula! And the wear seems good, which is a big plus for me.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Fig and Pepper!

I think the range could be more varied – they have a lot of pinks/fuchsias that, while not duplicates, they could have definitely had a few more unique/different shades (in a range of 34, there is room for a good core/basic range, plus something different, IMO!).

Well, the one that I thought I was going to love is significantly deeper than I had expected. Let’s put it this way, the deepest shade of lipstick that ever looked really good and not too crazy, has been MAC Smoked Purple. Black Truffle is way darker, it seems, more like Cyber. Which leaves Licorice: GORGEOUS!!! That one had my antennae perked because I do love me a super deep burgundy red!

I love these shades. I think to save myself money and space in the short term I’ll be looking for more spring and summer shades now from this range and then purchase some fall and winter shades come September. I don’t think I can wrap my head around buying 30 lipsticks all at once 🙂

Haha! I understand. I closed my eyes when I bought them, LOL!

Luckily, they’re permanent, so you can acquire as you please 🙂

These colors are gorgeous on you! And the formula is too! I only tried the beigey-nude one and the new formula was not nearly so kind to my lips. I didn’t even know I had that many lip lines! It was without primer though, and I typically lay down at least a balm first. The luminous creme formula was my all-time fave, so my Sephora girls were sweet enough to get the pulled product in the back and let me stock up on what they had left. Not sure if everywhere can do that, they just know my face…from my frequent visits…lol. On the bright side, holy cow are they pigmented and true to tube.

One thing I have to point out for other readers – I hate to be the allergy crusader, but – this formula, unlike the luminous creme, has *almond oil* in it. Food grade and safe to eat, unless you have one of the most common allergies and then good luck!!! I like to walk on the wild side so I tested it out with epi-pen in hand and was fine, but I don’t typically react to products with sweet almond oil listed (something about the processing makes them OK for me). For those who do – be very careful and maybe just stay away!! OK, off my soapbox now. Sorry, I just worry. xx

Something is off on these two- I can’t put my finger on it- yet. And I am a die hard dark lippie devotee! They look moist but the color is flat. Too much orange in the Liquorice and not enough red in the Black Truffle? I don’t know- they’ll both make it into my collection but doubtful I’ll wear them unless they show differently in real life.

I must say that in person, they are much more vibrant. That Black truffle in person on my dark skin was a dark plum with a nice red undertone. Def go see it in person if you can.

Running to open window to cool down. I love both of these, both are amazingly retro drama, 1920s vamp filmstar.
Beautiful, fantastic colours. I’m in love!

Christine, u are the queen of makeup reviews! Keep up the the great work.
But how would u compare Black Truffle to Cyber by Mac? As a lipstick junkie I can’t decide if I should grab this too ?

I feel like this is a deeper, richer version of Cyber, but it is more opaque than Cyber based on the last time I tried it!

I am so in love with these. I just picked up Kale today and I swatched Black Truffle. The problem is, it’s WAAAY darker of a color online, say, Sephora Website – it looks black – so to see it in person and it’s a sexy darkest violet was shocking in a good way. I love how this entire line of the Amuse Bouche can suit almost any skin tone. They have really hit the nail on the heads with these.

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