Bite Beauty Maple, Nori, Jam Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “brick red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was fantastic with rich, smooth coverage paired with a lightweight, light-medium thick texture that was comfortable to wear and wore well for six hours. It was very lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty Braised Maple (LE, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Devoted to Chili (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). YSL Lost in Marais (145) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fee Fi Fo (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Redwood (415) (P, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Foolish (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Sleeping Dragon (227) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stay Curious (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Maurice (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Devoted to Chili (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). YSL Fiery Red (83) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Evocation (234) (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Only You (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Fauve (277) (LE, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Leslie (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). NYX Alabama (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Ultra Trouble (436) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain #29 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep brown-red.” It’s a muted, dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a light-medium consistency that glided on without tugging or pulling on the lips and yielded smooth, even coverage. This shade wore well for just over five hours and was neither hydrating nor drying while worn. Maybelline Raging Raisin (DC, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia #6 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #011 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ben (P, $36.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Chocolatier (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Flesh 3 (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Christopher (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Clinique Velvet Kisses (29) (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay En Fuego (DC, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Decade (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Ambition (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Oh Behave (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Autumn Wind (54) (P, $14.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). KVD Beauty Crucifix (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked Ways (P, $55.00) is lighter (80% similar). Milani I Am Confident (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Ignited Lava (120) (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich merlot.” It’s a muted, medium-dark berry plum with subtle, cool undertones and very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage with a noticeable translucency that gave it more of a stained-like appearance on the lips. The consistency had more slip and was lighter in feel as well. This shade wore for five and a half hours but left a strong berry-ish stain afterwards. I found the formula somewhat moisturizing over time. MAC Cordovan (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Out With a Bang (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Marsala (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (DC, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Burning Love (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $40.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #80 (P, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Nuit Parisienne (493) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Warrior (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Milani Bitten (P, $8.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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.

Maple

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A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Nori

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A
A
9.5
Product
9.8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.8
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Jam

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A
A
9
Product
9.3
Pigmentation
9.3
Texture
9.8
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Maple Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Nori Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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  • 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

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ElKay Avatar

Has anyone in a warmer climate experienced melting with the new formula? The older formula always melted in my purse and I live in the northeast US.

Katherine T. Avatar

I LOVE Nori and Jam, can’t stop staring at them, but have lots of brown-reds and plums in my stash already. But I don’t have anything like Maple. I like how it’s not too orange, might be able to pull it off, will swatch in store

KJH Avatar

This is where my streets cross my aves, cross my roads. And you’d know it by my stash. For Maple, I have all the listed Nars dupes and Sandra, which is also close. For Nori, got 11, and Cognac and Deborah, which are close-ish. Jam, = Mulberry and Plum. Want to see rationalization at work? Well, not being a coral or pink person for l/s, I really ought to get something that is firmly within my comfort zone. Something that has proven to be useful and suitable. IDGAS that it is not springy. You can never have too many favorite l/s. And Bite has been good, plus you need to try the new formula. Sound familiar? How long ’til I cave? More rationalization: well, you have been a real makeup Scrooge so far this year… And I need any one of these like I need a few more yards of dysfunctional intestines. Well, Nori is just different enough…. see what I mean? It’s hopeless.

Shea Avatar

Bite Mulberry is one of my favorite lipsticks, I guess Jam will have to be my replacement. Is it as moisturizing as Mulberry do you think?

Gillian Avatar

I love the look of these, especially Maple. My purse is happy that they aren’t readily available here in the UK! Still, I can admire from a distance and try to find a dupe in my collection. I’m bound to have something…I hope. We’ll see! ?

KittyK Avatar

FYI – I discovered last night that MAC Dubonnet (Amplified formula) is an about 95+% dupe for Maple. Colour is dead-on the same, formula is very similar. I actually wore Maple on the left half of my lips and Dubonnet on the right. Went out, saw friends at least one of whom is also a beauty addict, and no-one noticed I had two different lipsticks on til I pointed it out. And even then it was very hard to tell. The line at the edge of my lips was a tiny bit crisper with the MAC one.

Used both with no primer, no liner. Only differences:

– Dubonnet is slightly more scented
– Maple is slightly more matte, but I just blotted Dubonnet on application and it looked the same
– Maple bled a tiny bit, whereas Dubonnet did not
– Maple stained slightly, whereas Dubonnet did not

So if you can get MAC Dubonnet, you’re super close to Maple.

Gillian Avatar

Thank you so much Kitty! It sounds like a really good dupe. There’s a MAC counter five minutes from where I work so I should be able to get my hands on one soon! Thanks again for taking the time to let me know about Dubonnet, that was very kind of you. ?

Erin Avatar

I can’t take it anymore. I’ve read so many reviews on these lipsticks and I have to get a couple!!!! They look BEYOND amazing. Thanks for the great swatches!

Aj Avatar

Ooh.. they’re all so pretty. You know, I keep adding more to my list every time I view these lipsticks again. I originally didn’t feel like I needed Maple or Nori, but now both of them have been added to the list.
Sigh… why must Bite lippies draw me in? πŸ˜€
Thankfully, I don’t need Jam – I have 1 or 2 close enough dupes in my collection.

Michelle Avatar

I haven’t tried to pair a blush with it yet since I don’t wear blush much, my rosacea flushing/burning doesn’t always agree with it. Maple’s lovely, I’m happy it’s not real orangy or bright and has some good lasting power. I also picked up Rhubarb and I love that one too.

Erin Avatar

All of these are lovely. Jam is on my list to pick up. I have Plum but this feels a little glossier, so when I’m close to finishing it, I’ll be picking it up. Maple is the prettiest brick red. I think it’s more wearable than many other shades like it but I can’t put my finger on it. Less brown? Or just a more neutral brown undertone? As for Nori, it kind of reminds me of a slightly lighter warmer NARS Bette.

BonnieBBon Avatar

Wow Christine!!! I thought Maple looked so pretty on you, but you can wear such a range of shades beautifully I wasn’t going to comment. Then I saw you in nori. Ohmyword it’s perfection on you. It’s like you went to the world’s best lipstick maker and that person custom made you a shade! If you ever have one of those times when you need a little extra boost or armor for a tough time better yet beautiful for a loving time….basically…just wear that shade! A lot! It really comes across as made for you. Perfection sister!

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