Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Mauvember 2016

Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pinky plum with cooler undertones and a satin finish.

It’s a limited edition shade, where 100% of the proceeds of sales go toward men’s health. It appears to have sold out online, but it is supposed to be available in-stores in Canada (seems like online only for U.S., unsure whether they will restock or not). They released a shade like it last year (see review) in the Luminous Creme formula, which was cooler and purpler overall, whereas this year’s shade is a bit warmer in comparison (and is of the Amuse Bouche formula). The consistency was firm without being stiff, lightly creamy, and sat fairly well on the lips. It had excellent, full color coverage that lasted for six hours. I found the formula lightly hydrating overall.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.15 oz. - $173.33 Per Ounce

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.

The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy 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 have a herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick swatches.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish
  • MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze
On eyes:
  • Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Black Lace Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 Amuse Bouche 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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Ohhhh nooooo

how I wish I would have purchased this ….

my badddddd

its freaking awesome on you
and so are the shades on eyes …
can’t stop raving

Goodness, but this goes SO well with the Huda eyeshadow look you did with it! WOW!
And it’s a HUGE plus that this Mauvember is indeed different enough from last year’s iteration that it does NOT dupe UD Violate. I really may need to seek this gorgeous, richer, deeper mauve out! ?

I adore this lipstick! Even though I greatly prefer Bite’s Luminous Creme formula over Amuse Bouche, I’m over the moon happy with the 2016 Mauvember. Such a lovely shade – very much a cool-toned mauve-y rose on my very pale, cool-leaning skin. I hope they will restock as I’d love to have a back-up. Even better – why not make this a permanent shade with a percentage of the price continuing to go towards this great cause. Everyone would win! Thanks for the great review, Christine. This looks gorgeous on you.

It looks so good on you Christine, along with your eye makeup !
I cannot wait to receive mine. As I write this message, it is still available on Sephora Canada website and in-stores (Montreal and around).

I’m glad you like this. And usually what looks good on you looks good on me. I missed it last year but this year was VIB Rouge so ordered it on sale. I love knowing some of my makeup dollars are going to a good cause, like this and MAC’s Viva Glam line.

This colour is amazing! I just wish they hadn’t changed formulas, because I can’t wear the Amuse Bouche lipsticks…I’m allergic to pomegranate and they give me blisters!

I love your whole look in this photo, Christine! It’s beautiful how the lip color plays off your eyes. I was able to snag one during the VIB sale and I can’t wait for it to come in the mail.

I ordered.. Nov. my birth month so I had to have it.. let’s hope I don’t lose out when my S vib order from the 4th is processed. It has happened in the past….

I hope I got this. It went out of stock very shortly after I checked out and I have a sneaking suspicion I might get an email with a refund, but I hope not because now that I see the swatch I’m very happy with the purchase. I do miss the old formula, though this one isn’t too bad.

I bought this shade online during the sephora 20% off sale. I’m still waiting for my package. BUT thank you for your review. It’s looks great! on you!

I might be popping into Sephora again tomorrow and if I do, I’ll probably grab this even though it’s not a shade I’m all that wild about (just not a “me” shade). But it’s for such a good cause.

I’m so glad I was able to get it before it sold out! It’s a lovely shade for fall/winter, and the fact that they donate 100% of the proceeds to the Movember charity is a big plus!

This feels like a warmer, slightly deeper stick-version of KVD’s Mother. I pass on Bite Beauty these days, but if I was still buying from them, this would be a definite pick. I love berry-leaning mauve tones — they work with so many different eyeshadow looks!

Just ordered one this morning! (Sephora Canada) Not my usual go-to colour, but I’m going to make it work. The cause is very close to home and it’s supporting a Canadian brand as well 🙂

This looks fabulous and wearable. Prefer the depth to last year’s. None reached stores, right? Online only? Nonetheless, very pleased to see a shade dedicated to men’s health. At 100% of profits? Way to go, bite!

this did not look good on me color-wise.. i think the photo and swatch here makes it look really good on me but when i tried it in sephora with their weird ass lighting, just purple on my lips which i am not accustomed to.. It’s more purple than mauvy…

I bought this during the first day of the VIB sale and am very happy with it — I love these deep plums, but most have warm undertones and don’t look good on me at all. Christine, I love the way you pull off both warm- and cool-toned shades so well! I was pleased to snag one with cool undertones in a formula I love 🙂

I just got this and it’s really pretty! Any ideas for matching lip liner? (Is there a way to search for this in the swatch gallery? Just wondering! Love the site.)

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