Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme LipstickBite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm red.” It’s a brightened, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Light My Fire (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Vibrante (182) (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Habanero (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #076 (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). YSL Le Orange (13) (PiP, $38.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Ultra Spice (641) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Volcanic (218) (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new, limited edition shade that is available in full-size but can also be had if you have 250 points at Sephora (also includes a mini Lipgloss and mirror). The Luminous Creme Lipstick formula is a definite favorite; it is typically pigmented, long-wearing, hydrating, and easy to apply. Mimosa is no exception! It’s a lovely formula that feels comfortable to wear for the six and a half hours it lasts (and there is a residual stain left behind as it wears away). The lipstick glides on with its moderately creamy consistency and never tugs while depositing even, near-opaque color. There’s a light, fruit-y scent but no taste.


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Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick



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Unlike the other Bite Beauty LE shade, this one does pull warm on me. Surprisingly, it doesn’t look bad anyway. I got about the same wear as you did and also had the staining (which was easy to remove with my handy Bifacil!) I think it makes for another pretty Fall shade and even cool girls (who like red) might want to give it a try if they have the points to spare. Thanks for your review!

I have it and i think its gorgeous, and i am an nc15. Its a nice, classic sexy red. It does migrate a bit though so if there was any lipstick mattifying product id use it with this. It also smears something awful, which my mom pointed out cause its creamy and migrates outside of my lipline even with lipliner.

This lippy is a knockout! I think I’m beginning to understand why my daughter loves this line of Bite lipsticks, the Luminous Cremes look moist and very vibrant in color too. I may have to try one of these down the line (soon)!

Palomino! Followed by RoseΒ΄ and Quince. Her coloring is lighter than mine at just NC25, platinum blond (dyed) hair that’s naturally lt. golden brown, and big blue eyes! She’s a stunner!

I got this earlier this week as a 250 pt. perk and love it! I didn’t realize it was a LE until I looked late yesterday and glad I did because I was going to wait to order it. So,I snagged it up. This will be my fist official full-sized bite Luminous crΓ¨me lipstick!( I have some of the over priced lab collection ,minis, mattes, and, pencils) Although,I’m wondering if the LE thing is bologna because Bellini said it was LE last month and it is sitting right next to this one now.

I have so many Sephora points and want to redeem them, but this color is too orangey and bright for me, but glad it got an A for those who can pull it off. Do you know what the October color will be?

I wouldn’t describe it a bright shade, but it isn’t muted and there is more pop — a little more oomph, a perkiness to the shade, which seems like it would suggest that brightened is the proper word. I read the definitions you provided, but my meaning is the past tense version of brighten, not bright. Perhaps the best way to try to convey my meaning is “the sky brightened after a storm” that suggests that as the clouds part, more light is let in, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is bright and sunny outside.

But in “the sky brightened,” “brightened” is a verb–as you say, you’re meaning is a “the past tense version of brighten” (which is “brightened,” also a verb). That’s the point–you’re trying to describe a noun with a verb, which is incorrect usage and conveys the wrong meaning, although it may seem to make sense to you. “The lipstick brightened” is a sentence–subject, verb–a silly sentence, but a sentence. BTW, I think it’s quite a bright shade and would describe it as such.

I’ll try to look more into it, but in my brain, I’m not quite getting what you’re saying – I believe verbs can be used as adjectives as past participles, though I am not an English major and certainly don’t claim to be so anything beyond that is really not my forte! πŸ™‚ If you try to explain the terms to me, I’ll get lost – examples are better for me. If I read it as “bright” only it doesn’t convey what I mean – do you perhaps have an alternative? I just don’t agree that is “bright!” Perhaps if you could share with me something that means “somewhat bright” that would help this dummy understand a bit better! It would be great if you could help me via email – christine[at] so we can discuss further rather than derail this post, which is about the product review! Thank you πŸ™‚

The commenter is correct- “brightened” is a verb, not an adjective, and shouldn’t be used in this context. You can say the shade is bright or it brightens up one’s face. Alternately, there are plenty of other adjectives to choose from πŸ˜‰ But the lipstick shade is lovely!

Could you explain why the rule of participles does not apply? Because when I tried to understand, what I found was that verbs can be used as adjectives by adding -ed or -ing (past participle or present participle). I didn’t see a list that said only certain verbs could be used as adjectives (only that obviously irregular verbs do not follow the same -ed/-ing endings, e.g. broken). There are many examples of similar words (say frighten, which is to make fearful, vs. brighten, which is to make lighter), but I didn’t see that it was confined to a specific list of verbs? Why wouldn’t that apply? (Conversely, when I try to find a list of verbs that can’t be used as adjectives, I didn’t find anything fruitful.) I’m genuinely trying to learn, but what you’re saying runs contrary to what I’m finding and I’d like to understand why!


Through the MW Thesaurus, it does show “brightened” as an adjective (

Really beautiful fall red! But your eyelook is stunning, and then I saw it’s all Colourpop colors I haven’t seen yet — I’m awaiting that review with bated breath, OMG!! πŸ˜€

Ooohhh this shade is just the perfect shade of red on me (light asian warm skintone). It’s the 1st time ever that I like a sample/perk lippie. I’m thinking of giving out another 250pt for this Bite Mimosa set again! Oh, the lipgloss was a pleasant surprise as well!! (and I hate lipglosses) lovely, lovely!

What a fantastic red. And I’m not usually wowed by reds, they all look the same (within their categories, all blue toned reds look the same to me, all orange-reds look the same)

I love that they are doing these for the 250 points. I got last month’s but may skip this one in hopes that the one after is a must have shade for me. I love this color on you but it would be a little orange for me. The quality looks excellent and I’m a huge fan of theirs.

I love how this red makes my blue eyes pop. It is creamy and transfers easily so I use the translucent powder trick to mattify it. I also love the fruity smell. I’m a cool toned girl but this shade is wearable for me

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