Bite Beauty Molasses, Meringue, Verbena, Chai Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Molasses Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich toffee.” It’s a muted, medium-dark peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a creamy, smooth texture that glided on without pulling and delivered even coverage in one stroke. This shade lasted for five hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty J'Adore (230) (PiP, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC MamaStarrr (LE, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Raw Chocolate (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Slow Ride (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Reign (PiP, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Cocoa (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Sheena (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Trendsetter (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #4 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tabla (P, $19.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Attitude (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Meringue Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a light-medium consistency that seemed to emphasize the natural texture of the lips slightly. It could have applied a little more evenly. This shade wore for four and a half hours, but some color pulled into lip lines over time. IT was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Café (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cream and Sugar (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alistair (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Petulance (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Beige Babe (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Hourglass One Day (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $19.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Blush Nude (P, $54.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Verbena Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rose terracotta.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly creamy texture that pulled but didn’t drag (it was firmer in the tube), but it seemed less forgiving applied as it made my lips look almost dry, though it didn’t feel as clingy as it looked! This shade wore for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Sierra (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Monica (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Spice (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Walkyrie (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Lay Over (P, $7.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Bahama (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Sike (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (DC, $21.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $6.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tarte 5 O'Clock (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Tame (PiP, $18.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Chai Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “mauve brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The color payoff was nearly opaque, while the texture was lightly creamy and didn’t tug on the lips. The formula wasn’t hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either. On me, the color wore for four and a half hours. Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Walkyrie (P, $27.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Monica (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Verbena (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Spice (P, $18.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Sierra (P, $6.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Lay Over (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Blushing Nude (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Smoked Almond (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte 5 O'Clock (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 03 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (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.

Molasses
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Meringue
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Verbena
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Chai
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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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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I have 3 of the dupes for Molasses already, so I’m set there. Wow, I didn’t realize Chai and Verbena are so close! Will have to swatch in store, but leaning towards Chai, hope I don’t end up with both!

I love Molasses,Verbena,and ,Chai! My first order with this formula should be coming to my house today. I feel like the luminous cream formula looked more smoothing on the lips though. So, I’m going to do a little comparison before I go buying a bunch. I have really been thinking about the whole group of Jam, Nori, and maple though. love those! I also am liking my sample of Radish. But, I think I prefer the original formula. I suppose I’m not going to bring them back though.

I love Verbena and Chai. Molasses is really pretty as well, but I have Grunge and a couple other similar shades. Meringue is a bit too light for me.

Out of this set, I really like Chai the best. But seeing how Molasses, Verbena and Chai seem to “melt” into one another in their being far more similar than not, and that Molasses is a dupe of Royally Riotous, I just don’t know that I need it. As for Meringue, I do have MAC Reel Sexy. Meringue appears softer and perhaps pinker than Reel Sexy, or am I seeing things?

Molasses, Verbena, and Chai all make me swoon. Chai especially seems to strike such a good color balance! Darn. I had just convinced myself not to buy any of these…

I went to Sephora on purpose on Friday just to check out these new lipsticks. My store didn’t have any of the new ones in the usual display, altho the usual display had wording right on the display saying the new line would be out March 4. So I asked about the new ones and they told me yes, they had them – they were in a special display at the front of the store.
The special display had a sign telling me about the 35 new colors and displaying NINE of them. NINE colors of the 35 new ones, and not a single one that was even in the color family I was interested in. I don’t want to buy a lipstick without being able to sample the color so I guess whenever my Sephora store actually gets ALL the available colors, I’ll try again. I was really disappointed, considering I’d made a special trip to check them out and select the color I thought worked best for me.

None of these shades are for me, but I really like Verbena and Chai on you. I’ve been testing my mini- Radish. I wanted to ask you, do you photograph your lipsticks right after you put them on? Radish looks glossy and in about 5 minutes it’s fully set into a demi-matte on me. This may be drier lips but it’s not nearly as glossy as your photos after it sets up. Also I didn’t notice this before but you have a random u stuck onto the word creamy part way through your formula description.

I’m struggling with the Amuse Bouche formula because it seems to bleed into vertical lip lines on the top lip for me which the Luminous Creme never did for all it’s slip and transfer. I haven’t heard anyone else complain about this, so maybe it’s remnants of food oils or lip balm causing the issue. Other than that I like it but I prefer satin to full on gloss lipsticks on my smaller drier lips! RIP Luminous Creme!

Oh… thank you for reminding me about Nude Nuance from the Maybelline line! I had forgotten about that shade, and will probably wear it tomorrow now. LOL.

Hey Chrisitine,

I’ve been a lurker for 3 years and wanted to come out of hiding! I check back at least once daily to see what’s going on.

Recently I bought meringue on a whim – I love the colour despite it settling into lip lines over time. Just wanted to say thanks! Always enjoy your posts.

<3 a Canuck

How does Verbena compare to Nars Dolce Vita Velvet Matte pencil?
I tried using the Swatch comparison tool, but the picture added for the matte pencil is actually of the Dolce Vita lipstick! :O

I was debating between Chai and Molasses. Molasses is brown when switched but doesn’t look brown on the lips. A very wearable nude shade. Chai seemed more dupes let so I passed on that one.

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