Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dual-ended lipstick, so there is a lipstick shade on each side. This is one of the darker sets of shades, and unfortunately, the deeper burgundy shade was problematic, as this type of shade often is (so it’s really the norm rather than the exception).

Mulberry is a medium-dark, cool-toned plum-berry with reddish tones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a slight translucency overall, so if you have more coloring to your natural lip color, this could turn redder or appear darker. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and covered evenly. On me, this shade lasted for five hours and left a stain, while the formula was hydrating. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. MAC Marsala (DC, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (DC, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Grenadine (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (DC, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Hear Me Roar (08) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Plum for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Burning Love (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Scarlet is a medium-dark, deep red with warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with enough slip that it made application a pain, as the color applied unevenly. It wore for four and a half hours but feathered on me. Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (DC, $24.00)(90% similar). Sephora Malt Shake (29) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Anarkissed (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (DC, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Brick Trick (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Sephora Goddess (30) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mulberry/Scarlet

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Mulberry

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Scarlet

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Mulberry/Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Mulberry Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Scarlet Luminous Creme Lipstick

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
On eyes:
  • MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
  • Lancome Paradis Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Without Your Love Lipstick
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As much as I loved those last 2 Bite duos, this one leaves me feeling totally meh. Scarlet has quite a few better and/or less expensive dupes. Just makes this particular duo unimpressive to me. ?

Love these lipstick colours – they are gorgeous, especially the Scarlet one. However, since I own Divine Wine from Maybelline, it is the perfect dupe. Much less expensive and a far better rating. Both colours really suit you Christine.

So often when I see a lipstick I really love, Rebel is a dupe. I must say, Thank you MAC for Rebel! Going to put it on and walk the dog now.
That said, Mulberry is beautiful, so is Scarlett, but fethering is something I can do without.

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