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 (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (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). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Hear Me Roar (08) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Plum for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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). 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). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Art Deco (502) (PiP, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Hibiscus (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (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). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Pat McGrath Anarkissed (P, $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, $19.50) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Sephora Malt Shake (29) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $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). Urban Decay Shame (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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

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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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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