Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an iridescent, translucent white paired with a deep plum-berry. I didn’t expect to review this as I have swatches for the individual shades, but I happened to receive as a press sample, so I figured might as well! πŸ™‚ It’s a nice duo and fairly consistent with the other three.

Each of the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos includes one shimmery shade and one cream shade. The cream shade is part of the permanent range of Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Per the brand’s description, the shimmery shade is supposed to be a β€œfoiled top coat,” though you can wear either shade on its own. I love that Bite has really affordable options during the holidays; I think these are a great way to try the brand’s Amuse Bouche formula, but they’re fitting with the holiday season in a fun, practical way. I had no issues with stability of the smaller-sized lipsticks when applying directly from the tube either, which can be an issue with minis.

Value

  • Amuse Bouche Lipstick: $26.00 for 0.15 oz. or $173.33/oz.
  • Total Value: $17.33

Opal is an iridescent, translucent white with shimmer that shifts between bluish violet and icy blue. It had a strong sheen without obvious sparkle or shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. The consistency was smooth, thin without being dry or stiff in the tube. It lasted for three and a half hours on its own, but it didn’t seem to shorten the wear when layered over another longer-wearing lip product. MAC Cold Front (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Cultive (P, $36.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Tender Night (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isamaya (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pervette (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Ciate Cosmic (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sugar Cookies (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Werk It (69) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Asphyxia (P, $18.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Dior Diorstellaire (595) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Supanova (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Florabundi (LE, $19.50) is more pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Extreme (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Jam is a muted, medium-dark berry plum with subtle, cool undertones and very, very fine shimmer. I felt like this was slightly cooler and more pigmented than the individual one I reviewed previously, and it seemed to have a touch less slip, which might have accounted for its better coverage and overall application. It wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was lightly hydrating. MAC Cordovan (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Marsala (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (DC, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Burning Love (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #80 (P, $33.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Warrior (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). MAC More Than a Woman (LE, $19.50) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Elle Belle (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Opal/Jam
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Opal
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Jam
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Opal Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Opal/Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Where to Buy

Current Sales & Deals

  • Bite BeautyBuy one, get one free on Multisticks with code MULTISTICK, ends 10/21. 50% off Amuse Bouche Lipsticks & Matte Creme Lip Crayons, while supplies last (shop here, also on sale at Sephora), ends 11/26.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Tarte Lit PRO Glow Higlighter
  • Tarte Fire PRO Glow Highlighter
  • Tarte Sculpt PRO Glow Contour Powder
On eyes:
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Legendary Muse Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Mars 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 really like how they look individually and paired together! This is a really pretty combo, I hope I can find time to pick it up in stores soon.

I definitely think this is one of the nicest of the Bite duos this year! I like how there’s actually a visible transformation with Opal over top of Jam (unlike say Gold/Sour Cherry, which had only a subtle difference).

It’s too bad though, because I was so sure I was going to by this, but looking at the Opal + Jam swatch, it looks like that shade is way too bright and cool for me. Also, Jam alone might be too similar to Beetroot (which I own).

I really like this combo, especially this version of Opal!

By the way, I know the full size Opal was originally listed as limited edition (and still is in your review), but based on the way it is now listed on Sephora, I think it has become a permanent part of the line.

I already have, and love, Jam, but I also love this Opal — I think it would make a great top coat for me. At least it’s only $14! I agree that Bite does holiday sets well — you can try formulas and shade in small sizes, and the same year-round quality is usually there!

It’s nice that they put permanent shades in some sets! Bummer if you already have a lot of Bite products but great for trying the brand out!

Wow, what a dramatic transformation! I’m going to skip, as I already have full size of Opal and dupes for Jam, but this is great, like getting 3 looks in 1

I’m so excited this got a fab review from you. I just ordered this with my Sephora Friends & Family discount! Coming next week! I Love the Amuse Bouche lipsticks.

I already have Opal, but I love the combination, and it’s great to throw in my makeup bag! I wonder if these will last until the VIB sale, I’d like to have them all!

This is by far my favorite duo, and I was expecting this to be the most transforming haha. One thing I’m concerned about though is that, after I tried swatching opal over another lipstick before, I noticed the color transferred onto opal and made it messy. Is that something that’s just unavoidable? My only experience with layering lipsticks has been in the red-purple color range, and the white color made it just so obvious I kinda got queasy at how muddy it gets. Still amazing combination, I might get it anyway lol.

Wow!!! Those are gorgeous together! ?
Gives me some *little* inspiration for another way to play with UD Bruise (about to buy!) , add a touch of TF Unicorn Tears (which I already own!) on top!?

Excited to try this duo! This will be my first product from Bite! Ordered last night on Sephora app for 10$ just to get the free shipping. Also ordered the new Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Thanks for all of your awesome reviews, it helps me decide on future makeup purchases!

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