Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick DuoBite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a duo of fuchsia and neutral red. The Mix ‘n’ Mingle duos are a good way to try the Bite formula without having to spend a lot–you get two-thirds of a full-sized shade for $14 (instead of $24). I’m a big fan of the Luminous Creme formula, which is supposed to be richly pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing; and it usually lives up to those claims. Both of these shades are nice, and they are also both part of the permanent range should you love only one or want to pick-up a full-size.

Palomino is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had very good color payoff with a creamy, smooth texture that glided across the lips without tugging and was comfortable to wear without emphasizing the lip’s natural texture. The texture is light-medium in thickness, but it had a little less glossiness than some of the Luminous Creme shades. It wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and it was hydrating while worn. Bite Beauty Radish (DC, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Strawberry Froze (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mix (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Exaltee (93) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain #888 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jelly Bean (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop What If (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (DC, $28.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exotica (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $37.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Jasmine (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Ultra Atomic (660) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pomegranate is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a particularly glossy shine compared to the average shade in the range (kind of funny how they were both more/less glossy compared to the standard shade!). It covered evenly and smoothly, while it was easy to wear over five and a half hours. MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Wine with Everything (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Isabelle (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hot Blooded (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Grenat Initie (307) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (DC, $58.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Palomino/Pomegranate

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Palomino

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A+
A+
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Pomegranate

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Palomino/Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Palomino Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pomegranate Luminous Creme Lipstick

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Foregoing my usual Bite rants: Palomino is one of my favourite BB lipstick shades. It does something seriously great for my complexion..looks almost neon on me, but weirdly enough not in a bad tacky way.

Oh, no, not at all. These are small. I’d say a little thicker than your average lip gloss but not much longer than the longer ones (like NARS Lipgloss). The caps stay on quite well.

Nice duo! I have last year’s duo of Palomino & Violet. So, I’ll probably skip this one since I like Palomino the best. Thanks for the reminder to dig mine out though! 🙂

I love these lipstick duos. I don’t wear bold lipsticks often so I have hardly made a dent in these and I love that I get two colors for just 14 bucks (when you factor in cost per wear).

Oh, the irony! Both my favorite Bite shade and my daughter’s favorite in one duo! Haha! Therefore, even though I really would rather get Too Faced Jelly Bean, I may actually get this one instead, just because it has BOTH. I actually see *why* she and many others love Palomino so much; it’s not a crazy bright neon fuschia. Instead, it is quite wearable!

I bought one of these last month because I hadn’t tried any of Bite’s products. Pomegranate might be my favorite lip color ever. I get so many compliments on it. Palomino is pretty and very long lasting, but reds suit my complexion more than pinks so I’ll be stocking up on a full-size Pomegranate once I run out of this mini.

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