Bite Beauty Pluot & Fig Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick

Pluot

Bite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Pluot Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. The lipstick had a lightweight, thin, and lightly creamy texture that had more of a velvety slip than traditional feel on my lips.

It had mostly opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up to totally full coverage but went on evenly. It lasted for four and a half hours with light settling over time, which was better than most shades.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant color payoff" with a "velvety matte finish" that "looks (& feels) good on lips." It's a silicone-based formula (the first ingredient is dimethicone), which is often something more "modern" matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel on--creamy enough to glide on but almost "dry" to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed to be less pigmented, while some of the deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, applied more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight "balls" of product, though they weren't something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shades did not do this but a few did for me. The wear down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind, and the lighter shades lasting the shortest amount of time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are "returning" are fairly similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth as a result of the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was rather different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and had more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new formula doesn't have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, then you might find yourself enjoying the new formula.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Pluot

PPermanent. $28.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick
Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick

Fig

Bite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Fig Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was somewhat buildable, while the texture had a velvety creaminess to it, which ensured it didn’t tug during application.

While it was thin and felt a little clingy, it separated noticeably along my deeper lip lines and would be prone to catching on imperfections (like flakes). This shade further settled and clung to lip texture imperfections over the four hours it wore for.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant color payoff" with a "velvety matte finish" that "looks (& feels) good on lips." It's a silicone-based formula (the first ingredient is dimethicone), which is often something more "modern" matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel on--creamy enough to glide on but almost "dry" to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed to be less pigmented, while some of the deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, applied more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight "balls" of product, though they weren't something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shades did not do this but a few did for me. The wear down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind, and the lighter shades lasting the shortest amount of time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are "returning" are fairly similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth as a result of the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was rather different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and had more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new formula doesn't have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, then you might find yourself enjoying the new formula.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Fig

PPermanent. $28.00.
C
C
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
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Thanks for covering these! I was excited for them and had such high hopes for a new launch — I love the OG line’s formula! I love mattes! But these lackluster reviews I’m seeing, plus the fact that they haven’t updated that rubberized plastic tube (this packaging material can start to break down on its surface and get sticky/gummy after a while from contact with skin oils, or any traces of cleaning solvents on your hands, or…? Some of my Bite bullets and most of my Nars stuff in similar packaging has done this, and it’s disguuuusting), PLUS the fact that instead of the nice crisp tart lemonade scent they’re now *vanilla*? Peace ouuuuut.

Oooh, thanks, that’s good to know! I think I used Goo Gone followed by isopropyl to clean a couple of them, which of course will also strip off any printed writing / branding on the case. I had to depot a couple of my Nars blushes — just cannot stand touching that nasty gummy mess. And with a LIPSTICK that might go on a field trip in your purse, and now it’s all coated with lint and fuzz and stray hairs and stuff? Hurrrrrk.

I hear you on that weird rubber packaging. All my NARS products age in that unpleasant way and it’s sad.

Too bad they didn’t re-release the original formula, it was so moisturizing and lovely!

And the color stuck around SO LONG! Like, longer by far than pretty much any other lipstick I’ve ever used, except for liquid mattes! :/

Pluot: I thought they were imported and French, hence plu-oh, rather than being a cross between a plum and an apricot, hence plu-ott. Duh. Like this one, but do not want to support Bite’s unneeded changes.

Pluot looks pretty! (Cute name, too!) However, I have PML’s Wild Orchid, so this isn’t one I need.

Fig is a MAJOR disappointment. Their reformulation just didn’t get it right with this once classic shade of theirs.

Bite already had a great lip stick formula sad that they changed it. Fig looks pretty but I’m taking it out of my shopping cart. Oh well at least I have a couple dupes!

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