Bite Beauty Retsina, Shiraz, Zin Luminous Creme Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “natural pink.” It’s a light, pink-tinged beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft shine. It had good color coverage that was mostly opaque–there is a smidgen of the lip color coming through to my eye. The consistency was creamy with some weight to it, but it wasn’t heavy or uncomfortable. The texture seemed to help this go on smoothly (as it doesn’t have too much slip) and not settle into lines. It lasted for four and a half hours on me. MAC Japanese Maple (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Luxe Natural (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Structure (DC, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Mirage (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Crème d'Nude (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bi-ceptual (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC MCizzle (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural finish. It had rich color payoff with a creamy, light-to-medium-weight consistency that applied well and gave lips a smoother, plumper look. The formula was hydrating over the four and a half hours this shade lasted. Estee Lauder Rose Tea (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pinkberry (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Desert Rose (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Caractere (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uncuffed (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (DC, $7.49) is less pigmented, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Orchid Pink (213) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Shiseido Sweet Desire (RD714) (DC, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Ultra Tough (600) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $19.50) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Varnished Rosewood (P, $9.99) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “muted berry.” It’s a medium, pinky plum with warm undertones and a very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and it had a much thinner consistency compared to other Luminous Creme lipsticks I’ve tried. It had more slip and had a more translucent look applied. The color went on evenly, and it was comfortable to wear, but it was surprisingly thin. On me, the color lasted for four hours and was hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (DC, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Mauve (P, $54.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (P, $38.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is more muted (85% similar). Pat McGrath Unfaithful (P, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Retsina
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Shiraz
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Zin
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Retsina Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick
Bite Beauty Zin Luminous Creme Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On eyes:
  • Stila Sending My Love Makeup Set
  • Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner
On cheeks:
  • Laura Mercier 01 Matte Radiance
  • Chanel Jersey Blush

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 like all three. I think Shiraz is a really good MLBB color for me, though anything mid toned with a mauve undertone works! I like that it’s pretty neutral in terms of undertone, very flexible.

Shiraz and Zin are right up my alley! Both look fab on you, very flattering shades! But if I were to get them, I’m thinking that I may already have dupes. Scary that I tend to go for this family of shades on a near serial basis…I guess they’re just THAT good.?

As for Retsina, gosh, that’s a shade I really wish I could pull off! But if MAC Blankety & Pure Zen, and Nars Audacious in Raquel require some real effort, then this? ?

Thanks, Nancy! Haha, there are shades I go for ALL the time as well. Anything kind of taupe-y gets my attention, and I don’t even like them on me most of the time, lol!

Oh Ditto on the Retsina, Nancy.. there are days where I think I look okay in NARS Raquel and then other days where I’m like Eeeeewwww.. but it doesn’t seem to stop me from liking shades in this range.

And yet we keep trying! Nudes and taupey shades both look so cool…I swear, I cannot seem to help being drawn to these types of shades, but then if I put one of them on without doing some serious makeup gymnastics here, they DO have the “eeewww!” factor! LoL!

Oh my goodness, I’m loving the looks of Shiraz! I love Revlon Pink Truffle, it’s a MLBB color for me, but sometimes I need a little more “oomph” and have been searching high and low, and Shiraz looks like the answer!

I really like Shiraz and Zin! The fact that these are hydrating is a HUGE plus! I’m glad they are permanent as I’m not planning to purchase any new lipsticks until next year.

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