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 LipstickBite 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 Luxe Natural (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Japanese Maple (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Structure (DC, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Safe Word (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Mirage (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bi-ceptual (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Crème d'Nude (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC MCizzle (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Shiraz Luminous Creme LipstickBite 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). Urban Decay Rush (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Desert Rose (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Caractere (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Uncuffed (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (DC, $7.49) is less pigmented, warmer, glossier (90% 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). Rare Beauty Appreciate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Dior Ultra Tough (600) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Reckless (31) (P, $13.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chutney (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% 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 LipstickBite 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). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (DC, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (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). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Mauve (P, $55.00) is brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Marmalade (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). YSL Red in the Dark (76) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ines (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Louisa Red (506) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Retsina

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Shiraz

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Zin

DCDiscontinued. $24.00.
B+
B+
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
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  • 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
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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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