Bite Beauty Sake, Pepper, Rhubarb Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that applied well without tugging. On me, this shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Spiked (65) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Taurus (LE, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Mmmmmm (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine May She Raine (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Salt Lyfe (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Contempo (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Till Tomorrow (DC, $18.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Old Soul (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Audition (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slowburn (246) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Pink for Me (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Lilac (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #050 (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Dopey (P, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cancer (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage with a lightweight consistency that was firmer in the tube, so it tug a little at the lips but didn’t drag with uneven color. The color wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Libre (62) (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Realness (DC, $40.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M103 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Pat McGrath Omi (P, $40.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Rose Tea (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Thicc (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Euro Trash (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $55.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (DC, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Venus in Furs (P, $40.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cocktail Kiss (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Coloured Raine Cameo (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cosmo (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $38.00) is glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (DC, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $26.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Rhubarb Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “rich plum rose.” It’s a muted, rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones with a soft sheen. It had rich pigmentation that applied with smooth, even color. The formula had a light creaminess to it and was a bit more emollient (and had more slip) compared to some shades in the range. This shade lasted for five hours and was very lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cocktail Kiss (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soar (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Rose (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (DC, $7.49) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pink Salt (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Desert Rose (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Rose Tea (P, $32.00) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Glace (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Revlon Sassy Mauve (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Naughty Plum (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (DC, $26.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. All 34 shades are shimmer-free and vary being a soft satin finish to a natural finish (light shine but not glossy). The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamyu with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

In comparison to the Luminous Creme formula: The level of color payoff and lemony scent are the two things that are similar, but they feel quite different on. If you have drier lips and need the intense hydration that the Luminous Creme formula offered, I don’t know if you’re going to like these. The Luminous Creme formula had a thicker consistency with a very creamy texture that glided on and never tugged at all, and the thicker consistency paired with the glossier finish was more forgiving on lips as it didn’t emphasize lines, natural texture, dryness, or flaking. Some had issues with the Luminous Creme formula bleeding/feathering and shorter-wear due to the amount of slip (high), and the Amuse Bouche formula has much, much less slip, so the wear is longer. I didn’t typically experience bleeding/feathering with the Luminous Creme formula, and that is also true with Amuse Bouche, but I would expect less with this more satin-finish formula for most (but not all). The scent seemed slightly stronger in the Amuse Bouche range, but it wasn’t noticeable after I was done applying the color.

Sake

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A
A
9.3
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.3
Texture
9.3
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Pepper

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8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Rhubarb

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A
A
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Sake Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Rhubarb Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Rhubarb Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Bite Beauty Rhubarb Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Is this Rhubarb a dupe for Bite High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb? I love the color from the swatches posted, but I am wondering if Bite just duplicated that shade in a different formula.

I would have thought so, but the pencil I have is a a lot warmer! http://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side?sbs_1_search=Bite+Beauty+Rhubarb&sbs_1=222651&sbs_2_search=Bite+Beauty+Rhubarb&sbs_2=155521

Almost like a warm-toned version of the shade. When I go and look at the even the full face photo, it is still warmer (usually that is the photo with the least variance, since it’s further away, so nuances can be muted). http://www.temptalia.com/product/bite-beauty-high-pigment-pencil/rhubarb?i=179113

i want all of these. but i dropped $$$$ on beyoncé tickets. and i have no time for new makeup, + i’m on a “use up what you have” streak but this is making it tough.

All three are really beautiful shades, especially Rhubarb! But one thing that is quite odd is that it seems Pepper isn’t the same shade as the Luminous Lip Cream Pepper? They appear quite similar, so I’m a little confused.

I do know that after returning The Fashion Flock the other night, I tried on several other shades, and Mehr was one of them. It looked fantastic! But somehow got talked into getting Please Me instead, which reminds me of Sake, kind of….

I don’t know why Pepper vs. Pepper isn’t showing up, because I know I put it in there! This is the second time that’s happened to me, so I’ll have to get the guys on it to see why. Pepper is close – less pigmented, glossier, appears a bit lighter/warmer, but I think they are very close but the opacity + less glossy finish account for those changes.

These three look very similar,yet I can see the difference. I love this rose-ish tone for my everyday type of shade. My issue with Pepper, which I had and returned in the old formula, was the lack of opacity. So, I think I may like this new formula. I really do like the hydration aspect of the older formula too though!

I’m getting my first one today and if I like the formula I’m probably going to go broke buying these because I love the colors so much. I’m a little concerned about the creaminess of the formula now.

I see colours like this and I can do it all over again x 100. I have so many dupes. I have to say, I’m liking the new formula. Sake arrived yesterday. While still providing ample smooth coverage, the formula is definitely drier (without looking dry) and adheres to my lips more than predecessor. I think it will give me better wear without creating desert lips. I’m staying strong and just going for this one nude mauve shade.

I’m curious how hydrating it will be compared to the previous formula for you, Wendy. I definitely think these, on the whole, will last longer for most people than the Luminous Cremes!

I know you haven’t reviewed Cava but Bite told me via insta that Sake is a similar color to that but deeper and more pigmented. Can you speak to that at all? I really enjoy Cava and am bummed to see Sake have a (relatively) low grade.

Not sure 🙁 I don’t think I have Cava at all unfortunately! From googling for swatches, it seems like it is a pretty good deal darker.

Sake looks like it would be a better color for me than Pepper. I think Rhubarb is neutral enough I could get away with it. Pepper looks quite great on you. Sake was one of the shades I was drawn to from the lineup as a potential nude.

Love them all! This is so weird but, I’m positive my Sake is darker and a tad more purple than yours! I’m not just basing that on the lip swatch but on your arm swatches compared to mine too! hmm.

You know, after seeing Bite Beauty’s swatches of some shades on fair and darker skin tones and how different they are, it sort of blew my mind in general just how different a shade can look based on skin tone alone (because the lighting is the same!).

Love each and every one of those shades. I love Bite Beauty, and I’ll go look at these. but I appreciate your warning that they’re not as hydrating as the Luminous Creme formula

Lovely daytime colours that would suit most outfits and work situations. They look lovely on you Christine. But I prefer my lipsticks to be thicker and creamier than what these seem to be.

These sure look nice on you! And, I can see them being a good neutral for most people.

My issue with the old formula was the bullet was so soft; it broke on both tubes I tried. I didn’t bother buying any more after destroying two perfectly good tubes in a row. I hope the new formula is a little sturdier.

These look pretty! I like Sake, but if it’s lighter than NARS Anna, it may be too light for me. I’d like to give Rhubarb a try, but Indian Rose might be better for me, if it’s cooler.

Indian Rose is definitely going to be cooler, I think. Rhubarb is more likely to run warm than cool based on how it looks swatched/on/in the tube to me!

These three are nice! I love this dusty rose/mauve color but I have lots & lots of options for daily wear already. I thought they would wear darker but they are beautiful on the lips. Pretty on you Christine!

I’m very interested in these 3 – I was in Sephora yesterday and they have a sign set out with a reserved space by their Bite Beauty products stating in store release is March 4th. I’ve set my calendar!

I bought Sake and Rhubarb last night then came on to read reviews. I have had an issue lately with dryness due to mattes. This formula feels good on my lips after using Mac prep and prime. Love Bite!

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