Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 “Chilly Pepper” Limited Release Creme Deluxe LipstickBite Beauty Shade 003 “Chilly Pepper” Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fire red/coral.” It’s a bold, bright coral-red with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, slightly more muted. MAC Barbecue (LE, $16.00) is more orange, more matte. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is slightly more orange. Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (P, $20.00) is sheerer. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Lipstick Queen Have Paris (P, $50.00) is redder. NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is brighter, slightly more orange. NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is slightly more orange, darker. MAC Mangrove (LE, $16.00) is more orange, lighter, matte. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is redder. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is sheerer. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Rozz (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is lighter. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is pinker, lighter. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is darker, redder. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is lighter, matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I didn’t see any name on the exterior packaging or on the label on the bottom of the lipstick itself, so I’m not sure if “Chilly Pepper” is a brand-given name or if it was created by Sephora. It was intensely pigmented with fully opaque color in a single stroke. The consistency was lightly creamy but not too emollient, so it glided on without tugging on the lips but deposited even, smooth color without streaking. It lasted for six hours on me and left a slight stain behind. I found the formula of this shade to be slightly hydrating over time. As you might have noticed from above, there are numerous shades like it, so if you missed it, don’t fear–there are so many possibilities to satiate the need for a bold coral-red. The good news is that March’s shade delivers a high quality, richly pigmented product, though it doesn’t feel largely different (other than it being a bit thinner and less slippery) from their Luminous Creme formula (to me).

#003

LELimited Edition. $36.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick

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I am so happy it reviewed well! I haven’t even gotten it out of the box yet! Mrs fastpants Chrsitine,lol( this happens once you have kids) My local Sephora carries only a small amount of Bite products(literally an end cap!). Since this is so close the the Luminous Creme formula, I think if I like this I may look into that formula too. I obviously must have an affinity for this shade because I have Barbecue and Rose Rush lkready and want Arthur and Sheer slowburn,lol!

I would have had it a day earlier and possibly when it was still in-stock, but severe weather delays from the east coast made it impossible, lol!

I think you’ll love this!

A post on Bite Beauty’s Instagram (@bitebeauty_) from March 4 says “the vibrant chili pepper red, shade 003…”.

This colour is beautiful, but I have MAC’s Barbecue & I don’t feel too bad about missing out on this one. Glad it has a good rating too!

Christine, I appreciate the dupe list but can I ask why you do such an in-depth review for a product that’s no longer available? Those who are going to buy this already have and it’s unavailable to those who didn’t, regardless of the rating you give it. I’m curious to know why you spend the time to do a complete review of a sold-out LE product.

Hi Sadie,

I actually review this more to provide dupes for those who wanted it but couldn’t purchase it as each month, I get about a dozen or more requests for the Bite shade and dupes – which I can’t provide if I don’t know what it looks like! πŸ™‚ It is also to help others decide if they want to try to get next month’s shade or not — is the quality consistent or inconsistent? and so forth. I pay for 1-day shipping, because stock has been leftover the next day, but unfortunately, due to the really bad weather on the east coast, my package was delayed an extra day πŸ™

Also, what if a product gets repromoted, and before it goes on sale, you want to do some research? Products get announced long before bloggers even get samples, so this is just another advantage Christine’s readers will have!

I didn’t get this shade, but I like knowing the rating of products. I hold Bite Beauty in high esteem, and even if I didn’t get a product I like to know they’re consistently delivering high quality products.

Shoot!
I LOVE Bite Beauty, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE bright lip colors, but this one just looks too orange for me.
Show me a similarly vivid fuchsia pink, and I’m all over it!

The color is too bright for me, wish I could pull it off, as it is really gorgeous!! So glad this one got a great review. And at least they had it in stock for a little longer before it sold out (baby steps, baby steps). Looks like BITE is listening to customers. I’m looking forward to next month’s shade !

They really seem to have improved this series by leaps and bounds after the first “misfire”. I’m really hopeful that they’ll release a set with all the shades for the holidays!

Very pretty, though I think this will likely pull true orange-coral on my NW skintone. It’s nice to see the newer shades are fixing the formula issues from the first release.

I’m glad this isn’t a color already in my collection and that the formula is nice, but wow look at that list of dupes! It’s kind of making me regret ordering it given its price.

Siiigh. I had this one in my cart and it went out of stock by the time I hit checkout, and it’s likely to be the only one I really want given my usual luck with Bite’s color palette. However I cannot tell you how many coral-reds I have, so it is probably just as well.

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