Bite Beauty Thistle, Lavender Jam, Taro Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche LipstickBite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was a little thinner and felt a touch clingy–I felt like it exaggerated the texture of my lips rather than smoothed it out (like the other two shades did). It had great color payoff, though, and lasted for four and a half hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating for me. Makeup Geek Trailblazer (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gelato (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (DC, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cancer (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Cheap Thrills (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Trap (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Driftwood (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cava (DC, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Queen B (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Anastasia Dusty Mauve (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Violate (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Femme (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Poseur (DC, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche LipstickBite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium purple with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It’s a very cool-toned purple–so much so that it almost glows. It had very nearly opaque coverage with a creamy, moderately emollient texture that was noticeably more slippery compared to most shades in the formula. I had a little color settle into lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance and didn’t seem to get much worse while worn. The color lasted for four and a half hours and left behind a pinkish stain. The formula felt lightly hydrating overall. Sephora Trippin (50) (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flatter Me Fierce (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Purple (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop So Wavy (LE, $7.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC 4Eva (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Violet (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche LipstickBite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark grayed purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a natural sheen. It had more slip, like Lavender Jam, but it also had more noticeable shine when applied. The consistency was creamy and comfortable to wear without being clingy, but it didn’t slide around too easily either. It had opaque color coverage, which lasted for almost five hours. The formula was fairly hydrating. Bite Beauty Nectar (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Epic (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sugar Beet (DC, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Galaxy Grey (DC, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Purple (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is brighter (80% similar). MAC Beach Nut (LE, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). MAC 4Eva (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche LipstickBite 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.

Thistle

DCDiscontinued. $26.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Lavender Jam

DCDiscontinued. $26.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Taro

LELimited Edition. $26.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Thistle Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lavender Jam Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Taro Amuse Bouche Lipstick

94%

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Thanks for posting! Can’t wait for my Taro to arrive. Sad thats it’s LE though. Really love Bite’s Amuse Bouche line, plus the shade’s name, really love taros! How I wish it’s a bit lighter but anyway, it still a lovely shade for me.

So, this Thistle is not the same as the Thistle that was released as a limited edition? Woo hoo! Cuz I like this shade better than the LE!

Yup, as you noted, they are actually different names! But I also swatched them side-by-side before reviewing, and they’re definitely different! 🙂

Wow, these are all hard to dupe! Compared to UD’s 120 shades, which is great but can be very overwhelming, I like how BITE came up with a small, but well-edited collection of unique shades. Too bad they are all LE 🙁 I love the looks of Lavender Jam but doubt I can pull it off (too pastel and bright) , but Taro looks right up my alley, and I love pastries made with sweet taro filling 🙂

THISTLE is such a cool shade but I was almost expecting it to look greyer on the lips. lol

But I should not be surprised as most grey looking taupes look alike a natural warm contour on me by comparison. 🙂

I kind of want to get Lavender Jam now….. but I could also mix it. Such a nice shade of purple!

This is entirely true. I just got Thistle, and it shows up much grayer on me than I expected (which is serendipitous; I wanted it to be gray).
That said, it’s a stunning shade, and when mixed with Taro, it creates a beautiful muted taupe/purple.

Thistle looks so edgy and cool on other people — on me, it was so grey and awful! I looked like I was auditioning for a zombie movie or something. Hoping Violate or Oblivion looks better on me.

Thistle is in that family of greyish purples that could either look like chalky death on me or could be pretty like they are on many people I’ve seen. I can never find the testers for those shades to try it out!

Indeed, it’s as I feared: I want every single one of these. I love the drama of the dark colours, the exciting purples and Thistle looks like a perfect everyday shade for me. So, I’m off to sell a kidney in order to afford more lipstick.

I already picked up Taro and Squid Ink and they are to die for. Lavender Jam might be next on my list! I’m really happy Bite went out of their comfort zone with these shades and I wish UD would have to with their new Vice lippies.

I feel more comfortable wearing a purple lipstick than a red. I recently wore Spritzer and love the color and the formula! Therefore, I picked up Thistle and Taro. Lavender Jam looks pretty but too bright for me.

I’ve been wearing Lavender Jam and Taro A LOT. I think I’ll be grabbing a backup LJ because I love it so much. Really such a shame that it’s LE as Bite could certainly stand to have such a blue-purple in their permanent lineup. It’s also very easy to get a quick gradient look with Taro as the outer color and LJ as the inner.

I really like all three but I’d get the most use out of Thistle. I like that it’s a cooler version of Violate which I wanted too but I didn’t care for the name too much.

I’m wearing Thistle again today. Since it arrived last week, I’m wearing it non-stop. I loves it! But it looks very different on me. So weird.

Because I already have Cheap Thrills and So Wavy, I don’t exactly need Thistle or Lavender Jam ( both are SO cool-toned, I don’t know that either one looks fabulous on me anyhow! Glad they were only $6 each)
However, Taro looks divine! Just enough of a “warmth” to it for it to not look as if it clashes with my warm toned skin.

It’s definitely filling a niche for all those who can rock them! Whenever I think back to when Heroine first came along as a mainstream brand purple, and now the range of purples has exploded into a gazillion hues!

I didn’t realize the Taro and Lavender Jam were LE. Why?! I would have put off Kale and grabbed one. Hopefully, they’ll be around long enough I can snag them. Kale arrived today and even more stunning in person.

Thistle is a beauty. But it’s typically a shade I would wear in the fall/winter, really not something I would reach for in the spring/summer, not even during the sad case of May Gray we’re having here this year!

Thistle is a shade I would buy if I loved the formula more(I prefer super long wearing) and it didn’t have those particular fragrance extracts. However, it looks like a mix of those two Colourpop shades, of which I like the (fragrance-less) formulas more.

I bought all three of these already and Kale!!! These are the best shades ever. I LOVE that an organic based brand is going with these wild and fun shades!!! And I will totally wear them all the time.

I purchased Thistle, and the formula is very nice. The color…. not so much.
My lips are already pigmented so this just added a grey tone that made me look dead 🙁
I feel bad that I have to return it.

I got Thistle but I’m returning it because it looks identical to the NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment on me! Thistle looks slightly warmer swatched on my hand but when I put one on the top lip and one on the bottom I could not tell a difference. Hot tip to anyone looking for a dupe…

I was ready to sacrifice for Thistle because it’s right in my Zone but the gray talk is scaring me. Dominique can even go gray on me if I’m not careful. But dang Thistle is pretty!

Hellooooo!! I love the Taro shade, but I’m 45 and wondering if its too “young” for me. I have dirty-blonde hair and blue eyes. Thoughts?

I’m probably the wrong person to ask, because I think you can wear whatever you want, regardless of age 😉

Another dupe for Lavender Jam could be Jeffree Stars Liquid Lip in Blow Pony, it’s almost identical but the Jeffree Star one is matte.

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