Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark red with cool, pinkish undertones and a subtle, muted quality to the color that seemed true to the brand’s description of “grapey-red.” The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense with a touch of tackiness, which helped it apply evenly without sliding around while worn. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for over six hours, and it was moisturizing while worn.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$26.00/0.15 oz. - $173.33 Per Ounce
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.
The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy 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 have a herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.
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