Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick Review & Swatches


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.

Formula Overview

$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.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick swatches.


Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Triisostearyl Citrate*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*/**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*/**, Silica*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*/**, Glyceryl Rosinate*, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax Polyglyceryl-3 Esters*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*/**, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*/**, Aroma (Flavor), Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*/**, Cerica (Silk) Powder, Pearl Powder*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate*, Resveratrol*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*/**, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*/**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*/**, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*/**, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Punica Granatum Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*/**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract* +/- May Contain: Tin Oxide*, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)*, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742)*, Carmine (Ci 75470)*, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) * Natural * Organic


Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Virgo Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Jouer Rose Gold Blush Bouquet
  • Hourglass Luminous Radiant Light Bronzer
  • Natasha Denona Light-Medium (02) Super Glow

About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Yay! I’m so happy this got an A+. I just got this lipstick the other day and it is to-die-for! I have quite a few reds in my collection, but nothing like this one. It reads a bit deeper on me because I have a paler complexion, but it is such a super rich, luxurious color, I know it will look amazing on most people. Stunning!

This is CRAZY; but I really LOVE this shade of red for a more “daytime” red lip! The bizarre catch(es)?
1.) I gave up astrology 26 years ago, and I was extremely deep into it.
2.) Um, I’m March born.
3.) Ex-husband was a “Virgo”… 🙄

I wear MAC Cyber or Diva to work; I’m an software engineer; people stare; I just don’t care. I do consider also this `Virgo` color `casual` / `daytime` red lip, especially worn with a more subtle eye make-up. 😆

Dear Bite Beauty,

I have two requests:
1) Please make this permanent, and
2) Please become available in the UK

(Seriously, this is gorgeous! I’m a Virgo and this is such a perfect shade)

Hmm thought it would be more berry than red…makes this a definite no for me, since I rarely use red

Nice to see it received a great score though

When I read the `grape-red` description I was also hoping for a more berry red, maybe slightly plumish like a red grape. Too bad it’s online only at Sephora… I would try it… most lipsticks pull more `plumish` on me than on Christine. 😀

I was hoping for a more berry tone BUT I got it anyway and have zero regrets, it’s just such an absolutely lovely color and I’m thrilled with it!

This looks nothing like the pics on Bite’s website. I almost ordered this but I’m glad I didn’t I would have been disappointed. I think Beetroot is a better match for the description.

I really wish they didn’t have sesame in their formula since I’ve developed an allergy almost all my Bite stash is unusable!

I picked this up the first day of the Sephora Rouge sale. if I were to mix up a colour for myself in the Bite lab, this would be it. I totally agree with your rating of this. To top it off I am a Virgo, so I’m relieved we got a shade I can wear. Most of the other astrology shades would have looked awful on me. I have a light olive complexion and find it very hard to wear nude/brown lipstick.

I’m a Virgo. I don’t usually wear reds but I bought it and I love it. It’s a more moody red which I think is perfect for me. I can wear it as a stain or make it more bold. I usually wear more unconventional colors and glosses but couldn’t pass this up.

It is such an interesting color. I’m a virgo; reds are my nude, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this so far. If I created my perfect color this is what I would make. I’m a little annoyed though. The lipsticks kept selling out and then I preordered it from bite because I didn’t know if they would have enough at sephora. They had plenty. I could have gotten it on sale and everything, but I’m glad I got it even if I did pay waaaay too much. 🙂

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