Bite Beauty Whiskey, Kale, Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that clung enough that it didn’t slide around but not to the point where it was uncomfortable or drying. The color wore well for over six hours and was very lightly hydrating. Fenty Beauty PMS (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Coloured Raine Huntress (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Friends (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Digging It (P, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Aya (LE, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lonely Heart (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Patricia Bright (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Ambition (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande (LE, $19.50) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain #99 (P, $33.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Chocotease (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Done It Again (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cherries (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Embellish (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, blackened green with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied beautifully. I was really impressed by the level of coverage as well as the evenness of application, as deeper shades like this often become a mess. It’s very dark, but it’s still noticeably green–you definitely get that tint and flash in person under an assortment of lighting types. It wore well for over six hours, was lightly hydrating, and faded evenly. Colour Pop Brucie (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #052 (P, $18.00) is more muted, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Mean Green Machine (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Twerk (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Smoky Jade (P, $7.49) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Smeraldo (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). MAC Deep with Envy (LE, $19.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, blackened navy blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it was the less-pigmented shade out of the newer releases. The texture was creamy, fairly lightweight, and glided on well with mostly even application. This shade lasted for six hours and left behind a pinky-purple stain, while the formula was lightly hydrating overall. I didn’t experience feathering, but I did find this shade harder to apply with precision from the tube. NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Nocturnal (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Clapback (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C603 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #054 (P, $18.00) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Nico Kiss (LE, $18.50) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Deep (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Young Attitude (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (DC, $7.49) is warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Kat Von D Woolf (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Guerlain #333 (P, $33.00) is less pigmented (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). Colour Pop JV (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). 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.

Whiskey
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Squid Ink
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Whiskey Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Kale Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Squid Ink Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Sculpting Duo
On eyes:
  • MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC El Dorado Eye Kohl
  • MAC Paragon Eye Kohl

About the Reviewer

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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It’s getting harder to ignore Kale and Squid Ink every time I look at them. What’s a girl to do? The boldest lips I’ve ever rocked were Cruella by NARS and Urban Decay After Dark! Haha!

Maybe try to sample them in store? Or pat some black shadow on top of a red and see if you can rock that 😉

I adore Kale and Squid Ink. No idea where I will wear them, as they are much darker than lipsticks I normally use for everyday wear, but I love them!

That’s what Bite is saying on Instagram, apparently, so that is good! They said Lavender Jam and Taro are the LEs.

This makes me so happy. The formulas and colours are glorious. And I’m so glad that “unusual” lip shades (blues/greens) are becoming more mainstream!

My biggest takeaway from this (aside from wanting that Whiskey!) is that I need to immediately purchase that killer MAC eyeshadow quad you’re wearing.

I feel like there are plenty of brands doing the typical summer thing that it’s always nice when a brand doesn’t!

Squid ink the most appropriate color names I’ve seen in a while, wow! Not colors I’d wear but they’re gorgeous and it’s great to see almost-blacks in different colors!

Wow, Whiskey is stunning! Definitely gives off a sepia photo effect! However, I already own, and adore my tube of MAC Deep Love. So, I would be more inclined to seek out a permanent replacement if or when I ever use it up.

And then there is Kale….OMG! I haven’t one clue where I would ever wear this in AZ, but I absolutely must get my paws on this hella BEAUTY!!! I never thought I could fall for such a lush, almost black, green lipstick, but this looks insanely good!

I ordered Kale. My car needs repairs, so I decided to hold off on Squid Ink for now. I’m so impressed with how well Amuse Bouche pulls off the dark, vampy colors. Black Truffle has been so amazing for me.

I don’t even know where I’d EVER wear Squid Ink and Kale but I just want them both..

Also they look like they’re packed with glitter in pictures

They definitely don’t have glitter, but I had a hard time distinguishing whether they just had a sheen or if there was very fine pearl in them as well. I think there is very fine pearl in them, because they dance a little in the light (vs. a more universal sheen).

Your eye look is just perfect paired with these vampies. I like Whiskey in particular, but I guess that one is a little more conventional.

I wouldn’t have initially thought it would work, since the eye is pretty dark, but I think the dirty-neutral vibe of it helps. I literally put it on and then the Bite lipsticks showed up and was like, “GAH! NO!” and went with it anyway, LOL.

I want all of these, but whiskey reminds me a lot of melt’s catsuit which I already own. Does anyone know how close the two are? I know the finishes are different and I usually prefer a matte lip but sometimes a shinier finish is nice. Maybe I’ll just get it anyway, at this point I could never get through all of the lipsticks I own but I can’t seem to stop buying them.

Kale! Kale! Kale! beautiful green! Maybe that color make me feel powerful too! lol Iam sure with it that my husband will be very nice in front of my lips 🙂
iam little tired to see all this Bite beauty beautifuls lipsticks because they’re not available in France 🙁

These look awesome! Did you find that they emphasized the yellowness of teeth? If so how much? Sorry I’m not really sure from just looking at the photos!

I didn’t, but they are both cool-toned, so I don’t usually find cooler-toned products to emphasize yellow coloring in the teeth!

Ohhh yeaaa I love me some sweatyyy lipsticks. Haha. jokes aside…these are intensely pigmented. Ohhh myy…

I was sort of hoping that Kale would be really, really bad 🙂 It would have made the fact that it is so hard to get anything from Bite here less maddening. I might try Amazon. Or order from Sephora US to a friend in England and have him send it on, if they are allowed to send lipsticks through the UK Post, or whatever it is called.
I guess I have a bit of checking up to do.

Kale is so wonderful. I always thought that if I could make it to the Bite Lip Lab, I would have them make me a blackened green. It’s like they read my mind! All three of these shades are right up my alley.

Wow, I’m impressed!! These are really hard colors to get right, and BITE knocked them out of the ballpark ! I like Whiskey and Squid Ink. Kale is also gorgeous, but not sure if I can rock green lipstick with my yellow undertones

I don’t really go for brown lipsticks usually, but Whiskey is gorgeous (and I love the name)! I’m also really impressed by how nice Kale turned out!

Wow, Kale and Squid Ink both look absolutely stunning. Totally un-wearable for me, but I’m impressed by their quality!

I don’t think it has a true shift, but these seem to have almost a very fine pearl to them? I’ve been struggling to see it in person.

despite being the less pigmented from this release , i’m in love with squid ink !

it’s what i wanted kvd’s poe to be .

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Oh lord. We just bought a house and all new appliances and I do NOT have the budget for these beauties. And yet…

I will try to stick to just Kale as I have nothing green that’s dark like this. Justification.

Gah! I am so torn on these! My workplace doesn’t have a dress code so fun hair/makeup/outfits abound, but my position requires me to meet with other professionals at a moment’s notice. How easy were these to remove?

They were easy to remove, but if you wear them for awhile, there is light staining – not so much with Kale as with Whiskey/Squid Ink.

I bought Squid Ink and Kale (along with Lavender Jam) the other day and I LOVE them. I haven’t gotten much extended wear in yet, so your review is so encouraging, Christine! After I tried on Squid Ink, my boyfriend told me it is his all-time favorite color on me! I am so excited to wear these more.

Beautiful , different and a good formula. I’m getting Kale and Whiskey! Definitely Whiskey. But I’ll do as you suggested in a comment earlier and test it out before buying.

Kale is just mind blowing. Definitely will get that in the fall–my first green. Squid Ink is very tempting and I’ve yet to buy a blue lipstick… but it is pretty similar to Kale in tone. Maybe I will go for Technopagan as my first blue 🙂

Was so excited when I saw your sneak peek initially since I’m an unconventional colors girl. Black is my go-to lip color, closely followed by blue, then green, so, Squid Ink and Kale looked right up my alley.
Unfortunately, they look way too blackened once set. :/ Much prefer the color distributions in the arm swatches.
Oddly enough, I’m loving all of the swatches for Thistle.
Definitely getting Lavender Jam either way…. and possibly Taro.

I definitely think you can tell that they’re not black but very tinted, but it’ll depend on the lighting 🙂

Kale is INCREDIBLE! That’s the kind of shade I wish I had had several years back for my Gamora costume for Halloween. LOVE!

I just purchased Whiskey and cannot WAIT to wear it! It looks so amazing on you, Christine! I literally just received it in the mail today! LOL! I am so drawn to these kinds of colors. I too own MAC Prince Noir, Too Faced Chocolate Cherries, MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande and MAC Deep Love. And yes, they all seem similar but they definitely have different tones about them and finishes. For some reason I think Whiskey is going to become my favorite out of all of them!

hey Christine!.. you look fabulous in these lipsticks..!. In some light the lipsticks look flat.. in some they look pearly and gorgeous! Tell me, how noticeable is this pearly effect in person??

Man I was really hoping that these would get bad reviews so I’d have a good reason not to buy them. But I just cannot stop staring at Kale and Squid Ink. They look like they read pretty dark/black from a distance, which just makes them even more appealing.

Never thought I’d buy much less wear a green lipstick, but Kale arrived today and I put it on immediately. Stunning color, great formula as Christine said, and it didn’t make my teeth look yellow! (My big fear.) I’m gonna be rocking this and Squid Ink a lot this summer.

Does anyone know how long these lipsticks stay good for? I’m wondering if they’ll go off quicker because of all the natural ingredients. Small price to pay for the excellent formula tho.

I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jenn, and happy to hear it didn’t make your teeth yellower! I think they last a good awhile, but I don’t know if anyone’s owned an Amuse Bouche long enough to really know.

Kale and Squid Ink look like really amazing colors but I guess I’ve gotten spoiled with the cleaner edge lines and long wear of the darker liquid lipsticks staying perfect when applied with a brush. I have KVD Poe and same deal, love it dearly but I’m often too lazy to keep it perfect. Since liquid lippies don’t dry my lips overmuch, I’ve taken to wearing those in dark colors then dusting a smidge of Sugarpill Lumi or UD Aura eyeshadow (either side is fun) over them after dry-down to mimic the ‘shine’ and give a bit of opalescence.

I think you can get a clean edge if you apply with a lip brush for these as well, though you will not get quite the stark look as a liquid matte!

I really like all three of them (especially the near-blacks). I’ll likely get all three of them. They’ll be my first Bite Beauty products.

I was initially thinking that Whiskey would be close to Colourpop Pitch, but screen-side comparisons make Pitch seem a lot “cooler” and more chocolate by contrast. Not a dupe. Yea!

Ugh…. Squid Ink and Kale are speaking to my inner goth chick. I can wear these to work without a problem (well not sure how the CEO feels about this dark of lipstick but she didn’t or the VPs didn’t drown upon my dark Melted Matte last week so we shall see) otherwise I’ll wear them to my Sunday Job and just out and about!!

This is a really stupid question, but for the swatches, why are there two swatches each where one of them looks like it has more of an iridescent, glittery, shift? Did I miss something where you mentioned that you were wearing something over them to make it look like that? Thanks Christine! Lovely swatches, as usual.

Thank you for your lovely reviews, as always. I picked up Kale and Squid Ink yesterday at Sephora (Kale was already selling out). I couldn’t wait to test drive Kale and so I wore it out last night. I definitely got some double takes and lots of compliments! I found I had to reapply it regularly to maintain the intensity of its dark color and its opaqueness, so perhaps a lipliner and/or primer might help. But it was beautiful overall.

Kale is my new signature lip color, so much so that I boight 2 tubes! I have green hair and it goes just perfectlg with my pale, very pink-toned complexion – I find it reads brighter and greener on me than it does on you, which i like. I also picked up Lavender Jam and Squid Ink, both of which work great on me!

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