Round-up: Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks Overview & Thoughts

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) were a pleasant surprise. The majority of the range had nice color payoff with a hydrating, comfortable-to-wear formua. A few shades had more slip than others, which made them apply with some streaks, though they weren’t overly noticeable most of the time. I think the range is lacking in cooler-toned shades overall, and it could use at least one lighter and deeper shade than what exists in the set of eight to better accommodate a variety of skin tones. Bite’s decision to “hand cut” the bullet so it is flat doesn’t seem to add anything from my experience; it’s a creamy lipstick, but it’s not the creamiest lipstick on the market, and it doesn’t feel particularly creamier (just thicker) than their standard Luminous Creme formula. It comes off as more gimmick and excessive marketing than true innovation. They didn’t reduce the product size, and the packaging seems to be an upgrade from the standard formula, but it is $4 more than the standard formula they have (which is very good). My personal favorites were Hazelnut (A) and Rosewood (A).

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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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Beautiful colors and the formula looks lovely on your lips, but is it just me or do several of them seem to be very close in color? Specifically Caramel/Pecan, Heather/Hazelnut and even Moka/Marzipan seem to have the exact same base tone with only a small variation in depth. Did you find this to be the case? Or IRL were they more different? I love this color palette though, so will try to find dupes in their regular range or will suck it up and pay the extra $4 for the hand cut silliness! Thank you for providing such a valuable service to all of us makeup junkies!

They are similar, but they have different undertones or are lighter/darker/brighter/more muted. For instance, Caramel is lighter and warmer than Pecan, which has a rosier coloring to it overall. Heather is very warm-toned compared to Hazelnut, and it is also a brighter shade. Moka is warmer, brighter, and has a stronger red tone to it than Marzipan. I’m not saying you need all of them by any means, though!

I think a lot of these will work well as everyday colors for my skintone. Some are a little “my lips but better” and a couple others would be great nudes that aren’t so light they look ashy or so dark they turn brown. But I can see that these do aim for the middle range of skintones for sure. Maybe they’ll expand the color selection over time!

How do you compare the size/shape of the part where you would apply to your lips to maybe YSL Rouge Volupte? For some reason, until I made myself really look st the tube relative to your hand, I was thinking the applicator part would be like jumbo Bonnie Bell lip smackers size. Thank-you for the round up!So helpful seeing them all together! I think I like Rosewood a little more than that Chanel one from earlier this week I decided to let go and it seems like It’s something that I could really get a lot of wear from. I like Rosewood,Pecan,Heather,Hazelnut,marzipan& Moka. But, obviously don’t need all of those or any more than 2 or 3 since they are so similar. I probably will want ot actually try these on and yay..according to my computer, My local Sephora is carrying these! But ,given the 14 ” of snow and -14 degree temps, Rosewood will likely be an online purchase and i feel confident in that as long as the applictor is not Jumbo Lip smacker huge!

It’s a bit wider than Rouge Volupte, I think. It’s not massive or anything, and I think if you’re fine with the Rouge Volupte, this won’t be that different, just that it doesn’t have the same level of slant!

I love Cream and Hazelnut but the flattop design is a huge turn off for me. There’s no way I’m paying $30 for what looks like half a lipstick. It’s just weird

Rosewood and Hazelnut <3 If I get through another lipstick sometime soon, I may be able to add Rosewood to my list of 'lipsticks to finally get now' πŸ˜‰

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