I have some great news for all you lipstick-lovers: BITE Beauty added six new shades to its Amuse Bouche Lipstick line ($26.00 USD/$30.00 CAD, available here)! Since this is one of my favourite lipstick formulas (see my previous review here), I obviously had to pick up a few. I really like that some of the colours they chose aren’t your typical wearable or “summer” shades (Hunter green? Deep navy? Awesome!). I decided to grab Thistle, Lavender Jam and Kale. These are described as “a collection of high-impact lipsticks in dimensional shades that have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.”
- Thistle – mauve-infused taupe
- Lavender Jam – electric blue-violet
- Kale – deep hunter green with black
Why You Might Like These:
- They’re formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. They’re also gluten-free.
- They contain “a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips”.
- They’re also made with food-grade ingredients, so you could eat ‘em if you felt the urge. Why you would want to do this, however, is beyond me. It’d be such a waste of a perfectly good lipstick!
- They’re pigmented and opaque with only a couple of swipes, but could be dabbed on lightly if you prefer more semi-opaque coverage.
- They’re creamy and remain extremely comfortable on the lips, even after several hours of wear.
- They have a soft satin finish — not too matte, not too shiny.
- They have a pleasant citrus scent, which is a nice change from some of the overly sweet-smelling lip products.
- They last a decent amount of time for such a creamy formula.
- I didn’t notice any bleeding or feathering, either, with the exception of Kale (which had just the slightest amount when examined up close).
- There are a ton shades in the line and, with these new additions, there are even some “funky” colours to choose from!
Why You Might Not Like These:
- If you prefer a completely matte lipstick, this probably isn’t the formula for you.
- The same thing applies if you like your lipsticks to be more sheer (like M.A.C.‘s Lustre formula, for example). Though they can be sheered out a little, these babies pack some pigmentation!
- If you’re extremely sensitive to scents, the citrus smell might bother you. I personally found that the scent faded after the lipstick was applied, though.
- Since this is a creamy, hydrating formula, these don’t last quite as long as a matte/liquid lipstick. I needed to touch up around the 4-5 hour mark.
- As mentioned above, Kale had the slightest amount of feathering after wearing it for a little while. I find that almost all creamy lipsticks in dark shades can tend to do this on me, but in this case it was minimal. If you want to really be on the safe side, I would suggest using a lip liner with the darker shades.
So far, I’ve been super impressed with all of the BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks that I’ve tried. The formula is definitely a winner in my books, and I think they’re a nice way to switch things up from the matte liquid lipsticks many of us have been rocking for the last while. I’m also loving the fact that BITE is embracing the whole “weird” lip colour thing! Are you guys a fan of non-traditional lip colours? What to you think about the shades BITE decided to go with for summer? Let me know in the comments!