For lip swatches of the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick launch, up first are the neutral nudes and pinks. Shown above from left to right is Souffle, Sugarcane, Honeycomb, Meringue, Sake, Pepper and Rhubarb (same order as what’s swatched below). As a neutral lipstick lover, I was thrilled to find so many light color options available. Many nude lip colors are hard for me to pull off as I have pigmented lips and they often look concealer-like on my lips. Most of the shades in this formula have enough color to be wearable. I have swatches of these on bare lips. In lip swatches I’m often asked what lipliner I’m wearing in swatches. I have naturally pigmented lips so the outer edges often show through if I don’t swatch precisely. Unless the labels specify a lipliner shade, the gloss or lipstick swatches are just the color featured. There are some days where I’m all about wearing lipstick + liner and gloss. Other days I just do a sheer lipstick or gloss and skip the liner. If you’re in search of a good one, I swatched quite a few options in this post here.
Colors and descriptions of how the colors appear on my complexion and skintone (I’m wearing NARS Velvet Matte Skintint in St. Moritz in the photos):
- Souffle is a super pale pink cream, this is the only color I found too pale to pull off for a natural look, it’s very pigmented and smooth but on my skin almost feels like pink white-out
- Sugarcane is a baby pink that has enough color to show up, it’s borderline a bit too pale for my complexion, but works if you’re a fan of light pink lips that aren’t too light
- Honeycomb is one of the most perfect beige nudes I’ve ever tried, everyone has a different definition of what they consider nude, to me it’s something that is close to beige or my natural skin color, this one is perfect!
- Meringue is another baby pink with a hint of peach, it’s similar to Sugarcane but just a tiny bit deeper and warmer in undertone
- Sake is a cool-toned mauve, these kinds of colors are hard to pull off for my olive skin, but it has enough pink in it to work, it’s one of the most unique mauve pinks I’ve tried
- Pepper is a classic pinky-brown neutral, I think out of the entire collection, it’s the most classic kind of neutral pink lipstick
- Rhubarb is a soft plum rose cream, it’s a neutral with a rosy kick to it, I think it’s a lovely color for everyday
Swatched on the lips:
Out of all the neutrals, it’s hard to pick a single favorite. The only color I can’t see myself wearing on a regular basis is Souffle. If you pressed me to pick my top three in the neutral category I would say my top picks would be Honeycomb, Meringue and Pepper.
You can find the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks at Sephora for $26 each – all shades are permanent. They have apparently launched in stores now, but I’m not sure if all stores have received all colors yet (I stopped by one last week on a Thursday and they only had 5-7 colors on display). Full review on formula, texture and wear in this post here.
Do you find any of the neutrals calling your name?
Lipsticks were provided courtesy of Bite Beauty for review consideration.