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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Souffle, Sugarcane, Honeycomb, Meringue, Sake, Pepper and Rhubarb

March 6, 2016

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.

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  • I may just have to spring for Honeycomb and Pepper. I'm super sad that they didn't bring Musk, my favorite shade, into this line up. ๐Ÿ™

    • I'm sad too ๐Ÿ™ I'm hoping they will bring back some of the shades, I missed out on Cava!

  • I really love Sake. They're all lovely shades though I don't think I'd go for the real pale ones.
    The Beauty Bloss

    • Sake is lovely! There are a lot more options with more colors to pick from ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sake looks my kind of color. Too bad Bite Beauty is very hard to get in Europe.

    • Sake is really pretty – I'm surprised they aren't in Europe yet!

  • I was debating between Pepper and Rhubarb and finally selected Rhubard, but now that I see your lip swatches, I think I'll have to add Pepper to my stash ๐Ÿ™‚ I never try lipsticks on my lips before purchasing and so it is sometimes hard to visualize them in context. I learned a trick several years ago which is helpful: Rub your thumb and index finger together to "redden" your fingertip. Apply the lipstick to your fingertip and hold it up to your face. It gives a very good approximation of how the color will look on your lips but it still isn't the same as actually seeing the color in relation to someone's face. That's where your great lip swatches come in handy and I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of them. I'm not normally one for a very opaque lipstick and usually prefer a bit of translucency, but I must say this is a smooth and easy formula to pull off even on my old lips so long as I stick to the more friendly rosey/plum shades.

    Sabrina, I was just over at Charlestongirl's Best Things in Beauty and mentioned that I greatly appreciated your side-by-side arm swatches followed by side-by-side lip swatches. It makes seeing the variations in color so easy; especially when the difference is a subtle one. Thank you for such a thoughtful way of laying everything out.

    • Hi Eileen – I'm like you, I rarely ever try testers on my lips so yes it's so hard to tell what it will look like.

      The opaque formula from Bite is really good! I like a bit of transparency too because they often end up looking flat if it's full coverage but the Amuse Bouche from Bite is amazing.

      Thank you for such sweet and kind comments ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm glad the side by side swatches on arms and lip help!

  • Honeycomb is perfect on you! For my tastes I'm gravitating toward Sake and Rhubarb.

  • Are these long lasting on your lips? I kind of hate buying regular lipsticks now because I feel like they don't last long on me, even with a lipliner, but I'm in love with these so I'm conflicted, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Meringue is a gorgeous color on you!
    Have a great week,
    Tanja

  • Ana

    Pretty swatches indeed. Love the darker shades like the Sake, Pepper and Rhubarb. I have pale lips so I usually prefer darker shades.

  • Honeycomb looks so different in your lips and arm swatch, it looks much more lighter on ur lips than on arm. Love Rhubarb ?

  • so many colour choices. The formula does look very hydrating. I'm thinking of picking out a few shades. thanks for your awesome review and pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous

    I'm liking the looks of Pepper and Rhubarb! (Katherine T.)