Friday, February 19, 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Sorbet

Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm excited to share a first look at one of the new Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks ($26 for .15 oz/4.35g, made in Canada) in Sorbet. Right now these are online exclusives to Sephora VIB Rouge and VIB Members. They are expected to launch in stores by early March which is just around the corner. The Amuse Bouche Lipstick line replaces the previous Luminous Crème Lipstick with a new and improved formula. There are 34 handcrafted shades with a super creamy texture in pigmented bold colors. All the colors are made with 12 edible oils and come softly scented with a delicious citrus flavor (they are made with fresh pressed fruits). I have one shade to share today in Sorbet which is a medium watermelon pink cream. I'm working my way through swatching the remaining shades (34 shades in total). These lipsticks are one-swipe wonders, super creamy, long lasting, moisturizing and really just incredible.

Sorbet is the perfect bright medium summery pink. It's bold and bright but not too bright. I teamed up with Bite Beauty to share my favorite color via Instagram and am sharing swatches here on the blog. I swatched a few other colors from my collection and there's nothing I own that's quite like Sorbet. It has a brightness to it with the perfect mix of warm and cool and bright.

First a quick look at the packaging, these come in the same design and packaging as the Luminous Crème Lipsticks. By comparison, the new Amuse Bouche formula is significantly more creamy in texture with richer bolder pigment. I found the original formula to be really good, but somehow Bite has managed to make an even better lipstick formula.

Lipstick next to an iPhone and sunglasses for scale:

A look at Bite Beauty Sorbet with a side of sorbet :) It's always time for dessert right? In direct sunlight Sorbet looks like a warm watermelon pink shade:

Swatched it sometimes looks like a cooler pink, other times it's warmer, with flash + sun it's warmer:

Without flash, it looks a bit cooler:

Applied straight from the tube:

Swatched on the lips without flash:


The lipsticks last an impressive amount of time without feathering or fading. Here's what the lipstick looked like after 5 hours of wear (it lasted through a few cups of tea and a couple of snacks):

Some comparison swatches: 

Tom Ford Lip Color in Pink Dusk (swatched on lips here)
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita (on lips here)
Charlotte Tilbury Between the Sheets (swatches here)
Tom Ford Lips and Boys Jake (review here)
Tom Ford Lip Color in Forbidden Pink (on the lips here)
Charlotte Tilbury Kiss Chase (review here)

When brands reformulate something I love, my first reaction is to panic because I often think why change something that's already so good? The formula of the Amuse Bouche Lipsticks is a lot better than the original Luminous Creme formula (even though I really liked it). Amuse Bouche has better pigment, richer coverage, more of a shine, better lasting power and better colors. These are a luminous full coverage creamy formula that doesn't look flat. Even though they are creamy with a naturally glossy shine they adhere well to the lips and don't feel like they are sliding off (and they stay put really well). I give these a huge thumbs up.

If you're a VIB Rouge or VIB member you can order Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Lipsticks online now at Sephora at $26 each. They launch for everyone else online and in stores starting early March. Have you checked these out yet? If so which colors and what did you think?

Amuse Bouche lipsticks provided courtesy of Bite Beauty for review.


  1. Woo hoo! I can't wait for your complete swatches. I'm definitely going to end up with a few. I'm glad they're permanent and under $30.

  2. I've never tried Bite before so can't compare to the old version, but this looks amazing (especially next to those pretty fruits and sorbet)!! Are they similar full coverage as the NARS Audacious Lipsticks (but more luminous maybe)?

    New in Makeup

  3. This lipsticks looks amazing! the shade is really beautiful and i think the packaging looks really nice aha!
    Paula | namelessgap

  4. I loved their old formula specifically Tannin. I love how moisturizing it was and that it didn't dry or flake my lips. How is the new formula with this? Should I run out and get another of the old?

  5. oh that colour is to dieee for!! i panicked a bit when i heard they were reformulating, but i'm glad the formulation has improved!

    sachie | lovely complex

  6. These colors are so gorgeous! Pink is my favorite color so I'm tempted to make a purchase, haha.

  7. ermygerd! i need all of these, and the chanel ones from yesterday's post.

  8. Hi, I'm just starting to build a makeup wardrobe after years of not wearing any at all. I picked up a Chanel Coco Rouge Stylo upon your recommendation. How do the Stylos compare to the Amuse Bouche? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Thanks. I love your blog.

    Lovely post! Wishing you a lovely day.

  10. That is a beautiful color. I may have to pick that one addition to the 2 Chanel Stylo colors I had to order after your review and swatches. My wallet isn't happy with you, but I am!

  11. As a Canadian, I'm so happy for Bite- they are doing us proud! I'm such a huge fan of their lipsticks and cannot wait to give the Amuse Bouches a go. They sound absolutely lovely :)

  12. I got Sorbet, as well. But mine is a muddy,nude pink. No pop at all :( So disappointed.

  13. Wow. Nice staying power! I will have to swing buy and start swatching! Thanks!

  14. So sad to see these contain candelilla wax, which causes an allergy for me. I do wish companies would stay away from known allergens when they reformulate -- YSL and Nars are also using it now in some formulas -- but I guess it's an easy way to put in some extra moisture, which of course everyone wants. Well, I'll just take it as having more money to spend on Chanel stylos!

  15. Beautiful indeed. This is my first time to hear about this brand and it really impressed me. I will be checking on it!

  16. Oh myyyyy this is so beautiful! Your review is what's making me buy this ;) Thank you so much!


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