Sunday, March 6, 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks - Gin Fizz, Cotton Candy, Dragonfruit, Kimchi, Radish and Sangria

There are a lot of bright cool-toned pinks in the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick lineup. I'm not typically one who likes to wear cool-toned pinks because they often clash with my yellow/olive skin undertones. Every one of these pinks is perfect in terms of perfect coverage and smooth texture. I personally can only see myself wearing a couple of these colors comfortably (Radish or Sangria) - most are outside my comfort zone but they are remarkably gorgeous. If I'm feeling brave I will probably wear one of the lighter shades mixed with a bit of a neutral liner to tone down the brightness. In this post includes the colors Gin Fizz, Cotton Candy, Dragonfruit, Kimchi, Radish and Sangria. They are bright and creamy but don't bleed around the edges (with or without liner). I think there are a few shades in this lineup that are extremely similar Gin Fizz and Cotton Candy look almost identical and also Dragonfruit and Kimchi are very close in color.

Color descriptions:

  • Gin Fizz is a cool-toned bright pink described as an orchid pink
  • Cotton Candy is also a cool-toned pink, described as a blue-toned violet, it's similar to Gin Fizz but Cotton Candy is slightly lighter and has a more powdery looking feel on the lips
  • Dragonfruit is a fuchsia pink 
  • Kimchi is a bright high impact hot pink, it's also similar to Dragonfruit, Kimchi is slightly lighter while Dragonfruit has a slightly deeper undertone and finish
  • Radish is an amazing magenta berry red, the flash brings out some of the brightness, in natural light it looks a bit deeper on the lips
  • Sangria is a rich blue-toned pink but has more warmth and red compared to the others

Lip swatches on bare lips, they have full opaque coverage with one swipe. For skintone reference I'm wearing Becca Aqualuminous Foundation in Beige on the skin.

Bite just may have changed my mind about cool-toned pink lip colors. I've been kinda liking the look of Gin Fizz on my lips. Radish is the perfect special occasion date night kind of lip when I'm feeling bolder. I do think some of these are very similar - but the best thing about these is that they have different undertones. I know many beauty lovers are very particular about undertone for their skintones - so even though they are similar I can appreciate the fact that Bite seemed to take this into consideration to suit different skintones - you can find one whether you're skin undertones are olive, pink, peach or neutral or cool.

You can find the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks at Sephora for $26 each.

Full review on formula, ingredients, texture, lasting power posted here.

Swatches of neutrals Souffle, Sugarcane, Honeycomb, Meringue, Sake, Pepper and Rhubarb in this post here

Lipsticks provided courtesy of Bite Beauty for review consideration.


  1. I just came back from a trip to Sephora where I grabbed Radish as a point perk. It looks BEAUTIFUL in your swatch, so I am absolutely ecstatic. I can't wait for your next series of swatches! Thank you for your thorough reviews. :)

    1. Oooh so glad you got a mini! Those are the cutest :)

  2. I love the way radish looks on you! Its such a nice berry tone to compliment your skin tone. :)

  3. thank you for taking the time to do all these swatches! We have the same skin tone so I always look for your swatches before purchasing. How hydrating are these compared to nars audacious? I purchased Brigitte and loved the color, but it felt drying. I am looking for a full coverage lipstick that is also hydrating.

    1. Glad to hear the swatches help! I found the NARS Audacious Lipsticks neither drying or hydrating. They just performed like a regular lipstick on me.

      I find the Bite Beauty formula to feel hydrating on the lips. They aren't moisturizing like a traditional lip treatment, but they do have a moisturizing feel if that makes sense.

      Any of the Agave Lip Masks applied in a thin layer underneath helps the lips (for this lipstick formula or the NARS ones).


  4. Great quality swatches! Although I think these lipsticks are super pretty I think they're too out of my comfort zone for me aha. I do see myself attempting to rock 'dragonfruit' though because it is such a pretty colour. Lovely post :)
    Holly x |

  5. Yep, DEFINITELY want to try these :)
    Gloss & Magic

  6. I just got Radish as the Sephora BI reward and am looooving it! It very much reminds me of MAC Show Orchid but a much more wearable shade for my skin tone. The formula is so long lasting and I know I'm entering a danger zone when I look at other swatches. I want them all haha

    Cindy |

  7. I think the only one that looks a little off on you is Cotton Candy. The rest look great to me and would probably look better when paired with the right makeup or outfit. Radish and Sangria seem like they will suit you all the time though. I'm getting a mini of Radish in my next Sephora order. I have a feeling I'll need a full size tube!

  8. I feel same as you. Due to my yellow undertones, the cooler pinks are hard for me to pull off, but I like Sangria and Radish (Katherine T.)

  9. So beautiful! I'll buy one for myself.


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