Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Currently Obsessed: Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Violet/Palomino

Hi, everyone! If you're a regular on the blog, you'll know that I'm all about a killer lipstick. I've swiped, slicked, and blotted nearly every formula out there and am loyal to quite a few. I won't say that all of my trials have made me jaded, but it is fair to say that it takes quite an amazing lip product to make its way into my regular rotation. It's a packed roster, so new products have to bring it! Today's post is all about a recent addition to my stash that has instantly risen in the ranks. 


Of course the product I'm talking about is the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Violet/Palomino. I was lucky enough to receive this as part of my CBB Secret Santa Gift and it's been with me non-stop ever since.

For those unfamiliar with the brand, Bite Beauty is a Toronto and New York-based company that focuses on creating top-notch lip products that are made with such healthy ingredients that they are fully food grade. Not that I'd advise eating your lipsticks (much better on the mouth than in it), but it's incredibly reassuring that there are zero nasties in the formulas. Bite also has a bit of an edge, which translates into some super unique, bold colours. Totally up my alley! 


The Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos are the absolute perfect little treat for those who are eager to try the brand (or for those who have way too many lipsticks) and are looking to sample two shades without committing to a full-sized product. I'd been lusting after this combo in particular, as both of the shades are completely my style. 

The lipstick duos have been recently re-packaged for the holidays, housed in festive red boxes with gift tags. Each end of the box displays the shade name and corresponding hue of the lipstick inside:



The tube itself is made of charcoal grey, matte plastic and (as you can see in the first photo) you remove caps from either end to reveal the lipstick bullets. It is perfectly compact and quite tiny for a duo, about the length of my index finger. 


The first shade in the duo is Palomino, a saturated cool-toned fuchsia pink:


The second shade is Violet, a slightly warmer-toned vibrant purple:


Here they are swatched on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone). As you can see, they are incredibly pigmented!

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks in Palomino (left) and Violet (right)

Of course, Sadie wanted to be closely involved with the swatching process:


And here are both shades on my lips and in the context of entire makeup looks:

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Violet


Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Palomino

And a full breakdown of the ups and downs of this high impact lip duo:

Pros:
  • Incredibly pigmented- these give bold and even colour in one quick layer!
  • Lightly hydrating formula leaves lips feeling soft and lush
  • Flattering satin finish that makes lips look plump and super luminous!
  • Incredibly long-wearing; these last quite well even through meals and fade gracefully
  • Handy, compact packaging
  • Perfect way to try out two shades without committing to a full-sized lippie
  • Free from any harmful ingredients; these babies are food grade!
  • At only $15 CAD, this is a wonderful value
Cons:
  • This is not the duo for you if you like more muted, neutral lip shades
  • Also not the lipsticks for you if you prefer sheer colour. These babies are full-on from first swipe!

Really, I cannot find fault with these lipsticks! The formula is wonderfully rich, smooth, and pigmented, gives a flattering sheen to the lips, and wears incredibly well all day long. There are no nefarious ingredients and the packaging is beyond handy. Plus both of the shades are utterly gorgeous! 

Have you tried anything from Bite Beauty? What lipsticks have made it into your regular rotation lately?

Thanks for reading! xo

36 comments:

  1. I sooo want this, love both shades. You look great in purple Jen! :)

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  2. This duo is one of my favourites!! I've had it for a while and still reach for it more then any of my other lipsticks :)

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    1. Ah, glad you're loving it too! It really is a perfect duo :)

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  3. I think reading Bite reviews had singlehandedly revived my love for bright lipstick. The pigmentation of Violet is incredible, although a little tricky to wear I'd guess irl.

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    1. Oh good- they make some amazing brights! And I find Violet very easy to wear :)

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  4. Love this lipstictk! The violet is... ♥

    Nice inspiration ♥

    waiting for the next girl, happy day :D

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  5. gah i wish i could pull off brights like you do! the texture of these is INCREDIBLE.

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    1. I think you could totally pull these off- they're surprisingly wearable! And the texture really is perfect :)

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  6. I have never seen a lipstick like this before in the UK and love how you get 2-in-1 very pretty shades too! xx

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  7. Yay! I'm so glad you love these so much!

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    1. I really do, Jodi! Thanks again :)

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  8. Yeah, these colors are made for me. I love it.. and the duo lipstick packaging is fun and different!

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  9. I KNEW you'd rock these! You wear flashy lip colors so well!

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  10. Ahhh this is SO cute!!! I love both shades on you! If anyone I know can rock these, I knew it'd be you! I got my first Bite lippie recently (Quince High Pigment Pencil) and I love it! Will be on the blog soon :)

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    1. Thanks, Sunny! You definitely tempted me with Quince :)

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  11. could be a nice gift :)

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  12. I love that you do pros AND cons! These are some beautiful shades and looks like a nice product!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! Glad you found the review helpful :)

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  13. I love this lipstick! Great color!
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  14. Very nice blog !
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  15. Palomino is ridiculous. Holy GOD that colour!

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  16. Love both colors and they both look amazing on you! :)

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  17. Wow! What intense pigmentation! LOVE the look of Violet!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. The pigmentation truly is amazing! Violet is such a unique, yet wearable shade :)

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  18. Omg i am in the CBB too and totally missed the secret santa! I am so sad I missed it!

    Also the lipsticks are amazing. I totally will check it out, also I love supporting canadian (esp toronto-based) products!

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Ella from www.EllaStreet.com

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    1. These are totally worth checking out! And love that they're Toronto-based :)

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  19. This looks so cool! A 2 in 1 lipstick!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  20. yea i was look at this one in store! but it just seems too bright purple for me

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    1. I bet you could totally rock it, dude :)

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  21. This is too cute! I wonder if we could get this at our new Sephora here in Sydney. Haha! Love Sadie in the background!

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    1. I hope you do- Bite Beauty is a fab brand! And yeah, she loves the camera :)

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