REVIEW Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty is one of those brands who consistently puts out amazing quality products that women love to wear. Their factory is Toronto based the owner is an amazing, inspirational woman named Susanne Langmuir. I was very fortunate to meet her this past summer and visit the Bite factory to see how their best selling Amuse Bouche lipsticks are made. (You can see my beauty vlog on YouTube. Please don't laugh at the quality. I didn't now how to create a proper YouTube video back then. Actually... this was my first YT video!)
I was a customer of Bite way before I started working with them and got on their PR list. Their Agave Lip Mask was, and still is, a staple in my makeup bag and in my skincare routine. So much so that I bought a Lip Mask for Michael's birthday last year and now he's also a fan! (Michael is my blogger bestie if you don't know. Check out his gorgeous blog at globalgarcon.net) Fast forward to present day and Bite is celebrating the 1st year anniversary of their now iconic, Amuse Bouche lipstick. To celebrate, they sent me a package with five of the founders favourite shades - Liquorice, Chai, Gazpacho, Honeycomb and Jam. (In case you're curious, my five faves are Gazpacho, Chai, Verbena, Beetroot and Sour Cherry.) Keep reading if you want my review on these lipsticks and if you want to see swatches.
We're celebrating the 1st year anniversary of the Amuse Bouche lipstick here on WoahStyle with a review and some swatches! I'm actually surprised that I never got around to doing this sooner because I truly love this lipstick! On the bright side, I now have more Amuse Bouche lippies in my collection so I can share even more colour swatches with you. Yay!
PRICE: $30 Canadian ($26 USD).
SOLD exclusively at Sephora or at the Bite Beauty Lip Labs in NY, Toronto, San Francisco and San Jose.
44 creamy shades available with limited edition shades launched from time to time.
WHAT'S IN IT: Beeswax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Argan Kernel Oil, Candelilla Wax, Sesame Seed Oil, Jojoba Wax, Sunflower Seed Wax, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grape Seed Extract, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil.
THE VERDICT: I've been using these lipsticks consistently for the past year. In that time the Amuse Bouche lipstick has remained a favourite. The formula is highly pigmented, hydrating, and smell amazing, and taste good too (it's probably all of the fruit oils in the formula). These lipsticks are 100% organic and natural and are handmade in their factory in Toronto.
I'm assuming that what gives these lipsticks it's thick, creamy consistency is their wax and fruit oil based formula which, allows them to give off a rich colour pigmentation that we see in matte or liquid lipsticks. They are super comfortable to wear and don't dry out on the lips. The Amuse Bouche work beautifully without a lip liner but for that extra staying power, I always recommend using a liner. Fun fact: Bite recently launched their own line of lip pencils this spring which retail for $20 a pencil. Yes, they're totally worth it and live up to what you would expect from Bite.
Overall, I love these lipsticks and I'd recommend them to you if you haven't already tried them. With 44 shades available, there's bound to be something in there to suit every skin tone. Both my mum and I are obsessed with the colour Chai, a pink-rose brown that I like to describe as a universally flattering nude. Honestly, after writing this I feel like exploring other shades I don't already have so I might just have to do that.
SHOP MY FAVOURITE BITE BEAUTY
BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCH NUDE SHADES
Thistle - mauve infused taupe
Honeycomb - beige nude
Meringue - Peachy Nude
Fig - Nude Rose
Sweet Cream - Muted Peach
Verbena - Rose Terracotta
Pepper - Dusty Rose
Chai - Mauve Brown
BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCH RED SHADES
Sour Cherry - Maraschino Red
Gazpacho - True Blue-Red
Mistletoe - limited edition red for holiday 2016
Nori - Deep Brown-Red
Whiskey - Rich Mahogany with Red
Liquorice - Oxblood
BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCH PURPLE / BLUE/ GREEN SHADES
Sprizter - Plum Rose
Lavender Jam - Electric Blue-Violet
Taro - blue-grey purple
Mauvember 2016 - limited edition mauve for 2016
Beetroot - Bold Berry
Jam - Rich Merlot
Black Truffle - Black Violet
Squid Ink - Deep Navy with Black
Kale - Deep Hunter Green with Black
Photography by Nathalie Martin.
Most Bite Beauty lipsticks featured here were provided as a PR sample. All photos are original and opinions are honest and true.
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