Hello beauties! I’m back from touring and I have some new lipstick loves to share with you. A few months ago, Bite Beauty announced on their Instagram that they are replacing the Luminous Creme lipstick range with a new formula, the Amuse Bouche line. There are a whopping forty colours to choose from and they posted each colour on a different celebrity and the beauty junkie in me started drooling. Full opaque pigment in one swipe, nourishing oils to keep lips hydrated without feeling heavy and it’s even considered food grade? Yes please!
I stalked my Sephora pretty much every week waiting for these to arrive in Australia and by chance I walked in on the day they arrived. The colour I knew I needed to pick up was Chai and I decided to hold off from buying more until I’ve tried Chai first. My goodness did it deliver! On my skin tone, Chai is a perfect browny pinky nude colour that can be worn with any eye look. It’s pretty long lasting – I can get about three hours of full colour wear before I feel the need to reapply (keeping in mind that I’m constantly sipping water). What I love most about it though is how nourishing it feels on the lips. It really feels like putting on a lip balm and yet it doesn’t slide around or bleed or feel heavy. There is a slight sweet scent but nothing overwhelming and I can’t smell it after the initial application. It’s very creamy when first applied but not slippery and after a few hours it dries down to a demi matte finish. The formula is really just perfection.
I thought that with my ridiculous makeup collection that I’d just use Chai for the rest of the season and maybe buy something once Spring comes around. LOL! Part of me knew that was never going to happen. Two weeks in to rehearsal, I had a few drinks with a friend and when I went back to my apartment, I decided to peruse Sephora.com. Rookie mistake. Rhubarb and Gazpacho found their way in to my basket and within a week (much faster than my last Sephora order!) I had two new little tubes of beauty.
Admittedly, Chai and Rhubarb are very similar and if I had swatched them side by side in person, I probably wouldn’t have picked both up. Rhubarb pulls more mauve than Chai and stands out more on my skin tone, I can tell a difference on the lips but in the photos they look more or less the same.
And finally, Gazpacho. This was one of the shades I initially wanted to pick up but upon reflecting on my ever growing collection of red lipsticks that all look the same, I decided against it. But I had no idea what I was missing out on! It’s a bright true red – the kind of red that makes my teeth look super white! I started using it as my show lipstick and it was a hit in the dressing room. It’s long lasting but not drying and the pigment just hangs around even when the shine has worn off. I will say though that I do get a lot of transfer with this colour – it got all over my bottle and unless I blotted two or three times after application it would get all over my teeth too.
Overall, I think the formula of these lipsticks are among my favourites, along with Tom Ford and Chanel, and it comes at a less expensive price. The rest of the range looks absolutely beautiful too – bright pinks, pale nudes, sultry berries.
Will you be trying any of these lipsticks?