February has been quite a crazy month, so I do apologize for the lack of posts! Today, I finally found some time to sit down and try out a new beauty product that I am SO excited about: Amuse Bouche Lipstick by Bite Beauty. Based in Toronto, Bite Beauty uses fresh fruits and oils to give their products a texture and scent that sets them apart from the competiton.
I receievd three lipsticks from Bite Beauty, a dusty rose called "Pepper," a bright red called "Gazpacho," and a rich purple called "Beetroot." I typically play it safe when it comes to lipstick, so I was immediately drawn to Pepper. But, I was excited to step out of my comfort zone and give the other two shades a try, as well.
Because I'm a marketing person, I always analayze the presentation when I try new products. Bite Beauty does a fantastic job with their packaging and presentation for this new line. I especially love the use of matte black lipstick case in contrast with the bright colors.
Sold exclusively at Sephora, Amuse Bouche is a new line of "bold, ultra creamy, hydrating" lipsticks and it is available in 34 unique shades. They retail for $26, which puts this product in the price range right below designer lipsticks such as Chanel, Lancome, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Upon opening the lipsticks, I was immediately hit with a wave of fresh, citrus scents. These lipsticks win for best scent, and I really wish that Bite Beauty sold perfume too!
The first color I tested out was the bright red Gazpacho. In the tube, this lipstick is clearly a true red. I normally stay away from this shade because it's a little too glam for me, but I was surprisingly pleased with how this color looked on my skin tone. I don't foresee myself wearing this color to my 9:05 AM lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I might give it a try next time I go out on a Friday night!
Next, I tried Beetroot. This was the color I was most excited to receive because I've been dying to try out a purple lipstick! After trying it, I'm not totally convinced this color works with my skin tone, but it's definitely fun. It's a little less purple and more pink in person than in appears. I like this shade because it's a nice pop of color but it isn't too bright, and I know it will look awesome with an all-black outfit (my go-to!).
Finally, I tried Pepper, the brownish-pink color. This reminds me of the lipsticks I typically buy, so I was excited to see how it compared, specifically to Tory Burch's Pas du Tout, my everyday color. Pepper is a perfect everyday color for all year round, and it's very subtle, which I love! It's a nice color if you're looking for something simple and understated. Compared to Tory Burch's similar shade, Pepper is much richer and thicker.
Gazpacho, Beetroot, and Pepper.
Swatches for Gazpacho, Beetroot, and Pepper.
So, pros and cons. I love the Amuse Bouche lipsticks for their bright colors, amazing scents, and rich texture. They are also really well priced, and the fun packaging is a plus, for sure! The only con I discovered while testing out these colors is that they're not very long-lasting, so I found myself reapplying my lipstick multiple times throughout the day. Also, the actual color is slightly different than how it appears in the tube, but that may be due to my lip coloring. Overall, I would recommend the Amuse Bouche lipsticks, and I'm looking forward to purchasing a few more colors next time I'm at Sephora (I've got my eye on Gin Fizz, a bright pink shade).
All opinions in this post are honest and mine. Thank you Influenster and Bite Beauty for sponsoring this post!