Even though I rarely make a purchase, I lurk Sephora every single time I’m at the mall. One display I constantly find myself hovering around is that of BITE Beauty. I’ve been drooling over their lip products since last year, and have imagined beautiful looks I could incorporate them into… but could never find myself bold enough to splurge. Then, I saw these puppies at the impulse-buy display near the checkout.
Say hello to the BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos. Available in two variations, Neutral and Vivid, these come with two permanent-collection shades each from the Luminous Creme Lipstick line in bite-sized packaging (PUNS!) for an easy $12 a pop; that’s half of what a full sized lipstick from the brand costs!
The Neutral duo includes shades Lychee and Musk. As you can see, the picture on the box makes the shades look a lot more pink than they actually are. Both shades are beige-y nudes, Lychee is a your-lips-but-better shade for me, and is a bit darker than Musk, which is a tad more pink.
Nude shades are bit hard for me to gauge wear time, but these lasted around four hours before fading. Although they are extremely creamy, I still recommend exfoliating prior to application, especially before Musk, for the most natural and nude effect.
The Vivid duo contains the shades Violet and Palomino. These are both bright pops of vibrant color that apply with full opacity. Violet is a purple with pink undertones, and Palomino is a hot hot pink.
These shades will last you a while. For starters, they stain the lips only shortly after applying. Again, this formula glides onto the lips with a super soft and creamy texture and extremely satisfying color payoff. My lips didn’t feel dry until the four hour mark, and the color only started to noticeably fade at six hours.
If you’ve been dying to try the lipsticks that have made a name for themselves in the beauty community, these are a great way to get a taste without splurging. This lipstick formula not only delivers smooth color, but also age-repair benefits to reduce fine lines around the lips over time. Even though you are getting less product (.05 oz of each shade), the dollar per ounce ratio is still cheaper than buying a full sized lipstick, plus you get to sample different shades! These are the only two duos available, but I really hope they pair together more of their popular shades!
The BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duos are available for $12 each at Sephora.
What BITE Beauty shades would you like to see in an affordable duo?