Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks in Fig and Shiraz- Review & Swatches
Every time I stop by Sephora I find myself drawn the Bite Beauty section. I love checking out their display, but I always get too overwhelmed by all the colors and formulas to make a decision on which to buy. Last time I was there, I swatched a bunch on my arm, took photos with my phone and walked out with just their Best Bite Remix set (I reviewed it here, but unfortunately it's sold out). After I fell in love with the High Pigment Lip Pencils, I decided it was time to make a decision on some of their Luminous Creme Lipsticks. Instead of going back to the store, I went back to the photos I took of the swatches. This helped me decide on the two shades, Fig and Shiraz (who can only pick one lipstick color?), which I then purchased online during the VIB sale.
Bite Beauty is quite a unique company. They make all of their products (which consists of only lip products) out of food grade ingredients. It's all-natural and cruelty-free. All of this is really impressive to me, but even more impressive is the quality of these lipsticks. First of all, they are extremely creamy and moisturizing. As someone who frequently struggles with dry lips, I always appreciate a lipstick that I can wear during those times when my lips are not looking great. In fact, in the lip swatches below, you can barely tell that my lips are slightly chapped now.
Second, the color is just gorgeous. Neither of the shades I picked out are too "out there", but when applied, they go on completely opaque.
Shiraz, on the other hand, is still a nude but with brown undertones. On Sephora's website, it says it's a "soft plum". I disagree completely. As you can see in the swatch it is really not "plum" at all. These types of colors are what I reach for most often, because they complement my skin and hair tones best.
Overall, I'm super happy with what I chose. Next time I will definitely go for more bold options, now that I know I really like the formula. What do you think of the colors I picked up? And, do you have any shade recommendations from Bite?