One of the brands I’ve been most impressed by since I started wearing lipstick regularly has been Bite Beauty. They offer amazing pigmentation, creamy lip-feel, and a stunning range of long-wearing colors.
My intro to the brand was their Best Bite Set of “matte” pencils that are essentially creme finish lipsticks in crayon form. So when I saw their Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo at Sephora for $12, I snapped it up. Basically a double-sided lightsaber of mini lipsticks, this item gave me the chance to try two bold colors that I probably would not have tried at full-size for $24 apiece.
The colors, as usual, feel wonderful on the lips. They wear for 4 hours and stain (Palomino much moreso than Violet). They smell subtly fruity. It’s pleasant to me.
Palomino is much more my speed in terms of color– even if it is a bit brighter than I wear daily. It does suit me nicely.
Violet is fun because it’s on-trend for the recent purple lips trend, but doesn’t look as out-there as I had expected it would. So I’m glad I have this, but I probably won’t wear it quite as much. I have seen this one on ladies with darker skintones, and boy does it really pop on them!
I think both of these shades work best with a simpler eye– I think if I paired them with something brighter, they might lean a bit clownish. But if you’re someone who loves a bold lip, definitely give these a try!