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— April 15, 2014 —

BITE Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo | Vivid & Neutral

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo retail for $12 USD ($15 CAD) and comes in two combinations. They each feature 2 of Bite's Luminous Crème Lipsticks (0.05 oz) which is less than half of the original, full sized lipstick.

Palomino is described as a vibrant magenta.
Violet is described as a vibrant purple.
Musk is described as a pink brown.
Lychee is described as a light neutral pink.

Since I've previously reviewed these duos from a past holiday set, a lot of this may seem repetitive. Feel free to scroll down to the new shades or if you're interested in the previous review, click here!

If you're new to the brand here's some facts: Bite is exclusive to Sephora, it's a Canadian company and their products are free of synthetics, polybutenes and petroleum byproducts. All lip products are made with nurturing food-grade ingredients that are healthy enough to eat! The founder believes, "You eat what you put on your lips, so your lipstick should be good for you." If you've ever stopped by the Bite display in Sephora stores I bet you've heard someone comment, "They're good enough to eat -- literally!"

The packaging is matte with a silicone texture. The lipsticks come in double-ended tubes. The caps feature the name of the product, which my concern is accidentally switching them around and confusing the colors. I like the idea, it's a lot more convenient than being individual tiny tubes, but I wish you had the option to mix and match ends to create your own combination.

The product itself is pigmented, creamy, smooth, opaque and rather long-lasting, especially paired with a lip liner. Worn by itself, the lipstick wears about 4-hours on me. The formula does feel moisturizing while on your lips however it does tend to feel drying once the product wears away. Depending on the shade, they do stain a little and you may want to use a lip brush for a perfect application. Otherwise your lips can be left looking a little smudged and messy.

Because these lipsticks are creamy and smooth, they do tend to transfer. Whether you're eating, drinking, kissing -- you name it, the product will wear away over time and faster depending on how much you're using your lips.

Palomino is a warm-toned, vibrant magenta. I found this shade feathered the slightest amount, so a lip liner may be necessary. This shade wore well over +4.5 hours before showing any noticeable fading. Violet is a warm-toned, pink-violet. It's definitely not a full on purple lipstick, it leans more pink when applied to the lips. This is my favorite shade of the four. It's vivid, bright and the perfect shade for those wanting to get comfortable wearing a purple lip. This particular shade wore well over +6 hours before showing any noticeable fading.

Musk is a medium nude brown with slightly warm undertones. Lychee is a soft peach brown. Depending on your skin tone, I can see both of these shades being adored because of how nude they are. I found Musk to be too brown for my liking. Both shades wore well over +5 hours before showing any noticeable wear.

As I said, the only downfalls with Luminous Crème Lipsticks are the drying feeling once the product starts to wear and you can't mix and match your own double-ended combination.

Overall, I really like the Luminous Crème Lipsticks. I'm a fan of Bite products and I definitely reach for them as often as other high-end brands, like MAC. They're a nice product and I recommend trying them out if you're interested in Bite products or if you're a fan of lipsticks in general.

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Vivid

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Violet

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Violet

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Neutral

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Musk

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Musk

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Lychee

Bite Luminous Crème Lipstick in Lychee

Can be purchased from Sephora Online and Sephora Stores for $12 USD ($15 CAD).

Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.