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— December 04, 2015 —

BITE Beauty Mix and Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos


Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (2 x 0.05 oz.) retails for $14 USD ($17 CAD) and is said to be "a lip duo collection with six limited-edition holiday pairings in a moisture-rich, double-ended lipstick with complimentary shades for the season."

Pepper / Cafè [P, LE] 
Latte / Cortado [LE, LE]
Confection / Marmalade [LE, LE]
Pomegranate / Palomino [P, P]
Holly / Tannin [LE, P]
Scarlet / Mulberry [LE, LE]  
"This lipstick duo offers endless combinations for nude or bold holiday looks. Each lip color is infused with super-antioxidant resveratrol to help fight free radicals and support long-term age-repair benefits. These lip duos feature festive holiday packaging and are perfectly giftable."
The full-sized Luminous Crème Lipsticks regularly retail for $24 USD ($28 CAD) and contain 0.15 oz. of product. Breaking it down and doing the math, each duo is a $16 USD ($19 CAD) value—but with that said, last years collection of duel-ended lipsticks retailed for $2 less than this years—they're still a deal, but not nearly as much as they used to be.

The packaging is a matte, double-ended tube with a silicone texture. They have a slight citrus type scent that can be noticed on initial application, but not tasted. The caps feature the name of the shade, which my biggest concern is accidentally switching them around and confusing the shades.

As I've said every time I've reviewed these, I really like the idea behind the double-ended design, but I wish you had the option to pop them apart to mix and match shades to create your own combinations, if you happen to own a few, of course.


Pepper (Pepper / Cafè) is a medium, muted rose brown with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It had a creamy texture that glided-on easily without tugging or dragging on lips, but I found the pigmentation had a light transparency. Pepper lasted +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Cortado (LE) was darker, more plum.  Bite Beauty Rosewood was similar.  Urban Decay Streak was brighter, more pink.

Cafè (Pepper / Cafè) is a light-medium pink with neutral undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. The creamy texture made it comfortable to wear, but the lighter nature sometimes accentuated lip lines and imperfections on the lips. Cafè wore well for +4.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Cafe (LE) was similar.  MAC Please Me was cooler, more pink.

Latte (Latte / Cortado) is a medium, muted brown with hints of pink, warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. The creamy consistency glided-on easily and was comfortable throughout wear. Latte lasted +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
ColourPop Parker (LE) was similar, less pink.  MAC Kinda Sexy was lighter, more peach.

Cortado (Latte / Cortado) is a medium-dark, muted dusty rose with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It had more slip than the other shades, but this never caused the product to feather or bleed during wear. Cortado lasted +5.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Pepper was lighter, more brown.  Kat Von D Double Dare was muted, matte.  Sephora Collection Marvelous Mauve was more grey, muted.

Confection (Confection / Marmalade) is a medium, brightened fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque pigmentation in a single swipe. It was comfortable throughout wear, lightly hydrating and didn't feather or bleed. Confection wore well for +6.5 and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Violet was cooler, more purple.  MAC Pink Pigeon was warmer, more pink.  Sephora Collection Whipped Blush was more vivid, matte.

Marmalade (Confection / Marmalade) is a medium, brightened tangerine red with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had excellent color payoff. Again, it glided-on easily without dragging on lips, was lightly hydrating and never feathered or bled. Marmalade lasted +7 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Kat Von D Gold Blooded (LE) was darker, more red.  Ciate Risque was brighter, more orange, matte.

Pomegranate (Pomegranate / Palomino) is a medium-dark, cherry red with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. The color glided-on easily, was lightly hydrating and left behind a stain. Pomegranate wore well for +6 hours before fading. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Tannin was similar, darker.  Clinique Cherry Pop was darker, cooler.  Marc Jacobs Dashing was warmer, more red.

Palomino (Pomegranate / Palomino) is a medium-dark, vivid fuchsia red with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had opaque color payoff. It was lightly hydrating, glided-on easily without dragging and left behind a stain. Palomino lasted +6.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
ColourPop Cougar (LE) was warmer, more pink.  Marc Jacobs Boy Gorgeous was darker, more purple.  Too Faced Melted Berry was warmer.

Holly (Holly / Tannin) is a medium-dark, tomato red with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque pigmentation. The color never feathered, the formula was lightly hydrating and had a slight slip which made it comfortable. Holly lasted +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE) was warmer, more orange.  Kat Von D Gold Blooded (LE) was warmer, more orange.  Sephora Collection Always Red was warmer, matte.

Tannin (Holly / Tannin) is a medium-dark, poppy red with cool undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. While it had nice color payoff, I found my natural lips pigmentation did show through slightly in areas but this never caused the product to look uneven. Tannin wore well for +6 hours and left behind a stain. (4/5)
Bite Beauty Pomegranate was warmer.  Clinique Cherry Pop was brighter, more blue toned.

Scarlet (Scarlet / Mulberry) is a medium-dark, burgundy with warm undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, mostly even and semi-opaque. It had a rather slippery consistency which caused the color to appear darker towards edges and lip lines. The formula was lightly hydrating but looked streaky on a closer inspection. Scarlet lasted +5 hours and left behind a stain. (3/5)
Clinique Berry Pop was lighter, warmer.

Mulberry (Scarlet / Mulberry) is a medium-dark, berry red with cool undertones and a luminous, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It glided-on easily, was lightly hydrating throughout wear but I found the color to appear lighter in areas on a closer inspection. Mulberry lasted +6 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Bite Beauty Aubergine was cooler.  MAC Rebel was cooler, more magenta.  Marc Jacobs Boy Gorgeous was brighter, more plum.  NARS Scarlet Empress was lighter, less opaque.


Overall, these are really handy duo lipsticks that come in a very festive variety of shades. It's a great way to try the formula or shades without committing to a full tube—plus, they're super convenient for on-the-go use! Whether you're planning on gifting them or picking them up for yourself, I highly recommend checking them out!

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