I am regretting not making a beauty predictions post at the start of the year! I outlined it and everything! … and low and behold a slew of my predictions are coming true. One such prediction: a bevy of not so dry liquid lipstick launches. I know, with the abundance of matte formulas dominating the market for the last few years it was pretty obvious that it would start to swing in the other direction.
Well Bite Beauty has joined in on the not-matte-but sorta glossy-liquid lipstick bandwagon with the Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks. We saw the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros, Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets and the Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Creams earlier this year but Bites new launches have even more sheen.
The brand just launched 12 (13 if you are VIB rouge) rather stunning colors in this new formula. True to Bites nature, they have the edible, food grade formula, lemony scent, and of course nod to cuisine with cheekily named colors. This time with names that are more of an ode to the transformative process in cooking.
I think when Bite teased this launched people assumed it would be more of a true liquid lipstick, which these are very much not. The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick are wonderfully pigmented, with a few exceptions, but with a rather impacting glazed looking finish. It’s not quite glossy, but not satin either. It has a sheen for sure.
The formula has a rather heavy feel that transfers easily, and tends to cling to the teeth. This isn’t the type of lipstick that you can set and forget. These are messy, will get in your hair and start to fad oddly especially in hot, sweaty weather. But the faff aside, they are unique and the effort it goes to apply and maintain is, in my opinion, worth the trouble. at least most of the time…
I go on a bit more about formula comparisons, opacity issues and of course give a range of arm and lip swatches for 6 colors out of the collections in the video below! Have a watch! AND Enjoy~