My favorite, FAVORITE lipstick formula in the world just got reformulated and I have been so eager to try them and make sure they are just as good. Bite Beauty Luminous Créme lipsticks are no longer and they have been upgraded to the new Amuse Bouche lipstick* line. There are 34 new shades, handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear. The new formula is made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, and they have a citrus flavor from the fresh pressed fruit in the formula. The oils include: sweet almond, grapeseed, olive, sunflower, apricot, avocado, coconut, argan, pomegranate, sesame, castor, and jojoba.
I was super nervous to try these because the original formula of these lipsticks were so creamy, so hydrating, and so perfect. Why would they mess with it?! I was pleased to find that the new formula is almost as creamy, but even more long wearing. Amuse Bouche is a slightly stiffer formula but it still applies like a dream, and it lasts for a very long time. I wore this formula pretty much all day yesterday, and when the shade would eventually fade away from eating food, or just being on for a long time, it would fade to a nice stain on my lips.
Sugarcane (pale pink) and Souffle (marshmallow pink) are the two lightest shades in the range, and they weren’t very flattering on me. In terms of neutrals, Verbena, Sake and Fig were a good fit. My beloved Pepper (dusty rose) is my favorite of the neutrals and also made the cut to the new formula, which made me wonder why my three favorite shades from the original formula, Ganache, Vigne, and Apricot did not. An employee at Sephora told me a few shades that were popular from the previous formula had been infused throughout the line into various other shades.
I went to Sephora to buy a couple favorites and I tried on almost every shade in the range that I thought I’d like. This is a really versatile range and I think just about everyone is going to be able to find a shade match for them. Of course I miss the old shades but I think these ones are just as lovely, and there are plenty of options from neutral to bold. I was sent a few of the shades below and had to pick up a few more to round out my collection. Aside from the first two that didn’t look nice on me, I am in love with the rest!
“Amuse Bouche” means “to entertain the mouth” and I think they’re referring to the scent and taste, which is a blend of grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangelo, mint, and mandarin extracts. It has a delicious sweetness to it which is detectable instantly with a quick sniff of the tube, but very mild once it’s on your lips. I think you’re going to have a hard time picking a favorite shade, I know I did! Below, check out the lipsticks that I have so far from the collection.
Sugarcane, Souffle, Fig, Sweet Cream, Gin Fizz, Sangria, Radish
The day I bought these I was having so much fun trying all the different lipsticks out at Sephora that my lips were raw and chapped once I left despite the fact the formula is creamy and hydrating. It turns out, the makeup remover they keep in store is very drying so my lips were in no shape to show you all the different shades. I have several beauty posts prepared for the days to come where I will be wearing some of my favorite shades of this lipstick, and I’ll be sure to label them there!
Which one is your favorite? Do you think you’ll pick any of them up?
*Some of these lipsticks were sent to me, some I bought myself. Opinions are all my own. Affiliate links in use.