Bite Beauty made a special limited holiday edition — a Mix N’ Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo. This is a two-in-one lipstick – it opens from both sides and on each side there is a different lipstick. I have heard a lot about Bite but before this lipstick had only bought their lip color palette once (it was 3 years ago and I never really used it).
This lipstick costs $12. Pretty cheap. It’s very small (in Sephora pictures it seemed larger) – and each lipstick is just 0.05 oz. The case is well made – classic Bite matte grey, and is good for travel and for carrying in your purse.
I got this lipstick in nude rose (fig) and light brown nude (date) combination. The description on Sephora says that colors are “festive”, however, I think that this particular combination is everything but festive. Both colors are way too light and subtle. “Date” color is very light brown nude and is practically invisible on my lips. Pigmentation is practically non-existent. It also doesn’t have any shine or sparkle. However, it’s creamy and moisturizing which is good. I would call this lipstick a tinted balm – because, in my opinion, it’s what it truly is. It also doesn’t have any flavor but it does have a taste — which is unpleasant and synthetic.
Nude rose – “fig” – color is not much better. It’s very light natural muted pink. It has more pigmentation than light brown nude but is too light for me — I look a bit pale wearing it. Maybe it will suit ladies with very fair complexion. Again, it’s moisturizing but just doesn’t look good — you have to scrub your lips before application, otherwise, it shows all the imperfections. Definitely not the best choice for a low-key everyday lipstick.
Both mini lipsticks don’t have a good staying power – they didn’t survive a cup of coffee. Staying power as well as good pigmentation is of essence in my definition of a good lipstick, and Bite Beauty duo doesn’t provide either. So, the conclusion is: not recommended.
You can buy this duo at Sephora: Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis