Make your lips a sweet appetizer with Bite Beauty

Trying out a new lipstick today — my first from Bite Beauty’s new Amuse Bouche line. Did you know that ‘bouche’ is French for lips? Or that an ‘amuse bouche’ is a small appetizer? I quite like thinking of my lips as an appetizer for my man!

Anyway, the color I selected is Soufflé, a marshmallow pink. It’s a bit lighter than I expected and paler than my usual shades, but I quite like it. I think it will look even better if I get a little color in my cheeks this summer. Or with a good bronzer.

Anyway, the formula is matte, but it doesn’t feel as drying as many of the mattes in my collection. Wearability is good — not as long as a liquid lipstick but much longer than a gloss or satin. As you know, the creamier and glowier the lipstick, the shorter the time between applications. I’m not much for reapplying my makeup during the day, so I gravitate toward apply-and-go mattes.

Because I chose one of Amuse Bouche’s paler shades, it wasn’t completely opaque in one swipe. I had to apply two coats because my natural lip shade is darker than the lippie. Once in place, it was very comfortable and non-drying, but I’d suggest exfoliating and moisturizing before applying.

Bite’s Amuse Bouche line ($26 per tube) is available from Sephora in 34 wide-ranging shades. Speaking of Sephora, don’t forget that the spring Beauty Insider sale is going on. VIB Rouge members receive 15 percent off their in-store and online purchases with the code ROUGENOTE until April 13. VIB members receive the same discount with the code VIBNOTE. For Beauty Insiders, the discount is 10 percent until from April 9 though April 12 with the code BINOTE.

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