April 30, 2015

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick ($28) is a new permanent range of lipsticks that Bite Beauty launched this Spring with a “hand cut” bullet which removes the outer waxy layer to get at the creamy core of the lipstick.

You know how sometimes you get a lipstick that at first is a little bit dense and dry but you use it a few times and the upper layer wears down to reveal a super creamy lipstick! In a sense, they are kinda giving you the experience of getting a new lipstick that already has a “used” lipstick type of formula. Like a pair new jeans but with that worn, washed out feel. You gotta admit the concept is kinda interesting to say the least.

Bite Beauty Cream Lipstick Hazelnut

I think, for myself, the first thing I was wondering about Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick was, “Wait, if they cut a chunk off does that make it a smaller size?” Not really, it’s a 0.15 oz size which is fairly standard for a lipstick in the Bite Beauty range.

Bite Beauty Hazelnut Cream Lipstick

This is a very creamy and thickly textured lipstick with a highly hydrating formula and incredible pigmentation. I have absolutely no issues with the formula. It applies beautifully without dragging and provides smooth, even color on my drier lips but it is a lipstick formula that’s fairly heavy so it does make itself known when worn. But even thicker and creamier it still feels very hydrating on my lips. I can get a very nice five hour wear from the formula without drying or color loss. The formula looks good at hour four as it does on the initial application! It just stays fresh and beautiful through the wear with a nice hint of shine.

Bite Beauty Cream Lipstick

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick (Hazelnut)

Bite Beauty Cream Lipstick swatches

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick Swatches (Hazelnut)

I will say the hand cut bullet just isn’t my thing. I don’t think I have large lips but they aren’t too thin either but this design seems more suitable for larger lips as I feel like I have no control during application. Combine the thicker formula with the hand cut, flattened shape and application feels very messy to me. I prefer a more traditional lipstick shape as I feel like I have better, more precise application. I do no think the “cut” adds anything to the formula. It’s just an excellent, creamy formula overall and likely would be just as great without the entire “hand cut” dealio going on.

The shade I purchased was Hazelnut which is a brownish rosy pink that’s warm. The color provided opaque color on a single application and just got better and more intense when built! Although a single layer is plenty since this is a very thick formula.

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The formula was a bit messy to apply but Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick is a beautifully textured lipstick with plenty of pigment, excellent wear, and smooth application!

Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Brooke Jones

    I hate that the shape was a miss for you because that color is AMAZING on you! On a different note, I am so glad to see you posting because I missed you for a few days! I found your blog a couple of years ago when I was really getting into Asian makeup and have checked in every day since. It sounds like things have been pretty hectic your way and I hope everything is looking up. I really appreciate the heart that you put into this blog and know that it can’t be easy with your obligations, but I LOVE your blog!! I have been sidelined for several weeks due to an unexpected surgery and then a broken ankle and you have helped keep me sane! Sorry for the long post, but I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate what you do 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Brooke! i love the color just a little messy to work with! Awww thank YOU! 😀 Yeah, been crazy busy and lots going on lately I appreciate it so much that you visit daily and enjoy Musings of a Muse 🙂 <3! Hugs! 🙂 I really, really, really appreciate your comment, it means so MUCH to me Brooke 🙂 hugs! xoxoxo!

      • Brooke Jones

        I just wanted you to know! And remember this…when things get crazy (hectic, bad, sad, chaotic) know that you are shining a bright and positive light out into this world! It even reaches me down here in the far corner of the Georgia mountains!

        On a different note I received my first package of BPAL goodness! Imma just go ahead and send them all of my money! Did I mention how all of your recommendations are spot on for me? Lol!

        Biggest Virtual Hugs Ever!

        • Isabella Muse

          aww Brooke! thanks girl 😀 you’re lovely! HUGS! YEAHYEAYEHEHEYE! I’m so glad to hear it 😀 Which lovely oils did you grab? BIG GIANT HUGS back!

          • Brooke Jones

            Well….I started with Mouse Circus. It’s a slippery slope I tell ya!!!!! Now I am onto Hellcat, Cockaigne, Aelopile, Blood Kiss, and Dragon’s Blood. And with my money that isn’t going to BPAL, I have bought stock in Love Potion Magickal. That started with your review of Gloria ….but then there was that damn Fairycake collection…..

            Did I say I love your reviews?? LOL!

          • Isabella Muse

            lol amen on that! It is indeed 😀 and freaking love potion magickal is even worst. That fairycake collection has got me too! Thank GOD I didn’t click submit just yet 😀 Aw thanks Brooke 😀 PS I have a LOOONG list of indie etsy oils that I’ll be reviewing so better avoid my blog or you’ll be broke 😀

  • Danadoo

    That color is so gorgeous! Exactly the shade I’m looking for. However, i am just not sold on the whole hand cut gimmic. I would not like my lipstick to be in that shape..looks like a hot mess!

  • Rw

    The blunt cut is just plain awful….very difficult to apply. I kept Pecan because the color is pretty. I hardly wear it though since it is challenging to apply. Why Bite Beauty couldn’t cut these at a different angle other than 90 degrees baffles me.

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree. For lip balm this cut might be ok but lipstick? no. A little bit of a dome to the shape would help, as is, it’s just messy to apply!

  • Jamie

    That color is so pretty that I might have to get this. I think that’s a good color for you 🙂

  • devon

    i took pecan for a walk for weeks before i settled on getting her. i looove the color. love it. i did have the same freak out about how much product i was getting with the cut, but felt better when i knew it was the same. i use a lip brush with mine since it is sill to apply. was considering returning her, but the color and formula are lovely. i won’t be purchasing other ones after her, though.

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah, first thought I had was, “The cut will make it smaller!” but I was relieved it’s pretty much the standard 0.15 of all bite beauty products. A lip brush sounds smart! I don’t like lip brushes but it might prove less messy! 🙂

  • Eraser

    I adore Bite Beauty products but I passed on this one. It really seems like a gimmick to me. The reason why lipstick often seems a bit harder when it’s new is simply because of the way it’s made: it’s mostly wax, which becomes more dense on the outside when it cools & is released from the mold. The “hand cut” part that they’re touting (and charging more for) just exposes the part that would be released once the lipstick is applied once or twice. I’ll stick to their original lipsticks.

  • Heidi

    Pretty color. I don’t care for the flat top for a lipstick, though. I don’t mind it for a tinted balm, but I need the slant for lipstick. I have one of their lipsticks, though, in Zin, and love it. Beautiful color and formula, and it tastes good. Why are these $28, though? Aren’t Bite lipsticks normally $24? Given $24 or more to spend on one lipstick I’d probably go get Lipstick Queen — you wouldn’t be by chance getting ready to review their Frog Prince lippie, would you?

  • EliCaroline

    When I first saw this I was baffled as to why they would make a lipstick that is flat at the top. That’s more suited to Chapstick. While I think the hand cut is an interesting concept…but at least cut it on an angle so that it’s easier to apply.

  • Lisa

    Nope. I just can’t get over this lipstick. It makes me furious. It seriously just sets off some cray side of me. Okay, so it’s the same amount of product as a normal lipstick, but that just means they could have given me MORE product for my money! Whatever it costs to make that lipstick–the whole thing–is incorporated into the price of the product. I’m paying for the cost of manufacturing the WHOLE lipstick. They are stealing a chunk of my lipstick that I paid for from me. And I’m paying a premium for the extra labour of cutting off the tip? You’re asking me to pay you extra to ruin my lipstick? I’m pretty sure there’s a five-year-old somewhere who would break off the tip of my lipstick for free. Just the idea (which I don’t know that I even believe — they could just be molding the lipsticks into that shape), just the THOUGHT that so much product would be wasted, that they are manufacturing product just to be thrown away. It just seems like the worst kind of consumerist excess. It honestly makes me want to never buy anything from BITE again. And then, if you want to be able to use the lipstick, you’ve either got to cut MORE of it off, or use a lip brush every time. Seriously? You’re stealing product from me in order to make the product you actually give me harder to use?!?!?!?

    • Agona

      Hahaha, I just want to say, I love this rant. It made me smile. But I think they do use molds (I read an article on their walk-in store/lip lab in NYC). And wasting product wouldn’t make sense from an business economics perspective. But this rant was super hilarious. 🙂 I rant like this all the time and people act like I’m being weird, so I appreciated hearing someone else’s rant! LOL

      • devon

        i soooo want to make my own lipstick at the lab–have you done it? is it worth it?? i have a few regular bite lipsticks, but the idea of mad scientisting my own is so intriguing :]

  • Celia

    That hazelnut color looks gorgeous! I think the whole “hand cut” thing is totally a gimmick, but I bought a butter cream in Heather during the Sephora VIB event- LOVE IT. The color is the perfectly perfect pink shade for me, one I’ve never been able to find. I had a tiny heart attack when I saw how much it cost on the receipt, and it’s a pain in the tuchus to work around that blunt edge, but I don’t care enough to not repurchase. AND, it lasts forever on my lips. I’m really curious to go to the bite beauty lab next time I’m in NY- also seems expensive but very unique.

  • Maggie

    I love this lipstick actually–it’s so hydrating and this formula plus Bite’s Luminous Creme formula are the only one’s I can skip lip balm with. I have this in Pecan, Rosewood and Heather. I liked Hazelnut on everyone I’ve seen wearing it so that will have to be my next one. Have to return Moka bc it’s a bit too brown for me. I was a bit wary of the flat top but I just have to be a bit more careful–it’s just something new to get used to for my full lips.

    To be honest, initially, I did have a “WTF?” reaction to the flat-topped bullet marketing but I love the colors and the creamy texture so I just went for it.