Bite Beauty Lip Rouge [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

Bite Beauty Lip Rouge in Geranium and Nectarine

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

Multi-purpose products always intrigue me. Even though I have hoards of makeup, including more lip color and blush than I could possibly ever use, I couldn’t wait to test out this combo lip/cheek product from Bite. Bite Beauty also packs their lip products with “resveratrol, which fights free radicals with potent long-term anti-aging benefits,” and these are no exception.

Bite Beauty says we should expect “a multitasking lip color and blush, rich with build-able layers of color and a satin texture.” I’m a bit hesitant about the texture working on both my lips and cheeks, but I have used cream blushes as lipsticks before, so this may just work!

How To Use It:
To apply this as a lip color, swirl your finger or a lip brush in the product and apply as usual. I found both of these colors to be quite light, yet pigmented on my dark lips. For a blush, I’d recommend a stippling brush; this distributes color evenly and allows you to build it up, instead of buffing it out if you apply too much the first time around.

(Nectarine, Geranium)

(Geranium)

CC Rating: B+

The Bite Beauty Lip Rouges are an interesting product that I’m happy to have tried out. The texture is very similar to that of a firmer cream blush; I’d say a notch or two firmer than Illamasqua’s counterpart. Both of the shades I tested out were extremely light, but quite pigmented. Unfortunately, the light colors highlighted any dry patches on my lips and required me to exfoliate very carefully before wearing either shade. As I mentioned, both Geranium and Nectarine were very light, pale colors, and I probably wouldn’t wear either as a lip color, unless I was quite tan. Neither agree with my pale, cool skin, but girls who are fans of baby pink and nude lips would love them!

However, all is not lost with this product. As blushes, they are wonderful! I love the soft flush that both of these shades give me. Nectarine is a gorgeous peach on me and doesn’t overwhelm my pale skin, which is often a problem with orange-toned shades. Geranium brightens my complexion and adds a light pink glow.

I would highly recommend these as a cream blush, especially these 2 shades to fair ladies. As a lip color, if you like very pale shades, you’ll be pleased with the opacity of these. At $22 for 0.11 oz, they are fairly priced.  You can scoop them up at Sephora!

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

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