It’s no secret that I’m a lipstick fan, especially a bright pink lipstick fan. It doesn’t matter how many pink lipsticks I own, if I see one, I have to have it. That’s why I was so happy to find this Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo at Sephora. It is basically two mini lipsticks in one tube: Violet (a vibrant purple) and Palomino (a vibrant magenta). The two shades can be worn alone or layered for a custom look, and it’s super small so it’s perfect for travel. And at only $12, it’s a great price.
The box is pretty small, but I was still surprised when I saw how tiny the actual lipsticks were. Each mini is one-third the size of a regular Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick, but the packaging is just a little bit bigger than a full-size lipstick and much thinner.
Bite lipsticks are made with natural and food-grade ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally ingesting dangerous chemicals because of your lipstick. They are highly pigmented and hydrating. Each of the mini lipsticks contains the Resveratrol equivalent of two glasses of red wine, which Bite claims fights free radicals to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on and around your lips. These lipsticks are creamy but they are not long-lasting and they can be delicate. I broke one of the lipsticks off just by swatching it. Bite lipsticks feel creamy going on, but I feel like they sit on my lips instead of melting into them. They tend to flake off after awhile. They are definitely lipsticks that I need to apply often.
Violet is a gorgeous bright purple color with just a hint of pink. It’s not too purple, so it’s easy to wear and the bright shade is good for fall or summer. Palomino is a pretty bright magenta. It’s a little darker and deeper than most bright pinks, so it’s also great for fall.
I love the idea of layering lipsticks to get a custom shade, and these two look so nice together. Layering Palomino over Violet makes Violet a little pinker and more wearable. Layering Violet over Palomino really adds depth to Palomino, and makes it a nice berry shade. I’m really happy with this lipstick duo, even if I have to be careful applying them and need to do it more often than I like. The colors are fantastic and I like that the lipsticks only contain good ingredients. The small size makes this great for travel- you can take two shades (more if you count the layering opportunities) and they take up less space than one full-sized lipstick. I like being able to layer the lipsticks to get different colors (Violet over Palomino is my favorite combination so far). The Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Vivid is $12 here, and they also have a neutrals option if brights aren’t your thing.