Sorry for the pic from my VIB haul, someone stole my iPhone and I don’t have a new one yet!
What it is:
A spring-inspired set for lips that includes a full-size lip primer, three deluxe Amuse Bouche lipsticks and a Bite Beauty mirror in a collectible bag.
What it does:
Create the perfect warm weather lip look on the go with the Spring Fling Set. It features three of Bite Beauty’s coveted Amuse Bouche shades in deluxe sizes, a full size lip primer, a branded mirror, and a collectible makeup bag.
This set contains:
– 3 x 0.05 oz Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Gazpacho, Verbena, Beetroot
– 0.4 oz Line and Define Primer
– Pencil case
– Makeup bag
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
With its sole focus on lips, Bite Beauty proves you don’t have to sacrifice performance for a product made from nature. Bite Beauty products are created with natural and food-grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. The products are free of petrochemicals and are certified gluten-free.
The new Amuse Bouche formula is supposed to be long-wearing and very hydrating. Overall, I don’t find it that hydrating but it’s non-drying. The wear time is very good, not quite as good as my recent Urban Decay finds. My first test of the new formula was with the shade Radish. Radish has much more slip than the ones offered in this set. It was also glossier. Unlike the Luminous Creme formula, it feathered and got everywhere. I wasn’t sure I’d buy more of the Amuse Bouche line due to this, but when I saw the Bite Beauty Spring Fling Set , I figured I should plus the liner might be helpful for Radish.
Verbena is described as a terracotta rose color. That’s an apt description as it’s a medium rose pink that’s been infused with peach and a hint of brown. It’s a bit warm for me, but not so much I can’t pull it off. This will make a perfect shade for warm toned folks from fair to ebony. The formula is nice, it applied much drier than Radish but felt creamy going on. I’d say the finish is demi-matte. The wear time is good for me, about six hours but after a snack, a meal, and a water bottle it faded a little patchy. Some of the pigment also settled into my lip lines post eating.
Gazpacho is described as a true blue red. I’d describe it as a bit more pink than blue in the undertone category but it’s a real chameleon with different light sources. Indoor lighting makes it look darker and more of true red while the sun brings out the pink. I’ve seen folks warmer toned wear this and it does look a bit different too. Either way, it’s a beautiful shade that lasts. It was the glossiest out of the bunch and stayed looking that way for about four hours. The color stayed true through meals and drinks. It was still going strong about 9 hours later. I let it be and checked it again before bed and it was settling into a nice stain about 12 hours later. I left it on all night and woke up to a strawberry-hued pout that looked great with a slick of balm. My lips felt the most conditioned in this shade.
Beetroot is described as a bold berry and I’d say it’s not that bold and it’s rather subdued. It’s a great entry shade into the vamp world. It’s very wearable. It’s a blue based purple with some pink in it. Beetroot applies easily, feels creamy, and is mildly hydrating. It wore about as well Gazpacho. They both faded evenly with no hint of patchiness. Beetroot is my favorite shade in the set because I don’t have anything quite like it.
Line & Define Lip Primer
This primer has a strong odor of mint and is colorless. It feels chalky and kind of odd as you apply it. It mutes your own lip color ever so slightly. Lipcolor clings to it quite well and it stopped Radish for bleeding and feathering. I did notice it change the texture of the lipstick where the primer was layered more heavily but I’m not sure anyone would notice from a few feet away. I like the performance of it but I did feel it was a bit drying, so I’ll reserve it for lining or very slippy formulas.
I do like the Bite Beauty Spring Fling Set quite a bit. Even though the formula isn’t as nice for me as the Luminous Creme was, it’s still really good. It reminds me a lot of a more natural version of NARS Audacious. The Line & Define is nice to have and I’m glad it tamed Radish. I might purchase more Amuse Bouche lipsticks but it all depends on the new Urban Decay Vice release. BTW, if you wanted some of the Gwen shades, they kept them as permanent in the new line. The set comes with a cute pouch and mirror too as a nice little bonus.
Product Rating: A-
Repurchase: Other shades and possibly full-size backups
Quick Personal Note
I’m going to be taking some time off here soon. Not sure when or for quite how long but if you don’t see new posts from me or me on your blog, that’s why! Shouldn’t be more than two weeks but I need to be focused on what is happening in IRL.