Bite Beauty Sesame & Pomelo Power Move Soft Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark

Bite Beauty Sesame Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Sesame Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dusty, pinkish-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage, which did not build up nicely. The texture had a light glide to it, which helped it apply comfortably. Still, the product accumulated in my lip lines and gathered around any imperfections or inconsistency (despite being used after exfoliating!). It lasted for three hours and was non-drying.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

  • MAC Reverence (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Sedona (P, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Anais (LE, $34.00) is lighter and warmer (90% identical).
  • Anastasia Kiss (P, $18.00) is darker and warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Get Off (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Electric Feel (LE, $7.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Milani, I Am Awesome (P, $6.99) is lighter and warmer (85% identical).
  • Anastasia #1 (Vol. 1) (PiP) is warmer (85% identical).
  • Laura Mercier Coral Nu (P, $32.00) is more generous and glossier (85% similar).
  • Milani, I Am Smart (P, $6.99) is more generous and glossier (85% identical).

Formula Overview

Soft Matte Lipsticks

$28.00/0.14 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “vibrant color payoff” with a “velvety matte finish” that “looks (& feels) good on lips.” It’s a silicone-based formula (dimethicone’s first ingredient), often something more “modern” matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel–creamy enough to glide on but almost “dry” to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed less pigmented, while some deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, spread more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight “balls” of product, though they weren’t something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shadows did not do this, but a few did for me. The wearing down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours, with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind and the lighter shades lasting the shortest time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are “returning” are pretty similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth due to the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was somewhat different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new procedure doesn’t have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, you might enjoy the new system.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bite Beauty Pomelo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte LipstickBite Beauty Pomelo Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that looked worse the more I tried to build up the color. The texture felt smooth and lightly creamy, thin, and clung to my lips. This resulted in texture being emphasized and product getting into my lip lines from the get-go (and only worsening over time). It stayed on well for three hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

  • Bobbi Brown Bitten Peach (P, $37.00) is darker and glossier (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Melted Clover II (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Starship (LE, $5.00) is darker and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Tattle Tail (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Firework (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • NARS Rouge Palatin (LE, $27.00) is darker (85% identical).
  • The dose of Colors Excitement (LE, $18.00) is lighter and warmer (85% equivalent).
  • ColourPop Prince Edward (LE, $8.00) is darker and warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Paparazzi (P, $7.00) is darker and warmer (80% identical).
  • ColourPop Usagi (LE, $6.00) is darker and cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. – $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a “vibrant color payoff” with a “velvety matte finish” that “looks (& feels) good on lips.” It’s a silicone-based formula (dimethicone’s first ingredient), often something more “modern” matte lipstick formulas have been leaning toward. This gives them a lighter-weight, more velvety feel–creamy enough to glide on but almost “dry” to the touch without being as clingy as traditional matte finishes.

The color payoff ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, though some shades applied better than others; the lighter shades seemed less pigmented, while some deeper shades did not apply as evenly. The mid-tone shades performed the best overall; they had fuller coverage, spread more comfortably and evenly, and tended to be more forgiving of imperfections in lip texture. In close-ups, you can see slight “balls” of product, though they weren’t something I could feel nor see in person in most instances.

The silicone-based matte formulas have a thinner consistency that can emphasize lip texture or separate along lip lines, depending on the shade and application. Most of the shadows did not do this, but a few did for me. The wearing down was where I found that medium and darker shades tended to pull more noticeably into my lip lines, as the colors tended to wear away unevenly to some degree.

The colors lasted between three and six hours, with deeper, more red-based hues lasting longer and leaving a stronger stain behind and the lighter shades lasting the shortest time. The formula felt non-drying, but it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first few hours and then felt a little clingier as the product wore away.

Most of the colors are new to the range, though the ones that are “returning” are pretty similar to the colors in Amuse Bouche but have a different finish and, to some degree, depth due to the finish difference. The Amuse Bouche formula was somewhat different, as it was a creamier, denser, and cream/satin finish, so it had shine, more depth, and more slip. If you liked the luminosity of the Amuse Bouche formula, the new procedure doesn’t have that; if you always wanted a more matte version, you might enjoy the new recipe.

The formula had a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Power Move Hydrating Soft Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ozokerite, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isoeicosane, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Mica, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Aroma/Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Bht, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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