Review: MAC Just a Bite Lipstick
I actually bought this lipstick based on the color in the tube, where it looks like a vampy dark red. This was foolish given that the color in the tube clearly did not match MAC’s description… and it looks as described. MAC calls this a “mid-tone blue red” with a satin finish.Although it’s definitely on the darker side of medium, this is a very bright, cool-toned color. It’s not fully opaque (so if you had, say, a mark on your lip, it would show through), but the color is very rich.
MAC Just a Bite Swatch
I love me some matte lipsticks. The look of a matte lipstick is really appealing to me. But there is something so much sexier and more sensual about the hint of not-over-the-top sheen you get from this lipstick in that blood-red color. A fully matte, fully opaque lipstick like MAC’s Ruby Woo or Russian Red creates lips you want to photograph. Just a Bite creates lips you want to make out with, smearing lipstick everywhere.
The staying power on this lipstick is truly fabulous. After my “four hours and a meal” test, my lipstick basically looked as if I had just applied it. Even after the lipstick had faded significantly (around eight hours after I had applied it), it left behind a stain that kept my lips dark for another couple of hours.
This product definitely wasn’t what I was expecting in terms of color. (I feel like showing pictures of the lipstick tube on a website can be actively misleading if the color on your lips is so different from the color in the tube!) However, it’s quickly becoming one of my absolute favorite lipsticks. I picked it up from Nordstrom about a week ago and have worn it just about every day since then.
As always, MAC lipsticks cost $15 for 0.1oz ($150 per ounce).