Bite Beauty Astrology Limited Edition Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Cancer

Bite Beauty releases limited edition lipsticks monthly inspired by astrological signs. The latest launch, Bite Beauty Astrology Limited Edition Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Cancer ($33 CAD), is described as a muted mauve online. However, in person you’ll see this description could not be farther from the truth.

True to the Amuse Bouche lipstick formula, the texture of Bite Beauty Astrology Lipstick in Cancer is creamy, this applies with a nice sheen and wears comfortably for 4 hours before it evenly wears off leaving my lips feeling soft.Cancer almost looks matte on the lips with a subtle sheen that allows it to wear comfortably on the lips (especially for someone with dry lips). It does not emphasize any texture or lines and evenly wears down over about 4 hours of wear.

My biggest issue with the Bite Beauty Cancer lipstick is that the shade could not be more misleading online than it already is. I was hoping to get the gorgeous warm medium mauvy pink shade (shown below, as advertised on Sephora) but what I actually got was a grey purple shade that did not suit my skintone at all. Cancer made me look washed out, my teeth yellow and super grungy (which is fine if I was going for that look, but I wasnt).

Swatch of Bite Beauty Cancer lipstick online

Bite Beauty Cancer Lipstick swatch

Bite Beauty Cancer lipstick


I am almost tempted to take the swatch online to a Bite Beauty lab for them to replicate what Cancer should have been. For those who might not know, if you live near a Bite Beauty lab, they have a process that can create any shade you want, tailored specifically for you. So, if you run out of a limited edition astrology lipstick, lost out on trying one or want to create a brand new shade, chances are the lab can produce multiple backups!

I’ll definitely be returning this lipstick and go back to the ones I already love in my collection for a similar shade. I have a post on the library of Bite Beauty lipsticks I own with swatches if Cancer isn’t your shade:

Happy lipsticking! 🙂


  1. July 2, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Oh, by the way, if you like Tarte they have an AMAZING sale right now.They’re doing up to 70 percent off. I looked around and they have some really great stuff for great prices.

    • beauty.swatched
      July 2, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      That’s awesome, thanks for tip!

  2. July 2, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I was curious to see what you’d have to say about this. Literally ALL of the reviews for this lipstick say the same thing! The shade is a grey/ mauve/ purple, instead of the website description. It surprises me that BB hasn’t changed it by now considering all of the backlash they’re getting.

    • beauty.swatched
      July 2, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Right? Makes me wonder what that boardroom at BB must look like when they’re reviewing sales. Usually their Astrology collection sells out right away but last I checked this was still available online at Sephora (probably because of those reviews to your point!).

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