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Bite Beauty Anise Multistick

Bite Beauty Anise Multistick
Bite Beauty Anise Multistick

Bite Beauty Anise Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark chocolaty brown with warm, reddish undertones and a hint of orange. Makeup Geek Chivalry (P, $10.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Exotic Ember (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating! Anise had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation when applied with a brush or fingertips and opaque coverage if applied directly from tubes (in swipes/passes, if you just dotted or dabbed it, then it was sheerer). The consistency was creamy, light-to-light-medium in weight without feeling or looking heavy, and very blendable on eyes, lips, and cheeks. As you might expect by this point, the performance on the eyes was the weakest while the performance on the cheeks was strongest, though it wore well and comfortably on the lips.

As a cheek product, the product was very forgiving on the cheeks and blended out with ease. I had no trouble using synthetic brushes of all kinds as well as my fingertips; the latter is my go-to for most cream cheek color for blending but I like initially laying down color with a synthetic stippling brush. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for nine hours before fading slightly. It did not dry down fully, so it would transfer if I touched it, I didn’t notice migration or movement over time either (which was a surprise). This shade looks a lot lighter when used at lower coverage levels, instead of the deep brown it appears in the tube; the difference is a bit more dramatic than in other shades to me (I think it’s the warmth that comes through when it appears lighter in hue).

As a lip product, it’s versatile in its pigmentation depending on how you apply it. For ease, I applied it directly from the tube, which yielded opaque pigmentation in a single pass, but you could easily apply with fingertips for sheerer coverage or a lip brush for more precision (it is a rounded tube!). The texture was smooth, creamy, and a little powdery without feeling dry–there’s something to the texture that reminds that there is powder in the formula–and applied even color. It wore well for six hours and left behind a slight stain afterward, and while it was not hydrating, it was also not drying.

As an eye product, I applied with fingertips, which yielded a semi-sheer application, and it was easily built-up to greater coverage, if desired, though fully opaque was a little more challenging without applying it directly from the tube. It blended out easily and while it did not fully set, this particular shade managed to hold on for–wait for it!–two hours before creasing set in.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Anise
Anise
Anise
B+

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rosewood (350) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” The texture was silky and finely-milled, but it was also a little dusty and prone to sheering out. The pigmentation started off semi-sheer and was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, so it is buildable, but if you want really dramatic coverage, you might find it lacking. When I applied it to bare cheeks, I found the formula fairly blendable, but it did require some extra maneuvering and blending to really even out the coverage. The color wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rosewood (350)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more muted (95% similar). Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Inspiration (64) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (LE) is brighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. The multi-tasking cream product had a lightly creamy, velvety texture that glided on easily but had more of a light-medium consistency and weight to it, so it felt denser than a really slick or emollient cream blush and had more substance to it than the average lipstick formula. Lotus performed the best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and lastly as an eye product (unusable without primer and setting powder, though).

On cheeks, I applied by patting on the color with my fingertips and using a synthetic brush to blend out the color, which worked well to diffuse and spread out the color along my cheek area. The blush wasn’t transfer-proof, but I didn’t have any issues with it migrating or moving around, so I was able to enjoy the soft sheen without any mess! It wore well for nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

As a lip product, it had nearly opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, but it will have sheerer, more buildable coverage if applied in a dabbing motion, with a lip brush, or using fingertips. It was comfortable on the lips over the four and a half hours it lasted, but it wasn’t the most flattering on, as it pulled into lip lines slightly from the get-go, which worsened over time. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

On the eyes, I had creasing almost instantly–within five minutes–and there was a powderiness present to the color on the lid that I didn’t observe when it was used as a cheek/lip color. As a result, I felt like it made my creases/lines on my eyelids look drier and the area more crepe-like.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Lotus
Lotus
Lotus
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Bite Beauty Praline Multistick

Bite Beauty Praline Multistick
Bite Beauty Praline Multistick

Bite Beauty Praline Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a slightly brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Gina (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Rude (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Baby Peach (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Topless (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. The texture of this shade was smooth, lightly velvety and creamy, so it had great blendability and was easy to spread across the skin without skipping or becoming patchy. It did seem slightly thinner compared to the majority of the shades I’ve tried, but it still performed similarly with longer wear on cheeks and lips, shorter wear on eyes. The coverage varied by application, as directly pressing the tube against the skin and making a swiping motion would leave a rich, opaque line while dabbing or patting from the tube was sheer and buildable. It is, overall, a medium, buildable coverage product.

When I applied it to my cheeks, the color diffused nicely along the edges and looked even without having to work hard. I had no trouble applying with fingertips or with synthetic brushes. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours as a blush.

On the lips, I applied it directly from the tube, and it yielded smooth, opaque pigmentation that sat fairly well on the lips, but some of the color settled into my lip lines within an hour and a half of wear. The formula felt comfortable, though, and lasted for four and a half hours.

As much as I’d love for this to be a true three-in-one product, the performance as a cream eyeshadow left much to be desired, because it creased within ten minutes of applying. Even if I smoothed the color back into place with my fingertip, it would migrate and separate in the crease/lines of my lid.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Bite Beauty Multistick Praline
Praline
Praline
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Evening Beige (340) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer. Colour Pop Bardot (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Small Vanity (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Tangerine (P, $42.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Liberte (-, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage” with a “silky texture” that adds “radiance to the cheeks.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which was opaque in two to three layers (depends on your pressure and application method). The texture was smooth, silky, thin and a smidgen dusty, but it was blendable on the skin and sat well without emphasizing the natural texture of my skin. There was noticeable shimmer, but it is fine and only sprinkled throughout, so the resulting finish was lightly luminous but not metallic or shimmery. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Evening Beige (340)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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SUQQU Hanachaori (02) Pure Color Blush

SUQQU Hanachaori (02) Pure Color Blush
SUQQU Hanachaori (02) Pure Color Blush

SUQQU Hanachaori (02) Pure Color Blush ($34.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy-brown with warm undertones and fine, gold shimmer. Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Glow (P, $6.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Days (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 100 Cookie (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $28.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It is one of five new, permanent blushes from SUQQU that features a powder formula that is supposed to combine a “subtle glow” and “pop of color.” It had medium, buildable coverage when swirled together, with the darker shade being more pigmented and the lighter (pinker) shade being a bit sheerer (which is as described). The texture was fairly soft and smooth, with just a touch of dryness, that blended easily on the skin but did not look dry or powdery. It seemed to “melt” a bit after five to ten minutes of wear. The finish was glowing and luminous without being overtly shimmery or metallic on the skin, though I wouldn’t describe it as subtle either. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

I bought mine from Selfridges, but the SUQQU blushes have been going in and out of stock, even though they are permanent (shipping is a flat $30 to the U.S., so obviously, it makes sense to wait until you have a larger order).

Suqqu Pure Color Blush Hanachaori (02)
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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