Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS G-Spot (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fiery (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $23.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Retro (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) 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 consistency was velvety, lightly creamy, and glided on easily while blending out with soft, diffused edges. It had medium, buildable coverage overall, but the level of coverage depended on application, as applying directly from the tube in firm strokes yielded higher coverage (semi-opaque) while dabbing the color against the cheeks resulted in sheerer coverage.
This particularly shade applied best as a lip color, as it went on evenly and smoothly, didn’t tug, and lasted for well over six hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time for me. While the color had a lovely natural sheen and blended out easily on my cheeks, I noticed that some of the color resulted in very subtle darkening of some spots, almost like freckles. It seems like it darkened in areas where the skin just wasn’t perfectly smooth or even by its very nature, so perhaps a smoothing primer underneath would help minimize this effect. Nevertheless, it still wore for over ten hours on me as a blush. The only area that was difficult for me to wear the color was on eyes, as it creased within a few minutes.
Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.