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Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (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. Cashew felt a little more emollient than the majority of the range, though it was still denser and thicker than the average cream eyeshadow or blush product. It was easy to apply and smooth out the color on the face, so it worked particularly well as a cheek color but wasn’t as spectacular as a lip or eye product, as it sunk into lines. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque coverage.

On the cheeks, it performed well, as the color blended and diffused with ease and sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s texture. I could easily use fingertips or brushes to apply and work with the product on my cheeks. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on my skin as a blush.

On the lips, while it felt comfortable to wear, the more emollient consistency enabled the product to sink into lip lines noticeably from the very beginning. I could not keep the color from settling into lip lines when applied directly to lips, but I expect that a lip liner or lip primer will certainly mitigate some of that. It lasted for four and a half hours but had more color gather into lip lines as it wore on.

On the eyes, I had no trouble applying, laying down color, or blending out the edges, but it just never dried down, which resulted in quick creasing (within five minutes!). I would try to smooth and blend out the color again, but it would just wind up right back into any line I had on my lids (not just the natural crease).

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Cashew
Cashew
Cashew
B

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick
Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick

Bite Beauty Honeywheat Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Cappadoce (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vientiane (P, $39.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NARS Altai (P, $39.00) is lighter (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. Honeywheat had a lightly creamy, almost velvety texture that didn’t feel dry or powdery but was a bit thicker and moderately dense. It definitely had less slip than traditional cream blush formulas. My experience with this shade proved that it wore best as a blush, next as a lip color, and worst as an eyeshadow.

As a cheek color, the product worked well, and I had no complaints. It blended out beautifully across bare skin or over foundation and while it did not dry down fully, it did not migrate or more around during the day either. The finish was forgiving and didn’t emphasize pores but looked natural and skin-like. This shade lasted for nine hours on my cheeks.

As a lip color, it applied well from the tube and yielded opaque, even color. The texture felt a bit creamy, medium in weight, and comfortable to wear, even though it wasn’t a hydrating formula overall. I was able to wear this sahde for almost five hours.

As an eye color, it was easy to spread and diffuse on the lid with fingertips or synthetic brushes, but I just couldn’t get it to set, so there was very little staying power. I noticed faint signs of creasing within twenty minutes of application, and it was definitely creasing after forty-five minutes.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Honeywheat
B

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Bite Beauty Blondie Multistick

Bite Beauty Blondie Multistick
Bite Beauty Blondie Multistick

Bite Beauty Blondie Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Yash (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P) is less glossy (90% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cherish (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $35.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (80% 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. Blondie worked best as a blush, where it blended out nicely and lasted well, but it was more problematic as a lip and eye color, where it pulled into lines and had a shorter wear time.

As a cream blush, it delivered buildable, blendable color that was easy to work with and spread across the skin. I could apply with fingertips or brushes, and both types of tools worked well. It lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me as a blush. I do expect that this will be more suitable for fairer complexions as it just barely shows up on my skin tone once I blend it out, unless you’re of light-medium to medium complexion and want something subtle and warming.

As a lipstick, this was one of the more unflattering shades applied to the lips, even though the texture did not feel that different from other shades, as it looked drier, emphasized lip lines, and sunk into those same lip lines on me. I felt like the texture felt a bit drier, more powdery, on my lips, and the wear was shorter (not entirely unexpected, as it is one of the lighter shades) at four hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

As a cream eyeshadow, it actually looked similar on the eye as it did on lips: it pulled into my fine lines and creases with ease and looked somewhat dry applied. The color itself blends in with my natural skin tone, so the creasing wasn’t as noticeable from a normal viewing distance, but it was definitely there within five minutes of application.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Blondie
Blondie
Blondie
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M200 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is brighter (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mother (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% 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. Macaroon was fairly creamy, light-to-medium in weight, and smooth on the skin and lips. The color spread easily across the skin and blended out well on eyes, lips, and cheeks. It worked best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and was worst as an eye color. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to fully opaque depending on application method.

On the cheeks, the color blended effortlessly without losing its color or tone. The texture was smooth and sat well on the skin with a soft, natural finish. While the product didn’t dry down fully (so it would transfer if you touched it), it didn’t move or migrate on the skin and lasted well for nine hours on me. On the lips, it didn’t tug or drag on the lips, but I had some color emphasize lip lines as some color pulled into them. It lasted for four and a half hours on the lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. On the eyes, I experienced creasing within minutes of applying the color, as the formula did not set or dry down.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Macaroon
Macaroon
Macaroon
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Bite Beauty Mochi Multistick

Bite Beauty Mochi Multistick
Bite Beauty Mochi Multistick

Bite Beauty Mochi Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Apple Red (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Coral #3 (P) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% 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. Mochi is a bold shade in the tube, but when wore at sheer to medium coverage, it looks more pink than it does red. In order to get true red color, it has to be worn at mostly opaque or fully opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, creamy, and blendable on all three areas it can be worn, but it performed the best as a lip color, then as a cheek color, and worst as an eyeshadow.

On my cheeks, it applied easily with fingertips, a brush, or dabbed on directly from the tube, though I preferred fingertips as the product melted and blended effortlessly with the warmth of my fingertips. It has more buildable coverage when applied with fingertips or a brush, but if you swiped it on directly from the tube, it would leave a rather opaque streak. The texture sat well on the skin and had a natural sheen, but it wasn’t glossy and didn’t move around during the day. The color lasted for ten hours on my cheeks.

On my lips, I applied it directly from the tube, and it was opaque in one stroke, though if I applied it using fingertips or a lip brush, it was sheerer. The consistency was smooth and sat well on the lips without emphasizing my natural texture or sinking into my lip lines. This shade wore for over six hours, wasn’t drying, and left a stain behind.

On my eyes, the color creased within minutes after I had applied it. The color didn’t adhere any better despite trying fingertips, brushes, sponges, and directly from the tube. The consistency is creamy and blendable, which made it easy to apply to the lid, but I just couldn’t get longevity out of it at all. It didn’t dry down or set, so it always remained blendable and moveable, and I’d even push the color back into place but it would crease again.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Mochi
Mochi
Mochi
B

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Urban Decay Spacetime, Zodiac, Vega, Magnetic Liquid Moondust Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Spacetime Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a dirty, medium-dark khaki bronze with warm undertones and pink and green sparkle over a more metallic finish. The texture was smooth and more blendable than the majority of the shades in the formula, and this was one of the few that could actually be worn as an opaque layer of product. It was buildable from medium coverage. This shade wore well for nine hours with no fall out whether applied as a single layer or applied as two layers. The application was still fussy, and it was easy to blend it too much and get a patchy mess, but it was one of the few that I could actually apply decently. Anastasia Truffle Glitter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sushi Green (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer, better quality (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Zodiac Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a blackened green with warm undertones and copper, emerald green, and gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable coverage. The consistency wasn’t as watery as other shades, though it had a tendency to sheer out rather than building up–you have to be completely certain that each layer has dried down. It started to look rough and textured with anything more than two layers. I had no fallout when I applied this as a sinigle layer, and I had no fallout or flaking when I applied two layers. MAC Greenluxe #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Midnight (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Gabon (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bird of Prey (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Vega Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and silver and blue sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation with two layers. The texture was unforgiving when used as two layers, as the color would clump up and look chunky. It was hard to blend out, so it always had a look of patchy, uneven coverage, so it would work better over a darker base color, which would help fill in the gaps. It wore well for nine hours with no fallout when I used one layer, and when I used two layers, I had some minor flakes over an eight hour period. Urban Decay Vega (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Alluvium (P, $25.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Midnight (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lit Cosmetics Bar Star (P, $12.95) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Lit Cosmetics Elton John (P, $12.95) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Wintersky (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Magnetic Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warmer undertones and pink and copper sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation. The texture of this shade seemed a bit thicker, a little more like a liquid-cream, and it remained blendable for longer (but fast enough that it didn’t crease). It does thicken and add texture to the lid if applied in two layers, but it was not as bad as some shades in the range. When I wore it as a single layer, it lasted for nine hours with no fall out, and when I wore it as two layers, it lasted well for nine hours with minor fall out but no flaking. NARS Canberra (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Delinquent (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “liquid version” of the powder-based Moondust Eyeshadow formula. The difference (besides consistency!) is that these are designed to have a buildable formula that can be used on the lash line, over other eyeshadows on the lid, or on its own, and once it dries down, it “won’t budge or crease.” I felt like it was an overly fussy product, and I think it takes extra work and very specific preference to make them “worth it.” I’d much rather use the regular Moondust eyeshadow, which is even $1.00 cheaper (it is hard to compare liquid vs. powder weights, so there could be more uses in one than the other).

For the most part, they’re sheer to semi-sheer and somewhat buildable, but the texture doesn’t support layering. I don’t think they are that usable on their own, because they dry down quickly and are hard to blend out–they look patchy and uneven–and trying to build-up color by putting additional product on the same area always resulted in a thick, chunky, and uneven disaster on the eye. I tried layering them over eyeshadow as well, and from afar, it can be pretty, but they look horrific close-up as they are the same on top of something else: uneven with poorly distributed sparkle. The tiniest dab on the inner lid that you don’t touch or blend opened up the eye, but I tried brushes (including the brand’s Moondust brush), fingertips, silicone applicators, and the included brush (on the applicator) to no avail. I only had moderate success using the included applicator and layering it over eyeliner.

The formula itself was inconsistent every time I used a shade, because the product doesn’t seem to be well mixed, which results in sheerer and thinner, more pigmented and chunkier consistencies. They don’t really mix up, but you can try to twist and maneuver the wand into the product to try and mix it that way. The highlight of the formula is that there was virtually no fall out across all the shades except for when I tried to layer or build-up color, then sometimes I’d get a big chunk that would flake off entirely, but when worn on top of liner or as a single layer of product (on top of eyeshadow or alone), I had no fall out.

I also found the included applicator is particularly disappointing; it does nothing to improve application as it is a coarser brush that’s rather stiff, which means that it is hard to get any evenness out of it. It tends to glob product on rather than give you a sense of precision. The coarser bristles hold product in them unevenly as well. It is the type of brush that when pull it across the skin in one fluid motion, the product pulls to the side and leaves almost nothing in the middle.

Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Spacetime
Spacetime
Spacetime
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Zodiac
Zodiac
Zodiac
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Vega
Vega
Vega
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
70%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Magnetic
Magnetic
Magnetic
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
77%
Total

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