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Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark rose pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bebe (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Happy (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (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. While the color is undoubtedly lovely, and it’s a deeper, warmer pink that isn’t as commonly seen, it was one of the weaker shades I’ve tested, as it stumbled in every aspect: eyes, lips and cheeks! It performed best as a lip product, then as a cheek color, and worst as an eyeshadow. It had buildable pigmentation overall, but if you apply it directly from the tube in hard swipes or passes, you will get opaque coverage, while if you dab, pat, or if you use fingertips/brush to apply, you’ll get more buildable coverage.

On the cheeks, I struggled a bit with blending and diffusing the color without it becoming patchy, as the texture seemed drier and felt more powdery, though it was still creamy enough where I didn’t suspect it was going to be problematic in application. Unfortunately, it dragged a bit, and if you wanted to apply it over a base product, like foundation, it was prone to disturbing the base quite a bit and only applied decently on bare skin. The color itself did still wear longer at nine and a half hours, which was the upside.

On the lips, it had buildable coverage if applied with fingertips or a lip brush and opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube. The color applied evenly and fairly smoothly, but the consistency emphasized the texture of my lips, while the color gathered into lip lines. After four and a half hours of wear, the color had really migrated into lip lines and was hard to smooth back into place.

On the eyes, the color creased within a few minutes of applying it, and it never fully dry down or set, which meant that even if when I smoothed it back into place, it would crease a few minutes later. I’ve found that loose or pressed translucent setting powder helps but doesn’t extend wear to a full day without altering the color too much, but it does mattify the finish noticeably.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Papaya
Papaya
Papaya
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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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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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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Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick
Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick

Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (LE) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is lighter (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. It had a smooth, velvety texture–consistent with the range–that was light-medium in weight, thicker but not dry or heavy. This shade worked well on the cheeks and on the lips, but it fell short (due to wear time) on the lids.

It had buildable coverage when applied with fingertips or dabbed onto skin directly from the tube, but it had opaque coverage if you swiped the tube against the skin (e.g. applying it to lips directly from the tube). I had no trouble diffusing and blending the edges of the color on the cheeks and on the eyes. On lips, I was able to maneuver the rounded bullet on the lips without too many issues, but the more traditional pointed lipstick shape is definitely easier to work with, so you might prefer to use a lip brush (which is also a good idea if you want to use it as a true, multi-tasking product on eyes).

On the lips, the color wore well for five and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and sat well with smooth, even coverage that was comfortable to wear overall. When I wore it as a blush, the color showed subtle signs of fading after nine and a half hours of wear. Unfortunately, the product creased within ten minutes of applying to my eyelids.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche
Brioche
Brioche
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $32.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown (P, $32.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (P, $49.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dangerous (P, $30.00) is glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC So Very Good (DC, $18.00)(80% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (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 very smooth, velvety but not too dry or powdery, and it was really effortless to diffuse and blend it on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. It performed best on the cheeks, which is as expected, with medium, buildable coverage that was blendable, long-wearing (nine hours), and had a natural sheen–not transfer-proof but didn’t seem to migrate over time.

As a lip product, it was completely opaque when I applied it directly from the tube, but if you apply it with fingertips, you can get less coverage or build-up to your desired coverage level. It was comfortable wear over a six and a half hour period, as it didn’t cling to the lips nor did it slide around. The color covered evenly, while the formula didn’t emphasize lip lines or my lips’ natural texture. It wasn’t hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either.

It performed better than many shades in the range as a cream eyeshadow on me, though it is not something I would feel comfortable wearing without primer and setting with powder. The coverage depended on application method; fingertips would give sheerer coverage while swiping from the tube would yield more opaque coverage. It diffused and blended easily into a soft wash of color. On my normal-to-dry eyelids, the color lasted for a whole hour before creasing (better than the five minutes of many!) on its own.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Almond
Almond
Almond
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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