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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, $37.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $21.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Coral #3 (P) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is glossier, cooler, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Apple Red (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (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
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. MAC Sushi Green (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Truffle Glitter (P, $12.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is better quality, warmer, less shimmery (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). NARS Gabon (LE, $25.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gingerluxe #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Midnight (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bird of Prey (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (P, $10.00) is lighter, less shimmery (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. MAC Midnight (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Alluvium (P, $25.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vega (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Lit Cosmetics Bar Star (P, $12.95) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Lit Cosmetics Elton John (P, $12.95) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Wintersky (LE, $32.50) is cooler, less shimmery (80% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (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). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Delinquent (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery (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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Urban Decay Chem Trail, Zap, Recharged, Solstice Liquid Moondust Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Chem Trail Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chem Trail Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a sparkly finish. It had sheer coverage that did not build-up well–the best I could get was semi-sheer–and as I built up the color, it became increasingly chunky and added uneven texture to my lids, making them appear extra wrinkly and raised. After a few blinks, the layers would start to crack. One layer of product wore well for nine hours with no fallout but two layers resulted in small chunks of the product, which can get into the eye and is more painful than regular eyeshadow. MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Reflects Gold (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Savannah #3 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Plead Gilty (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is more pigmented (95% similar). Natasha Denona Indian Gold (44M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flicker (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Zap Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sprinkling of gold sparkle. This had less shift, but it had one of the strongest base colors and could actually look like you were wearing eyeshadow without having a wrinkly, crunch eyelid. The texture was fairly smooth without being too thin or watery, and it spread decently. One layer yielded semi-opaque pigmentation, while two layers made the color fully opaque but didn’t add too much texture to the lid. I did notice that it had a tendency to “crack” on the lid wherever I had lines (like my inner lid), in the same way that some matte liquid lipsticks do when I smile. It lasted for nine hours without fallout when I wore one layer, and I had some flaking when I wore two layers of product. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Santorini (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Burn (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Fire (584) (P, $29.50) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Recharged Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a coppery brown with iridescent pink sparkle. The difficulty in getting this product to apply with any semblance of evenness on the lid was astounding. The texture gets so chunky when I’ve attempted to layer it, and when I tried to apply it as a wash of color, it was so uneven. This shade had less base color than it did copper and pink sparkles, but they didn’t spread evenly at all. I was able to get up to semi-opaque coverage, not that it looked good or felt tolerable on the lid (it has a clingy feel when layered). One layer lasted for nine hours without fallout, while two layers resulted in large chunks of product flaking off the eye within a few hours of wear. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Sweet Acting (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Kindness (LE, $5.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Boom Boom Room (LE, $21.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Solstice Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle. The consistency was thin but smoother than the other shades, so it didn’t get quite as chunky when I attempted to build-up the color. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage. On the lid, there’s a semblance of a base color, but it still had a more textured look to it, which made the eyelid appear uneven. When I wore one layer alone, the product lasted for nine hours without fallout, and when I wore two layers, I had a little bit of fall out after nine hours but no chunks that had flaked off. Urban Decay Solstice (P, $20.00) is more pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #2 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Copper (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Let's Roll (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Boom Boom Room (LE, $21.00) is more pigmented, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) (P, $29.00) is more pigmented, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Element (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Kindness (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (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 Chem Trail
Chem Trail
Chem Trail
4
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7
Longevity
2
Application
53%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Zap
Zap
Zap
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Recharged
Recharged
Recharged
3
Product
6
Pigmentation
4
Texture
7
Longevity
1
Application
47%
Total
Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Solstice
Solstice
Solstice
5
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
2.5
Application
63%
Total

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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 less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is glossier, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is glossier, cooler (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bebe (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). Tarte Happy (P, $22.00) is warmer, 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. 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
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. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Exotic Ember (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chivalry (P, $10.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #2 (P) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is less glossy, cooler, 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! 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
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. Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Inspiration (64) (DC, $38.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (LE) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (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
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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