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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). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva ND010 (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Yash (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cherish (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Uptight (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Prism (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (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
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). Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M200 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Brave (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Mother (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (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
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, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dance With Me (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Coral #3 (P) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mulling Spices (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Apple Red (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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
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 Brownie (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Truffle Glitter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sushi Green (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer, better quality (85% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Stila Smoky Storm (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% 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 less shimmery, warmer (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 more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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 more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Lit Cosmetics Elton John (P, $12.95) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Wintersky (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Cressida (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (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. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Canberra (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Into the Blue (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Delinquent (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is 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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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 less shimmery, lighter (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 less shimmery, darker (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 Blaze (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Burn (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Fire (584) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Cold Copper (09) (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Smoky Storm (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% 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 less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery, lighter (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 less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Boom Boom Room (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (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. MAC Humoresque (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Solstice (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Let's Roll (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Boom Boom Room (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Element (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Copper (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kindness (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Leila (416) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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 cooler, less glossy (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 warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (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 more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bebe (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is brighter (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
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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