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.