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.