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Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS G-Spot (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Retro (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (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 velvety, lightly creamy, and glided on easily while blending out with soft, diffused edges. It had medium, buildable coverage overall, but the level of coverage depended on application, as applying directly from the tube in firm strokes yielded higher coverage (semi-opaque) while dabbing the color against the cheeks resulted in sheerer coverage.

This particularly shade applied best as a lip color, as it went on evenly and smoothly, didn’t tug, and lasted for well over six hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time for me. While the color had a lovely natural sheen and blended out easily on my cheeks, I noticed that some of the color resulted in very subtle darkening of some spots, almost like freckles. It seems like it darkened in areas where the skin just wasn’t perfectly smooth or even by its very nature, so perhaps a smoothing primer underneath would help minimize this effect. Nevertheless, it still wore for over ten hours on me as a blush. The only area that was difficult for me to wear the color was on eyes, as it creased within a few minutes.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Cerise
Cerise
Cerise
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

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Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Sin (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tea Petal (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Offshoot (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (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 texture was slightly more emollient than other shades in the range, though it was not slippery or what I’d consider to be wet or problematic. I had no trouble applying and blending out the color on eyes, lips, or cheeks as it diffused easily and evenly. The coverage is best described as buildable, as the only way to get truly opaque coverage is by applying directly from the tube, which will yield opaque coverage. If applied by dabbing onto the cheeks, or if you use a brush or fingertips, you’ll come away with a more buildable level of coverage.

It wore best as a cheek color, as it held on for a solid ten hours, had a natural sheen that wasn’t too dewy or too matte, and blended out nicely. It performed well as a lip color, though it isn’t quite as hydrating or as comfortable to wear as the brand’s Amuse Bouche range. The texture felt a little thicker and heavier on the lips than the average satin formula, but it was still relatively comfortable to wear and, better yet, it was not drying over the five and a half hours it wore for. As an eyeshadow, it was easy enough to apply and blend out, but I had noticeable creasing within thirty minutes (which is actually better than other shades I’ve tested up until this point!), which is only marginally improved by primer; the best is to set with translucent powder, which extended wear into a few hours.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Biscotti
Biscotti
Biscotti
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick
Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, chocolaty brown with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and a natural sheen. MAC Film Noir (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Earthshine (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) 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. The formula felt really smooth and lightly creamy without too much slip; I can feel what they mean by having 35% powder in it (but it doesn’t feel dry and doesn’t drag across the skin at all). It is intensely pigmented if applied directly from the tube as a wipe, but if applied with fingertips or a brush or dabbed on, it is very buildable. The texture has enough slip that it spread easily across the skin, blended without becoming uneven nor did it lift product underneath it.

As a cheek color, I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the color to semi-sheer coverage, but it could easily be applied more heavily or built-up in layers. The formula did not fully dry down, but I didn’t notice any issues where the color moved or separated over time. It lasted for nine and a half hours on my cheeks. As a lip product, it was opaque applied directly from the tube with a light-medium feel and weight, which was comfortable to wear and more flattering than I would have expected for a multitasking product. The color lasted just over five and a half hours on my lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. I only had trouble with wear on the eyes, which was a trip to Crease City within ten minutes.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Cocoa
Cocoa
Cocoa
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick
Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is cooler (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. The consistency felt lightly creamy–enough that it didn’t drag or skip on the skin and was easy to get color onto a brush or fingertip–but not too slippery or wet. I did not find it dried down on my cheeks or eyes at any point, but it became more matte on the lips after a few hours of wear. The Multistick is such an interesting product because it’s pigmented but buildable, all dependent on the type of application; anything with fingertips or brushes is more buildable while applying directly from the tube yields intense coverage.

On cheeks, the color went on nicely, blended and spread well across the skin and left behind a natural sheen that didn’t move around but wasn’t transfer-proof. I had no trouble working with it on bare skin or over liquid foundation. The color lasted for over ten hours on me, which is impressive for any cheek color but more so for one that never even set!

As a lip product, it applied with rich, opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, and it resulted in a thicker consistency that seemed to help fill in lip lines and gave a smoother finish overall. If applied with a lip brush, coverage is more buildable and felt thinner on. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on my lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. Finally, as an eye product, I had noticeable creasing after ten minutes. I just couldn’t get it to last on its own; if I set with powder, it had better longevity at four hours.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Mascarpone
Mascarpone
Mascarpone
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Trap (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Girls Do Blush (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Really Me (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. It feels both lightweight and thick, and it ultimately depends on how you apply it. For example, if you applied it directly to lips, it was a heavier and thicker product, whereas if you patted it onto cheeks with fingertips or a brush, it felt almost weightless. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable–and it is particularly blendable on cheeks (likely due to the warmth of the skin) and spreads easily.

As a blush, it applied easily, blended out well, and had a satin sheen–never fully set–that lasted for ten hours on me. As a lip product, it had opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube and covered evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. As an eye product, it blended easily but creased within a few minutes, as it dried down fully, so while I could blend and smooth the color back out so it didn’t look crease, it would just repeat.

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

Bite Beauty Multistick Gelato
Gelato
Gelato
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Letter (P, $10.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was very much true to the brand’s claims–it was blendable, buildable, and didn’t feel clingy or heavy on the skin. It felt the heaviest on the lips if applied directly from the tube (which yielded opaque coverage), as it is a light-to-medium thick consistency overall. As a blush, the color blended out easily on top of bare skin as well as over liquid foundation and lasted for ten hours. As an eyeshadow, it blended out well and could be applied as a sheer wash or more intensely, but it started to crease within a few minutes on my normal-to-dry lids. As a lipstick, it lasted for six and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and applied evenly and smoothly.

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

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Bite Beauty Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a cream formula that can be worn on eyes, lips, and face, and it is supposed to be “blendable, breathable, and buildable” with a “soft focus finish.” In general, it has a more cream-like feel than powder-like, even after it “dries.” The consistency is medium in thickness–more noticeably thick when used on the lips, as it is quite dense–and is quite blendable across the majority of shades. They don’t have a true cream-to-powder dry down, as the Bite formula does not dry down completely. I did notice that the exposed portion of the bullet itself (like the flat top) gets drier and firmer after each use, as if it dries out a bit on the exterior, but a light swipe on the skin reveals a much creamier interior. When I’ve used it directly from the tube on the lips, I can sense that “35% powder” part of the formula as well. I really liked the formula as a cream blush, as it was blendable, buildable, and long-wearing. As a lip product, it was decent to good (performance depended a lot on the shade), and as an eye product, it was a total miss for me due to poor wear.

As an eyeshadow: The texture was blendable around the edges, while the thicker consistency and buildable coverage enabled me to get better coverage that didn’t just sheer out immediately. The issue I had with wearing the formula on my eyes was that I could not get the formula to wear well on eyes, as they continuously settled into creases within minutes of applying; I would smooth the color back out after the initial creasing, but it would just happen again after another five to ten minutes. I tried using the formula over different primers (Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC 24-Hour Prep + Prime Eye) as well as dusting with translucent powder, but the wear was only improved to a couple of hours of wear before creasing occurred (instead of minutes).

As a cheek color: The formula has performed the best as a cream blush (or bronzer/contour). The were very much as described–blendable and buildable–and could be worn as true-to-tube color if desired, but it was easy to diffuse and blend out the blush on the cheeks. I liked to use a synthetic blush brush to swirl on the color and then used my fingertips to blend out the edges. While the formula didn’t dry down completely, it yielded a natural sheen that was glowy in a subdued way (and without shimmer), and it didn’t seem to result in wear issues, as the shades I have tested have all lasted between nine and ten hours as a cheek color. If I patted lightly at the blush on my skin, there would be immediate transfer onto my fingertip and a missing splotch of color on my skin. It set well with translucent powder but does lose its sheen (no transfer if I set it).

As a lip color: I was surprised to find that the formula wore about as well as an average lipstick on the lips, and the formula wasn’t drying at all. If you apply it directly from the tube like a regular lipstick, it’s very, very pigmented and totally opaque, but if you apply with fingertips or use a lip brush, it is more buildable. You can also apply directly from the tube to the center of lips and then use a fingertip/brush to blend and diffuse to the rest of the lips for sheerer coverage. It is most comfortable and flattering worn at a higher opacity, as the denser texture seems to help lips look smoother without emphasizing lip lines. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines while worn (after an hour or two), while others didn’t have such issues. Some shades were also more prone to fading more noticeably from the center of lips. What I was most impressed by was the fact that they did not feel dry or clingy on the lips, and the formula itself wasn’t drying at all, even after six hours of wear. Bite’s Amuse Bouche formula is a far superior lipstick formula, but these were absolutely wearable as a lipstick. It took as long as four hours before the color would start to look more matte, but it never felt truly powdery or dry.

Bite Beauty Multistick Nectar
Nectar
Nectar
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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