Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick
Bite Beauty Brioche Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $17.00) is lighter (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. It had a smooth, velvety texture–consistent with the range–that was light-medium in weight, thicker but not dry or heavy. This shade worked well on the cheeks and on the lips, but it fell short (due to wear time) on the lids.
It had buildable coverage when applied with fingertips or dabbed onto skin directly from the tube, but it had opaque coverage if you swiped the tube against the skin (e.g. applying it to lips directly from the tube). I had no trouble diffusing and blending the edges of the color on the cheeks and on the eyes. On lips, I was able to maneuver the rounded bullet on the lips without too many issues, but the more traditional pointed lipstick shape is definitely easier to work with, so you might prefer to use a lip brush (which is also a good idea if you want to use it as a true, multi-tasking product on eyes).
On the lips, the color wore well for five and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and sat well with smooth, even coverage that was comfortable to wear overall. When I wore it as a blush, the color showed subtle signs of fading after nine and a half hours of wear. Unfortunately, the product creased within ten minutes of applying to my eyelids.
Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.