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). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is lighter (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). 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.