Bite Beauty Almond Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond MultistickBite Beauty Almond Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $34.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unshakable (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (DC, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury So 90s (was Birkin Brown) (P, $34.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Grunge (P, $7.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Verve (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (DC, $49.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dangerous (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). MAC So Very Good (DC, $18.00)(80% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Sable (27) (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $20.00) is lighter, 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. The consistency was very smooth, velvety but not too dry or powdery, and it was really effortless to diffuse and blend it on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. It performed best on the cheeks, which is as expected, with medium, buildable coverage that was blendable, long-wearing (nine hours), and had a natural sheen–not transfer-proof but didn’t seem to migrate over time.

As a lip product, it was completely opaque when I applied it directly from the tube, but if you apply it with fingertips, you can get less coverage or build-up to your desired coverage level. It was comfortable wear over a six and a half hour period, as it didn’t cling to the lips nor did it slide around. The color covered evenly, while the formula didn’t emphasize lip lines or my lips’ natural texture. It wasn’t hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either.

It performed better than many shades in the range as a cream eyeshadow on me, though it is not something I would feel comfortable wearing without primer and setting with powder. The coverage depended on application method; fingertips would give sheerer coverage while swiping from the tube would yield more opaque coverage. It diffused and blended easily into a soft wash of color. On my normal-to-dry eyelids, the color lasted for a whole hour before creasing (better than the five minutes of many!) on its own.

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

Almond

PPermanent. $24.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Formula Overview

Bite Beauty MultistickBite 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 dried 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 (the 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 Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

Bite Beauty Almond Multistick
Bite Beauty Almond Multistick

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This is GORGEOUS! Just the shade of lipstick I’ve been looking for – a browned red that isn’t too brown. I will have to check this out or maybe some of the lipstick dupes since I’m really only likely to use this for my lips (maybe cheeks, but probably not).

This is probably the first if the multisticks I have been tempted to try out. Not only is the color beautiful and more up my alley, but I’m impressed with how long it lasted on the eyes.

Not getting, but NOT because I don’t like it! Because I do. Therein lies the problem… I have this shade highly represented in stash as well as on my *very* near future mini haul.
This shade is a lovely one, though!

MAC Taraji Glow MSF and Strip Me Down lipstick, but I hope the lipstick isn’t too close to So Select. Already have Burnt Pepper and Royally Riotous…. so red-brown overload going on over here, I guess!

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