Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti MultistickBite Beauty Biscotti Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. MAC Tea Petal (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Sin (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Offshoot (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (Blush) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in Peace (LE, $4.99) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Mascarpone (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Patrick Ta Oh She's Different (Powder) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, 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 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.

Biscotti

PPermanent. $24.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
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 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 Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick
Bite Beauty Biscotti Multistick

Multistick
Bite Beauty
$24.00/0.17 oz.

85%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Oooh, hard to choose between this one and Marscopone! The convenience factor for cheeks and lips on the run makes these quite desirable. Especially for those days when I have to get up earlier and do some of my makeup on the run. To be decided….

I already own MUFE C211 and UD Tampered, but DANG I love shades like this!!! I feel like this one is just different enough to justify getting it (plus the multi-use thing, of course!)

Ooooh, I love this one! The color is exactly what I hoped for! But will it be a real winner—truly a 2-for-1, lips-and-cheeks—that I’ll reach for every day? Or will it be a few days of infatuation and then…The Drawer?

And let’s think about these 2-for-1s: you need 1 for your makeup kit/station for morning application and then you also need 1 for your bag if you want to touch up your lipstick during the day. OR you carry a similar lipstick in your purse for touchups, but that defeats the purpose of the of the 2fer, right? And this isn’t a color (or formula, apparently) that lends itself to a 3-for-1. So just how convenient is it, really? But, sigh, it’s sooo pretty.

Biscotti is the color I think would be my choice – IF ONLY MY SEPHORA STORE HAD THEM IN STOCK!! I checked online and it said my local store had these in stock so I went yesterday to check them out, and … nothing. It also said when they first came out that my local store had them in stock, but noooooo. I don’t know why they show they are in stock when the store doesn’t display them or have them in at all yet. And furthermore, what’s the hold up? Why does it take my local store 3-4 weeks longer than everybody else to get new things in?
So I got a couple of the Sephora eye shadows (a nice reddish one and a very cool coppery gold) instead.
sigh …

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