Bite Beauty Blush Pearl Prismatic Multistick ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) had a translucent base with blue-to-silver shifting pearl and slightly larger, more sparkle-sized particles. The texture was fairly smooth despite how shimmery the finish was, and it definitely did not feel gritty or rough applied to the eyes, lips, or cheeks. The product was blendable along the edges. I did not find the coverage to be that buildable; it was primarily semi-sheer and could be sheered out slightly but I couldn’t build up the coverage beyond, at best, medium. It was transformative, though, and I could see the sheerness working well for this type of finish and shifting color.
It had a subtle effect on the cheeks (not as luminous as I expected, though) with a very strong sparkle and sheen on the lips. On the eyes, it worked well as a one-and-done shade for a sparkling, brightening effect but there was no wear time for me (creased within a half hour). It lasted for eight and a half hours on my cheeks with slight migration over time and three hours on my lips with some product settling into my lip lines over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$24.00/0.17 oz. - $141.18 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "weightless, layerable color" that can be applied to "eyes, cheeks, and lips" with a "breathable, blendable, and buildable" formula. These are a shimmering take on the brand's previous Multisticks. I found the general feel and performance to be in line with the original formula with the shimmery shades seeming to have a bit more slip and less "powderiness" to them. They base seemed to be more translucent and never buildable to full coverage, and the coverage was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, depending on the shade.
I didn't have good luck with the Multisticks on eyes (they creased incredibly quickly on me--in minutes, typically!), and I'm sad to report that the Prismatic finish did not go much better for me. I had a lot of trouble applying them evenly onto the lid except when patting them onto the lid and sheering out with my fingertip for a one-and-done eyeshadow look, but I could not build them up or get them to apply evenly on the lid. The only shade that worked decently on the lid (just in terms of application) was Peacock Pearl as it had finer pearl and less larger sparkle. They settled into my creases quickly and did not have any staying power on my eyelids, even over primer or dusted with translucent powder (the wear was better but still dismal).
The formula has performed the best as a cheek color for me, as the were very much as described–blendable and buildable. I liked to use a synthetic blush brush to swirl on the color and then used my fingertips to blend out the edges. The product doesn't dry down fully, so there was a dewy glow in addition to the subtle pearl/sparkle on the skin. I think that the shine and luminosity are more apparent in person than in photos for this particular product. They applied decently enough as a lip color, but there were issues with the product settling into my lip lines with some shades. They were more comfortable and felt a little more balm-like on the lips than the original Multisticks, which had a thicker, drier, and more powdery feel on my lips. The wear time was between three and five hours.
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Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Triisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate*, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica*, Squalane*, Coconut Alkanes*, C10-18 Triglycerides**, Silica*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*/**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables*, Aroma (Flavor)*, Tocopherol*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax*, Resveratrol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Polyglycerin-3*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract*. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)*, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)*, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)*, Tin Oxide (CI 77861)*, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
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