Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew MultistickBite Beauty Cashew Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. Make Up For Ever M101 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). ColourPop Beeper (P, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Augustine (LE, $34.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $20.00) is darker (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. Cashew felt a little more emollient than the majority of the range, though it was still denser and thicker than the average cream eyeshadow or blush product. It was easy to apply and smooth out the color on the face, so it worked particularly well as a cheek color but wasn’t as spectacular as a lip or eye product, as it sunk into lines. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque coverage.

On the cheeks, it performed well, as the color blended and diffused with ease and sat well on the skin without emphasizing my skin’s texture. I could easily use fingertips or brushes to apply and work with the product on my cheeks. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on my skin as a blush.

On the lips, while it felt comfortable to wear, the more emollient consistency enabled the product to sink into lip lines noticeably from the very beginning. I could not keep the color from settling into lip lines when applied directly to lips, but I expect that a lip liner or lip primer will certainly mitigate some of that. It lasted for four and a half hours but had more color gather into lip lines as it wore on.

On the eyes, I had no trouble applying, laying down color, or blending out the edges, but it just never dried down, which resulted in quick creasing (within five minutes!). I would try to smooth and blend out the color again, but it would just wind up right back into any line I had on my lids (not just the natural crease).

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

Cashew

PPermanent. $24.00.
B
B
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
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 Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick
Bite Beauty Cashew Multistick

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I have this one and really like it. My problem with it as an eye color isn’t that it creases, but that it disappears, even when I’ve used primer. Beautiful cheek and lip color though.

I received the Gelato color in gratis from work and as far as formula goes, on my lips it was kind of dry and crept into my lines. I have oily skin and hooded eyelids so a primer is a must for me. I was surprised how much I liked the stick on my eyes. It lasted all day and kept it’s color really well. I had a little creasing and minimal fading after about 10 hours. Never felt sticky. I didn’t like the color on my cheeks, so I haven’t worn it all day there yet. I would definitely give another color a try for my eyelids though!!! Oh and not sure if this is true about all of the colors, but the one I tried looked different on my lips (totally dead grey-ish), cheeks (a little pinker not a lot of pigment), and eyelids (a beautiful greyed purple with a hint of pink).

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