Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise MultistickBite Beauty Cerise Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Glamour Feast (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Almeria (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS G-Spot (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Seduction (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (LE, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $23.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Fiery (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (DC, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Retro (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Patrick Ta Oh She's Different (Powder) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Del Rio (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (Blush) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (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 consistency was velvety, lightly creamy, and glided on easily while blending out with soft, diffused edges. It had medium, buildable coverage overall, but the level of coverage depended on application, as applying directly from the tube in firm strokes yielded higher coverage (semi-opaque) while dabbing the color against the cheeks resulted in sheerer coverage.

This particularly shade applied best as a lip color, as it went on evenly and smoothly, didn’t tug, and lasted for well over six hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time for me. While the color had a lovely natural sheen and blended out easily on my cheeks, I noticed that some of the color resulted in very subtle darkening of some spots, almost like freckles. It seems like it darkened in areas where the skin just wasn’t perfectly smooth or even by its very nature, so perhaps a smoothing primer underneath would help minimize this effect. Nevertheless, it still wore for over ten hours on me as a blush. The only area that was difficult for me to wear the color was on eyes, as it creased within a few minutes.

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

Cerise

PPermanent. $24.00.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
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 Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick
Bite Beauty Cerise Multistick

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Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous brown red! My fave kind of color, must resist, must resist. I’m so sad this didn’t work so well on the eyes, as I love the way it looks on your eyes, cheeks, and lips. And this would go really well with Chanel Stylo in Eros

I tried this shade on Monday evening as a lipstick, and was blown away by how beautiful it looked! BUT. Application from the tube is kinda difficult because of the shape. Yet still, the COLOR is a knockout! Toss up between Chanel Vie and this? Idk if Vie is permanent, though?

I can understand that, Nancy! I found these a bit less easy to apply compared to the Buttercreams, which are also flat and round – I am not sure exactly why, though!

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