Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel MultistickBite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. MAC Yash (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). ColourPop Platform (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Biscayne Park (PiP, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Covetous Nude (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Glossier Dusk (P, $18.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Doe (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stark Naked (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (DC, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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. Creme Caramel had buildable coverage from medium to fully opaque. The texture was smooth, velvety, and just creamy enough not to tug on the skin or lips when applied directly from the tube but was a bit less emollient compared to about half the range. It worked best as a cream blush when I tested it, as it emphasized and sunk into lip lines when worn as a lip product and creased like crazy as a cream eyeshadow.

On the cheeks, the color blended out beautifully on the skin, and it was easy to spread out the color without becoming uneven or patchy. I found it equally easy to apply on bare skin as well as over (liquid) foundation. The texture didn’t fully dry down, so it had a natural, skin-like sheen, but I didn’t have issues with it moving or settling over time. It wore well for eight and a half hours as a cream blush.

On the lips, it applied fairly evenly, though it wasn’t quite as even as the majority of the range. The texture, while comfortable, settled into lip lines early on and worsened over the four and a half hours the color lasted. It felt smooth going on, and it didn’t tug. The formula wasn’t drying nor was it hydrating.

On the eyes, the color applied well and blended out nicely with smooth, even coverage. The problem I had with it was how quickly it creased and pulled into lines on my lid, and while it did not seem to dry down, it also looked a little dry where it had creased (almost powdery).

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

Crรจme Caramel

PPermanent. $24.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
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 Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick
Bite Beauty Creme Caramel Multistick

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I’m definitely NOT feeling this one. At all. It’s just too light a shade to work on me, plus the quality grade is considerably lower than the other shades, too.

Hi, Christine, I may have missed this, but did you mention how you apply these to the different areas? I think you mention straight from the tube on the lips. Do you use your normal brushes for the eyes and cheeks? How do you think they would apply with fingers? I ask because I got a small sample from Sephora and I’m not sure I can get my brushes into the little cup very well. I’m wondering if I should just stick my fingers in or look for a tiny lip brush or something.

I use synthetic brushes with cream-based products, and I tried this formula with a variety of brushes as well as fingertips. I think they apply fine with fingertips, but as an eye product, depending on your fingertip size, it may not be precise! The one thing you’d want to keep in mind is that eye/lip products are not generally shared for hygienic purposes, so you might try taking a toothpick or something like that to get a bit of product out and then using it ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for the separation suggestion! I hadn’t thought of that since it’s just a little bit, but you are right, I don’t want to cross contaminate. And glad to know fingers aren’t a deal breaker in trying this product out. I think my chubby digits will at least let me try it. I had a friend who raved about theirs last weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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