Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato MultistickBite Beauty Gelato Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (DC, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Girls Do Blush (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Trap (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Really Me (P, $20.00) is lighter, 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. It feels both lightweight and thick, and it ultimately depends on how you apply it. For example, if you applied it directly to lips, it was a heavier and thicker product, whereas if you patted it onto cheeks with fingertips or a brush, it felt almost weightless. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable–and it is particularly blendable on cheeks (likely due to the warmth of the skin) and spreads easily.

As a blush, it applied easily, blended out well, and had a satin sheen–never fully set–that lasted for ten hours on me. As a lip product, it had opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube and covered evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. As an eye product, it blended easily but creased within a few minutes, as it dried down fully, so while I could blend and smooth the color back out so it didn’t look crease, it would just repeat.

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

Gelato

PPermanent. $24.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
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 (the 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 Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick
Bite Beauty Gelato Multistick

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Yah, but Gelato doesn’t appear to have the greiged bent that Thistle has. G looks considerably pinker, at least on C. This family has been my new love and concession to pink in the past few years. Prob have a bunch of Nyx near dupes. Neither of my local Sephoras have this out. Would like to take it for a test drive. Btw, Christine, it’s listed as 90% on the dupe list and 85% in the body of the post. ‘Course, it’s arguable either way.
Virginia’s analysis was super. Interesting to know that it is very YMMV on ‘points’ depending on your skin type.

Oy.. since the sneek peak I’ve been wandering around singing Domo Arigato Mr. Gelato. … not joking. Peeing laughing here.

I had this in my shopping cart, but I have to put a halt on the lipstick thing esp anything in the lavendar/mauve range.. as I type this wondering how this compares to ColourPop Oh Snap (obsessed with this one lately and layer it with everything..tap the crazy ABH Moonchild highlighters on top.. very funky). It’s been a helluvacrazy ride this year.

I was so excited for the Multisticks! I have Praline, Brioche, and Almond.

Brioche and Almond are pretty similar. Brioche is a bit darker and rosier, while Almond is lighter and has more yellow. They look the same on the cheeks but you can see the differences on the lip. Almond is a MLBB color on me and Brioche comes off more red. Praline looks like a bright-ish orange on me when blended out. What’s cool about the Multistick is that depending on how opaque the color is, different colors will come out, like Christine’s Gelato is kind of lavender on the lips but more pinky mauve when sheered out. It’s a versatile product.

I found that the wear time wasn’t that great on my cheeks, they faded from the full strength within a few hours. The barest hint was left after 10 hours. I have oily combo skin and when it comes to non-powder blushes, I’m thinking that gel and spray blushes are the longest lasting on me. But it’s so easy to reapply! The product dried out the tiniest bit after I first started to use it, and I noticed that it didn’t glide on as smoothly as before. I’ve had them for about a week now. Now it tugs a little bit on my cheeks. I prefer to blend it out with my fingers. It is very much a stick formula and can be a tiny bit hard to blend. It takes bit of rubbing. It’s very easy to sheer it out.

On my lips it immediately emphasized all my lip lines, even with lip balm. I found it had a reasonable wear time, but it was a bit hard to correct mistakes like going over the lip line as the formula wouldn’t budge. Which is a good thing I guess! I would use some makeup remover instead of just rubbing.

I actually really enjoyed these on my eyes and didn’t experience the creasing that you did. I would apply it with my finger and blend it out, it would be sheer without texture or creasing. Brioche is lovely as an outer crease color. I just wanted to share my experiences as somebody with a different skin type from Christine! πŸ™‚ I think it’s smart how you chose to demonstrate a color that would be really easy to see and distinguish in the photos.

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with them, Virginia!

So sad to hear that they did not last well on your cheeks, though! But at least they wore better on your eyes πŸ™‚

I like this color as a blush, not so much as a lipstick, will give me zombie lips. It’s also a pretty color on the eyes too, at least until it creases. Wish they had come out with a cream shadow in this color.

What’s cool about this product is in theory, you can wear it however you like, so if it calls to you as an eyeshadow but not a lip, it’s a go! Of course, that assumes it wears better on you than I for eyes πŸ˜‰

I picked up Praline and so far I’m really enjoying the formula. I used it on the eyes and I had no creasing and it lasted a long time. It has been very hot and humid where I live and I was impressed by the performance of this multistick. Gelato looks very pretty and I might have to get it πŸ™‚

This would not be a good lip color for me, but I am super impressed with this formula. I didn’t expect them to be this good on cheeks and lips!

Very pretty shade, especially for those fairer than myself, or cooler toned! It’s a shame that it doesn’t really set, and therefore doesn’t work as an eyeshadow. But very nice as a lipstick!

I think Gelato is my favorite color out of the three multisticks I’ve tried. I’ve been experimenting with adding a little bit of highlighter to the center of the lid for some dimension and I think that helps avoid some creasing, as well.

So…they managed to make a decent cheek/lip combo product, and then mess it all up by claiming it was also for eyes? Why, marketing, why?

Ok THIS is the one I’m getting. Totally in love with this shade!!!! Seems like the wear really varies depending on skin type. But that makes sense. I’ll have to try this one and see!

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