Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus MultistickBite Beauty Lotus Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more muted (95% similar). Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Inspiration (64) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-, ) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Contempo (DC, $7.00) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Mini Me (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). ColourPop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pink Plaid (P, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 multi-tasking cream product had a lightly creamy, velvety texture that glided on easily but had more of a light-medium consistency and weight to it, so it felt denser than a really slick or emollient cream blush and had more substance to it than the average lipstick formula. Lotus performed the best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and lastly as an eye product (unusable without primer and setting powder, though).

On cheeks, I applied by patting on the color with my fingertips and using a synthetic brush to blend out the color, which worked well to diffuse and spread out the color along my cheek area. The blush wasn’t transfer-proof, but I didn’t have any issues with it migrating or moving around, so I was able to enjoy the soft sheen without any mess! It wore well for nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

As a lip product, it had nearly opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, but it will have sheerer, more buildable coverage if applied in a dabbing motion, with a lip brush, or using fingertips. It was comfortable on the lips over the four and a half hours it lasted, but it wasn’t the most flattering on, as it pulled into lip lines slightly from the get-go, which worsened over time. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

On the eyes, I had creasing almost instantly–within five minutes–and there was a powderiness present to the color on the lid that I didn’t observe when it was used as a cheek/lip color. As a result, I felt like it made my creases/lines on my eyelids look drier and the area more crepe-like.

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

Lotus

PPermanent. $24.00.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
84%
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 Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick

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I’ll have to pass on this. I already have MAC Pink Swoon for my one and *only* light pink blush, and that this one is even cooler toned than Nars Anna kills it for me. Anna is as cool as I can possibly go, same thing goes for MAC Mehr and Please Me.
But this as an eyeshadow is an even bigger “no way” for me over here. Gosh, that looks awful as a lid application! Verrry dry looking, but creases in 5 mins. is just bad!

This is so pretty on eyes ? Too bad about the creasing. I also like the color for lips, but I’m not sure if I liked how Lovesick looked on my skin. Hmm… Lipstick swatch party! I do however love this shade for blush; I’m better off buying one of the dupe blushes and calling it a day. I get the benefit of eyeshadow and blush then ?

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