Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon MultistickBite Beauty Macaroon Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Thames (LE, $8.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brave (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pastille (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M200 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Thirsty (LE, $7.00) is brighter (85% similar). NYX Peach (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Mother (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (85% 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. Macaroon was fairly creamy, light-to-medium in weight, and smooth on the skin and lips. The color spread easily across the skin and blended out well on eyes, lips, and cheeks. It worked best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and was worst as an eye color. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to fully opaque depending on application method.

On the cheeks, the color blended effortlessly without losing its color or tone. The texture was smooth and sat well on the skin with a soft, natural finish. While the product didn’t dry down fully (so it would transfer if you touched it), it didn’t move or migrate on the skin and lasted well for nine hours on me. On the lips, it didn’t tug or drag on the lips, but I had some color emphasize lip lines as some color pulled into them. It lasted for four and a half hours on the lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. On the eyes, I experienced creasing within minutes of applying the color, as the formula did not set or dry down.

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

Macaroon

PPermanent. $24.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
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 Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick
Bite Beauty Macaroon Multistick

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I’m absolutely loving how this looks as a lip color and *possibly* as a blush, too. Because I have always wanted MAC Brave, this may fill that void eventually. So far, these are really performing well in those 2 categories.

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