Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar MultistickBite Beauty Nectar Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Estee Lauder Shameless Violet (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Letter (P, $10.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was very much true to the brand’s claims–it was blendable, buildable, and didn’t feel clingy or heavy on the skin. It felt the heaviest on the lips if applied directly from the tube (which yielded opaque coverage), as it is a light-to-medium thick consistency overall. As a blush, the color blended out easily on top of bare skin as well as over liquid foundation and lasted for ten hours. As an eyeshadow, it blended out well and could be applied as a sheer wash or more intensely, but it started to crease within a few minutes on my normal-to-dry lids. As a lipstick, it lasted for six and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and applied evenly and smoothly.

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

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.

Nectar

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

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
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Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick
Bite Beauty Nectar Multistick

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I love the overall effect of the colour! Shame it’s not so good on the eyes because I love the color on the eyes. Still, it’s very good on the lips and cheeks, I’m impressed.

Well, this is going on my buy list! I love the color on both the cheeks and lips. I’m not too thrilled about using the same stick for both, but I’ll wipe the bullet before applying to my cheeks, and if it does last 10 hrs on the cheeks, I only need to apply once there.

While I’ve always assumed that cream products wouldn’t work for me (other than on my lips) because of my oily skin, TBH, powder blushes are themselves problematic (very quick to fade on me, regardless of the brand). Maybe I’ve been thinking about this all wrong — maybe I need to be layering products. I normally wouldn’t bother with extra steps like that, but I’m feeling a “blush phase” coming on, and it’s going to be important to me soon to figure to how to get exactly the look I want on my cheeks and make it last. Hm. I just talked myself into getting a cream cheek product and experimenting. These are a bit expensive to experiment with, but I’ll try to find something that makes more sense, or try to get samples somehow.

Layering is likely to work! I find layering on my skin (which is normal-to-dry) works better for longer wear than just powder usually!

The color is absolutely gorgeous. It’s pretty impressive that it worked so well on cheeks and lips, since these types of products rarely do. I wasn’t expecting it to work on the eyes, so that doesn’t bother me. Almost nothing creamy works on my eyes, anyway.

I’m not surprised that it works on lips but not eyes for me, since it is definitely more emollient – and the fact that it did not dry down on cheeks made it even less surprisingly when it didn’t do the same on eyes, lol!

So happy you reviewed this one first!!! Definitely most interested in this one. I *may* pick this up, haven’t decided yet. The only part that concerns me is that you said it transfers and leaves a splotch if you lightly tap your cheek. I hate dusting powder over cream products bc it gets the brush all gross and I have to wash it immediately.

My hair doesn’t seem to disturb it (if it blows in the wind), but actual touching/pressing would want to be kept at a minimum if you did not set!

The color is really pretty, and unique (especially for a cream blush!). Shame it didn’t work on the eyes though

The wash of color looks so pretty on the eyes! I wish it wore a better. But I’m impressed that it managed to be satisfactory on both eyes and cheeks, which a lot of multitaskers could only dream of doing.

Nectar looks GORGEOUS as a lipstick! I was not expecting that! I was wondering how this compared to ColourPop’s blush in Rain. I brought up your swatch of that for comparison and Nectar is much more pigmented! I have to be careful about applying and blending out Rain, so I don’t think this one is for me. 🙁 I do believe that at least one of the three I’m eyeing will perform well and be easier for me to wear.

As a lipstick and blush, verrry cool shade of purple! As an eyeshadow, not so much. My lids would have this creasing inside of mere minutes. Taro is my future alternative if not this one.

It looks like there’s mold on this already (all those tiny white spots down towards the base). I looked back at the sneak peek with all the shades, and almost all of those appear to have mold as well, in varying degrees. I could be wrong, but it sure looks like it. I know Bite is supposed to be a more natural brand, so it probably has less preservatives, but these just launched. They shouldn’t be having issues already. Like I said, I could totally be wrong, but perhaps Bite should be contacted about this.

Huh, you learn something new everyday. I’ve never heard of wax bloom. This would explain some lipsticks I’ve had – less than a year old, and already had what I thought was mold.

It can be hard to tell, but usually, if it’s relatively new, it’s more likely to be wax bloom. It will be whitish, almost translucent and less fuzzy – and if you were to touch and rub it on your skin, you’d feel and see the waxiness of it!

When it’s an older product, I follow “When in doubt, throw it out” philosophy.

As soon as I saw this color i thought it would make a beautiful unique blush color!!It looks really great on your cheeks and lips Christine!I want several different colors of these just because they are unusual cream blush shades.

I can’t wrap my head around a product being expected to work well on eyes, cheeks and lips. 2 out of 3 yes- but not all 3. The idea textures for different parts of the face are just too different for it to work well across the board…*shrug*

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