Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya MultistickBite Beauty Papaya Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark rose pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $55.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bebe (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Aviary (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NYX Peach (DC, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Torte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Happy (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% 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. While the color is undoubtedly lovely, and it’s a deeper, warmer pink that isn’t as commonly seen, it was one of the weaker shades I’ve tested, as it stumbled in every aspect: eyes, lips and cheeks! It performed best as a lip product, then as a cheek color, and worst as an eyeshadow. It had buildable pigmentation overall, but if you apply it directly from the tube in hard swipes or passes, you will get opaque coverage, while if you dab, pat, or if you use fingertips/brush to apply, you’ll get more buildable coverage.

On the cheeks, I struggled a bit with blending and diffusing the color without it becoming patchy, as the texture seemed drier and felt more powdery, though it was still creamy enough where I didn’t suspect it was going to be problematic in application. Unfortunately, it dragged a bit, and if you wanted to apply it over a base product, like foundation, it was prone to disturbing the base quite a bit and only applied decently on bare skin. The color itself did still wear longer at nine and a half hours, which was the upside.

On the lips, it had buildable coverage if applied with fingertips or a lip brush and opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube. The color applied evenly and fairly smoothly, but the consistency emphasized the texture of my lips, while the color gathered into lip lines. After four and a half hours of wear, the color had really migrated into lip lines and was hard to smooth back into place.

On the eyes, the color creased within a few minutes of applying it, and it never fully dry down or set, which meant that even if when I smoothed it back into place, it would crease a few minutes later. I’ve found that loose or pressed translucent setting powder helps but doesn’t extend wear to a full day without altering the color too much, but it does mattify the finish noticeably.

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

Papaya

PPermanent. $24.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
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 Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick
Bite Beauty Papaya Multistick

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Such a beautiful color! I almost like it better on the eyes, since pinks really accentuate hazel eyes so beautifully.
I just wish these Bite lipsticks are razor angle cut for easier application.

Creasing aside, red/pink eyes, just no. I simply do not get it. In fact, one of my friends here at work currently looks somewhat similar due to an infection and has antibiotic ointment smeared all over. I had to look twice at a young woman in Sephora the other day because I thought, at quick glance, something big and bad had happened to her eyes. 🙂

Wow. The shade itself is a lovely, fresh looking one. But it would seem that all it would be good for is as a lipstick. And even then, not all that great with the pulling into lip lines. Pass, I guess. ?

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