Bite Beauty Rose Pearl Prismatic MultistickBite Beauty Rose Pearl Prismatic Multistick ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with copper-to-pink shifting sparkle. This shade seemed to have the most sparkle, so it seemed more glittery compared to the other shades in the line-up. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, up to semi-opaque.
The consistency was thin, lightly emollient, but it dried down for the most part on my skin/lips, though it seemed to dry down better and more quickly on cheeks as the application was more diffused. I had no trouble patting and diffusing the color out on my cheeks, and it seemed to wear well for almost nine hours before moving slightly. It looked pretty and sparkly when patted onto the lid and sheered out, but it creased on me as it dried down and only worsened within an hour’s time. On the lips, the color applied evenly and the shimmer dispersed well, but there was a touch of color that had settled into my lip lines; it wore well for four hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$24.00/0.17 oz. - $141.18 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "weightless, layerable color" that can be applied to "eyes, cheeks, and lips" with a "breathable, blendable, and buildable" formula. These are a shimmering take on the brand's previous Multisticks. I found the general feel and performance to be in line with the original formula with the shimmery shades seeming to have a bit more slip and less "powderiness" to them. They base seemed to be more translucent and never buildable to full coverage, and the coverage was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, depending on the shade.
I didn't have good luck with the Multisticks on eyes (they creased incredibly quickly on me--in minutes, typically!), and I'm sad to report that the Prismatic finish did not go much better for me. I had a lot of trouble applying them evenly onto the lid except when patting them onto the lid and sheering out with my fingertip for a one-and-done eyeshadow look, but I could not build them up or get them to apply evenly on the lid. The only shade that worked decently on the lid (just in terms of application) was Peacock Pearl as it had finer pearl and less larger sparkle. They settled into my creases quickly and did not have any staying power on my eyelids, even over primer or dusted with translucent powder (the wear was better but still dismal).
The formula has performed the best as a cheek color for me, as the were very much as described–blendable and buildable. I liked to use a synthetic blush brush to swirl on the color and then used my fingertips to blend out the edges. The product doesn't dry down fully, so there was a dewy glow in addition to the subtle pearl/sparkle on the skin. I think that the shine and luminosity are more apparent in person than in photos for this particular product. They applied decently enough as a lip color, but there were issues with the product settling into my lip lines with some shades. They were more comfortable and felt a little more balm-like on the lips than the original Multisticks, which had a thicker, drier, and more powdery feel on my lips. The wear time was between three and five hours.
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Coco-Caprylate/Caprate*, Triisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate*, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica*, Squalane*, Coconut Alkanes*, C10-18 Triglycerides**, Silica*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*/**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax*, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables*, Aroma (Flavor)*, Tocopherol*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax*, Resveratrol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Polyglycerin-3*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract*. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)*, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)*, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)*, Tin Oxide (CI 77861)*, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
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