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Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Oyster Pearl

Bite Beauty Oyster Pearl Prismatic Multistick ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a plummy brown base with copper-to-green shifting sparkle and fine pearl. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque) with a lightly tinted base but was primarily “pigmented” through its shimmer.

The consistency was surprisingly smooth, lightly emollient, and on the thinner side (didn’t really feel powdery until it dried down) despite all that shimmer. It applied decently as an eyeshadow but was still best worn for a sheer, all-over-the-lid shade for a sparkling effect. On the cheeks, it had a subtle sheen and slight sparkle, but it read subtle compared to how it appeared on the lid and on the lips. As a lip product, it tinted my lips and made them appear plummy along with the shifting sparkle/shimmer. It wore well for nine hours as a cheek color, four hours as a lip color, and less than an hour as an eye color (before creasing).

Formula Overview

$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.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Prismatic Multistick swatches.

Ingredients

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).

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

01/06

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

Free Soul

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had an incredibly shiny, smooth, and reflective finish that was aptly described as a “highlighting blush.” It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it was easy to sheer out or build up more gradually if desired.

The consistency was smooth to the touch and felt like it had the slip of a cream blush (I almost did a double-take and had to check that it was, in fact, a powder blush!). I was worried that the creamier texture wouldn’t apply as well with brushes, but the powder applied beautifully to the skin and picked up well with soft, feathery brushes, so my worries were unfounded. It blended out with ease and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On me, it lasted for eight and a half hours.

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick

Peacock Pearl

Bite Beauty Peacock Pearl Prismatic Multistick ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a blackened brown base with green-to-teal shifting pearl. As a cheek or eye color, I could see it working better on deeper skin tones, as the underlying base color was a little uneven and patchy on the skin but a skin tone closer to that base would minimize how visible that was. On my skin tone, it was more apparent. This shade applied the most evenly and was most buildable on the eyelid compared to the others released, but I had no luck with wear time (consistent with my experience with the original Multistick formula).

The texture was lightweight, thin, and slightly emollient so there was a dewy finish on the skin and a fine pearly sheen. This shade seemed to have the least sparkle/impact of the shades released. As a lip product, the pearl dispersed evenly on the lips, and the base provided medium coverage in color, but there was some product that pulled into my lip lines and some of the shimmer particles clumped in places. It lasted for less than an hour on my eyelids, eight and a half hours on my cheeks, and four hours on my lips. I think getting Bite’s Peacock Pearl gloss is a better option if you’re looking for a transformative lip color, though.

Formula Overview

$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.

Browse all of our Bite Beauty Prismatic Multistick swatches.

Ingredients

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).

6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
68%
Total
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NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

01/04

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

Hot Tin Roof

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a deep, coral-red with warm undertones and a natural, matte finish. It was richly pigmented and a little went a long way–that’s the big “downside” as it was not what I would consider “buildable” as the formula was described. One pump of product might be enough to blush the entire face! I used the merest press of the pump on the back of my hand and then used even less than that to get semi-sheer coverage.

The formula itself was lovely–thin, spreadable, and quick to dry down and set but with enough play time to blend and diffuse the edges without lifting up one’s base (and it worked well on bare skin, too). It stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. I think as long as you don’t mind working with a very pigmented liquid blush (or you prefer high pigmentation in your blush!), it’s well-worth checking out.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.50 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The new formula is supposed to “effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow” where “one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color.” It’s supposed to have “buildable” coverage that’s “blendable” and “lasting.” It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though.

I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.

Browse all of our NARS Liquid Blush swatches.

Chanel Foschia Rosa Joues Contraste Blush

01/08

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Foschia Rosa (430)

Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a barley-there shimmer over a matte finish. The shimmer seemed to aid in blending and giving it a natural matte finish on the skin (matte but not flat or dry). It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation (and the formula is supposed to be more buildable) with a soft, velvety texture that wasn’t so soft that it was powdery or dusty in the pan. I had no trouble diffusing the edges and blending out the powder on my cheeks. This shade lasted well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

ColourPop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

01/05

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush

Glass Slipper

Colour Pop Glass Slipper Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a deep pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. However, it was extremely difficult to work with as the color applied unevenly and did not want to diffuse or even out on my skin. It had a tendency to look like it was sitting my pores–little dots of pronounced color on my cheeks–which was particularly noticeable in person. The powder was drier, somewhat powdery, and only wore for six hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.21 oz. - $38.10 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to go on "smoothly" and have a "natural and healthy flush" that has "long wear" and "can be layered to your desired intensity." It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one's skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Ptfe, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides, Ci 77492 (Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

D

Permanent

5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
2.5
Application
64%
Total