Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick
Bite Beauty Lotus Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Valentine (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Inspiration (64) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Personal Pick (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Pink (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (-, ) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $23.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% 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. The multi-tasking cream product had a lightly creamy, velvety texture that glided on easily but had more of a light-medium consistency and weight to it, so it felt denser than a really slick or emollient cream blush and had more substance to it than the average lipstick formula. Lotus performed the best as a cheek color, then as a lip color, and lastly as an eye product (unusable without primer and setting powder, though).
On cheeks, I applied by patting on the color with my fingertips and using a synthetic brush to blend out the color, which worked well to diffuse and spread out the color along my cheek area. The blush wasn’t transfer-proof, but I didn’t have any issues with it migrating or moving around, so I was able to enjoy the soft sheen without any mess! It wore well for nine hours on my normal-to-dry skin.
As a lip product, it had nearly opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, but it will have sheerer, more buildable coverage if applied in a dabbing motion, with a lip brush, or using fingertips. It was comfortable on the lips over the four and a half hours it lasted, but it wasn’t the most flattering on, as it pulled into lip lines slightly from the get-go, which worsened over time. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.
On the eyes, I had creasing almost instantly–within five minutes–and there was a powderiness present to the color on the lid that I didn’t observe when it was used as a cheek/lip color. As a result, I felt like it made my creases/lines on my eyelids look drier and the area more crepe-like.
Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.