I had an online Sephora cart going for weeks and I kept pulling things in and out of it. There are so many launches I want to try right now but I’ve been making an effort to be more selective about what I will add to my makeup stash these days. I knew I wanted a Bite Beauty Multistick, but I only wanted to spring for one or two rather than several! I went back and forth, looked at swatches online, read reviews, and changed my mind every time I looked online but finally settled on the shade Biscotti, what I would describe as a nude rosy brown shade.
There were a few reasons I wanted to try this. I’m completely obsessed with Bite Beauty and I’m always hopping on their new launches. I have always been hoping they would dabble in a product that wasn’t just a lipstick since that’s what their whole line has been up to this point, so it was kind of an answered dream for me. And lastly, I’m about to have baby #3 (due next Friday) and I was wanting to try a multi-use product that performed really well so I could have a coordinated and easy look while only keeping a few items on my bathroom counter. I’ve been keeping it simple lately with my makeup (probably annoyingly so- I’m starting to crave colors and smoky eyes after a long summer of easy and barely there makeup) and something like this was the perfect addition to my stash.
These sticks are supposed to apply like a cream and wear like a powder and can be applied with a finger or a brush on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. The shades are universal so they are supposed to be great on every person of every skintone. These are 35% powder and silicone-free so the idea is that they dry and set well without being smeary and gross.
I applied this to my lips straight from the tube and used a dense blush brush similar to this brush to apply to cheeks after it sweeping it across the top of the bullet. I applied it straight to my lids with this brush without using primer, and used this brush to apply underneath my lash line as a liner. I was astonished that it lasted equally long on me everywhere I put it, and it was incredibly long wearing! I built the color on my lids in layers but kept it pretty thin and found that it spread really easily and was very easy to diffuse with a brush. It didn’t get patchy on my cheeks, and it was long wearing on my lips too. I’ve never found a multi-use product that worked this well and that I didn’t prefer on one area of my face to another!
When I eventually went to touch up my lipstick, I ended up reaching for something else because I couldn’t find where I put this. I actually didn’t like the way this looked on my eyes and cheeks with a different lipstick shade. I was really digging the coordinating color match that I got all around with this and it threw me off to use something different! When I was doing my research on these I found that people were using multiple Multisticks at a time and that didn’t make much sense to me. If you’re not going to coordinate across the board with one of these, I figure why bother? They’re not cheap at $24 so I probably wouldn’t buy three or four to use within the same makeup look. I’m saving mine for days I feel like wearing one product only.
It can also be hard to narrow down a color. I was looking for a neutral rose-brown shade and depending on whose skin tone and coloring I was looking at, this color looked dramatically different. I LOVE the way Biscotti looks on this model but it looks way darker on this model. Other people I saw wearing this shade looked really ruddy in it and it brought out the redness in their skin tone. I think you need to try this in store before buying or look up lots of reviews of people of your same skin undertone, hair color, etc. before springing for it. I am really happy with the shade I got!
If I spring for more of these, I want to try Nectar, Marscapone, and Macaroon! Those are the other shades that were in and out of my shopping cart. I am hoping for a holiday set with these from Bite. Ideally I can try several more shades in minis! ‘Tis the season to hold out on new makeup to see if they end up in a holiday set, right?!
Have you seen these in store yet? Are you loving them? Have you tried one?
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