Friday, November 11, 2016

Bite Beauty Multistick: Review and Swatches

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Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
For Fall 2016, Bite Beauty expanded its ever-growing Canada-made product range to include a line of multi-use cream color that "wears like a powder". Available in 18 wearable neutrals, the Multisticks ($28 CAD) can be used on the lips, cheeks, and eyes! To see my swatches of all 18 colors and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Packaging:
The Bite Beauty Multistick comes in a sleek matte gray lipstick tube. The cap secures magnetically and the actual product has a flattened tip. I think the tip is flattened to allow an easy application on the lips and cheeks but as you will read below, I really only prefer these on the lips so I would have much preferred a pointed tip for a more precise application on the lips.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Formulation:
Designed as a multi-use cream color that can be applied on the lips, cheeks, and eyes, the silicone-free Bite Beauty Multisticks are formulated with 35% powder (and other natural, food grade, and organic ingredients) for a lightweight wear. The majority of the shades are very pigmented, which I really love. There is a bit of variation in how creamy or pigmented each shade is but they all wear nicely on the lips, with most shades having a satin matte finish that sets to a true matte within 20 or so minutes. Although these have a 35% powder formulation, the texture is not cream-to-powder so it will transfer and smudge as a regular lipstick would. With that said, the longevity is very good except for a few of the lighter shades. Lastly, the Multisticks feel slightly drying on the lips but the coverage is amazing and the finish is truly matte. Therefore, a hydrating wear is a sacrifice I am willing to make.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
I would not use these on the cheeks or the eyes just out of personal preference. I have oily skin so I really need a powder finish to last throughout the day. I did try the shade "Brioche" on my cheeks and I found that it didn't blend very well because how pigmented and "dry" it was. I believe a few of the creamier shades would fare better but all in all, creamy blushes and sheen-y eye colors just aren't my thing so I am naturally biased against using the Multisticks on the cheeks. On the lips, though, these are fantastic!

***Before I go into the swatches, I just want to note that I was changing up my lighting set-up when I took the lip swatches so some of them ended up being just a bit over exposed (Mochi in particular) and not very accurate. On my arm swatches, I also layered a bit too much of each shade so they look quite a bit darker that they normally would. How these shades actually appear in person is somewhere between how they look in the arm swatches and how they look in the lip swatches. I apologize for the inconvenience but after swatching 18 shades I was just too tired to go back and retake some of the photos.

Anise: A medium brown, Anise is slightly patchy. The formulation is also slicker and creamier compared to most of the other shades.
Cocoa: This is a deep brown packed with lots of pigments.
Blondie: A neutral beige, Blondie looks a lot warmer on the lips. The formulation is pretty opaque but the texture is on the creamier side.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Cashew: Soft rose-brown nude that's pigmented and opaque.
Brioche: Medium rose-brown with a rich and opaque formulation.
Gelato: This is a pale mauve nude. The pigmentation is decent and the texture is slightly creamier than the rest.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Praline: This is an intriguing creamsicle orange. Although it's not a color I would wear, the formulation is flawless and I can see it working very well as a summer cheek color (for those that don't mind cream cheek colors).
Creme Caramel: With a slicker and creamier texture, Creme Caramel is a nude peach. Again, not a color I find flattering but it's nicely pigmented.
Honeywheat: Another unique color, Honeywheat is a tawny brown that looks quite yellow when worn on the lips. The formulation is very saturated and rich.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Mascarpone: This is a beautiful rose; the formulation is very pigmented and smooth.
Biscotti: A rosy brown, Biscotti swatched pretty dark on the arms because I used a few too many swipes but it's actually a fairly neutral "my lips but better" shade.
Macaroon: This is a pale rose; the formulation is very good. Again, this shade swatched a lot darker that it actually looks on the lips.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Nectar: This is a cool-tone lavender; although it swatched a bit sheer and patchy on my arms, the application is actually very smooth and opaque on the lips.
Papaya: This is a pigmented soft peachy pink. I am usually not a fan of peaches but this one looks pretty flattering on my lips.
Lotus: A cool-tone baby pink, Lotus has a comparatively slicker and creamier formulation. The pigmentation is not bad but it's not as saturated as the other shades out of the collection.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Cerise: This is a vampy brownish red. The formulation is surprisingly sheer (sheerest out of all the shades) and while the wear is slightly more moisturizing compared to the others, it looked very patchy on the lips .
Mochi: A beautiful medium pink-based red, Mochi is very pigmented and opaque. I apologize in particular for this lip swatch- because of the lighting and my editing, the image got way overexposed as the color is actually a few shades darker in person.
Almond: This is a very opaque warm brown. The color looked surprisingly softer on the lips.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Below is a compilation of all 18 shades. My personal picks are Brioche, Mochi, Mascarpone, Biscotti, and Papaya. Again, I like to note that Mochi looks darker in person than it appears in my lip swatches.
Bite Beauty Multistick Review and Swatches
Bite Beauty Multisticks
Availability:
Bite Beauty is available exclusively in stores and online at Sephora.
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