Being a VIB Rouge Member at Sephora has its perks – you get free Flash Shipping and previews of new product launches. Although it’s great to be kept up to date on all the new product launches, it quickly turns into “Here Sephora, take all of my money.”
Normally, I like to do some research before purchasing a product, but these new Bite Beauty Multisticks really caught my eye and piqued my interest. Bite Beauty is known for their amazing lip products and at first glance, these looked like amazing and very on-trend neutral lip colors, but when I read that these sticks can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, I immediately added all of them to my cart. If you want to know my thoughts and comments on these products, keep reading!
Now, before you think I bought all 18 shades, I have some self-control and only bought 6. Yea, that’s still a lot, but it’s better than 18, so give me some credit. It was really hard narrowing it down, but at the end of the day, there were some shades that I knew weren’t going to be practical for me. I did try to get a range of light, medium, and dark shades to try out the consistency and to see how they all worked as eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick.
Let’s talk packaging and formulation: I have quite a few Bite Beauty lip products and I love their formulation, so the standard is set pretty high for Bite Beauty. These multisticks did not fail to impress! Since these multisticks are made with 25% powder, they are marketed as cream-to-powder products. They are creamy and extremely pigmented. They are blendable, buildable, and don’t feel heavy on the skin. All of the shades I bought are extremely versatile for the eyes, lips, and cheeks and they blend beautifully onto the skin.
The packaging is very compact and will be very convenient for travel and on-the-go touch-ups. My one gripe with the packaging is how skinny the tube is. Every time I swipe the product with my finger or brush, I feel like I’m going to break the stick since it is not super stable.
So how did these multisticks perform on the eyes, lips, and cheeks?
Eyeshadow: I was most excited to use these multisticks as eyeshadow because I love cream eyeshadows and I’m always on the hunt for my holy grail one-and-done eyeshadow product. As much as I wanted these multisticks to be it, they unfortunately just didn’t work for me. I applied the cream with my fingers and it did give me pretty good coverage and a nice wash of color. It was very easy to blend out and the final look was effortless and natural. The issue I had was getting these to last on my eyes. Without a primer, the color would crease within an hour and be gone before lunch. With a primer, it would last 2-3 hours. I used it with the Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, bareMinerals Cream Eyeshadow, and Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond and none of them prevented the creasing. I found that the best method to make these shadows last for 3-4 hours was to use the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Jordana Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond together as a base and then layer the Bite Multisticks. It lasts even longer if you set it with an eyeshadow or powder. I’m disappointed that these didn’t work as well as I would have hoped as eyeshadows because I was very impressed with the initial application and results. I will definitely continue to try and make these work and will update you if I find a way to apply these without having them crease.
Blush: I think the formula of these multisticks performed the best as a blush. Since the formula does not completely dry down to a powder, they give a very dewy and glowy finish to the cheeks. I do set it with powder so some of that sheen does go away but the final look is still very natural and luminous. I like to apply and blend these directly with my fingers, but you can use a brush.
Lip Color: Since these multisticks have powder in them, they are a bit drier. They do drag a bit when you first apply, but as your body temperature warms them up, they become quite creamy and glide on quite nicely. They give a semi-matte and velvety finish. If you apply directly from the tube, you will get full pigment and opaque coverage. I personally like to apply this with my fingers because I don’t like applying it directly to my lips and then using my finger to apply it to the rest of my fast – just a pet peeve of mine.
Now onto the shades and swatches:
Blondie: Nude Beige
This is the lightest of all the shades and I bought it with the intention to only use it as an eyeshadow and blush. Since I have pretty pigmented lips, nude shades tend to have a hard time covering up the natural color of my lips, but this shade and formula actually did a pretty good job on the lips, cheeks, and eyes. It was a little bit patchy on my lips, but it was by no means hard to work with. This is the one shade I wanted to work as an eyeshadow because it evens out the eyelids and provides a great base color for other shadows.
Honeywheat – Warm Light Brown
I bought this shade as a crease shade to compliment Blondie. I never intended to use this as lipstick because I don’t like how brown shades look on my lips, but all is not lost because this shade works really well as a contour shade.
Cashew – Mauve Pink
This is a perfect everyday shade. It’s really easy to apply and it compliments the lips very well. It works well as eyeshadow, bush, and lipstick. This shade is definitely worth checking out.
Brioche – Warm Beige
I was the most excited for Brioche because it’s a shade that I’m very drawn to at the moment (I have a ton of lipsticks in a similar shade). On the lips it gives me a “my lips but better” affect and since it’s a bit darker than Cashew, it will be perfect for the fall/winter. I love this shade as blush and it surprisingly looked very natural on the eyes.
Praline – Burnt Orange
Since most of the shades that I bought were more natural/nude, I wanted to test out a fun color. Orange/coral blush and lipstick are perfect for summer and Praline did not disappoint. It is definitely a bright shade, but it’s not overpowering on the cheeks or lips. I was surprised how it performed on the eyes. Orange eyeshadow is very “trendy” for summer and fall, so this is a great subtle all-over-the-lid shade.
Almond – Reddish Brown
Almond is one of the vampier shades in the collection and it performed as expected on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. I think once I figure how to wear these as eyeshadows, pairing this with Cashew, Brioche, or Blondie would create a beauty, yet natural eye look.
What surprised me the most with these multisticks was that you could use just one color for the eyes, cheeks, and lips all at once without the look being too monotone. Since these multisticks are so blendable, you can really get a range of looks with just one shade.
If you were curious about testing these multisticks out for yourself, I highly recommend them. These Bite Beauty Multisticks retail for $24 on Sephora.
Have you tried Bite’s Multisticks yet? Are you gong to try them? Let me know!