A Skeptic's Review of Bite Beauty Multisticks
Multisticks have always been mysterious to me. I've never found any of them to fully live up to their multitasking claims. Considering how different formulas are across lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, etc- it's baffling to me that ONE stick can do all of those things.
Enter Bite Beauty's hat in the ring. 18 shades of varying tones of nudes, browns, and pinks- collect them all! Just kidding- at $24 a pop, maybe not. But then again, I'm not sure how deep your pockets are. ;)
The sticks are a cream-to-powder formula and work wonderfully on the cheeks, which is where most multisticks show what they're really made of. These are easily to apply and a warm finger is all you need to blend it into your skin- absolutely no need for a brush so these are great for touch-ups at work, between meetings or right before your OKC date. The formula is soft, streak-free, and dries down to a completely matte finish. They also smell a bit like lipsmackers, yum! I wouldn't recommend applying these right out of the tube, your fingers are your best tool for these.
Depending on your skin tone, some shades will work for the cheeks, but might be too pink for the eyelids or too light for the lips. If you're onboard with pink eye makeup, but not the "I just had a quick cry in the bathroom" look, try to blend out evenly into the crease and dark the color near your lash line to create depth. I've found that the darker shades are better at providing the right color for eyes, lips, and cheeks and bonus: these will even take on the task of contouring.
My picks out of the bunch are Blondie, Brioche, Almond, and Anise. What can I say?! I'm digging the brown nudes. Blondie is a perfect peachy blush for my cheeks and gives my eyes just a touch of color, but it's too pale for my lips. Almond and Anise are great for eyes and lips, but I have to be pretty light handed on the cheeks, especially in the daytime. Anise applies mostly brown, so it's the only shade that works as a contour for me.
Before you whip out your credit card, definitely try these on your skin first! It's hard to tell how it will look in your face, especially around the eyes until you've given it a proper swatch. For example, Brioche looks like a dark nude brown, but reads like Praline once I've applied. *scratches head* Oh, I keep forgetting to mention my favorite thing about these- they are super long wearing on the skin. I know that's a given for most, but I have oily cheeks and eyelids- nothing ever stays on without a thick coat of primer! As for the lips, that's hard to say. I'm always munching on snacks and drinking iced coffee, so most of the product on my lips either ends up in my stomach or on plastic straws.