The good, the bad, and the multi // THE BITE MULTISTICK
This is the first in a 3-part series covering different Bite Beauty lines. Bite is a great green beauty brand, but for purists, they still do use FD&C dyes.
Disclaimer // The products reviewed in this post were sent to me at no charge, c/o Influenster as part of their VoxBox program. I am writing this review after the campaign with Bite Beauty was concluded. All opinions stated here are honest reviews, and I received no additional compensation, only the products for free.
One stick to rule them all. It sounds too good to be true...
But if you've ever had a morning where all you wanted to do was use one tool and be out the door, this could be your new go-to.
The Multistick is Bite's stab at creating one beauty formula to cover your entire face. It can act as your eyeshadow (or shadow base), your blush, and your lipstick. In some cases the right color could conceivably work as a bronzer or contour as well. The texture is somewhere between a cream, and a cream-to-powder formula. It's creamy upon application, but once blended out dries to a a more powdery finish.
I received the sticks in 3 colors. Blondie (a warm taupe nude), Macaroon (a dusty rose), and Cocoa (a dark chocolate). While I personally very much wanted all of the colors to work across all parts of my face, they didn't quite. Blondie worked phenomenally on my cheeks as a bronzey blush, while Macaroon gave me a rosy pink pout, and cocoa... was tough. I'd say cocoa could work (when blended out correctly) as a cool darker shadow color, or as a used lightly as a contour. But, believe me, I'm not complaining about having received 3 amazing products just because the colors weren't a perfect match.
Blondie remains my fave of the 3. It's proven to be the most versatile, and the most flattering for my skin tone. Color seems to be the key with the Multistick. I truly believe with the right color pick in hand, this could be a very powerful tool for the minimalist makeup gal on the go. I highly suggest if you're considering picking one up, that you pop over to Sephora first and test a few out in person. Even you ladies who might think, "Makeup? Ugh, I can't be bothered," would like this.
The blunt nib of the applicator is perfect for cheek application, but needs a little finessing for eyes and lips. If you're going for that smudged, perfectly imperfect look, than this is great. If you're a stickler for clean lines and edges... you're going to want to use a blending brush and maybe a lip brush too. And even then, it may not work for you.
In the end, it's not quite one stick to the rule them all, but it is definitely one stick to rule most, on a good number of days. I suppose that's not quite as catchy.
I'll have to work on it.
Website // bitebeauty.com/multistick (on Sephora)
Price Point // the Multistick retails for $24
Best For // monochromatic *mewds*, blending into fall foliage, and mornings where you just can't be bothered
Claims // 5 mg Trans-Resveratrol: Derived from Vitis Vinifera and Polygonum Cuspidatum, sugarcane Derived Squalane which feeds lips and skin with hydration and supports regeneration, weightless Amino Acid-Coated Powders that create a smooth, blendable application