I haven't been as excited for a new release as I was for the new Bite Beauty Multisticks in a long time. Ever since they started teasing the shades on their Instagram, I knew I would need to pick some up. I love a good multi-use product, and it really piqued my interest to know they could be used on the eyes as well as the lips and cheeks - you don't see many products marketed like that. I couldn't stop picturing all the cool monochrome looks I could do, so when they came out last week for Sephora VIBs, I had to snatch up a few shades.
I picked up the shades Cashew, Mascarpone, and Biscotti. Cashew is a brown-y nude color, and it's already been my most-worn out of the three. Mascarpone is a dusty neutral pink, and Biscotti is a deeper mauve. They're all very "me" colors. I'm kicking myself for not getting the Gelato shade too, though - it looks like a super pretty taupey mauve.
Usually multi-use products clearly excel at one use and aren't so good at the other. But in the case of these, I've been impressed with how it performs on the eyes, lips, and cheeks. It took me a bit to figure out how to make it work best on the eyes though - I had some creasing issues to begin with. Thanks to a tip from my sister, if you use a primer and set it with a skin-tone eyeshadow before applying the Multistick, it lasts much longer. It's such a beautiful, blendable formula - it goes on incredibly creamy, but it sets to a powder finish. It feels super lightweight, and it doesn't feel dry despite having that powder finish. As I said, Cashew has been my most-worn so far because it's a shade I typically wear everywhere - it's been perfect for rushed mornings because I'll already have an eye, cheek, and lip product all picked out.
So far I've been applying these with my fingers, but they also work really well with brushes. I love using it with a domed eyeshadow/concealer brush on the eyes, like the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush or the Zoeva Concealer Buffer, and it blends out on the cheeks really well with a stippling brush. I'm a little wary to use the stick directly on my lips if Im going to be using it on my eyes, so I like dabbing it onto my lips with my fingers for a more stained, flushed look. I'm sure using a lip brush would make a much stronger statement, though. I've been really impressed by these and will definitely be picking up another shade or two at some point - definitely the Gelato shade I mentioned above.
The Bite Beauty Multisticks are now available online at Sephora. Have you tried them yet? What's your favorite multi-use product?