I wrote about my adoration of Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick in the Shade Formentera about a year ago. I still use my Beach Stick near-constantly; the bitten, berry color, the convenient stick packaging, and the easy applying the blendable formula to my lips, cheeks, and eyelids all ensure the product’s forever placement in my makeup bag. Since discovering CT’s Formentera, I have become a multi-stack connoisseur.
They’re convenient, but I also love how they create a pretty, cohesive makeup color story, my favorite day-to-day look. Not all multi-sticks are created equal: each brand has its packaging, formula, and pigmentation. Since I’ve accumulated so many, I reach for a different multi-stack product depending on my day’s events (fancy or not fancy) and my skin is mood (dry or hydrated). Below are my three all-time favorite cruelty-free, multi-vegan sticks and what they do best.
Bite Beauty Multistick in Mochi
I first learned about Bite Beauty’s multi-stack from my makeup-artist friend Shayna Goldberg. She told me the product creates the most beautiful, natural flush and has a powdery finish. I don’t reach for this product when my skin is ultra-dry and parched. Still, it has become my go-to for hot, sweaty days (summer is coming, you guys, and this product will be your best friend) or when I have a very long day. I know I won’t easily retouch because this multi-stick does not budge once applied (which is why Shayna particularly loves it for long shoot days).
Seriously: If I put this on my lips, cheeks, and lips in the morning, when I get home that evening, I find it right where I left it. The packaging of this product is also great — it’s small but mighty (a little goes a long way) and has a magnetic cap, so it will never go rogue in your makeup bag. I have two favorite shades of this product: Mochi, a deep red for creating that beachy, hot flush, and Papaya, a coral rose for when I want a youthful spring look.