I (very) rarely wear makeup during the week. Not because I'm trying to make some sort of statement—though I do believe it's important to love the way you look sans product—but more so because my pre-work morning routine is sacred. I give myself just enough time to get up, wash up, and sip coffee in between emails and Instagram, during which there is certainly no time to apply a full face of makeup. So I go bare. Then I have to hightail it out the door and into the subway.
That being said, if I had one product that would yield both gorgeous and quick results, I'd be willing to give it a try. Enter: Bite Beauty's newest launch—the Multistick ($24). Dubbed "a stick beyond the lips," the multiuse product (it looks just like a lipstick, but with a flat edge instead of a pointed tip) applies like a cream and wears like a powder to adorn your lips, cheeks, and eyes in seconds flat.
"Women have always used lipsticks on eyes and cheeks," says Susanne Langmuir, founder and creator of Bite Beauty. "I was inspired to develop a blendable formula that performed equally well on lips, eyes, and cheeks." And that, my friends, she did. Each shade, to which there are 18, is blendable, breathable, and buildable to give you customization and flexibility, depending on the look you're going for.
You can swipe on Gelato for pink-y, pretty monochrome look, or go bronze with Cocoa or Anise. Then depending on your mood, you can do a deep, rosy red with Mochi or even coral by way of Praline. This collection is essentially a mood ring for your face. But, you know, more fun because it's makeup. All 18 shades were developed to complement different skin tones and formulated to use anywhere on your face. All you need is your finger, a brush, or your favorite makeup sponge.
For your eyes: Create a wash of color on your eyelids using either your fingertips of a small eye shadow brush.
For your cheeks: Smile and apply to the apples of your cheeks using your fingertips or a blush brush, followed by blending the color up toward your temples.
For your lips: Apply a coat of color to your lips using your fingertips or the bullet for an effortless look, or use a lip brush for a precise finish.
Looking for more makeup hacks? Here's what happened when our editor tried doing her makeup with just one product per day.