Do you know how you ever made it to work or school or your bestie’s before the multistick? Me neither. NARS in “Orgasm” dominated my bathroom counter for the longest time, but it wasn’t my first. My mom’s was.
It might have been from Avon, she was super loyal to the brand when I was growing up and she kept it in the mirrored medicine cabinet. The black twirl-up tube was filled with a cream-stick of dusty rose with a hint of a sparkle and I coveted it. Maybe it was the 1980s’ version of the multistick or maybe it was just a stick cream-blush, I’m not sure. My mom definitely got her flushed glow when she used it on her cheeky apples. It’s all she ever used it for. Not me. I can clearly remember sitting on the bathroom counter staring into the mirror and swiping it everywhere.
Now, I have at least half a dozen of various multies; there are so many great shades and textures, like Canadian favourite, Bite Beauty’s roster of Multisticks in “Prismatic Pink,” “Prismatic Oyster,” “Prismatic Peacock,” “Prismatic Rose Pearl” and “Prismatic White.” Considering I may or may not have just spent the past month applying my mascara at random stoplights on my way to work, believe me when I say you can never have too many multisticks. They’re convenience in application puts them at the top of my list.
They’re also fantastic option creators. You can go for monochromatic on your lips, cheeks and eyelids, mix and match a couple of Multisticks to create your own blend or use them individually as a blush, highlighter, eyeshadow or lipstick. It doesn’t matter. Their super-creamy formulation feels luxurious and makes them easy to apply anywhere. Right now “Prismatic Pink” is my go-to. It makes me feel a little nostalgic for my mom, Calgary and all-mirror bathroom vanities when I wear it, but it mostly just makes me look dewy, fresh and pretty. And prepared. It’s in my purse. Ready when I am.
Bite Beauty “Prismatic” Multisticks are $28 each and available online at www.bitebeauty.com.