Thread’s Blend It Multistick Is the Key to One-Step, Monochromatic Makeup

Thread’s Blend It Multistick Is the Key to One-Step, Monochromatic Makeup


Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick

Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick product in Giver red shade

Janiah McKelton

What We Like

  • Accessible price point

  • Cruelty-free formula

  • Smooth application

  • Multipurpose and buildable

What We Don’t Like

  • Needs layering to achieve bold pigment

  • Oily skin types may need to use primer

Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick lives up to its name and is an ideal multipurpose product to keep in your makeup bag. Affordable and easy to use, the cream stick is a straightforward way to add color and shimmer to your everyday makeup look.

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Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick

Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick product in Giver red shade

Janiah McKelton

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  • About My Skin
  • How to Apply
  • The Results
  • The Value
  • Similar Products
  • Final Verdict
  • Specs

We put the Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.

Sometimes, makeup routines are most enjoyable when you simplify them to accomplish the look you want quickly and stress-free. Whether you’re in a rush or just aren’t a fan of a routine that takes lots of time and products, a multipurpose makeup stick can get the job done in minutes. I’m the kind of person who likes to spend time on my makeup—each step is a thrill for me. But every now and then, I need something that can answer most of my makeup needs quickly and conveniently, and that’s why Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick has grabbed my attention. Does this product live up to its name to provide a seamless wash of color and replace the need for eyeshadow, blush, and/or lipstick? I put it to the test to find out—ahead, read my full review of the affordable cream stick.

Thread Beauty Blend It Multistick

Best for: Anyone who wants to simplify their makeup routine, though oily skin types may want to pair with primer.

Uses: A multipurpose cream makeup stick for adding a wash of color to eyes, lips, cheeks, and anywhere else on the face.

Hero ingredients: Coconut oil, cera alba

Cruelty-free? Yes

Potential allergens: Cera alba from beeswax

Price: $8

About the brand: Founded in Detroit, Michigan, Thread Beauty is an affordable cosmetics brand that prides itself on its cruelty-free products crafted with a Gen-Z, melanin-rich community at the forefront. The brand has a variety of offerings suitable for face, eye, lips, and more.

About My Skin: Neutral undertones

Usually, my complexion matches well with neutral tones of complexion products (check out a few of our favorite foundations), which also means that certain bright colors can be a hit or miss for my taste in makeup shades. My comfort zone is to stick to cool, brown eyeshadow, deep mauve blush, and silver-toned highlighter–if any. I have been curious about what other hues might work for me, so it was nice to step outside of my norm and give a colored, cream stick a chance.

How to Apply: Swipe onto desired areas and blend

Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick lives up to its name, as it’s truly multi-functional. You can apply it however and wherever on the face that works for you—although some shades aren’t suitable for use around the eyes, according to the brand. I was most comfortable using my fingers as I felt it allowed for the best pigment payoff, but you can also use a brush or makeup sponge (check out the five sponges we love most) to apply and blend. In that case, it may be helpful to use a brush that isn’t too dense so the pigment doesn’t end up getting lost. If color payoff is top priority to you, the brand emphasizes that the product is buildable, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t achieve high pigment with one swipe.

The Results: An easy, customizable monochromatic makeup look

Byrdie writer Janiah McKelton's makeup before and after applying the Thread Beauty blend it multistick in red

Janiah McKelton / Byrdie

There’s no question as to whether Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick is a useful product to have in your makeup bag. Immediately, I was a fan of its functional concept, and I decided to apply the shade Giver—a warm red-orange—to my eyes, the bridge of my nose, and the apples of my cheeks. The brand offers a variety of shimmery shades, but Giver isn’t one of them: Instead, it’s a solid pigment that went on like a smooth, cream blush. With this multipurpose stick, I was able to achieve a rosy, monochromatic makeup look that fully satisfied me. If you have oily skin like I do, you might benefit from using eyeshadow primer before this product to prevent premature pigment fading. Overall, the color lasts for an average to long amount of time, depending on your day’s activities.

The Value: Affordable and high-quality

At $8, Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick is incredibly accessible. It's the type of fun product you might order (or pick up somewhere like Target) without thinking twice, plus the concept makes for a good way to experiment with colorful makeup, especially if you like the idea of a seamless monochromatic look. You get a pretty standard amount of product for a multipurpose cream stick, making the affordable price point an especially good deal.

Similar Products: You've got options

NYX Jumbo Multi-Use Highlighter Stick: This multipurpose product ($8) creates an allover glow and is comparable to Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick. It’s also affordable, but it offers only six shades compared to Thread’s 14.

Ilia Multi-Stick: For those who’d prefer a higher-end multipurpose makeup product, this multi-use stick from Ilia ($36) comes in a range of both shimmer and natural variations and is beloved for its ability to deliver a glowy wash of color across lips, cheeks, and eyes.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick: Another beloved shortcut to a monochromatic makeup look, this Milk lip and cheek tint ($24) is easy to swipe on and comes in 11 shades. There’s a lot of variation between this range and Thread’s options, so which one to go with might depend on your ideal hue.

Final Verdict

Thread Beauty’s Blend It Multistick is a highly pigmented cream makeup product that's suitable for anyone who looks for convenient, affordable, products–without compromising the quality. Its cruelty-free blend of ingredients and ease makes it totally worth the buy.

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  • Product Name Blend It Multistick
  • Product Brand Thread Beauty
  • Price $8.00
  • Weight 0.15 oz.
  • Full Ingredient List Caprylic/capric triglyceride, isononyl isononanoate, dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, ozokerite, ethylhexyl palmitate, c30-45 alkyl dimethicone, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cera alba, hydrogenated palm acid, stearyl stearate, microcrystalline wax, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, mica, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, may contain (+/-); titanium dioxide (ci 77891), yellow 6 lake (ci 15985), red 7 lake (ci 15850), red 6 (ci 15850), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), iron oxides ( ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499).


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