For the past couple weeks NUDESTIX has been slowly unveiling snipets of their latest creation on social media and I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of them to test out. The NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm is the latest addition to the NUDESTIX family and are perfect for the upcoming summer season, serving both as a balmy lip color, and sheer wash of color for the cheeks. Being that I am already a fan of NUDESTIX I knew these were going to be awesome.
These lip crayons are available in eight shades, six being nudes and two berry options. The Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm moisturizes with grape seed, sunflower, cotton seed and soybean for a healthy looking lip while the formula stays thin and wearable unlike a heavier gloss. Glosses can get thick and sticky while these remain smooth and have some slip to them. They can also be layered over your favorite lip pencil to add some depth to the color you wear underneath.
The two colors I received were Fate and Pulse. Fate is closest to a “clear” balm that you’ll get in this set but with a faint wash of ballerina pink to it. It almost creates an icy looking lip without the frost look. Pulse is described as a “pretty plum nude” is one pretty perfect color for me. It honestly would be too hard for me to choose a favorite from these two because they are both equally wearable colors for myself.
Each NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm retails for $24 each and is housed in a collectible mirrored tin along with its own sharpener. I love using these tins to carry my makeup around in my purse or diaper bag. It’s the perfect size for essentials and the fact that is has a mirror is an added plus.