NUDESTIX review part 2: Eye Pencils and Matte & Blemish Stick

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iliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewYesterday I introduced you to the brand NUDESTIX and their awesome line of makeup crayons for eyes, lips and face. Today we get to look at the Eye Pencils and the Matte & Blemish Stick– a skin perfector for us with oily skin!

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I also got to try some of their eye products. Their Magnetic Eye Color in Lillith (a gold tone shimmer) and Their regular eye pencil in Smoke (a light smoky color that has a bit of gold sheen to it) Their magnetic eye color seriously does not budge until you want it to. We all did a test with their darkest colors at the event and the proof was in the puddin’. No smears…unless you want it to–but you have to move quick!  The Smoke eye pencil comes with an attached smudger so you can either line you eyes with a clean line, or smudge into a smoky eye. I’ve been wearing Lillith across the entire lid and then use Smoke to line the eyes. Haven’t experimented with the smudger yet but plan to!

Magnetic Eye color comes in 8 colors while their traditional eye pencil comes in 8 colors as well.

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The last product I received was their Matte + Blemish Pencil, a crayon to be used on the no-foundation face to soak up excess oil and blur out unsightly blemishes.  The crayon uses amazonian clay to mattify our oily T-zones or in my case, entire forehead!  It also contains salicylic acid to treat pimples so win-win here!  The crayon looks green but goes on completely clear and really does mattify.  Since I arrived with an oily forehead they tested it on half of my face and all who saw agreed–it did the job!  This pencil is one of their newer products along with their moisture stick, cleanup stick and blur stick.  None of these have color but help to minimize fine lines, moisturize dry areas and clean up little mistakes we make when we have a heavy hand.

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I am totally in love with this brand!  With just four pencils I get an entire face done and can go about my business feeling confident without an overly done look.  There are many more products I’d like to try from them, one being their concealer pencils since liquid concealers don’t seem to work well for me and a pencil can really focus on those specific areas without getting crazy. Their mascara also looks pretty good because I always look for a lengthening version and theirs also enhances growth.

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Has anyone else tried anything from the NUDESTIX line? What are your favorites? Share in the comments below!

Missed Part I of my review on NUDESTIX, you can view it here.

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NUDESTIX Review Part 1 : Sculpting Pencil and Lip & Cheek Pencil

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iliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewLast month I was invited to attend an exclusive event for the brand NUDESTIX at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.  I was aware of the brand but hadn’t looked into it much prior to going… but I wish I had! This is one very cool makeup brand to look out for. Nudestix is the creation of two young women, Ally and Taylor who amazed me with their professional presentation of their brand and everything it had to offer.  Backed by their supportive mom, Jenny Frankel, a beauty executive and chemical engineer with 20 years experience in creating some of the most notable makeup products we use today (think MAC, Cover FX).

What’s great about the NUDESTIX brand is that it focuses on the nude/natural look, but better. We all can’t bother doing a full face of makeup on the daily and sometimes all you need is a little help here or there to look your best and hit the road for the day.  The entire line is composed of easy to use crayons to do eyes, lips, and face with the tools you already own, your hands!  Each pencil comes with a cute tin that holds a sharpener (something I’m always looking for) and a mirror for easy touch ups. And of course, all colors comes from the neutral, nude, enhanced lip/cheek color family range so many of the colors will work for one person. Many of us kept commenting how many of the colors worked for us, so don’t doubt when you see these in person you going to need more than one!

This was going to end up being a very long post so I will be breaking it up into two posts so you don’t miss a thing!

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First, lets take a look at the Sculpting Pencil. I received the medium/deep . With a highlighter on one end and a contour color on the other, you can’t go wrong. Each crayon comes with easy directions to guide you into the world of contouring.  I usually use a little powder bronzer but with this matte-cream stick you can really experiment with your entire face and not just your cheek bones.  I loved using the lighter color on my brow bones and high points of my cheeks and the contour color for the outline of my face, under cheek bones and down the nose.  Below I show you how I used the contouring pencil and just blending with my fingers! This pencil comes in two version: medium/deep or light/medium.

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Next, the Lip & Cheek Pencil in two of their most popular colors, Whisper (neutral,peachy nude)  and Mystic (a rosy nude).  This was my absolute favorite product from the entire line. The colors can be worn alone, or together to create a real 3D pouty lip look.  I love that they didn’t suck all the moisture out of my lips leaving them looking peely and dry which is a major issue I have with a lot of lip products and I owe it to the Shea butter, peptides and Vitamin E that conditions while wearing it. It was strange to use a pencil to get some cheek color, but I drew some small circles on my cheeks and blended away with my fingers in the darker color mystic. The results were great, the blendability of these crayons is one of the most notable features of the entire line. There are currently two dual-ended lip & cheek pencils, but they 8 have single colors available as well!

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Tomorrow I will post on the Eye Pencils and their new Matte and Blemish Pencil, so stay tuned!

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