Nudestix Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm

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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.

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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.  

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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.

nudestix gel lip and cheek balm review by iliketotalkblog

nudestix gel lip and cheek balm review by iliketotalkblog

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.

To find out more about NUDESTIX you can visit their website or the Sephora site to get all the info on this awesome cruelty free brand.  You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil

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Matte Lipsticks without the dry, chapped lip look is what we’ve all been searching for since the trend popped up once again — and NUDESTIX hit the mark with their Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils . If you aren’t familiar with the brand, it’s time to get acquainted with this easy to use, cruelty-free brand that makes makeup so simple and fun with it’s multi purpose pencils for eyes, lips and face.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils come in eight waterproof (and kiss proof colors) that go on like velvet and claim to last up to 6 hours without fading. They all come in their cute, on-the-go mirrored tin that stores a couple of pencils in your purse or bag for easy touch ups.  

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As with most matte lip colors, it’s recommended to buff your lips before applying so you get a smooth, long-lasting look so I made sure to gently exfoliate with some shea butter and a toothbrush so they were prepped and ready for color. Before coloring in my lips, I primed them with NUDESTIX’s Blur Pencil, a multi-tasking pencil that minimizes pores, fine lines, and prevents feathering of color on the lips. This invisible pencil uses Hyaluronic acid spheres penetrate the skin and plump while Vitamin C and E soothe — all things my lips could appreciate.(Along with my forehead which has some lines I’d like to hide)

I was able to try two colors from the Intense Lip + Cheek line, Belle (listed as a plum nude but leans toward a peachy color for me) and Raven ( described as a deep red on the Sephora site, but best described as a wine red on my lips).

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I found the blur pencil allowed me to easily switch between colors without staining the lips and allowed the color to apply smoothly.  The lip pencils went on like velvet, no tugging or pulling and didn’t zap the moisture from my already chapped-prone lips. I did not test the pencils as cheek color because I prefer a pressed powder for that and I would be afraid of not blending the pencil properly on my cheeks.

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You can find NUDESTIX products available at Sephora and online at Beautylish.com.  Each Intense Matte Lip +Cheek pencil retails for $24 each which is reasonable when you account for its multipurpose abilities as well as how long the product lasts. To find out more about NUDESTIX and their awesome products you can visit their website or follow them on Instagram!

Want to see more reviews I did on NUDESTIX products? You can see them here, here and here.

Nudestix Brow Stylus and Brow Wax

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I feel pretty lucky to bring you a sneak peek of what will SOON be available from Nudestix, the cruelty free makeup brand that makes makeup incredibly easy for all of us.  When I got the email asking if I would like to try out their new brow stylus and brow wax pencils, it didn’t take me more than a few seconds to respond with a big fat yes. And as someone who has very thin, almost bald brows, I could use any help I can in the brow department.

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The Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus is a retractable pencil type with a triangle tip that allows for thick or thin strokes.  And surprise, it’s also a two-in-one because it also includes a clear brow gel to lock your brows into place after you’ve filled and shaped them. Waterproof, and available in four different shades (blonde, dirty blonde, brown, and brown/black) , I guarantee you’ll find one that works for your brows. It will soon be available via Sephora or beautylish for $24 each.

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The Nudestix Brow Wax comes in one color, clear to set your brows into shape, whether you want sleek and arched or as Nudestix says lovely Cara’s (im)perfect brow style.  Even those of you out there with thick and unruly brows can use this to seal those bad boys into place.  As with all Nudestix pencils, it arrives in a classic mirrored tin case, along with a pencil sharpener. This also retails for $24 each.

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Since pregnancy hit, I’ve taken a few steps back in the beauty upkeep department. Not gonna lie…by the time I got this email to try these out, it was time for some serious brow grooming since my focus has been on the horrible pregnancy acne that I’ve been dealing with over the past 4 months. So when the stylus and pencils arrived I got my clean spoolie, brow scissors, and tweezers out for a little reshaping. I have very fine, almost bald brows, but the hairs are long and need a bit a trimming to help create the arch shape you get from tweezing. If you haven’t used scissors before and find that getting an arch is difficult, you should try them out. It really helps! I didn’t start using them until my 30’s! Just use your spoolie to brush all the brow hairs straight up and trim along the edge of the natural brow, and repeat by brushing straight down. You will totally notice a difference.

After some basic shaping, I pulled out the Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus in dirty blond and started with almost “outlining” my brows to define the shape I wanted a bit more. I took the thin flat edge of the pencil drawing a line on both the bottom edge and top edge. I then took the thicker flat edge to fill in my shape with a few short upward strokes closer to the inner corners. I then take a clean spoolie and brush upward and downward to slightly soften the look and sealed with the brow gel at the other end of the stylus.

One tip with the brow gel is to wipe off the extra gel (I didn’t the first time) and touched my brows later in the afternoon to feel a crunchy brow!  Just a teensy amount will go along way. There wasn’t even a ton on the spoolie but I clearly forgot this step and felt the crunch.

If you are someone who doesn’t need to fill your bald or sparse brows with pencil, and just need a little help with reshaping, the Nudestix brow wax will definitely be a go to item for you. I will always need to fill my brows so I opted to use this over the stylus and without the gel–I personally don’t think you need to use both at the same time.  I do have some brow hairs that don’t cooperate and love to go in a completely wacky direction no matter what I do, and this wax help tame them into place.

I’m totally loving the stylus pencil, the thick and thin tip makes doing my brows much quicker than with powder and a brush and the color blended perfectly with my own.  The tins all their products arrive in work great for purses, overnight bags and travel instead of big bulky (and dirty) bags being squashed by whatever else in your bag.  Both the stylus and wax are going to be released in October so stay tuned for their store release in just over a week!  To find out more about Nudestix, you can visit them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Want to see more Nudestix reviews?  Check out these:

Sculpting Pencil & Lip and Cheek Pencil

Eye Pencil and Matte & Blemish Stick