Today I have NUDESTIX’s Lip + Cheek Pencil in Love to share with you. This is the first product I’ve tried from the NUDESTIX line – I think the idea is really neat, something about the thought of carrying your whole-face essentials in pencil form.
I would describe this as a semi-sheer, pinky nude color. The color itself is lovely for those with lighter skin tones; I’m not sure how this will translate with those to medium to dark skin tones. I noticed nudes that look good on me can look quite strange on Milan – who is a couple of shades darker than me (and to be fair, the undertones of our skin is different too).
The formula is semi-sheer and creamy in texture, so it glides on pretty easily. To be honest, I don’t think this lipstick will work well with those with drier lips. On days that my lips are not as hydrated, I notice the formula can cling on to my dry patches. It also settles in the fine lines of my lips too – it’s not that noticeable but if I observe closely I can see it. Although it might not look as great on dry lips, I found the formula to be very comfortable on the lips. As for smell, I think it’s non-scented but it does have a waxy – Crayola-like smell. The smell isn’t offensive to my nose, but it’s not a delightful experience (I personally love the faint vanilla smell that Tom Ford & MAC has).
On the cheeks it wears pretty decently and it’s quite easy to blend. This is a cream formula, and it stays that way (unlike formulas that are cream-to-powder), so if you don’t like the sticky/tacky feeling on your cheeks, you won’t like this on. I personally don’t mind, my favorite cream blush from Tom Ford is also a bit tacky, but that is what gives it that luminous glow to the face.
The packaging on this is pretty cute. It comes in a black metal tin that contains a full-size mirror inside the lid. You can re-purpose the tin to keep other make up bits in your purse. Inside the tin, it also contains a small sharpener for your NUDESTIX. The design for the sharpener is quite cleaver – basically you can just attached it to your NUDESTIX pencil. I think the sharpener is a really great addition, and it’s perfect for other fat make-up pencils you have.
Overall, I found the formula to be average, nothing really stood out to me but it’s something I will still continue to use. However I will say that if I come across a nice color, I will purchase it because the formula is quite comfortable. I think NUDESTIX is great for those who travel frequently or who like to carry her make-up bag on her. I’ll probably check out their shadows one day. What do you guys think of it? Have any of you tried anything from the NUDESTIX line?
Swatch of NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Love
Product: $28 CAD for 0.05 oz
Value: $560 CAD/oz
Availability: Sephora, Beautylish