It's no secret that I'm a total beauty junkie. That being said, I'm always looking for new ways and innovative products to help me streamline my routine for when I travel. As a carry-on only enthusiast, the last thing I want to do is take up valuable real estate in my luggage with products I don't really need. Enter Nudestix: a brand focused on simple, easy makeup, all in pencil format. Keep reading for more photos!
|From top to bottom: Magnetic Eye Color - Spirit, Magnetic Eye Color - Twilight, Concealer Pencil - Light 2, Lip + Cheek Pencil - Mystic|
I own the Magnetic Eye Color, a cream shadow stick, in two colours: Twilight, a bronzy-taupe that is perfect for every day wear, and Spirit, a more mauvey-taupe that adds the perfect amount of drama for a night out. This formula literally does. not. budge. It's buildable, blendable (provided you're quick), and the colours are so rich.
I also have the Concealer Pencil in Light 2, which has just a hint of pink undertones. Perfect for cancelling out my dark circles. The Concealer Pencil is super creamy and blends really easy.
Finally, the Lip + Cheek Pencil in Mystic is by far my favourite of the bunch. It's such a great every day, neutral lip colour, and the fact that it's dual purpose and acts as a cream blush as well is just fantastic.
Every pencil purchase comes with a metal tin with a mirror in the lid (probably my least favourite thing about these, as now I have too many tins. I wish they were optional), and you can easily fit 4 pencils + a sharpener (every pencil comes with one) into a single tin.
Another bonus is that because these are all cream products, they don't require the use of any brushes. Just blend out with your fingers, and that will save you from having to pack your brushes.
Overall, I really like this brand, and they keep releasing new products. I'm really interested in trying their new "skincare pencils" as those are an interesting concept. I've especially got my eye on the Moisture Pencil for keeping my skin hydrated on the go while traveling (no need to pack it with my liquids!).