The new NUDESTIX makeup line, coming soon exclusively to space NK stores and spacenk.com
All black errrrthing!
Så ja. I mostly wanted to try the new NUDESTIX makeup line because of the black pencil packaging.
I mean, come on. Black is sleek, chic and never goes out of style. Plus, what’s not to like about easy-to-use pencil packaging? Anything with the potential to totally free up my schedule for much more REM sleep gets automatic cool points just for that.
Coming exclusively to space NK stores and spacenk.com this June, the new NUDESTIX makeup brand of neutral-toned makeup for eyes, lips, cheeks and skin already has my makeup-loving heart’s attention.
Katter og sminke Sweatshirt ??
Points for cute pencils!
The brainchild (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a sentence, “brainchild,” LOL!) of CoverFX co-creator and former MAC product developer Jenny Frankel, who left Cover FX in 2011 to start the new brand, NUDESTIX is debuting with a 30-piece collection…
The entire (as of now) NUDESTIX collection
Lash Lengthening Mascara, $24
Eye Pencils in Cream, Shimmer, Stardust, Golden, Bronze, Burnish, Pewter and Smoke, $24 each
Magnetic Eye color Pencils in Night, Angel, Twilight and Moon, $24 each
Skin Concealer Pencils in Light 1, Light 2, Light 3, medium 4, medium 5, medium 6, Deep 7 and Deep 8, $24 each
Lip & Cheek Pencils in Whisper, Love, Blush, Mystic, Ripe, Soul, sin and Flesh, $24 each
Pencil Cap Sharpener, $5
Jenny worked with her two daughters, both aspiring models, to create the new line of natural-looking, easy-to-apply products — products developed to be easy enough to apply without separate brushes.
After giving all five product families a try over the long holiday weekend, here are some thoughts…
From the left, that’s the Magnetic Eye color Pencil in Night, Eye Pencil Crayon in Burnish, Eye Pencil Crayon in Stardust, Skin Concealer Pencil in Deep 7, and the Lip & Cheek Pencil in Blush
The Eye Pencil crayons in Stardust and Burnish
Burnish and Stardust burnish some major multitasking muscle. These Eye Pencil crayons do werk!
What kind of work, you ask? Well, you can line your eyes with them, use them on your lids as eyeshadows, and/or use them as highlighters, applying them on the high points of the face, which, by the way, is my favorite way to use them.
I’ll swipe either one, shimmery golden peach Stardust or bronzy golden Burnish, on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and a little on my Cupid’s bow, and then blend.
Great for glow on the go without having to fuss with a brush.
As for using them in other ways, like as shadows and liners, I don’t do that as much. When I use them as liners, my very sensitive water lines freak out a little, and both colors crease (a lot) on my lids when I use them as shadows.
Liker mye. Within 10-15 minutes of applying.
And I’ve tried them with and without primer at different levels of coverage.
Maybe they just don’t particularly like my combination oily/dry lids.
That said, though, the finish on these is absolutely gorgeous. When I wear them as shadow, my lids look completely rockstar chick — all glowing, shiny and distinct. If you like rebellious, undone eye looks, give these a try when you can.
Magnetic Eye color Pencil in Night
Super dark and black as night, matte black night Magnetic Eye color Pencil works as a liner, an eyeshadow and/or an eyeshadow primer.
Supposedly developed for oily lids, I dunno…this one also tends to start creasing on my lids within 15 minutes of applying. My water lines do seem to choose the Magnetic Eye color formula over the Eye Pencil Crayons, though, where it last 4-5 hours.
The Lip & Cheek Pencil in Blush
This creamy peachy rose has a satin finish and doubles as a blush and lipstick.
As a lip pencil, this one’s got it goin’ on. I think it tastes a little waxy at first, but it subsides within about 10 minutes, and the semi-sheer, lip flake-friendly coverage looks gloriously natural.
Now, as a blush, we’re talking very sheer — barely there — and, you know, when I wear blush, I kind of like to see it on my cheeks, but if you’re a lighter lass searching for the supreme no-makeup makeup look, check it out.
Skin Concealer Pencil in Deep 7
This shade is probably closer to my skin tone around the end of summer, after I’ve picked up a shade or two, but I’ve tried it both on my face and under my eyes.
Definitely easy to blend, it also starts scooting around after about an hour.
From the left: Magnetic Eye color Pencil in Night, Eye Pencil Crayon in Burnish, Eye Pencil Crayon in Stardust, Skin Concealer Pencil in Deep 7 and Lip and Cheek Pencil in Blush
That’s NUDESTIX Eye Pencil crayons in Stardust and Burnish and Magnetic Eye color Pencil in night on my eyes, and the Lip and Cheek Pencil in blush on my cheeks and lips
Wearing nudestix øye blyant fargestifter i stardust og brennende, magnetisk øye farge blyant om natten, og leppe og kinn blyant i rødme
El Hubs Prodding fikk endelig meg til å se en episode av ekte detektiv på HBO i forrige uke, med Woody Harrelson og Matthew McConaughy, som spiller partnerdetektiver som jobber på et tiårslang mordsak i Louisiana.
Alt jeg trenger å si er dette: Gi det litt tid. Jeg ble ikke solgt til etter de første par episodene, fordi det tok litt tid å komme, men spenningen holdt bygningen og bygningen og bygningen!
Great Cop Show / Character Study Hvis du er i den slags ting.
Gutt, Matthew McConaughey har et øyeblikk best nå, er han ikke? Han har sikkert kommet langt fordi hvordan man mister en mann om 10 dager, ja?
Din vennlige nabolag sjarmavhengig,
P.S. Håper du har en fantastisk tirsdag så langt.