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Nudestix

Nudestix

Nudestix is a brand that is all about multi-tasking, easy to use products. Their brand motto is #gonudebutbetter.

I have been so lucky to have met the face behind the brand twice now and each time, I am just in awe at how passionate and involved Taylor and Ally are with Nudestix.

I was first introducted to Nudestix last year at a Sephora brands showcase. I walked away with 4 different shades of their Metallic Eye Color Pencils and a Brow Stylus.

Nudestix is all about the makeup pencils. It is legit makeup pencil errthang! Sure, makeup brands were all about the lip crayons a year ago but Nudestix has stepped it up and they have not only the eye and lip pencils we usually see but also, a skincare pencil range. Wut? Yep. There’s a Sculpting Pencil, which is dual-ended to contour and highlight with, and a Skin Pencil range one for blurring, cleaning up, mattify and moisturise.

They all come in a sleek black metal tin with an accompanying mirror on the inside of the lid and their own sharpener. This makes them very travel friendly as you can pack all the pencils you need just in one tin!

First up, I will be discussing the Magentic Eye Color Pencils ($35AUD)  – I have this in the shades: Angel, Spirit, Moon, Lilith, Gilt and Spirit.

Nudestix magnetic eye pencils in Moon, Angel, Lilith, Gilt, Spirit; eye pencil in Bronze

Nudestix magnetic eye pencils in Moon, Angel, Lilith, Gilt, Spirit; eye pencil in Bronze

I generally have oily lids and usually don’t go without an eyelid primer. However, one day, I forgot my trusty eyelid primer and only had these on me. I applied it anyway and 10 hours later, my lids are still looking fresh AF. There was no creasing to be seen! This is exciting news for my oily lids and is a testament as to how long wearing the Magnetic Eye Color Pencils are.

The Magnetic Eye Color Pencils glide on so easily so you can be sure there is no eyelid tugging happening. In addition to this, the colour payoff is even and intense.

I also have the Eye Pencil ($34AUD) in Bronze. This is not as long-lasting as the Magentic Eye Color Pencils above nor is it as intense. This gives me a smooth, satin finish and comes with a smudger, so is my go-to for a quick smokey eye.

Nudestix magnetic eye pencil swatches: Moon, Angel, Lilith, Gilt, Spirit and eye pencil in Bronze

Nudestix magnetic eye pencil swatches: Moon, Angel, Lilith, Gilt, Spirit and eye pencil in Bronze

Moving onto the Brow Stylus ($34AUD) – this is a waterproof, 2-in-1, triangled tip eyebrow pencil. I received the shade Brown but found there was too much of a red undertone for me to pull it off. Shade aside, it was very easy to use. It glides on easily and the triangled tip definitely helped in creating hair-like strokes. The gel on the other end is also coloured and the size is perfect for brushing those brow hairs into place.

Nudestix eyebrow stylus pencil and gel in brown

Nudestix eyebrow stylus pencil and gel in brown

Ahh, now my favourites – the Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils ($39AUD). I have this in Royal, a neutral red and Belle, a perfect mix of pink and brown.

Nudestix intense matte lip and cheek pencil swatches: Belle and Royal

Nudestix intense matte lip and cheek pencil swatches: Belle and Royal

These are touted to be waterproof, kiss-proof and non-feathering for up to 6 hours. Despite being a matte finish, these are very soft, creamy and not drying at all. You can use this to colour in your lips and swipe onto your apples and blend for some quick cheek colour.

Nudestix intense matte lip and cheek pencils in Royal and Belle

Nudestix intense matte lip and cheek pencils in Royal and Belle

Last, but not least, their Blur ($38AUD) pencil. This is an instant line and pore filler to Give the appearance of smooth and flawless skin. I like to use this on my lips before applying matte lipsticks so they don’t settle into any fine lines.

Nudestix Skin Pencil in Blur

Nudestix Skin Pencil in Blur

So there you have it – a quick introduction to Nudestix and my favourite products from them. You can purchase them from Sephora, in store and online.

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Super Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Despite telling myself every year to get my act together and start my Christmas shopping early, I never do. I always tend to leave it until the last minute so here’s a gift guide for the beauty lovers in your life :)

The first stop for any beauty lovers is Sephora, located in Sydney and Melbourne.

Some great gifts are available, like:-

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Color Around The World 4 x Eye and Face Palettes $49*
Each palette features four matte and iridescent eye shadows, one blush, a mirror, and a tutorial with exclusive tips and tricks. There’s a neutral, bright, night time and everyday palette – perfect for all occasions. Reasonably priced at $49 for four palettes, that only works out to be $12.25

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set $24*

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

A travel size pack of four of Tarte’s Amazonian butter lipsticks. These are hydrating and sheer making them great for Summer beach days which are just around the corner! Comes in four wearable shades – Punch, a mauve-pink, Bellini, a pinky-peach, Mimosa, a warm peach-brown and Sangria, muted berry. At only $6 a pop, these are great value for money. You could even buy the set then divvy it up as stocking stuffers.

Beautyblender Original and Mini Solid Kit $33*
The beautyblender really is the ultimate make up sponge applicator. It allows for flawless application of liquid concealers, foundations, BB creams e.t.c. and this comes with the mini sold cleanser to ensure your beautyblender is in great shape all the time, after every use.

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $69*

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

Make up crayons and pencils are a lazy girl’s best friend. This limited edition set by NudeStix includes 3 mini eye pencils in a matte off-white (Moon), bronze taupe (Spirit) and a shimmery peach tone (Angel). As with all NudeStix pencils, these come in a pencil case with a sharpener – great for throwing in your bag.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette $78*

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

Containing 14 gorgeous silky matte shadows, one transforming pearl shadow and a double ended brush, it is a palette that contains an interesting range of colours. The varying shades and the transforming pearl allows for endless creations of looks!

Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick $43*
I love the Le Marc lip creme lipsticks from Marc Jacobs. They are long-lasting and hydrating and are luxe! I have Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, deep rose and Infamous, a medium-rose pink. The colours in this range are so wearable – you can’t go wrong!

Kat von D Studded Kiss lipstick $31*
For another great range of lipsticks, you can’t go past the Kat von D Studded Kiss. The packaging is so bad ass! The two shades I have, La Femme, which is a bright coral and Lolita, a matte, muted rosy-brown. Both long-lasting, lightweight and wearable shades.

Formula X $17*

Formula X

Formula X

Pictured here are Euphora, from the Quartz collection, a shimmery pink on a black base, and Extreme, a copper red from the Classics collection. These are cheap and there’s so many shades to choose from. Great as stocking stuffers or have a look at their kits as a gift!

Sephora Let It Snow bubble bath and shower gel*
This year, Sephora’s Holiday offering is this snowflake themed. The range includes a My Fragrance to Roll, this bubble bath and shower gel, fizzing bath balls, moisturiser, hand creams e.t.c, these are also great for stocking stuffers :)

And here are my picks for a non-Sephora gift:-


Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99* – available at Priceline

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

This gorgeous gift set comes with 4 brushes: a multi-tasking brush, tapered foundation brush, angled highlighter brush, base shadow brush and fine line brush and a white clutch – great for the party season!

Furless Cosmetics Couture Body Contour Kit $99.99* – online at Furless Cosmetics
If you’re in no rush to have presents under the tree by Christmas Day, these may be an option. There’s also currently a 20% off promotion before Boxing Day! These brushes feel so SO soft. The sleek black handles and gold writing just screams luxury and looks great on any vanity. Whilst it says it’s a body contour kit, I am able to use all brushes for my face. I can see how useful the biggest brush would come in handy for an all over body shimmer application though.

Sleek i-Lust palette and Solstice highlighting palette* – Target, online ($11.49USD for the eyeshadow palette and $14.99USD for the highlighting palette)
Just in time for Summer, where my make up goes straight to glowy looks, this i-Lust palette contains four shimmery shades and two cream shadows which can help you create day and night time looks.
The Solstice highlighting palette contains four different shades of highlight, two baked powders, one cream and one shimmer powder. The shades range from a warm rose-gold to a warm orange, all to help you achieve that glow of your life.

Glasshouse Mini Christmas Candle trio $46.95online, stockists here

 

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95


My default product for any female are candles. You just cannot go wrong! Glasshouse has released a limited edition trio of three mini Christmas candles for the price of one large candle. These have the best throw, lasts as long as it says it does and smells amazing.

The product/s marked with * in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.