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NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle and Pulse | Review & Swatches

NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil Belle and Pulse | Review & Swatches
When it comes to lip products I'm pretty predictable. Truthfully I have three, or four nude lipsticks I actually wear on the regular and a couple of bold hues I'm not afraid of rocking when the occasion seems fit - a.k.a Christmas. I'm simply a lazy lip product lover. I'm down for anything nude, that's easy to apply and promises speedy makeup application. And NUDESTIX has managed to appeal to just that, with their crayon-like, multitasking lip and cheek product line-up.

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm and Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil* (£24.00) are lip pencils that double up as cream blush, packaged in chubby (but not too chubby) black, travel-friendly pencil format. Both products come in a tin, paired with a sharpener. And NUDESTIX as the name would suggest, offer simple, wearable shades which please me and my lips greatly.

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse
NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse
The moment I swiped on NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse, I was an immediate fan. Pulse is a rosy nude with a plummy undertone, that feels more like a luxurious tinted balm than a full-on lipstick, thanks to its formulation of 30% super-hydrating lip-protecting plant oils and vitamin E. It is more pigmented than your standard tinted lip balms, but what I love the most is the finish. The coverage is smooth and it's not overly glossy, the finish is kinda like the glazing on a doughnut without stickiness. It doesn’t last as long as some on the lips, but touch-ups have never been easier. All in all, it's been nice having something a little different rolling around in my handbag.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle
NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle
NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle, is a cool toned rose with very subtle micro shimmer and a matte finish. I must admit this shade has been overshadowed by my liking for Pulse, so it hasn't had half as much wear. But the shade which draws similarities to Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, is a flattering everyday muted nude. The lip pencil delivers a velvety, even, soft natural lip colour without feathering, or bleeding. Unlike Pulse it does wear for a good few hours. But long wearing formulas do get a bad rap for being drying and while this shade doesn't suck the life out of my lips, it does accentuate chapped lips, so a bit of lip balm is required to prevent this. Overall, I like that this pencil looks softer and undone around the edges opposed to other matte nude lipsticks I own.

I'm yet to scribble either shade onto my cheeks as I'm currently sporting cold weather cheeks. So I can't comment on their application, or wearability in that sense. But if you're in the market for a new signature lip (or just love hoarding lipsticks), I recommend you give NUDESTIX a go. Especially their Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm's which require next-to-no effort, glide onto the lips like butter and give them some extra dimension. 

Have you tried any products from NUDESTIX?
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