My love for cream eyeshadows in a pencil form knows no bounds. From Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks to By Terry Ombre Blackstars to Clinique Chubby Sticks… the options are plentiful.
I came across Nudestix during an evening Internet browsing session (the most dangerous venture for my wallet) and the brand appealed to me. Everything is neutral and in pencil form for maximum portability. I bought two of their Magnetic Eye Colors: Gilt and Angel – and I love them both!
Gilt is a pale gold that doesn’t get weird and orange on me. Lots of golds seem to pull orange on my eyelid and I am happy that this one doesn’t. The formula is smooth and easy to sheer out or build up, depending on the look you’re going for. I’ve been wearing this a lot lately and it’s sure to be a staple in the summertime.
Angel is slightly frostier and lighter in colour. It’s a pale pinky champagne – think MAC Shroom and Naked Lunch eyeshadows put together on a white base. I initially bought Angel to use as an inner corner highlight but I seem to always go back to using powder eyeshadows for that. Thus Angel has not been getting as much love from me but I’m going to start using it all over the eye paired with winged liner for a clean, bright lid. Add a bright pink or red lip and we’re ready to take on the world!
How do they wear? On me, they perform just as well as MAC Paint Pots but they’re easier to work with. You get more precision in the pencil format and the formula itself is smoother and easier to blend. They retail for $24 USD ($28 CAD) and you can find them at Sephora or Beautylish online. If you’re from the UK, you can get them on Cult Beauty or Look Fantastic for £24.
Have you tried anything from the Nudestix brand? If you’re looking to dabble in the brand, I would suggest starting with the Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt. I’m also hearing great things about the lip and cheek pencil in Whisper but I am begrudgingly putting myself on a lip product ban for the rest of the summer. FML.