It’s no secret that I love nude eye shadows. A lot. So when I heard about a makeup brand that specialised in the ‘no makeup makeup’ look, I knew it was going to be the perfect match.
NudeStix was created by a family in America – Ally and Taylor are sisters who love barely there makeup, so along with their mother Jenny (who has over 20 years experience in the beauty field) they developed a collection of the perfect nude shades, all of which come in a crayon style format.
The range focuses a selection of nude shades that work well together; most of which are universally flattering to all skin tones.
I’ve been testing out one of the eye shadow sticks and also a lip and cheek crayon. When I first received them I was expecting the finish to be a little powdery, especially with the eye pencil, but boy was I wrong. Both products are really creamy in texture and apply to the skin without any dragging at all. The chubby crayon style means that application is easy – you just apply straight to your eye lid/lips/cheek and then blend with either a finger or a brush.
I love the simplicity of these – add a touch of mascara and you’ll be ready to go in less than five minutes, making them the perfect low maintenance makeup companion. They’re also perfect for popping in your handbag as you don’t need extra brushes and tools to get the best finish.
Personally I preferred to use the lip and cheek crayon just on my lips as I didn’t get on as well with applying and blending it onto my cheeks – you need to be pretty swift before the colour sets. The eye crayons lasted pretty well throughout the day without creasing, however I’d recommend using a primer underneath to help make it stay put – mine lasted around 6 hours before needing a little top up.
Each NudeStix costs £24 and at the moment the brand is exclusive to Space NK and Cult Beauty in the UK.
What do you think of this nude makeup range? Is it something you’d buy?