You probably know my love for NUDESTIX by now - I love the products' versatility and how easy they are to use. They make the perfect additions to both barely-there and dramatic looks. Just in time for Valentine's Day, I thought I'd review one of their newest lip kits, the Love Me Nudes kit.
The Love Me Nudes Kit comes with six full-size lip pencils in a variety of nude shades. There is also a "Bold Edition" containing, you guessed it, some deeper nude shades. There are four formulas included in the kit - Gel Color Balm, Intense Matte, Magnetic Matte, and Cream - so it's a great way to try the brand if you haven't before.
Ally and Tay Tay are the two Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balms included in the kit, named for the founders of NUDESTIX. Ally is a pale peachy nude, and Tay Tay is a petal pink nude. I've written about my love of the Gel Color Balms before, so it's no surprise that I love these. They give the perfect amount of sheer color to the lips, and they leave a beautiful dewy finish when worn on the cheeks.
There are two Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils as well, Purity and Retro. Purity is a neutral mauve-y nude that will flatter lots of skintones, and Retro is a warmer brick red shade. Purity is probably my most perfect nude shade out of the whole kit, and it's one of my favorite NUDESTIX shades - I already owned it on its own! Retro makes a beautiful, more bold statement and it perfectly blurs the line between wearable and bold. You get the punch of a red, but the brown tones in it keep it more neutral. The Intense Matte formula is lovely and longwearing. It's not transfer-proof, but it won't smudge on your lips and is comfortable rather than drying.
The one Cream Lip + Cheek Pencil included is in the shade Mystic, a satin nude with a hint of both brown and mauve. This makes the most perfect everyday shade, I think. It goes with everything, it's a super comfortable formula, and you practically don't need a mirror to reapply. The formula is beautifully creamy and leaves a soft sheen on the lips that makes them look a little fuller.
There's also one Magnetic Matte Lip Color, in the shade Rose. This is another favorite that I already had on its own. It's a true rose pink nude, which is my favorite kind of nude to wear. The Magnetic Matte formula is one of my favorites by NUDESTIX, too - it applies so creamily but sets down to a liquid lip-like finish. They're super lightweight on the lips and don't feel drying. They also will not budge, much like a liquid lip. I like that it's easy to reapply though, unlike most liquid lipsticks, as you can layer the pencil without worrying about it crumbling or cracking.
The Love Me Nudes Kit costs $59 and is a $144 value. Proceeds will be donated to LOVE IS LOUDER, a project of the JED Foundation that provides support against bullying and depression as well as suicide prevention.
You can also get 10% off any NUDESTIX purchase through their website by using the code DADMUNK10 at checkout!
Will you be getting either of the Love Me Nudes Kits?
The Love Me Nudes Kit was sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. I make a small commission on orders using the code listed above. Thank you for your support!