I get extremely excited when there’s a new NUDESTIX launch. I’m a huge fan of the brand and I have an obsession with matte lips – so the new Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils ($28) are my dream products.
I have three shades – Belle (a nude/rose), Royal (a true red) and Raven (a dark berry). Belle, the nude shade, creates a very unique look with its matte finish. The darker shades are incredibly pigmented and perfect for the winter season. I also find that these darker shades leave a great stain/very light layer of colour well past the eight-hour mark after various meals and drinks.
This collection has a great selection of shades that are very opaque and glide on easily without clinging to dry lips. That being said, the NUDESTIX team also developed the Blur Pencil to create an even canvas for these matte pencils. Just a light application is all you need, if you over apply the Blur Pencil your lips will feel a bit sticky.
These matte pencils have quickly become staples for me. Belle is now my go-to nude and I always reach for the dark shades when I have a long day ahead and I don’t have time to reapply/refresh my lips. Long story short, I can’t recommend these enough – go pick them up!
*Belle and Royal sample from NUDESTIX, Raven purchased by Blushing Betta.