Showing posts with label Lip Pencil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lip Pencil. Show all posts

Monday, 7 August 2017

Nudestix #BABEBOSS Faves Box


I've been obsessed with 's easy to apply makeup crayons since last year and they recently released the limited edition #BABEBOSS Faves Box (£59/$59)*. It contains a mix of 6 full size bold and nude lip pencils curated by Nudestix Co-Founders (and sisters) Ally and Taylor Frankel with 5 Nudestix 'Babebosses'. If you're a Nudestix fan or want to try the pencils at a slice of the usual RRP this kit has got you. 

As I've posted about a number of Nudestix makeup crayons already , here and here, I'm only loosely reviewing these shades in this post, focusing on swatches so you can get an idea of how these look on medium skin. 


The basics
1 13x10cm tin with a built in mirror, 6 lip pencils and 1 sharpener

The shades
Purity Intense Matte Lip + Cheek (soft matte nude) picked by Jalessa Moses @saythelees
Pulse Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm (glossy nude) picked by Samantha Ravndahl @ssssamanthaa
Sin Lip + Cheek Cream (buttery pink) picked by Ally & Taylor Frankel
Boho Magnetic Matte Lip Color (matte brown) picked by Lynette Cenée @lynettecenee
Burgundy Magnetic Matte Lip Color (matte red/purple) picked by Cydnee Black @cydbee
Stiletto Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Color (soft matte red) picked by Karen Yeung @iamkareno


Lip Swatches 



Shades top to bottom: Purity, Pulse, Sin, Boho, Burgundy and Stiletto 

Arm Swatches 

Shades left to right: Purity, Pulse, Sin, Boho, Burgundy and Stiletto 

The Tea

There's a real mix of shades and finishes including Magnetic Matte, Intense Matte, Gel Color and Cream so if you've not tried Nudestix before and love pink/red tones this is a great tin to start with. I love all of the finishes though I'd say the Intense Matte finish is the most versatile as it's long-wearing, feels moisturising and can be used as a blush too. Consequently the Intense Matte pencils are my favourite Nudestix lip pencils to wear and I've reviewed them more in depth . The Magnetic Matte finishes last a lot longer but are more on the dry side which you'll be able to tell from the swatches as I didn't apply any balm underneath the lip colour to give a true reflection of the finish. The gel color has more of a wet, glossy look whereas the cream lip + cheek pencils apply more like your standard buttery lipstick. All of shades are very pigmented and can be worn on medium skin, though I would say Boho can make me look a little washed out now that my skin has tanned a little. Most Nudestix lip pencils retail at £24/$24 each so at £59/$59 for 6 full size pencils this is one of only a couple of their kits which gives you the most bang for your buck.

It's a limited edition so you can get it whilst stocks last directly from if you're in the UK or  (the code 'FRESHLENGTHS10' gives you 10% off orders) and  if you're in the US.


*samples - read my disclaimer .

Have you tried Nudestix?

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Review | KIKO Pencil Lipglosses


I've had these pencil lipglosses (£3.90 each) for a while and these shades are the perfect tones to finish off my everyday makeup looks. 

I don't have much KIKO makeup but everything I've bought from them I've been impressed by. The pricing is similar to your typical drugstore brand and the quality of the products I've tried make them really good value for money.

Both of the lip pencil shades I have are very pigmented and last fairly well throughout the day, but touch ups are needed. Shade 10 (top) is really similar to Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection (reviewed ) but this KIKO pencil just has the edge as the formula is more creamy and not as dry. Shade 12 (bottom) is a soft plum tone which I'll probably be wearing more often when autumn rolls around.


Overall I really love these lip gloss pencils. They have just the right amount colour and shine and are very easy to apply. I only have two shades currently but I'd definitely pick up some more.

Have you tried anything by KIKO?

Christine Stewart x

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