On one Sephora online price glitch morning, I stumbled upon these Nudestix Lip + Cheek Dual Pencil going for RM27 each. There are only two dual pencil within the Nudestix range so of course, you bet I grabbed both of it. RM27 each??!! Are you kidding me? 😛 . One of this pencil is retailing for RM92! Score!
A few months went down the road and I have not break into either of the pencil yet, until one fine day. I needed to clear out my “mini warehouse” so I chose a few new makeup products to break into. The Nudestix Lip + Cheek Dual Pencil in the shade Mystic/Whisper is more of my kind of shade especially Mystic so naturally I would start with that first.
Nudestix is a makeup crayon brand. Everything within the Nudestix line are in pencil form. I first found out about Nudestix was when a few Youtubers were raving about them especially their contour pencil. It took me some time to digest the fact that everything, I do mean everything from Nudestix is in a stick. The only thing I can accept is this Nudestix Lip + Cheek Dual Pencil. In fact, lip product in a pencil form is so much easier to apply. Each pencil comes in a matte metal casing. There is a mirror underneath the lid, which is pretty awesome. The metal casing itself is a fresh idea and absolutely great to reuse for other purposes or for travelling. Besides the metal casing, there is a product pamphlet and a sharpener as well.
What’s cool about the sharpener included is that you can remove one of the cap from the pencil and attach the sharpener in. For me, I prefer not to have it on my pencil as it makes the pencil a little bit more bulky and harder to store in my makeup organizer. I like my sharpener to be in the tools/accessories section lol.
Nudestix Lip + Cheek Dual Pencil is said to have minimal coverage but major impact. I do agree on the minimal coverage claim. Major impact? Hmmmm not so. It was just, normal. At first I was expecting a rather matte finishing. Maybe because it is in a pencil form that makes me think that way. In fact, Nudestix made this as a creamy and soft product that triples up as lip liner, lip color and as a cheek color.
The shade Mystic/Whisper is pretty similar at one glance, even on hand swatch. One is lighter than the other but on the lip it is a totally different story. The consistency is slightly matte when used for the first time. Understandably the pencil is brand new but once you start using it again and again, it is indeed a creamy lipstick that does not offers a lot of coverage.
What I do not like about these pencil is the scent. It has a strong pencil scent to it. You know, the kind of pencil scent you used to smell from the school days? Yeah, that scent. Imagine the scent 2x stronger as this is a jumbo pencil after all 😀
The shade Whisper appears more mauve on the hand swatch but on the lip, it is a nude shade. Hmmm. Now, where has the mauve gone to eh? This dual ended pencil is made in such a way so that you can create an ombre lip look. The darker shade to line the lip while the lighter shade to highlight the center of the lip. If you are not into ombre lip like I do, just wear it on its own. Who cares?
I absolutely love the shade Mystic. It is a medium tone mauve shade. Again, on the lip it turned slightly brown but still an everyday wearable shade. Both shade is not very opaque, as expected since it was mentioned on Nudestix website that it offers minimal coverage lol. Reapplying is definitely a must if you are out whole day sipping water, coffee or even for some bites. Good news is, the pencil is so handy to be carried around even in a small purse and the pencil tip does make application so much easier and precise.
Anyone else managed to score anything from the price glitch? Now that I think back, I do regret for not grabbing everything that was wrongly priced lol. Ohhh Sephora is so gonna hate me for this 😛 . Marc Jacobs lipstick was going for RM36, foundation RM60-ish, Too Faced eyeshadow palette for RM60+ and many many more!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.