Getting a natural makeup look has never been easier—no brushes required

I made a little trip to Space NK at Bloomingdale’s yesterday with a little list in tow… First, I wanted to try Eve Lom’s newish Tinted Moisturizer (alas, too matte for my taste but the Flawless Radiance Primer is pretty awesome) and check out Nudestix, which recently hit store shelves.

This line is super-simple, which is a major plus for those of us who barely have 5 minutes to primp in the morning. In a nutshell, all of the products (eyeshadow/liner, lip/cheek, and concealer) come in handy stick form, with a sharpener built right into the cap. They’ve also thrown in a mascara to cover all the bases, but is not a stick, in case you were wondering.

Seriously, all you have to do is swipe them on, blend a bit with your fingers and you’re out the door. The eyeshadow/liner pencils come in 2 formulas, the Eye Pencil that also has a soft blending tip, and the Magnetic Eye Color (which is positioned as a longer-lasting option although the woman who helped me said she hasn’t noticed a real difference between the two). The Lip/Cheek pencils serve up a soft wash of color, and the Concealer Pencil is creamy and ideal for under the eyes, blemishes, or anything else you’re looking to hide. 

I fell for a few of the eye pencils, but decided to hold off since I have way too many shimmery neutral eye options in my drawer right now. But when it’s time to restock, Nudestix will be first in line!

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