One Product, Three Ways

Multi-purpose make-up sticks are everywhere these days, but few brands do them better than Nudestix. Designed to work in three different ways, its cult sticks aren’t just intended to simplify your morning routine, they’re also great for travel and throwing in your handbag. Here’s how to use them – along with a few expert tips…
By Rebecca Hull /

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The Background

“We sell one Nudie Stick every two minutes around the world,” explains Taylor Frankel, one of the brand’s co-founder. “They are so loved by our community because they’re the epitome of minimalist, multitasking make-up on the go. The beautiful textures can be used anywhere you want a bit of definition. We’ve been meticulous in ensuring the formula melts into the skin with the kind of rich pigment that works for everyone – it’s really these two things that set us and our products apart.”

Three Ways To Use Them…

Available in a huge selection of shades, you can use the sticks to create anything from a full smokey eye to a subtle winged liner. “They are rich in pigment, yet creamy, so you have enough time to play and blend,” says Vivi. “Either swipe the colour directly onto the lids and blend out slightly, or take a small, thin liner brush and dab it into the colour. You can then use this to build up a thin – or thick – feline wing. Often, I’ll also use the blush colour tones in the crease of eyelids once I’m finished with my eye make-up to tie everything in together.”

Whether you go for bronze, highlight or blush tones, the sticks are great for warming up your skin tone. “The texture of the sticks make them really easy to scribble on and go – especially on your cheekbones,” adds Vivi. “The colours also work well with other textures applied on top, like powder blushers, so if you wanted to give them an extra boost of colour you can. Blend them onto your cheeks with your fingers, or use the detachable brush that sits the other end of the stick. To create extra warmth, apply the colour to the areas of your skin where the sun would naturally hit – including your nose, forehead, cheeks and chin, then keep blending for a naturally sun kissed effect. You can also apply some of the colour to the back of your hand, allowing it to melt a little, then take a brush and collect the product before applying it onto your face. This is a great technique to try if you want fuller coverage and a strong pigment.”

You can swipe these on the lips and blend them out with your ring finger or a brush for a non-drying, semi-matte finish. “The formula is very long lasting compared to other cream products,” advises top make-up artist Vivi. “Once you’ve applied it to the lips, you’ll find it stays put for hours. Personally, I recommend using your fingers to pat the colour on. You’ll find you can control it better and sculpt your lip shape – save the brush for your skin.”

Other Fun Hacks…

Try Them On The Body

“You can make these sticks work even harder by applying them to the décolletage and collarbone. Easy to blend, scribble and sweep them onto the areas you want to define and amp up the glow, and you’ll see how quickly you can enhance your bone structure.” – Vivi

“The highlighting tones work especially well on the body – including the shoulders and even on the shins. The formula is anhydrous – not made with water – so you’ll find they never go sticky or tacky on the skin.” – Taylor 

Get Colour Correcting

“I use some of the orange toned sticks to correct my under eye darkness, too. It’s essential you do this before applying your concealer – not after – to fully cover dark circles. This technique can be applied elsewhere too – think about the areas where you struggle with pigmentation or old acne scars.” – Vivi

Mix & Match

“There are endless ways you can use Nudestix. I love to play with a lighter and a deeper tone on my cheeks for an ombre blush effect. All the shades we’ve created work beautifully together as they all have neutral tones to them which melt seamlessly with one another, so you can never go wrong.” – Taylor 

Final Takeaway…

Nudestix takes a sustainable approach to its packaging with a recycling programme for returning containers called Save A Tin. All you have to do is follow these simple steps when you order and return your box to give back to the environment and minimise beauty waste.

Shop Nudestix at LOOKFANTASTIC, BeautyBay & Cult Beauty.

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