Who said crayons are just for kids?
You show me a new way to simplify my beauty routine, I’ll sit up and listen intently! As was the case when I saw a beauty blogger using NudeSTIX to update her daytime makeup for an afterwork look. I had to know more. A few clicks of the mouse on Sephora.com later and I found myself applying makeup with crayons from chic matte-black tins, definitely an upgrade from my Crayola days as a kid.
Staring out with my usual cleanse, moisturise and prime routine, I was excited to try the Blur Pencil which claims to instantly blur lip lines, creases, and pores to create the appearance of smoother skin texture (yes please!). I applied under my eyes, around my nose and chin where I have hormonal breakouts and patchy skin texture. Next I took my dual end Sculpting Pencil in Medium/Dark to carve out my cheekbones, nose, and frame my face. After blending I went in with the Light/Medium to add some depth and bring forward my cheekbones, chin, top lip, and brighten up my under-eye area. Then I added a flush to my cheeks with the Lip and Cheek Dual Pencil and became instantly obsessed with the shade Flesh.
I set this with a translucent powder as my makeup tends to always move, then I added a lip using the Soul end of the same pencil. I don’t like heavy eye makeup, which is why NudeSTIX is perfect because their makeup philosophy uses a less-is-more approach where the focus is enhancing your natural features. I love eye contouring with warm shades of browns and taupes, so I opted for the Magnetic Eye Colour crayons in Twilight, Angel, and Immortal and blended everything out with a soft blending brush.