Since I stopped getting a regular summer tan and religiously apply sunscreens all year round, I’m always on the lookout for makeup products that help me achieve that gorgeous sun-bathed glowy look without compromising my skin to the sun exposure. Multisticks from Nudestix – Nudies Matte Blush and Bronze claim to be one of the products that help you achieve sunkissed complexions in seconds. I have to admit that I was hooked by the “Sunkissed” shade name (guess why!) right away, but the whole idea of a multipurpose cream bronze stick sounded like something I might be interested in.
What is Nudestix Nudies Matte Multistick?
Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze also known as All Over Bronze/Blush Color are multitasking color balms, created with an effortless, chic, sun-kissed look in mind.
The beauty of such multi-sticks is that you can use them all over the face as a blush, bronzer, and even eye and lip makeup for a perfect, monochromic look on the go. With this idea in mind, I decided to give this baby a try.
Nudies All Over Bronze Color Formula
The formula of Nudies Bronze multi stick is exactly what it is supposed to be: creamy, lightweight, blendable and with a high color pay off. The finish of Nudies Bronze sticks is matte but doesn’t look dull when applied to the skin. Even though it is a cream stick, you would need to blend it out once you apply it to the skin to avoid any harsh lines as the products sets in your skin pretty fast.
Compared to my favorite NARS Multiple Multi-stick, Nudestix Nudies Matte bronze stick is more pigmented, thicker in consistency and matte. With Nudies Bronze you definitely need far less of a product to achieve a soft wash of warm color for your face.
It stays pretty well on the skin, but it starts to fade after 4-6 hours of wear if you don’t set it with powder or a setting spray, however, compared to NARS Multiple Multi-stick, Nudies stay longer.
Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze multi-sticks are currently available in eleven shades. The whole collection of NUDESTIX Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze can be divided into two categories: blushers (6 shades ) and bronzers (5 shades). Nevertheless, because of their versatility, Matte Nudies can be interchanged in use. In this review, we will focus on Nudestix Nudies Bronze.
As you can see on the left, here are the 5 shades of Nudestix Nudies Bronze, from top to the bottom:
- Bondi Bae (medium golden brown)
- Sunkissed (deep terracotta bronze) – By Celebrity MUA Mary Phillips
- Beach Babe (rosy bronze)
- Deep Maple Eh (deep warm brown)
- Terracotta Tan (warm bronze) – By Celebrity MUA Jose Corella.
In this review, we will focus on the Sunkissed shade, since it deserves special attention.
In order to create Nudies Bronze in Sunkissed shade, Nudestix partnered with Mary Phillips, Celebrity Makeup Artist. This amazing coral bronze Sunkissed shade is definitely standing out in the Nudies Matte Blush and Bronze collection.
The Sunkissed shade can also be described as deep terracotta bronze, as it has an equal amount of color warmth and freshness blended together to yield such a flattering shade that can work across different complexions.
Compared to other bronzers in the collection, Nudies Bronze in Sunkissed has the right balance of corals and bronzes, while remains on a neutral side with the right intensity. If you look at the swatches, Sunkissed is more on a coral side compared to Bondi Bae (contouring shade, more on the neutral side) and lighter than all other shades in the bronzers collection. It’s a true shade for the sun-kissed blush look – you can use it as a bronzer and a blush at the same time to warm up and refresh your complexion, regardless of your skin tone.
At the same time, Sunkissed shade is more on a bronze side when compared to Nudies Blushes shades, as you can see on the texture swatches below.
The Sunkissed shade is of medium intensity, which means that on lighter complexions it can work as a bronzer, while on darker complexions it can work as a blush.
From left to right:
- Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Natural Healthy Glow Powder Duo in 02 Naturel/Blondes
- Sigma Beauty Aura Powder – Face Powder in Cor-de-Rosa
- Nudestix Nudies Matte Matte Blush & Bronze – All Over Bronze Color in Sunkissed
The shade itself reminds me of Sigma Beauty Aura Face Powder in Cor-De-Rosa (used in IG post below), even though Nudies Bronze in Sunkissed is yet more on a deeper bronze side.
Just a tip: since Sigma Beauty Aura is a face powder, you can actually layer it on top of the Nudestix Nudies Matte to set the balm in place.
NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. In addition to this, it is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in the Sunkissed shade.
Sunkissed shade ingredients
Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Wax, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Kaolin, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexylene Glycol +/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides [(Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)]
Overall, the list of ingredients
NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze comes in a travel-friendly dual-end tube with a balm on one end and a detachable synthetic brush on the other for easy makeup application. Both ends are covered with separate protective, fitting-tight lids.
The blending brush twists open for cleaning, which is very important to maintain hygiene with such dual-end products. The tube is very compact and sleek, so you can easily fit it in a purse. The tube itself comes in a cute tin box with a mirror.
While there is some dispute in the community about the sustainability of such tin boxes, I find it really convenient to easily re-use them for the storage of small items. In particular, I store my pearl hair clips in it.
How to Apply
Since NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze comes in a stick and has a blending brush on the other side, you can use it right from the stick, applying directly on your face and blending the product out with the brush or your fingers. From my personal experience, I love to warm up the balm on the back of my hand before I apply it directly to the skin.
However, my most favorite method is to use a Duo-fibre synthetic brush to pick up the product from the tube and apply it on my cheeks in a circular motion for a more subtle effect. This is especially the best method if you are using it on top of your foundation, as it ensures you won’t get a patchy look or take off your foundation. If you are using it on your bare skin, just on top of your sunscreen, you can surely apply it directly onto your skin.
As mentioned earlier, you can use a bronze stick as a bronzer, blush as well as a contour stick. I also love to add a bit of this product on my eyelids. As for the lips, I assumed that Sunkissed shade might be too dark for my lips, however, it looks pretty good! I would only recommend applying a lip balm as a base, blot it with tissue and apply the find it a bit too dark for my complexion to use it as a lip balm.
Pricing & Where to Buy
Nudestix Nudies Bronze is available in full-size 0.25 oz/ 7 g for $32 at major retailers, including Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty and etc, as well as at the branded website. The Sunkissed shade is also available in the mini version in Nudestix Mini Nudies 3-Piece Kit.
The lightweight formula of NUDESTIX Nudies Bronze is definitely a win for a multi-purpose product, as it blends nicely into the skin, has a pretty good ingredient list and can be used on the go all over your face. The shade Sunkissed brings enough warmth and rosiness to the look, contributing to my favorite #SunKissedBlush look by using just one single product. The creamy formula and flattering one-shade-fit-all Sunkissed shade deserve our #Sunkissedblush_Approved award badge.
The brand has recently expanded their SUNKISSED collection and I can’t wait to try the new shades and share them with you.
Have you tried Nudestix Nudies? Let me know in the comments down below!