Well, well, well……after some time off from the blog, I’m thrilled to be back to doing what I love – playing with makeup and writing about it.
I can think of no better product to review in my return to blogging than a Canadian collaboration from beauty bestie – Miz Glamzilla. This is the NUDESTIX No Edit, No Filter, Just Glam 3-Piece Glamzilla Set.
I’ve tried a few NUDESTIX eye products before, but never the face products. In the past I’ve stayed away from cream products because they didn’t play well with my makeup, but over the past few years I have been foregoing foundation for the most part, making the way for cream products to sit quite pretty on my face.
This 3-piece set from NUDESTIX features two existing products and one new product. The existing products are the Blot & Blur Matte Stick and the Nudies Matte Lux All Over Face Blush Color in “Nude Buff.” New to the NUDESTIX family is the Nudies Matte Lux All Over Bronze Color in the shade “Manila,” which was created by Glamzilla.
This kit contains 3 twist-up tubes of face products. The blush and bronzers contain 7g of product and include a blending brush at the other end, while the matte stick contains 10g of product (no need for a brush because it is very “place and go”).
For the photo below I applied the blotting stick in my T-Zone to cancel out shine, the bronzer in the classic “3” shape to the perimeter of my face as well as on my eyes as a shadow and the blush on my cheeks and my lips. Since the blush and bronzer are “all over” products, you can pretty much create a full face look just using the trio.
Let’s start with the bronzer. I’m not someone uses bronzers that have red tones purely because my skintone is very cool, so I don’t gravitate towards warm bronzers like “Manila.” That being said, I imagine this bronzer would complement the warm-toned girlies. Regardless of the shade, the product itself was extremely smooth – it was so smooth that instead of using the attached brush, I used a damp sponge to lightly blend it onto my face. Although “Manila“ didn’t work with my complexion as bronzer, it worked BEAUTIFULLY as an easy eyeshadow. Whenever I want to pull my look together with a simple eye, I reach for a bronzer (as long as it’s eye-safe). And boy, did “Manila“ ever come through. I swished a large blending brush onto the product and applied it to my eyelids using circular blending motions. With just two dips into the product, I had a natural, blended and most-importantly an easy eyeshadow look that took about 10 seconds to achieve.
The blush in the shade “Nude Buff” was just that – a warm and natural colour. I applied it to my cheeks and blended it out with a damp sponge. Like the bronzer, it was super easy to blend. I also applied it to my lips to create a semi-monochromatic look in the “before and after” photo.
The bronzer and blush shades are very much in the same colour family, so to show off how the blush looks on its own without the bronzer, I took a shot of me wearing it solo, on my eyes and cheeks, below.
Last up is the Blot and Blur Matte Stick. While I couldn’t capture a photo of the product clearly at work, I can confidently say that this stick works. While I’ve used mattifying stick products to reduce greasiness in the past, using them typically results in the grease just transferring to the stick itself, leaving me with a gunky product to clean up. This matte stick is very different as it covers up the shine without a trace…like I don’t know where the shine went, but it’s not on my face and it’s not on the stick. Pretty cool!
The NUDESTIX No Edit, No Filter, Just Glam 3-Piece Glamzilla Set is available in-store at Sephora and on the NUDESTIX website for $85 CAD/$69 USD. Glamzilla’s second NUDESTIX collaboration, a vibrant blush called “Hot Fire” is in stores now (if you can find it – I’m still trying to get my hands on it, but it’s sold out at every store I visit!).