Nudestix Boho Babe Palette - Review, Swatches, and Photos

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Today I'm reviewing the Nudestix Boho Babe Palette. This is a set with six pencils across four different product lines. The set contains one Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm in Tay Tay, three Magnetic Luminous Eye Colors in Angel, Burnish, and Nudity, one Magnetic Matte Eye Color in Fig, and one Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Boho. 

If you're not familiar, Nudestix is a line based on makeup crayons/pencils that come in a travel-friendly tin + sharpener. You can buy the pencils individually or in curated sets/palettes. Currently, you're not able to buy just the pencils themselves so you might end up collecting a lot of extra tins. I find that their palettes/sets are the most cost effective way to buy from the brand. They have many curated sets where you get six pencils for the price of about two and a half pencils. 


Nudestix Boho Babe Palette

I'll be reviewing each formula in the post and talk about which product I liked and which products were misses (because not everything will work out for everyone).

Details/Where to Purchase: The Boho Babe Palette retails for $59.00 for six pencils. You can get this palette on BloomingdaleNudestixSephora, and Ulta. Individually, the pencils are $24.00 each.

Packaging: When purchased individually, each pencil comes in a tin with a sharpener. Currently there's not an option to buy the pencils individually without the tins. Considering that the pencils they do have that come without the tin + sharpener are $12.00 vs. $24.00, it probably speaks to the price you pay for the outside packaging. 


Nudestix Boho Babe Palette Pencils

From top to bottom: Magnetic Luminous Eye Color in Nudity, Magnetic Matte Eye Color in Fig, Magnetic Luminous Eye Colors in Burnish and Angel, Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm in Tay Tay, and Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Boho.

Nudestix Boho Babe Palette

Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm

Nudestix says about the Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm: "Are you ready for this Gel-ly? Finally, an über-moisturizing lip balm with rich color and gel shine. This multitasking balm has all the good stuff--over 30% super-hydrating lip-protecting plant oils derived from rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean; as well as Vitamin E as an antioxidant--to add vibrant color and smooth coverage for your lips and cheeks. Goodbye stickiness and hello gloss!"


The gel color lip and cheek balm are a comfortable gel-balm hybrid. I quite like the "juicy" shine that I get from the formula. I don't think it's entirely sticky free, it feels slightly tacky like a lip balm and lasts about three hours. I do think it's quite a hydrating formula because my lips felt softer after I removed it. This particular color can settle into lines due to the slightly translucent finish and shimmer though it doesn't go so far as being metallic. Personally I'm not a big fan of the color on me because I feel like it's a little too light but I am interested in other colors in the line. I can take it or leave it with this product, it's not terrible but I'm not super enthusiastic (at least with this shade).

Swatch of Tay Tay Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm:


Nudestix Tay Tay Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm Swatch

Magnetic Luminous and Matte Eye Colors

Nudestix says about the Magnetic Luminous Eye Colors: "An über long wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, provides intense luminous color, precise lining and primes lids for all day wear. This longwearing, waterproof, neutral eye shadow pencil delivers and highlights the face’s highpoints; like cheekbones, tear ducts and brow arch. This 4-in-1 application is easy to use, but still gives intense color, precise lining, and primes lids for all day wear. Ideal for oily lids..."

Nudestix says about the Magnetic Matte Eye Colors: "Say hello to the new mattes! These 3-in-1 pencils are color, liner and base all-in-one – even safe in the water line for that added definition. Magnetic Eye Color pencils are easy-to-blend eye shadow stix that provide intense color, precise lining and primes lids for all day, budge-proof wear. Achieve subtle, natural smoky eyes or a luminous wash of color on the lids that will last all day with the innovative waterproof, smudge-proof and transfer-proof formula. The smooth and soft gliding color has even payoff and will keep you look fresh for up to 9 hours."

These are pigmented and can be applied with and without eyeshadow primer. These do dry down quickly so it's best to work on one eye at a time with either your fingers or a brush to blend.

As a standalone lid color, I loved how it looked but I didn't like how it felt. The eyeshadow does set and dry down but the texture remains feeling tacky. I think having hooded eyelids really accentuated that sticky feeling. The sticky texture seems to cause the color to want to settle in my crease. Between the Magnetic Luminous and Matte formula, the Magnetic Matte Eye Color seemed a little more sticky.

As an eyeshadow base, the sticky texture actually made it great for gripping eyeshadow and enhancing the color. It worked so well and it made my eyeshadow last 9+ hours without creasing even without any eyeshadow primer. Paired with eyeshadow primer, this + eyeshadow lasted 11 hours. I really loved how it amped up any eyeshadow that I wore with it.

As an eyeliner on my lower lash line, it feels much more comfortable than it does on my eyelid. The longevity is also better than when worn on the eyelid, approximately 7 hours without creasing without eyeshadow primer, 9+ hours without creasing when paired with a primer.

If you don't have hooded eyelids, this might be a good option to check out if you don't mind working fast. Because I have oily eyelids, the formula doesn't work well by itself but I do think it's a wonderful eyeshadow base. In the future if I do decide to get more, I'll be wearing it as a base vs. a standalone color.

Swatches of the Magnetic Luminous and Matte Eye Colors:

The Magnetic Matte Eye Color in Fig looked so beautiful blended out looking like a smoky eye. The Magnetic Luminous Eye Colors in Angel, Burnish, and Nudity catch the light and add a ton of shimmer to the eye.

Here are arm swatches of each color.


Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color Swatches

Here are eye swatches of each color.

Angel

Nudestix Angel Magnetic Luminous Eye Color Swatch

Burnish


Nudestix Burnish Magnetic Luminous Eye Color Swatch

Fig


Nudestix Fig Magnetic Matte Eye Color Swatch

Nudity


Nudestix Nudity Magnetic Luminous Eye Color Swatch

Magnetic Matte Lip Color

Nudestix says about the Magnetic Matte Lip Color: "Lasts like a Tattoo, lightweight pigments like a liquid lipstick, and easy to apply like a pencil. A multi-tasking 3-in1 lip stain, lip color, and lip liner all-in one that is extra long wearing, extra kiss-proof, extra transfer-proof and extra pigmented for those looking for maximum lip performance and color intensity in must-have rich nude tones. Its über longwearing formula provides smooth coverage that can easily take any lip look from the hallway to the runway." 

This is supposed to be long lasting yet lightweight and transfer proof. I do think the formula is pigmented and it is easy to apply like a pencil. That's pretty much it when it comes to nice things about the formula. The comparison to a liquid lipstick is apt since it's pretty much the bad parts of liquid lipstick turned into a pencil.

When I first put it on I get this burning sensation on my lips that goes away after a few seconds. On top of that, it looks and feels quite drying on the lips. I don't really think it's lightweight because it stays feeling tacky for a while resulting in your lips sticking if you press them together. I think there are a lot of other matte lip products out there that aren't this annoying to apply and wear. I think the Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencils boast a far superior formula (blog post and swatches of two colors). The Magnetic Matte Lip Color though was a miss for me.

Swatch of the Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Boho


Nudestix Boho Magnetic Matte Lip Color Swatch

Conclusion

I love the idea behind palettes like this that give you the chance to try out a variety of product ranges at a discount. The set contains full sized products so for the price of two and a half pencils, you get six in a nice travel-friendly case. I also appreciated the set because it made me realize which formulas I didn't like (the Magnetic Matte Lip Color) and which formulas I can make work for me (the Magnetic Luminous and Matte Eye Colors). Between the three formulas, I might repurchase the Magnetic Luminous Eye Colors to use as an eyeshadow base but I would also like to steer you towards the Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils which I think boast a far superior formula.

Have you tried anything from Nudestix? Anything I'm missing out on?

Disclaimer: I purchased this set myself with the use of a discount code. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links and the use of affiliate links provides me with commission based off your use of the link when making a purchase which helps to support the blog.

24 comments

  1. All very good info to know about a brand I'm not super familiar with. When I look at them I. Sephora, I feel like I'll be more able to choose wisely now. Ty!

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  2. I LOVE Tay Tay Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm– that is the type of color that I would wear every single day!

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  3. The colors in the palette are so well thought out. I love using crayon based products, just feels like painting 😀

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  4. If I was a heavy traveler, these would be just the thing. I'm only considering them because you say they last forever on the eyelids. That's something that doesn't happen for me with most wax pencils.

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  5. This is a neat set! I have Fig and Nudity, though I admit I haven't reached for them much. Love your eye looks!

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  6. Everything that I've used from this line is so nice. I haven't tried the eye Nudestix but plan to soon because these are gorgeous shades and so easy to use.

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  7. I really like the Nudity matte shadow stick. I tried matte gel lip crayons from Marc Jacobs that seem a lot like these. Very cool

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  8. I like all the shades because they are really wearable any time, any day

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  9. Ok I love the eye looks! They look great for every day quick looks!

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  10. I haven't used my Nudestix in a very long time. I bought a set in 2016 and loved the eyes the most but it's put away - until tomorrow when I take it out now that you've reminded me.

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  11. I like the shades, especially in the summer when I don’t love wearing heavy colors

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  12. Angel is so pretty! It's one of the colours I wanted to try but they had sold out. The Nudies Tinted Blue Sticks are nice if you like sheer coverage although if you have oily skin, you may need to beware of breakouts with constant use.

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  13. I love Fig. :D All the shades look great.

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  14. I've been so curious about this brand!

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  15. I've gotten some things from Nudestix in subscription boxes but haven't tried them yet. These look gorgeous on you and make me want to try them out though.

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  16. The colors are very flattering on you

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  17. These are such pretty neutral shades. I love colors that can be worn for any occasion.

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  18. I liked these too, I am a huge fan of neutral makeup!

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  19. I really like Angel!!! It's soft and subtle with the right amount of shimmer!

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  20. I really wanted this set for a long time but now that I've read your review, I'm not sure. The lip color would not suite me and I don't like that they feel sticky. I'll skip.

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  21. I really like the eye colors, and I'm really into shadow sticks in general. Not too excited about the fact that they remain sticky though... I should try them and see how they work for me.

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  22. All of these shades are really pretty and wearable! Loving those lip colors.

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  23. I still haven't tried this brand and I really must, especially after seeing your BEAUTIFUL swatches!

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  24. That matte swatched so nicely on your eyes! I have yet to try this brand but I hear good things about it!

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