I love how people around me can be so diplomatic – I got asked by more than one person “Have you had enough sleep?” in the last few days. In beauty junkie terms, this means that: 1) I look like a panda, 2) my makeup isn’t working well enough to cover the panda eyes. Now I normally don’t use concealers mainly because I’m lazy -I just slather my bb cream/foundation all over the undereye area. But hey, tough times call for tough measures – bring on the concealers!
Nudestix Concealer Pencil – SGD$37
Using Light 2 for the blemishes and the entire face 😀
The Packaging: It comes with the distinctive Nudestix black tin can as well as sharpener + cap. The good thing about this is that you can store all your Nudestix pencils in this, and the sharpener can double as a pencil cap too! It comes with an inbuilt mirror (on the inside of the tin casing’s lid), but it seems to be very slightly warped (possibly to enlarge the reflection). Also, the mirror is adhered on with (I’m guessing?) double-sided tape, and can be knocked loose by excessive banging.
The Scent: Nil
The Texture: Creamy enough to glide across the undereye area easily without pulling on the thin and tender skin. To blend, I prefer using patting motions. The pigment is relatively strong, but I’ll still require 2-3 coats to cover the terrible dark eye circles. However, for basic blemishes (such as those in the photo above), you only need 1-2 coats. The finish is matte (yay to the no-glow), and doesn’t cake or get patchy even after 6 hours.
The Verdict: I’ve been loving the Nudestix pencils I’ve tried so far (Magnetic Eye Pencil that’s amayzingly budge-proof, Lip & Cheek pencils that are pigmented, creamy and hydrating), and I’m glad to say this one is also pretty impressive! It covers blemishes, glides over the skin (presumably because of its Shea Butter ingredient), and stays on long enough. I super like the fact that if I needed to touch up the rest of my face, this can also be used as a full-face base product (but of course, it means this pencil will run out pretty quickly). It’s also super convenient – you can literally do up your whole face of makeup with just a tin case of their pencils. Available in 8 shades from Sephora.