Two names synonymous with beauty, BECCA Cosmetics+ Nudestix, are right now in my hot little hands. Thrilled doesn’t even begin to cut it. Fellow beauty bloggers will understand my excitement, but then, with the attention both brands command on Instagram – I think everyone has scrolled past a pic or twelve!
When Lipstick Republic asked if I would like to go e-shopping and discuss my experience, I knew which products I desperately wanted and they were the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette along with the Nudestix pencil in Belle. I must say though, with brands such as Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sigma, Beauty Bakerie, Spectrum Collections, Saucebox Cosmetics and many more available, the decision took longer than I had planned…. and I also hear there are 2 new brands to be available very soon at Lipstick Republic, so watch this space!
Within 5 days of placing the order, I had received the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette $70.00 – cue the hushed silence – and it’s everything I imagined it to be and more. The packaging, I mean, just look at it. Stunning. These shades are so luxurious and pigmented, just perfect for building the perfect shade for day or evening. The hues are so on trend right now and any skin tone can create the perfect eye look with this pallete. Oh – and thanks to the promo that was going when I ordered, I also picked up the Sleek Blush in Sunrise FREE which you can see below.
As Belle ($31.00) was out of stock when I ordered, I did have to wait about 2.5/3 weeks but it was worth it – so nude, natural and pretty yet ‘done’. Creamy and a cinch to apply and no bleeding into the lines around my lips to speak of. I do find these pencils, along with liquid lipsticks quite drying on my lips, but Max May shared a great tip recently on his Facebook page to combat this. He suggested applying Lanolips lanolin balm when lips feel dry to emulsify any lumpy bits for a major hydration boost, without losing any of the lipstick colour. Alternatively, try applying a rosehip oil or the like to dry lips before applying these products for longer lasting hydration.
The service I received from Michelle at Lipstick Republic has been fantastic, and communication has been a breeze. If your’re in Oz, this is a makeup e-store to check out – think free standard shipping over $95 AUD, that’s like saving money compared to the U.S shipping rates…!
I am certainly a happy chappy right now with these guys in my life and am brainstorming up many a makeup look, have you tried any of these products yourself? Would love to know know in the comments!