I can’t quite put into words how excited I was for this launch…

Let’s be honest here for a second, collabs are a dime a dozen these days. So what makes the Nudestix #Babeboss Faves Box any different? Two words: Samantha Ravndahl. Okay… I may be bias because I consider Sam my internet bestie (she may or may not know this, and that’s alright), but through the years of following her I’ve come to trust her judgement and refreshing honesty. Put that together with my previous love of Nudestix products and you know I had to get my hands on this.

So, what is it? Nudestix Babeboss Faves Box (say that five times fast) is a limited-edition box, brings you six hand-picked lip pencils from six beauty bloggers, including Nudestix co-founders Ally and Taylor Frankel. The cream, matte, and gel lip pencils will become your go-to for beautiful, standout lips. The multitude of formulas and colors make this a great kit for anyone who is looking to play around or step outside their comfort zone.

Packaged in the standard tin (which I love), the lid opens up to reveal a large mirror (perfect for on the go touch-ups_, the six lip pencils, and a sharpener. I think each Nudestix product I’ve purchased has come with a sharpener, which I find extremely handy. The paraben-free, sulfate-free and phthalate-free set retails for $ 65 CAD / $59 USD and can be purchased via Sephora or Nudestix.ca – code SAM10 will save you some $$ if you purchase on the Nudestix site!

As for the question of who picked what:
Nudestix Co-founders (Ally – @ally_frankel and Taylor – @taylor_frankel) picked a rose toned Cream + Lip pencil (Sin),
Karen Yeun – @iamkareno chose a red hot Intense Matte Lip + Cheek shade (Stiletto),
Lynette Cenée – @lynettecenee opted for a Magnetic Matte lip in a nude-brown shade (Boho),
Cydnee Black – @cydbee went with the Magnetic Matte Lip in a deep wine shade (Burgundy),
Jaleesa Moses – @saythelees selected a nude Intense Matte shade (Purity), and,
my girl Samantha Ravndahl – @ssssamanthaa opted for a glossy nude Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm(Pulse).
Shout out to the beauty bloggers who routinely swatch lip products – this was hard! hah!

Again with the bias thing: I already owned Pulse and loved it. I was going to repurchase when this set came along and everything just kind of fell into place. I will throw in there, this swatch doesn’t do pulse justice. It feels so glossy and perfect on the lips, but my lights reflected it like crazy…. And where did that weird bruise come from? Ah, the life of a clumsy girl – but I digress.

Back on topic! My favorite part about this kit? You can wear the lip shades on your lips and your cheeks! No rules in makeup, friends! The pencils glide on your lips with no tugging/pulling and are an ideal option for all-day wear lip pencils. The variation of the different shades allows you to change your look with ease and the case makes everything so dang portable.

Photo credit: Nudestix

My suggestions: Go hot red with Purity or go for a subtle look with Boho. Toss Pulse into your purse for your everyday look.

Have you picked up this awesome collab yet?!


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