NudeStix #GILTYLOVE Holiday Kit

November 24, 2014

NudeStix has released a few holiday sets this year, today I have the #GILTYLOVE Holiday Kit ($49 for 3 x 1.41g/0.05 oz) to share with you. It has three Magnetic Eye Colors in Gilt, Twilight and Night along with a compact sharpener, all cased in a limited-edition tin. You can also purchase each of the shades in the set individually for $24 each at all NudeStix retailers, but the trio set is currently exclusive to Sephora.

The three shades in the set:

  • Gilt – a warm shimmery golden beige
  • Twilight – a silvery taupe bronze mix
  • Night – a super intense black

I reviewed the couple of the Eye Pencils back in July. The Magnetic Eye Color pencils surpass the Eye Pencils in pigment and lasting power. They are longwearing eye color pencils with a creamy texture that glide on lids easily. There are different colors to shade, highlight or define and once the pencils set, they will not budge. These have a nice creamy texture that blends nicely with the fingers. For the lighter shades Gilt and Twilight, I like to apply straight onto the lid from the pencil and then either smudge or blend with the fingers. The darker shade Night is best when smudged with a soft brush for me (I like MAC #239).

According to NudeStix, the Magnetic Eye Color pencils are ideal for oily lids. The formula is waterproof and after testing these, I can say that they did last all day for me and did not budge at all, not even Night.

Close ups and some swatches:

There are a number of creamy pencil shadow sticks I’ve reviewed from different brands. I’m really impressed with the long-wear quality many brands have been releasing. Formulas are improving and lasting power is getting better. The NudeStix Magnetic Eye Colors are in between Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks and Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pops. I would say the Laura Mercier is more creamy in texture with softer shimmer and slightly softer pigment. Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pops are more glitzy and shimmery but have pigment that is just as intense as the Nudestix.

I have three sets of color comparisons:

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywood Land
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Golden (discontinued)

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Moonriver (discontinued)
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Ombre Mercure #15
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight (review + eye look)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Suspect (from Naked2)

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Tuxedo (on the eyes here)
Chanel Stylo Yeux in Black Shimmer
The colors in the NudeStix #GILTYLOVE Holiday Kit are classics that are easy to combine for a no-fuss look. I’m really impressed with the lasting power and pigment. Some creamy pencils disappear on the lids once you blend them out, but the NudeStix doesn’t disappear on my lids. Given that these are classic neutrals, you may find duplicates or colors with similar effects. You may want to shop your stash, but I give these a thumbs up.
The NudeStix #GILTYLOVE Holiday Kit is limited-edition and exclusive to Sephora this year, if you miss out or don’t like all the colors, you can buy the shades individually at Sephora and Space NK (they are part of the permanent line).
The NudeStix products were provided free of charge for review consideration.

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  • Evelyn November 25, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I have a few of these and really love them, especially how dark a black Night is. I have to say their other eye pencils do crease and migrate on me almost immediately without a primer (I have lids that become oily through the day) but the Magnetic ones do stick. Very handy!

    • Sabrina November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Ooh, which other colors do you have in the Magnetic formula?

    • Evelyn November 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I have picked the same ones as you, we have great taste! 🙂 I wish Night came in a slimmer version so I could do a finer line but I'm happy with it regardless. I have 2 of the regular eye pencils, those are the ones that crease but definitely a primer helps.

  • Candice Petersen November 25, 2014 at 6:41 am

    These swatches are amazing!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Sabrina November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Candice 🙂

  • Divya Raj Singh November 25, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I really like the way Night looks! In fact out of the three that is drawing my attention the most!


    • Sabrina November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      I was really surprised by Night, it's so intense but easy to blend 🙂

  • Sybil Mae November 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    These look like such pretty colours 🙂

    Porridge n Pickles

  • The Procrastinator November 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Whoa, that black liner is so beautifully inky – I need this in my life! I've decided that it's way too much of a hassle to travel with powder eye shadows + brushes, so I'm looking for a set of creamy eye pencils. This may just be it!

  • Clever Girl Reviews November 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Every swatch I see of Twilight is really beautiful, it's making me want it more and more!

  • María Blardone November 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Twilight shade looks fantastic!!!
    Lots of love, xx


  • jill January 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    fantastic post – really helpful swatches – thanks!