About a month or so ago, I was perusing Instagram, when I came upon a post from Nudestix in which they were going to give 50 lucky people a chance to win a Rock n’ Roller Eyeliner if you liked their post. I’m pretty sure I had to tag a friend or write something as well, but, to be honest, I forgot. I enter A LOT of giveaways, but never win, so imagine my surprise when a few weeks later, I get an DM saying that I was one of the lucky winners!
I was in the middle of a conference call at work when I read that DM and had to contain my squeal of joy. I’m sure the folks on the other side of the call must have been like “Is she ok?”
I recovered and about a week or so after, I got a nice little package in the mail from Nudestix containing my very own Rock n’ Roller Easy Eyeliner Ink in Golden Rose. If you don’t know anything about Nudestix, I’ll give you the rundown, because they seem like a pretty cool company:
- Their Founder is a chemical engineer/mom whose main inspiration for this beauty line are her two GORGEOUS daughters.
- They are kind of known for their “On the go” beauty, so a lot of their products are multi-functional and can be used for the lips, eyes and cheeks.
- The name Nudestix is derived from their of concept of a “Nude/Natural” look in the form of a stick. Pretty clever, huh?
- Their products are vegan friendly and enriched with vitamins and anti-oxidants.
I know that I am not necessarily their target audience, which are millennials, but I think that their product speaks to me. As a busy, working mom of two kids, I appreciate anything that will get me out the door in 1, 2, 3 and make me look put together. I do usually forgo liquid eyeliner whenever I’m in a rush, but the thought of something that will make the process go faster intrigued me.
Both MAC and Revlon recently came out with a similar roller wheel eyeliner, but I never tried them out. I admit, it seemed a little gimmicky, but now that I actually had one of these eyeliners in my possession, I figure, what the heck!
The color I received is a metallic rose gold, which I really love. Mostly because the light color was really forgiving when it came to my technique, but rose gold is also so very in style. There is an applicator with a tiny little wheel at the end, which you dip into the tube to get product (like a mascara). I feel like the little wheel was great to create the initial flick and to get into the inner corner, but when it came to the curve of the eye, it got a little tricky. With a pen you can somewhat hold at any angle and use the flat side of the brush to create a straight line, however, with this little wheel, you could only hold it one way in order to draw a line. It made getting across your lash line a bit awkward.
The actual product itself is really nice though. I only had to dip back into the tube once and it was only because I wanted to create a thicker line, otherwise, one swipe took me from end to end. It’s also budge proof. I tested it out on the back of my hand and after washing my hands a bunch of times, that stuff did not come off. However, don’t worry, at the end of the day, when I washed my face, I noticed it came off pretty easily with cleanser and, interestingly enough, it came off in bits and pieces. I was looking at the sink and seeing a few specks of rose gold and was like, “That’s peculiar”.
Overall, I’m digging this eyeliner. I feel like there is a learning curve to using it, but once you get the hang of it, it does shave off a few minutes from your routine.
Anyone got any tips for your girl on using a roller eyeliner? If so, you know where to leave them.
Till next time, my friends!
PS – I received this product as part of a contest, but all opinions are my own. 🙂