If you’re looking for an easy to use cream bronzer, Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color might be your answer. Today I’m reviewing the shade Bondi Bae. Nudestix Bondi Bae isn’t strictly a bronzer, it can also be used on the eyes and lips.
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Nudestix Bondi Bae has a great mix of yellow, red, and brown tones without becoming too orange. This cream bronzer is very pigmented, but also buildable, which is why I think this can work for a variety of skin tones. If you’re fair, start with one thin layer. If you have a light to medium skin tone you can easily go a bit heavier with your application and/or build Bondi Bae up to suit the amount of depth you need. This is too light for deep skin tones to use as a bronzer, but it might work well as an eyeshadow or lip color. Nudestix does have a deeper shade called Deep Maple, Eh that might work as a bronzer on deeper skin tones, but it’s quite red. Depending on your depth and undertone, it could be a blush or a bronzer. For reference, I have light skin (around NC20 in MAC) with a muted warm-to-neutral olive undertone. My skin type is normal to dry.
Nudestix Bondi Bae comes in a twist-up plastic stick with a cream product on one side and a dense blending brush on the other. I actually really like the brush, which is rare because I’m often disappointed by the brushes that are included with products. They are so often treated as an afterthought, and it’s obvious that not much work has gone in to picking a good shape, choosing the right hair density, or using quality hair fibers. The opposite is true with this brush. It’s clear that the brush was a major part of this product’s design. Not just that there would be a brush included on one side, but that it would be a soft, high-density brush that actually works well to blend out cream products. The only criticism that I have of this brush is that because it’s so small, it’s not the quickest way to blend out product over a large area of your face. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll typically use a Beauty Blender to blend this bronzer in, but I do use and love the brush.
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SILICA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-TBUTYLHYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL
[+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, 77499)]
Nudestix is a cruelty-free brand. This product is hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, preservative-free, and fragrance-free. Additionally, this product does not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
None at all! I can’t even smell any of the ingredients in this bronzer.
Texture & Finish
Nudestix Bondi Bae is a cream texture with a matte finish. The cream texture is hydrating enough to be a great alternative to powder bronzers for dry skin, but it’s not greasy or oily at all, making it suitable for oily skin too. The matte finish will also keep it from adding any shine to your face.
Nudestix Bondi Bae glides onto the skin pretty easily, though it can have a very slight tug if it’s cold. It doesn’t skip, it blends out easily with a brush or sponge, and it doesn’t go patchy or disturb my foundation. I’ve had no problems with this fading or separating throughout the day. It stays on and looks fresh until I remove it. My skin is normal to dry, but my forehead does get oily throughout the day. I haven’t had any issues with this starting to look greasy or separating even when my skin starts to get oily.
As I mentioned before, this is a very pigmented product. It blends out easily, and a little bit goes a long way, so start off with less product than you think you need. It’s easier to build up than it is to take away. This is a very user-friendly product, so even if you’re used to using a powder bronzer, I think this is still something you might enjoy. Just be sure to apply your cream/liquid products before powder!
I haven’t used this on my lips, but I do use it on my eyes when I’m in a rush or just wanting a simple eye look. I go over the stick with a blending brush and work it into my crease to add a bit of depth. It works great this way too. I have very oily eyelids and I’ve had no issues with this separating or creasing. Keep in mind, this is with an eye primer. Since I have such oily eye lids, I never go without primer.
I really love Nudestix Bondi Bae and think it can work for a wide variety of people. Anyone with a light to medium skin tone can wear this, regardless of skin type. I think the brush that’s included is a great addition. It works well to blend out the product and is very convenient, even though it’s a bit small. This is definitely a product I would recommend looking in to.
You’ll probably like this if…
- You enjoy using cream products or you’re looking to try one
- I think all skin types can use this, but people with dry skin are most likely to enjoy this because it won’t make your skin look dry the way a powder bronzer might
- Having a simple makeup routine is important to you. This is such an easy to use product!
Skip this if…
- You prefer powder bronzers and have no interest in using a cream product
- You’re very pale or have deep skin
- Most bronzers look too warm/orange on your skin. This bronzer doesn’t look orange, but I think you’d be better off with a bronzer that’s more cool-to-neutral if you often struggle with bronzers being too orange on you.
$30 for 0.25 oz/7 g at Sephora | Nudestix | Macy’s | Beautylish | Cult Beauty
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