A True Work of Art: Nūdus Lip Euphoria

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Nūdus lipsticks are a true work of art. From the elegant and sleek white packaging, standout certified organic formulas and colors, to the simplistic, artful packaging details, these lipsticks are unique natural lipstick gems. As a certifiable lipstick addict, I was more than ecstatic to give these buzz-worthy lipsticks from Down Under a try.

Handcrafted in small batches in Sydney, Australia, Nūdus Lip Euphoria lipsticks are formulated with certified organic, food-grade ingredients.  Certified COSMOS Organic by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) the most recognized certification body in Australia and throughout the world, the Lip Euphoria formula took over 2 years to create. The formula features 27 active naturals incorporating superfoods, antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, essential fatty acids and anti-aging ingredients all aimed to hydrate, protect, and nourish lips.Nudus8

Nūdus “Lip Euphoria” features a gorgeous array of shades, all of which are derived from bioactive ancient Ayurvedic color extracts made from flowers, fruits, herbs and minerals with organic cold-pressed oils (like pumpkin, kiwi fruit, raspberry, pomegranate, argan and moringa). The Ayurvedic pure bioactive color extracts serve dual purposes of bioactivity and therapeutic function in the “Lip Euphoria” lipsticks. Not only do these color extracts provide long-lasting color and safer active moisturizing properties, all color extracts used in Nūdus products are chosen based on their health-benefitting properties based on the traditional Ayurvedic medicinal system.

Think that’s a little out there for you? Either way, I’m still so impressed by the Nūdus ingredient list, especially in terms of the purity and efficacy. (Note: products contain certified organic beeswax and may colors contain carmine.)

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I was generously offered to try out 3 Nūdus products of my choice. I chose “Dirty Diana” (a bold, sultry red), Just Like Jade (a maroon-mauve), and Survivor (a bright, blue-toned pink).

It’s safe to say that now I’m a total Nūdus convert as every product I tried was a total love affair! Each lipstick was extremely smooth and hydrating even for my perpetually dry lips. While the color pigmentation and lasting effect was simply out of this world. I wear the “Lip Euphoria” products to work, where I’m always drinking tea or eating snacks thoughout the day, and the lip colors just do not budge. I’m not exaggerating. I can wear Nūdus lipsticks for over 8 hours and still have lasting color on my lips with no irritation or dryness present.

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The colors are just beyond beautiful, it is a hard decision to chose a single favorite. Dirty Diana is the perfect red for my skintone, it’s not too bright or orange but the perfect amount of bold crimson for a sexy, evening look or just a regular, everyday color. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it!

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Just Like Jade is another great everyday lip color for me. I love that this maroon-mauve shade is dark and moody but at the same time very neutral with a hint of sparkle (the color looks more brown in the tube than came out in this picture). For me, it is a deeper shade of “my lips but better”. The color is really unique and becoming a favorite among my lipstick collection.

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Survivor is a must-have bold pink that really makes a statement. I’m not usually drawn to many pink lip colors because some shades really wash out my fair, olive-toned skin. I love Survivor because it’s not too pastel nor too florescent and rather more of the deep, fuchsia tone. This is a bright lip color that I think could actually be fitting for every skintone out there.

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L to R: Survivor, Just Like Jade, Dirty Diana

I cannot say enough about these amazing lip products. I’m trying to be good, but I’m already eyeing up the next colors that I want! (Or perhaps, just the entire collection!) The only downside to these gorgeous, wonder-working lipsticks? The hefty $32 price tag. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’re looking for a top-notch certified organic lipstick that delivers high-quality pigmentation, long-lasting, moisturizing wear with kick-butt ingredients. Can your pricey, toxic lipsticks do all that? Didn’t think so.

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Shop Nūdus internationally or from U.S.-based stockists BeauTeaBar , Seed to Serum, and now also at Integrity Botanicals.

Have you tried Nūdus lipsticks before? What are your favorite organic lip products?

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera*, Tribehenin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter* , Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil*, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Fragrance*, May Contain -+ Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Mica, May Contain CI 75470 (Carmine), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirchta Flower Extract, Amino-Esters-1, Coccinia Indica, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Coral Seaweed) Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, Melia Azadirachta Fruit/Seed Extract, Coccinia Indica Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract. *Certified Organic Ingredients / Fragrance comes from essential oils

*Products generously provided for consideration. As always, these are my own, honest opinions. Post contains some affiliate links.

 

10 Comments

  1. ashtynne February 17, 2015

    Just Like Jade looks gorg on you!! Very helpful photos; I pictured Just Like Jade to be a very different color. Must get my hands on Nudus!!

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    • Kasey February 17, 2015

      You must get your hands on Nudus, Ashtynne! They are seriously like no other organic OR non-organic lipsticks out there. Just LIke Jade is a very unique color and actually one that I was surprised with how it actually looked on my lips. I can’t gush about these colors more! 🙂

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  2. Jana February 17, 2015

    I love Nudus lipsticks, they’re so beautiful to wear and the colours are gorgeous! Some are really unique and not anything I had in my collection before! 🙂 xx

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    • Kasey February 17, 2015

      I definitely agree, Jana! Nudus lipsticks are just on another level of perfection. I loved your review of them, the colors look gorgeous on you! 🙂

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  3. Terri February 17, 2015

    Great post and pics! I love Dirty Diana and Survivor on you! Interesting how much different they look on you than they do on me. They are all gorgeous. So happy you’ve found these little gems. They last so long, are nourishing and very pigmented. I really haven’t found anything else like it out there that is clean. I can’t wait for Diana to introduce more colors to the range!

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    • Kasey February 18, 2015

      Thanks Terri! I’m so in love with these lipsticks for the very same reasons: super moisturizing, pigmented, and incredibly long lasting. I’m also so intrigued to know what else Diana has in store for Nudus! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. Mavs February 22, 2015

    Oh my goshh I keep seeing everyone review them and they look so so sooo amazing and all the colours look really flattering and suit everyone! I wish they were more available in the UK! Survivor looks super striking and beautiful! xx

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    • Kasey February 23, 2015

      Thanks for reading, Mavs. Nudus really is a gorgeous brand of natural lipsticks, probably the best I’ve found so far! I hope you are able to find these in the UK soon! I know the stockists that I listed are US based but they all do ship internationally too. 🙂

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  5. Maeve February 22, 2015

    this is definitely going on my wishlist! How insanely gorgeous are those shades??? I’ve always been a devoted lipstick lover of brands like YSL and Guerlain and since I’ve decided to shift my brand to being first CF and now natural, I’ve been searching for replacements!

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    • Kasey February 23, 2015

      They really are so gorgeous! Maeve, if you have loved conventional, luxury lipstick brands, you should definitely give Nudus a try.The brand is definitely up to par, if not better than any other luxury lipstick brands out there! 🙂

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