After hearing lots of good things about NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, I finally got my hands on some.
These over-sized pencils are about the same size as NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and can double as eyeliner and eyeshadow. They come in a huge selection of 28 shades with shimmery and matte finishes. Colors range from your regular black and brown to bright yellow, electric blue and hot pink to pastel green, soft lavender and white.
JEP617 Iced Mocha is a shimmery warm taupe.
JEP612 Gold is a shimmery copper.
JEP605 Strawberry Milk is a shimmery baby pink.
Thanks to the mineral oils and powders, the pencils have a creamy texture that glide on effortlessly without tugging or pulling the skin. They also give great pigmentation and leave behind a glossy sheen that looks like a cream eyeshadow.
When worn alone, the pencils stay on pretty well on my lower lid but do crease a bit on the upper lid. If you intend to wear these as an eyeshadow, you will definitely need to use a primer underneath.
Alternatively, you can wear them as an eyeshadow base and layer a powder eyeshadow on top. When used as a base, I did not experience any creasing or fading at all and it makes the powder eyeshadow stand out more.
My only complaint is finding the right sharpener. None of the sharpeners I have – MAC, Maybelline, Revlon and Red Earth – would fit so chances are you will need to purchase the NYX Pencil Sharpener as well.
Other than that, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are great and totally worth the hype. Thumbs up!
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is available at Ulta and nyxcosmetics.com for $4.50.
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