NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil Reviews, Swatches and Photos

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.


Iced Mocha, Gold and Strawberry Milk


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!

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is available at Ulta and nyxcosmetics.com for $4.50.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

13 COMMENTS

  1. mmm I haven’t needed to sharpen mine yet, but I’m guessing that the Maybelline/Covergirl sharpeners would work fine for these. The colors you have are really pretty, my HG is Milk, and I’ve also got my eye on Black Bean.

  2. MILK & BLACK BEAN are sooo necessary… I’m talkin daily basis!!! I also love gold & pacific (a periwinkle blue). However I was unimpressed by yogurt, rocky mountain green, purple… they just didn’t have a good payoff on me *shrugs shoulders*

    I’m dying to try orange, yellow, hot pink & cherry, but Ulta’s always sold out :(

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