Nyx Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Brown: Swatches & Review

by mehak on May 20, 2013

in C, Eye Products, Eyeliner, Nyx, Reviews



NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Brown: Swatches & Review

Guest Review By Priya R 


My Views

Even though Nyx has been raved about in the blogosphere, somehow their offerings really never appealed to me so till now i have pretty much been a Nyx Virgin. But while strolling in a beauty store, this Nyx counter girl asked me to check out her counter, with almost no intention to buy anything; I went to check out their stuff.  Now this girl at the counter had this beautiful  “Coffee Brown” color that she was sporting  on her eyes  . I fell for it hook, line and sinker and bought home the Nyx Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Brown!

The pencil looks simple, no fuss packaging  which requires frequent sharpening and they look similar to my Faces long Wear Pencils which I own a few of. I was on a lookout for a nice brown shade for everyday wear and fell in love with this subtle “coffee brown” color. Though I love the color, I am not a big fan of the texture! When swatched on hands, it applies easily, not buttery soft, but it applies without tugging but when I try it on the eyes it just fails to deliver. It pulls, it tugs, it hurts the eyes and I tried many different ways of making it work but its totally dud in texture department.

When I did manage to get it on my eyes somehow, to test its staying power it worked ok – 4 hours of wear time and then it started to smudge and eventually it went off by itself without requiring any makeup remover. Nyx says, it eye/eyebrow pencil and this brown shade seemed kind of ok to me for filling in eyebrows at first but when I did it was way to light for eyebrows. So it cannot be used alternatively too.

Since, it tortured my eyes enough, I didn’t want to check it out how it fares on the waterline but I am sure it will not work on waterline either as it is not smooth in texture or highly pigmented.

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Pros of NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Brown:

  1. Loved the color – only thing that worked for me.


Cons of NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Brown:

  1. Does not have smooth texture – pulls, tugs & hurts the eyes.
  2. Not pigmented enough – require multiple swipes for the color to show up.
  3. It smudges after 4 hours of wear time.
  4. Cannot be used for filling in the eyebrows.
  5. With all the cons above, it is definitely an expensive buy.

 Verdict: C

Price: Rs 295/-

Recommendation: Nyx – Eye/Eyebrow Pencil –Brown though is a beautiful shade but it fails to deliver in all the other departments – texture, pigmentation, staying power & smudge-proof formula. For the price, it is definitely expensive and for the fact it cannot be used on eyes & eyebrows too, not the best product from Nyx. Please stay away!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Abhi May 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

even the best companies make horrible products sometimes..I am an NYX fan otherwise..but I guess I will stay away from this one…thanks for the heads up..


Priya Raghuwanshi May 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Ya that’s true.. I wanna try their blushes heard its good


Lancy May 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Oops.. The shade is good but the product is really a dud


Nivedita May 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I wanted a bunch of these. Good that I did not. Shall stay away.
The color is awesome though.


Smriti May 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

it’s a nice colour. pity it didn’t turn out so well.


Preeti Kaur May 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm

awww too bad :( the color is super gorgeous


Shikha May 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

nice shade, I prefer browns over black these days… I would have invested in this even with smudging as con if would have been smooth gliding…. I am hooked to Faces brown, metallic brown.


Priya Raghuwanshi May 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I wanna try faces pencil I have the black one in that n love it :)


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