4 NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Review: French Fries, Milk, Peacock, Purple Violet
Guest Review By Apurva (Medium Skintone, Combination Skin)
Reporting live from Illinois. What is the big deal, you say? It’s been -19 C since the past week and not to forget the 33 mph winds. It’s going to be the same saga for the next week. Oh we also have snowfall, ice and sleet going on. I used to love the winters in Delhi – I could probably sunbathe there right now. Now my favourite season is blow in your face heat summertime. Yes, I just said that.
Now that must tell you how hard it is to walk out of the front door each day. Cribbing and crying I go to work and this afternoon I finally took the plunge and went to the mall! I had a 20% off coupon and I HAD to use it. You know that feeling right? Come rain or shine you gotta use that piece of happiness.
I had high hopes of finding a bunch of goodies but ended up buying another shade in my favourite eyeshadow ever. The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. I own three of them already and I always reach for them when I am not feeling adventurous and I need things to work in one swipe. I bought the Purple Velvet this time.
NYX says: A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Some call her chubby. We say voluptuous.
You would really think I am getting paid by NYX to write this review (I won’t mind it) but sadly, I am not. These things are magic! They are everything you need in an eyeshadow. Ladies, you NEED these. I mean for the price, these crayons are unbelievably amazing. Please, please, please get yourselves five OR one.
The sticks are packed with a lot of product – 0.18 oz as compared to the MAC Shadestick 0.05 oz for $17.50 and the Urban Decay Glide On Shadow Pencil 0.10 oz for $20.00. They come in a array of shades, all of them well pigmented and extremely creamy. I swatched a lot of them and they are all on the metallic side with a bit of sparkle to them.
As NYX claims, they are truly a multi task crayon. They work as an eyeliner, an eyeshadow and a brilliant base to build up. They don’t dry very quickly so that makes them perfect to do a bit of blending in the corners to smoothen the harsh lines. They are excellent for a beginner with a pretty dummy proof application, great lasting power (yes, you can totally skip the primer) and absolutely amazing pigmentation. They stay on for about seven hours on me, a little easy touch up makes them bright and crisp again. They are highly buildable, I haven’t tried much of it because one swipe usually suffices for me.
If you have loose pigments or eyeshadows with a lot of fallout, I would suggest using these babies as a base to prep your lids. The pigments stick to it like a dream and since NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil does not crease, it’s a great adhering tool.
I currently own four of these:
French Fries: A lovely dark copper shade. My go to when I want to look snazzy but have no time. It’s over used and abused.
Milk: I know, it’s stark white. (Game of Thrones pun not intended) This is my primer. Makes eyeshadows POP, easy to blend, not hassle some to work with and makes the loose pigments sit on your eyelid till you scrub it off.
Peacock: Truly a peacock shade. Greenish blue, not like a bruise, but like a real beautiful peacock. I use this as an eyeliner when I wear my ten thousand blue blouses to work. It does not look horrible on our Indian skin tone. Believe me.
Purple Violet: A dark purple, the one to suit and show up on dusky Indian skin. I find a lot of mauve-ish shades or very techno purple but this one was just what I wanted. A dark purple!
- Wide selection of shades
- No funky names
- Dummy proof application
- Great for beginners
- Highly pigmented
- Good quantity of product
- Creamy and blendable
- Multi tasks as eyeliner, eyeshadow, base and primer
- Long staying power
- Not co-dependent
- All metallic shades (not for someone who likes matte mute shades)
- The cap is flimsy (As you can see, all of mine have cracks, always throw them in the non hazardous part of your bag)
Price: $4.49 or Rs 340.00 on Nykaa.com
Recommendation: These are creamy, bendable, pigmented, affordable and easy to use. They double up as a great eyeshadow base and eyeliner. Please do yourself a favour and buy them today.
P.S.: I didn’t clean them on purpose to show that the caps are a bit of a pain and the product gets getting a bit wasted.
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