NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust (3) NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust: Swatches & Review

I am an eye makeup freak and always up for experimenting and trying new products. Lately, I have become obsessed with  multitasking products and anything that saves me time while doing makeup is a huge bonus. The  Jumbo eye pencils are such  an awesome find for me- they don;t need an introduction and are the most ‘bang-for-your-buck’ kind of products. Today I am going to review a gorgeous color from the range – NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust.

Color: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust is a very unique color. It is a dark reddish brown with subtle gold shimmers. It also has purple and burgundy undertones to it. In other words, a very intriguing color that imparts a beautiful shade to any eye look. The color is perfect as an accent color to add depth, but if you want you could use it as an overall lid color with Indian wear too. . Since it is an eyeshadow in form of a pencil, I use it as a base for an eye shadow, an eye shadow itself and a liner. My favorite way to use it is to line my upper and lower lash lines and smoke it out. This looks good on a plain eyelid or with any eye makeup as well. This is my ‘sure shot’ mantra to get smokey eyes even in a hurry. :)

Quality: Since I have been trying jumbo eye pencils from higher brands as well, I am in a  perfect position to compare the drugstore brands to expensive ones. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust has an awesome quality compared to the price you pay for it. The shade is very pigmented. Just one swipe gives you  intense color,  creamy texture and goes on smoothly on the lids. It does not feel harsh or drying on the eyes. This jumbo pencil will not crease on normal eyelids, but it is always a different story on my oily ones. ;) I definitely need a primer to help it stay creaseless the entire day. I also feel that wearing this pencil alone reduces its staying power. An eyeshadow above it makes it last longer. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust blends very easily. Actually, too easily for my liking. I prefer the smokier effect on my upper and lash lines. However, the moment I start bending this pencil, it blends away completely and almost vanishes. For me, it becomes a tricky part to get a smokier look and keep it vibrant at the same time. ;)

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust comes packaged as a jumbo eye pencil with a clear cap. This helps in identifying the shade easily. The outer body is white colored for all the eye pencils. There is a chance that the cap may break easily or smash the bullet of the pencil itself.

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  • Very unique shade of dark reddish brown.
  • Can be used as a base for various colors of eye shadows.
  • Shimmers are not very prominent.
  • Intense pigmentation.
  • Blends easily.
  • Super creamy texture.
  • Does not irritate eyes.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Multi-tasker.
  • Affordable.


  • Almost vanishes when blended.
  • Less staying power when applied without an eye shadow.
  • May crease without a primer.
  • Sharpening leads to wastage.
  • Fragile packaging.

Rating: B+

Price: $4.49

Recommendation: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust is a very affordable way to try out eye shadows in the pencil form. Though the entire range has some beautiful shades, but the eye pencil in Rust is one of the prettiest colors. The eye pencil has a brilliant pigmentation and a very smooth texture. You might need a primer for a long lasting and crease-less shade. I love this pencil, except that it blends too quickly. If you are ok with that, I think NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust is a must have color in any makeup lover’s collection. Definitely an awesome buy for the price!!!

Guest Review By Himani

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