Saturday, April 27, 2013

review: nyx jumbo eye pencils;



(left to right)
Rocky Mountain Green:  Emerald green with a silver shimmer.
Peacock:  Blue/green with a silver shimmer.
Oyster:  Pink/lilac iridescent.
Sparkle Nude:  Light gold with silver shimmer.
Yogurt:  Champagne pink.
Rust: Reddish shimmery cranberry.
French Fries:  Medium golden brown.
Black Bean:  Matte black.
Milk:  Matte white.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are oversized pencils that can be used as eyeshadow crayons, eyeshadow bases, or as eyeliner.  They are a must-have in the beauty world, and I have finally invested in some of my own. I bought them online from Cherry Culture (psst, they're currently on sale at less than €3 each!), initially only intending to buy Milk, and for once I am delighted with the result of my impulsive spending.

With the exception of Oyster, which has more of a sheer/duochrome finish, they are all intensely pigmented with great colour payoff.  Although NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils don't have a great reputation when it comes to their staying power, I was really pleasantly surprised with how long the swatches lasted on my arm, even with my sleeves rubbing on them.  However, if you are wearing them alone, I would recommend setting them with a powder to stop them from creasing, particularly if you have oily skin.  They're available in a range of 32(!!) gorgeous colours and they have a shade to suit every look and occasion. 

As for downsides, I have heard that these can be a nightmare to sharpen without NYX's own sharpener, so it's best to depot them, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!

Overall:  For that price, these are an absolute steal, and I have every intention of purchasing more.  They're versatile, and so so pretty!
Rating: 8/10

Have you tried any of the Jumbo Eye Pencils?  What colours are your favourites?  Thanks for reading!


8 comments:

  1. I only have Milk, but I use it almost daily - would definitely like to try out more! xo

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    1. i don't know how i survived without it! x

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  2. They look amazing, dying to try them. Hope they ship to England.
    Blogging has been so bad for my bank balance ha! xx
    Rachael - beautypea.com

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    1. i think this uk site sells them too!
      http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/
      & aha i know exactly what you mean, but it's worth it! x

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  3. I've been meaning to try these for a while... I've heard amazing reviews on them!
    -Charlotte
    http://www.incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i highly recommend them, i use them all the time now. and they're so cheap! x

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  4. i have some and i absolutely adore them! i have the ELF dupes and cant wait to compare them together.

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    xoXo

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    1. i've never even seen the elf ones, i'll have to check them out. thank you so much! x

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