Monday, September 19, 2011

NYX Jumbo Pencils

*REPOST* I posted this nearly a year ago on my old blog and thought it would be good to revisit these gems.

Having heard and read (and seen on YouTube) all about NYX, I was eager to try them out. I'm not a fan of shopping online as you can't touch or swatch the products so when I found out that my local Ulta store ( stock NYX I was excited to go shopping. I started out with two (Milk and Cottage Cheese) so I could see if I liked the product.

Despite the names -I mean who wants to put cottage cheese on their eyes? eww - I just loved them. They are very creamy. They glide on smoothly and don't drag the delicate eye area at all.

Milk is a very opaque white and Cottage Cheese is a lovely iridescent white, perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eye, giving that nice wide awake look.

Happy with the formula I went back for more... I bought Pure Gold, exactly what the name states; French Fries, a luscious bronze to use as a base for my favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow Smog; Black Bean, an intense black; and Rocky Mountain Green, a shade I don't really need but it was just so PRETTY!

I don't know how well the black will do as an eyeliner as it's very big and you might be able to see on the photo that it bleeds a little (click the photo to enlarge). I plan on mostly using them as a base for eye shadows, they make it last so much longer than normal primers and they boost the color really well. At around $4 a pop, they are a very affordable, versatile product that I use a lot and will definitely repurchase.

*REVISITED* I use these almost daily. I love Cottage Cheese as an inner corner brightener and sometimes as a browbone highlight. I use French Fries and Pure Gold under bronzy or brown shadows and it makes them brighter, shinier and longer lasting.

Rocky Mountain Green tends to crease more with a shadow on top so I mostly just slick it on and use my fingers to blend it out for a bright but easy going look.

Black Bean is not, as I thought, any good as an eyeliner or to use on the waterline, it's just not waterproof enough. Having said that I've used it for some more out there, costume looks and patted black shadow on top. Great black base.

I LOVE these. Just adore them. Great bargain and fantastic product for the price. They were $3.49 at my local Ulta and please note that my standard large pencil sharpener didn't work on these and I had to purchase a NYX one to sharpen them. A review on the lip pencils is coming up shortly.......

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