Friday, 2 November 2012

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Review

Hello my beauties How are you all doing today?  How did your Halloween go?
Ours went brilliantly the twins had a ball and loved the whole first time out in the dark, fireworks, fire and of course trick or treat :) They were a little frightened of the loud bangers but soon forgot all about that once they were able to feast on some of their goodies hehehe 
So today I am showing you my little collection of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.  I am sure at this stage you all know what they are as they have been out for some time and have been hyped about alot over You Tube and Blogs but here is my view and swatches on these.  
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. Available in 28 shades.
Now what surprises me more is the fact that i have only got 6 out of the 28 shades lol  but i have to say the shade i do have i am very happy with and use quite often as i see it there is no point in having alot of shades and not using half of them :) but there are more shades on the site that have caught my eye and i will more than likely purchase them and do an update for you all :) 
So i will go ahead and show you all the shades and talk a little more about them :) 
Black Bean:  This is a very popular shade of course :) Its a jet back shade with no shimmer This shade is perfect as a base for the dark smokey eye literally one swipe of this gives us an amazing amount of product and and pay off this is extremely creamy 
Next up is 
Milk:  Another favourite shade in the beauty world as its a matte white shade perfect for bright coloured eyeshadow it help intensify them amazingly.  This too is very creamy and very pigmented a little harder to blend than black bean but perhaps that is because it is a brighter shade.  I use this on my water line sometimes to brighten me up a bit and it lasts a good 5 hours before fading.  
Next up 
Cottage Cheese:  This is another popular shade in the beauty industry.  This is a shimmer frosty white shade.  It can be used as a highlight or as a base.  I love using this as a base and placing my matte eyeshadows on top Cottage Cheese surely jazzes them up :) As a high light this works amazingly on the inner corners of my eyes or under the brow I love it :) 
next is 
French Fries:  This is on the shimmery side.  This certainly looks nothing like what it shows on the pictures on the site.  This is a lovely bronzy brown with gold shimmer.  This gives a metallic y looking payoff :) perfect for jazzing up your matte eyeshadows :) 
Next is 
Yogurt:  This is a fantastic highlight shade :) Its a lovely metallic champagne with silvery shimmer.  I use this on the inner corners if my eyes.  This works well on its own n for a "non makeup day" Its makes your eyes look wide awake.  
And Lastly 
Purple Velvet:  Well you know already i love this shade hehe.  This is a cool toned plum rather than purple even though this shade is stunning its hugely pigmented a little harder to blend as it seems a little more oily but works fantastic as a base love it :) 
All swatches were taken in natural light and with no primer underneath 
Over all I really like these I think they make a great base to intensify your eyeshadows.  I have a few palettes here that are not great in pigmentation but using these as a base really helps bring out the shades.  
I love how creamy and soft they are just one swipe and you have instant colour.  They dont feel too wet or sticky just creamy, creamy enough for you to set with whatever eyeshadows you want to apply over them.  Now to be honest there is a couple of not so good things to tells you and that would be 
(1.  They crease without a doubt so if you are applying these i would recommend using a primer first please don't plan on wearing these on their own because within an hour you will notice them creasing this is why i have been telling you they work better as bases because you will be setting a cream with powder aka eye-shadow.  
(2.  If you suffer with very oily lids you will find these will crease even with a primer But you can work at this you can apply these very lightly and then you will find they will last longer 
I especially find these brilliant for pigments if you are not used to using pigments and end up with alot of fallout all over your face lol I'm sure all of you have been there well using these great pencils before packing on the pigments works brilliantly and creates less fall out for us :) 
Over all I think they are brilliant value and a great way to experiment with different looks and especially brilliant for intensifying your eyeshadows :) 
You can purchase these literally on any site that sells NYX Products here is some sites who sell internationally. 
Cherry Culture they are currently $3.40 
Beauty Emporium (Irish Site ships internationally) They are selling for 5.40 euros each
Crush Cosmetics (Australian Site who ship internationally) Selling for $6.70 each 
Joys Cosmetics (ebay store top rated seller) Can buy in bulk like i did 
So thats some the sites where you can buy them :) 
I hope this helped and i hope you enjoyed my review 
Have you tried these out yet?
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Wasifa Ahmad said...

nyx jumbo pencils are great...but the main trouble is you have to depot it when you have used the top portion :(

Nina s said...

yes i agree hunny but it doesnt take alot to depot them infact they are handier when depotted i must do a blog post on how to depot them :)

Wasifa Ahmad said...

yeah...I depotted my milk jumbo pencil recently..and it works just as fine!

Here is my process

Nina s said...

awww thats brilliant thanks for sharing hunny will have a look :)

fluff and fripperies said...

These look amazing Nina - I think French Fries is my favourite! xo

FAB! said...

thanks for the nice detailed account. I agree with u on all the cons..
I've been a regular reader of ur blog for long. Please check my lil blog to see what I got. Do follow if u like what u see.

Eimear Byrne Makeup Artist said...

I swear by my Nyx Jumbo Pencil in 'Milk' haha rarely a tutorial without it! May invert in Purple Velvet it looks absolutely divine :)

Nina s said...

Emma hunny French Fries is amazing oh and i mean the food too lol

Eimear believe me girl you will love Purple Velvet :) :)

PinkGlitter10 said...

I've wanted to try these for so long but just haven't been able to comit to buy! Really great review Nina! x

Nina s said...

Pink Glitter hunny they are very good for the price thanks so much for your comment you should at least try one hunny to see what you think and for a first one i recommend wither trying the white or black first :)

Hannah Mallon said...

I love this review <3


Simone Housen said...

I have milk, but haven't used up the top portion yet. Is it not possible to sharpen (with a large sharpener)??

Also, I LOVE ur blog, every page I go through I find at least one review I've been searching for. I appreciate that u show the packaging, the actual product swatched, and if its a lip product u actually show it on the lips as well! SO helpful and wonderful! Thank u so much, keep bloggin girl, ur awesome at it!

Simone Housen said...

I also really enjoy that u give a Lil update on ur personal life as well! Makes me really excited to see an update on what's goin on with the kids, etc. and because ur so likeable, it's easy to trust ur reviews. So many beauty blogs just give their opinions, but without "knowing" them, it's hard to gauge their honesty. So I really dig your blogging style! Lol. That's all!

Nina s said...

Simone (I love your name BTW) Thank you so so so so so much for your lovely lovely comments that really made my day your so sweet gosh im speechless thank you hunny xxxxxxx

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