Sunday, April 3, 2011

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches, Pictures, Review

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches, Pictures, Review.

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils have been around for awhile and have a good rep in the makeup community as being great, inexpensive bases for eyeshadow. I have to agree with them. They are soo creamy, pigmented and smooth and at only $3.50 (prices may vary from store to store) how can you not love these? 

Pots n Pans, Black Bean, French Fries, Cherry, Lemon
I have to say I use black bean the most. I have two or three of these because I love them so much. One for my traincase, one for makeup drawers and a backup. Black bean works wonders on smokey eyes. Whether you want to make your smokey eye darker or just stay smudge proof and in place all day long, this is something you should consider using. You can also use these as a base to deepen any color you may have that you want to be a bit darker.

I also love to used Iced Mocha (sorry it's not pictured) for natural or taupe colored eyes. It's similar to the color french fries, but is more of a taupey/champagne shade. It gives you a nice stick base as well as adds a bit of shimmer to your shadow. It can also help to add color to a more sheer eyeshadow (as can all of the shades).

Cherry can be a life save for pink shadows that you can't get to show up well enough. It seems a lot of pink shades are rather sheer, so you can pop cherry underneath and brighten it up some. 

French Fries, Lemon, Pots n Pans, Black Bean, Cherry

French Fries is a nice bronzey shade, which will be great for the summer. I love wearing shimmery copper or bronze eyes paired with a nice bronzer on my cheeks for summer. As many of you may know, the summer heat can melt makeup off really easily, so using a base such as these jumbo eyeshadow pencils can help prolong your eyeshadow wear during the summer. Just be sure to apply a very thin layer and blend it out well, if you get creasing from these, you are using too much. 

Pots N Pans is shimmery silver. I think this is nice for holiday eyes. When I think of holidays, I think golds and silvers, but of course you can use this whenever you want to. 

Lemon is a pretty green shade with a bit of gold to it. This will be nice for spring and summer as well if you want to do a nice colorful look with greens. 

I also use the white one, milk, a lot, but I totally forgot to grab it for swatches, but it's the same consistency as the other pencils, just in white. This is best used to brighten up and add a look of more pigmentation to your eyeshadows.

Overall, I really love these pencils. They work so well as a base and they are super creamy and pigmented.

Have you tried NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils Before? Which colors do you recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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Vintage Makeup said...

Do these crease? :)

Glamatronic said...

No, they don't crease on me as long they're blended out and you don't put too much on

Vintage Makeup said...

I'll have to get one!

I really want Strawberry Milk. :)

Shang J. said...

The lemon colour is so pretty!

G A B Y said...

I have French Fries and the color is gorgeous, but it creases like crazy on me )=

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