I simply adore NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencils! They’re beautifully pigmented cream stick shadows that can be used on their own as a wash of colour or as a primer for powder shadows.
What the website says:
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.
They have a huge range of colours (32 shades!), from neutrals to electric purples, teals and blues. I have the following:
- Cottage Cheese: a true whitish silver
- Yoghurt: a warm rose gold pink
- Strawberry Milk: a cool pink
- Rust: gorgeous mulberry red purple
- Pure Gold: cool gold
- French Fries: cool brown
- Dark Brown: dark matte brown
- Black Bean: matte black
- Purple: bluish purple
- Rocky Mountain Green: vibrant jade green
Here are a couple (okay, more than a couple, oops) of swatches for your viewing pleasure.
Note: the rightmost three swatches are Clinique’s Fuller Fudge, Pink and Plenty and Bountiful Beige for comparison 🙂
With the exception of Purple (which wasn’t as smooth), they all applied flawlessly. The formula is very creamy and lends itself more suitable for drier eyelids, on my oily ones they tend to fade after 3 hours which is unfortunate.
The tip of the pencil is too chunky to really use this as a liner (it is indeed chubby) but as eyeshadow it’s great. It’s easy to achieve full coverage or to blend them out. I wouldn’t really recommend using several pencils together as they are too creamy and would smear around. Perhaps using an eye primer underneath would help?
Unlike the Clinique Chubby Sticks Shadow Tints, these aren’t retractable pencils, they’ll have to be sharpened. Therefore I can’t actually see how much product there is, hopefully not too little! Aside from wear time and the whole ‘not twistable’ thing, (oh and the caps fall off quite easily, I am a fan of the vibrant colours. Plus it’s great to try out because they’re super cheap!
NYX jumbo pencils retails for AU$4.50 but can be found at discounted prices, often online 🙂