What a neat little product.
I don't own or wear lots of makeup, and I try to have the most simple makeup routines as possible. When I first saw this product I thought 'Oh sure, just another unnecessary step to add in the morning. How much of a difference do waterlines and reverse lip lining actually make?' I couldn't help but be intrigued by the potential of this product, and it's so affordable, I bought it in Light.
I kind of love it! I'm still not convinced it works 'wonders' but it's sure a handy little thing that have around! I use it to line my waterline and to correct pigmentation around my lip line. Makes me look and feel more polished and awake. I think it's too light and waxy to use as a concealer, but I suppose in a pinch it would be better than nothing. It's just so convenient to throw in your purse and use whenever, it's hard not to love it.
Is it a must-have? I didn't think it would be, but I'm beginning to change my tune. I definitely don't 'need' it but now that I've tried it, I'd rather not live without it!
This works for me wonderfully, but I don't use it on my waterline or for blemishes. I use it around my nose instead of concealer, and for that purpose, it is amazing. Just gives me a flawless look. I also think it works great to cover up flat scars - from old blemishes, pigmentation issues, ect. Set with a bit of powder, I think great and the price is fantastic.
Forget about using this to cover up blemishes, it's way too waxy so won't blend out evenly. These wonder pencils only come in three shades, and I bought it in 'medium' because my skin is a bit darker now (its Summer).
NYX touts this pencil as multi-purpose; you can use it to line your waterline to brighten your eyes, use it as a reverse lip liner and to cover up blemishes. Like I said before, forget about this as a concealer.
The pencil isn't the absolute best for lining waterlines-I had to go over it a couple of times for it to show up. But in a pinch, this will do. I found that using this as a reverse lip liner worked best. Whenever I wear a bright lip colour, I always use this to define my cupids bow and cover up the awful red ring I have around my lips. The bottom line is: this is best as a lip liner, okay as an eyeliner and useless as a concealer.
I was expecting too much from this product when I first bought it (for my waterline) but after awhile I started liking it a lot more. However it does definitely make your eyes look wider and brighter. Its reasonably cheap so id suggest it :)
I L O V E this thing! OMG, let me tell you how amazing it is! I used it to line my eyes, which are tiny, and it opened them up! I even had someone ask me what was different on me! I also used it as a reverse lip liner, and it made my lips look nice & full. I have the medium color & it complimented my skin pretty well. Over all, it's a must buy! I'm going to ulta today to buy another one!
I had my heart set on loving this so I'm bummed this turned out to be a flop. First, the shades. Medium was too light for my skin but okay for the waterline. Dark was better but it does have a strong red/orange hue to it. When I applied this over a blemish, it looks foolish like BAM LOOK at this blemish. I put a big orange dot on it! So we go into the next huge problem with this. It does not blend at all. Now, I have oily skin so most things melt into my skin with ease, not this pencil. I find this pencil to be hard and reminds me of those long skinny Wet 'n Wild eye pencils I used in the 90's. Such poor cheap quality here with Wonder Pencil.
I've had this product for a few months and thought it was okay for my waterline, concealing small blemishes, etc. Was not super impressed until I discovered what now makes it my HG lip product. I have very pigmented lips (almost look like I am always wearing a berry/red lip balm) I know.....boo hoo! But when you want to wear all the pretty nudes out there, or have any pretty color lipstick look true to color on your lips, this is a big problem. I now use my wonder pencil to cancel out my lip color, and because of it's waxy consistency, it does not blend with the lip product. I have tried using a light layer of foundation or concealer which just ends up blending with the lip product making a pasty mess. This works perfectly and is very long lasting!
Meh! I bought WP03 Dark/Fonce as a nude brightener for my waterline. I don't know if it's my oily lids, but it just doesn't last on my waterline. Set on making the best of a okay purchase I tried to use it as a cupid's bow highlighter. No dice. Too ashy (on me). Too bad it was past the return period. In the unused bin it goes.
I mostly use this as a lip liner because it doesn't really cover well to be a concealer and doesn't stay long on the waterline
I have tried a few highlighting pencils, some have come from my Birch Box (do not remember the brand, but it was high-end), as well as Benefit's Eye Bright. This one from NYX is the perfect one. Not only is it inexpensive, but the flesh tone color brightens my eye when drawn into my waterline, without making it look like I have "white" eyeliner on. I do love the Benefit Eye Bright, but it is more intense, and it best on the inner corners of my eyes, by my nose. I have small eyes and the Benefit Eye Bright in my inner eyes, and this NYX Wonder Pencil on my waterline (upper and lower) make a huge difference. I can have on a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, mascara, and these pencils on my eyes, and I look bright eyed! (Pun intended)
I also use it around the base of my nose to cancel out redness, it blends well and is not chalky. But be careful not to get it INTO your nose, you don't want to introduce bacteria and then use it around your eyes. NYX is a great product line!