I don't use this as an eye shadow crayon. I ran out of my regular illuminator/highlighter, mortgage week, budget was crazy tight. A quick stroke above cheekbones, brows, down nose, bow of lips and blend blend blend works like a charm, surprisingly subtle and it is crazy affordable. I am fair complected, so it doesn't scream white stripe crayon or anything. I think this works GREAT as a highlighter, and at $5.25 saves me about $35.00 over my old Nars highlighter. I don't think I am going back. Over my face primer and foundation it stayed on all day, a solid 10 hours of subtle sheen. I also used to it lighten up and shimmer out a berry lip color, worked really well as well. Great inexpensive multi- use color. I also have the one in champagne, I do use this one as an eye color sometimes, but, have also used in the same way as above when I want a little more color and warmth. The cashmere one LIVES in my travel make up bag. You can do sooo much with this for one pencil. love love love. Yeah, when they run out I will buy them again, want to go get the pale pink shimmer one, With my eyes primed I did not have any issues with creasing, but I did apply it with a light hand and blended,it well, so not much there to crease really.
I bought this because I liked Milk as a shadow base and wanted to also try something similar. Cottage Cheese is even better because ii is more sheer than milk, although it is still white. When I use it as a base my eyelid color shows through because it is a translucent white. It is shimmery but a lot less so when applied than I thought looking at the stick. I lost the first one I had in my house somewhere and bought another one as soon as possible. It is a great base because it makes powder shadows more intense and smooth. I'm surprised that Milk is more popular.
This is the shade I've been searching high and low for that 'luminescent' eye look. (highlighted look in the inner corners and under the eye with a shimmery cream shadow/pencil)
I regret buying those silver eye pencils in my attempt to re-create that look when this pencil was under my nose all along.
It was either Cottage Cheese or the highly touted Milk and I'm glad I chose Cottage Cheese. It has a soft sheen/shimmer without being over the top and it really brings out my brown eyes.
It looks much softer than using silver and the staying power isn't bad. It lasts for about 5 hours on me and then I need to touch up a bit.
I wish it were a push up pencil but for the price and colour, I'm willing to sharpen it.
My search is over and I hope NYX doesn't discontinue this pencil.
(NW47) The day I bought it, it broke. I had to tape it. I thought I could use this to replace milk, but it was a shimmery silver-ish color. It's okay. I'm more of a golden girl, so wearing this kind of scares me. It's really just been sitting there, I don't have any looks to wear with it. It goes on creamy and seems to stay for awhile though, so there's a plus.
a must-have in everyone's makeup collection. you can literally use this anywhere on your eyes - highlighting the inner corner, brow bone, use as a base all over your lid, layer it on top of other shadows for an everyday natural look... this shade is so versatile and my favorite shade out of all nyx jumbo eye pencils.
I use this a lot for golden/bronzey smokey eyes. It works as a great base for my shadows (after I apply UDPP). I actually prefer this to Milk because of the slight shimmer it has. I feel that it also glides on more smoothly and is less opaque, making it look a bit more natural on my lids. I would highly recommend this.
A great brightener and glue for loose pigments!
Price: $7 CAD
Texture: creamy, sticky
It really works to brighten/intensify the shadows and an adhesive for the pigments/loose shadows. I love popping this in the inner corner for a quick highlight.
This is a creamy, shimmery white eye pencil. Love the color. Highlights like a dream. I wear it on my lower waterline and it lights up my eyes. Or wear on the inside of your eyes to brighten them. NYX jumbo sticks are the best.
Cottage Cheese is a metallic white that's great as a highlighter on the browbone and tearduct. It's a bit too pigmented and stark on my NC35 skintone for a face highlighter, but I'm sure it'll work on fair[er] skintones.
Its pencil shape is fantastic for touch-ups and on-the-go highlighting! I use this in lieu of Milk as a base if I want my eyeshadows to have a bit more shimmer.
It does crease a bit, but for some reason this creases less than the other shimmery shades. As with all cream products, the more product you build, the more it's going to crease. I find creasing minimizes with Urban Decay Primer Potion and/or MAC Paint Pot or Maybelline Color Tattoo underneath.
But considering it only costs $4.50 each for 5 whole grams of product, it's fantastic enough as it is. As much as I love Urban Decay and Laura Mercier, I'd buy these any day over Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils, that cost $20 each for 2.8 g, or, even worse, Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks that cost $24 each for only 0.05 g!
Would I repurchase? Yes.
A great pencil for illuminating the tear duct and inner eye area. Gives an angelic sheen. Cheap, too.