I’m a little torn over this product. Yes, it makes the color of your eye shadow pop on your eyelid. However, it’s a bit stubborn and “wet” to work with. I feel that if you use a good eye primer like Too Faced shadow insurance, your eye shadow will already pop. I notice that when I use this… it makes blending a bit messier. I probably wouldn’t repurchase this since I know that shadow insurance will suffice. Though, I wouldn’t say this thing was complete junk either.
Not only would I never purchase this or any other jumbo pencils from Nyx again, I gave all of mine away. I am confused at how good the reviews for this product have been. This did not work as a base or primer at all for my eyelids. It could be that my eye lids are quite pigmented and a little oily, but this is the only product of its category that disappeared and sat quite unevenly on my skin. It certainly did not bring out the colours of any eyeshadows I placed on top of it.
Nyx make a lot of great stuff, but these pencils are really sub standard.
Very very pigmented and creamy
Great as a base!
I dont use it for the inner corners since its too creamy and when I blend it out, all the colour goes away D;
The packaging was ok, except the lid is cracking, which is bad~
But other than that, it is very good
This is one of my top cosmetic products.
I use this as a base for eye shadows.
My favorite colors are iced mocha, rust and frosted.
The iced mocha is shimmery chocolate; rust is a shimmery dark auburn and frosted is copper.
I use the iced mocha and rust more often because the compliment my skin tone and dark hair color.
I have been using this product for years; usually as a base and sometimes just the pencil.
This product glides on smooth and holds powdered eye shadows wonderfully.
This and Black Bean are my essential jumbo eye shadow pencils. Milk is a pure, matte white. I use this in addition to a primer (UDPP) all over my lids to enhance my eyeshadow and make them appear more true-to-color. I like to use this for darker colors such as green and blue because it really makes them "pop." This is also useful for highlighting the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes.
This will crease if used on its own, so a primer is necessary if you want staying power.
At less than $3 a pop, this and all the other jumbo eye pencils are a great buy. You can find NYX at Ulta, but I've found that they're cheaper at small, Asian beauty supply stores.
Just be sure to not push the lid on too tight, as they can crack easily.
I bought this because I was trying to find an alternative for my Urban Decay 24/7 pencils. The reviews made me believe that it could possibly be just that! When I first tried it, I was amazed about how easy it was to apply. It glides on so smoothly, and looks so lovely. I use it in the corners of my eye to make me look more awake.
The product is greasy! When I wear it, I feel like I constantly have something in my eyes. It's really uncomfortable. I prefer the black jumbo pencil better, but it's because I wear it towards the outer part of my water line.
Some eyeshadows just need some extra brightening. This makes for a great base to do the trick! I have several very cheapy eyeshadows that I apply overtop of this base and it makes them so much better! I put primer on my eyelids, followed by this highly-pigmented, pure white "eye shadow." Even though it's soft, I don't like directly applying it onto my lid. I prefer to apply this with one of my (clean) concealer brushes. Then I follow with my selected eyeshadows and voila! I've also used this jumbo eye shadow pencil to line my waterline. It also makes for a great highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes, if applied correctly and softened/blended. It instantly brightens up the eye area. I do recommend using a primer beforehand, though. My Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener fits this pencil perfectly. I also own the NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in "Cottage Cheese" which is a frosted 'slightly' off-white colour. Sometimes I use that one as a base too.
I love this product. I use it as a base it deff makes the e/s pop. Doesn't crease eventhough i have oily lids..
I live in Australia so they don't sell NYX here, but I've always wanted to try some of their products so I thought I'd buy it online. What better thing to try of theirs first other than their renowned jumbo pencil in milk? I currently own a MAC chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20, but that is more yellow toned and I wanted to get one that was stark-white because I'm very fair skinned and I thought I could get away with wearing it. I put this on every morning, just a soft stroke across my water line, and it instantly makes me look more awake, alert and alive! It has incredible staying power (lasts through 6 hours of working), and there's so much in the pencil I think it will last a long time. I love the width of the pencil itself too, it's great for what I use it for. It's just the right size. Now, just to find a pencil sharpener that will fit this huge thing..
I use this as a base after primer, as well as a highlight. It's creamy and pigmented. I don't use it all the time, but I also have been doing eyeshadow all that much lately. Personally, I like it, and would definitely be buying it again. Though, I think I'll be melting it into a jar. I've been trying to sharpen it, but it hasn't been working out too well.
This product, I've found, has helped bring out my shadows more. It's a nice, clean color. I use my fingers to blend it in around my eye before shadows so I don't get it dirty before hand. I'm not sure if that helps any, but...
I do plan on purchasing more in the future.