I see why people are thinking this product would be great.I've tried jumbo pencil type eyeshadow/liners before over the years and have never really stuck with them.Always found something else that works better.Anyway..this one turned out very typical for me.I will end up using this on kids for Halloween time;-) it's just like grease stick paint you remember from those sets as a kid.If you are intending on using this to 'Pop' your eyeshadow..it will do that,for about 2 maybe 3 hours,if you don't sweat,let anyone touch near your face,or really do anything at all.Then yeah,with a light primer..this clownish white (mostly bee's wax) base will make your eyeshadow stick a little longer.Now if your going for that look,and you really want to use a 'white base' that will really stick,here's a secret = Maybelline cover stick in 'white',as with the jumbo pencil a touch goes a long way.The cover stick is harder to work with,more pan makeup type consistency.But that seems to be what a lot of folks are looking for.I also suggest light powdering of lids 'before' applying cover stick.I go this order: drop of drugstore foundation (NYC color),light powdering(hard candy-welcome matte),then Cover stick:Eyeshadow as wanted ....go wild girls. But yeah,the NYX jumbo Milk really wasn't anything special for me.I didn't expect much..so that's ok ;-)
Works well as a base to bring out bright colors, but it will crease. You have to apply the thinnest layer possible- I basically "draw" on my finger then pat it thinly on my lid like a primer. The crayon is neat, but it doesn't twist up, so I don't know how I'm going to get to the rest of the product when the tip wears down.
I was randomly reading reviews when I saw this product. When I read that people are using this to make bright shadows pop, I had to buy it at Ulta. You guys didn't let me down! It indeed makes my bright colors more vibrant. I only use it on the part of my lid that I wearing the bright color. However, I must warn (as others already have) that this product creases even with UDPP underneath. No matter how sheer of a coat I put on, it creases in the crease of my eyelid. I can usually smudge it a little with my finger to make the crease disappear, so it's not that big of a deal. I recommend watching Youtube videos about how to depot this because the pencil is a joke. The packaging and creasing is why I took off a lippie. This will last a long time for me and is so cheap that it's going to be one of my staples. I'm uploading a pic of me wearing Milk in my inner corner with MAC silver ring and Milani Storm in my outer V.
This is very creamer but I use it as a highlight and for the ducts of my eyes. I could see how it would crease. I haven't used it as a base yet but I will surely try!
When used lightly over a shadow base with powdered shadow on top.. this is a great product. It makes eyeshadows pop and become so vibrant. If you use it too heavily, it will crease up no matter what primer you use or shadow you have on top, you have to use it very lightly, but it does make a difference on the colors of the eyeshadows you put on top of it.
There is quite a lot of product for the price as well, these last a very long time.
When I first bought this I was so disappointed because it creased up on me just a few hours after putting it on with shadow on top. Well yesterday I came to this board and was getting ready to write the most negative review...but after reading all the positives about it I decided to give it another try. So today I used it with MAC's Painterly paint pot on the bottom and then put it on very sparingly. After that I patted my shadows on and WOW...Milk made my eyeshadow look incredibly beautiful and vibrant. My eyeshadow looked like it had been airbrushed on. By the end of the day I did have a very, very, very slight bit of creasing but it could have easily been patted up with a bit more shadow. I'm very happy I gave this product a second chance, they make for great bases when put on top of another base. This is a perfect option if you are looking to really make your eye shadows pop. I'll def. be using Milk again and I cannot wait to get more Jumbo Eye Shadow pencils to experiment with. A lot of people complain that they are useless after they get worn down, but I'm hoping to turn my pencil into a paint pot once it's running low apparently it's easy to do.
I use this to highlight under the arch of my brow and brighten near the tear ducts of my eyes. Works well but i could imagine the texture would crease easy. Does the job at a fabulous price so i would repurchase.
I use it hit bright on eyes head,improve eye -look more graduated.
I completely love this as an eyeshadow base (as well as as a highlighter below my eyebrows or near my tear ducts). It's creamy, easy to apply evenly, and really makes any color that I put over it, pop. I also found it very easy to depot, and doing that didn't change the product at all. It does crease (even with a primer) on its own, but if I put a primer under it and eyeshadow over it, then I have no problems with creasing. Furthermore, this stuff is super inexpensive, and it lasts forever. I've been using mine almost daily for close to a year now, and I have more than half of it left. I will always keep this in my collection.
I have naturally pigmented lids (like the "natural eyeshadow" some people get), in which they are yellower than my skintone (NC20). I use this jumbo pencil for many things because it's so versatile.
I use this all over the lid when I want to neutralize my lids (on top of TFSI), applying straight from the pencil, making sure not to apply too much or it will crease. This makes whatever shadows I'm using on top to become more true-to-pan. I use it as a base for the inner corner highlight. I also use it to highlight my browbones, drawing lightly following the arch of my brows and blending it with fingers. It gives my brows a bit of a "lift." A little goes a long way! I don't like the pencil packaging though it's convenient for application, but will continue to use because it works well and is dirt cheap.