This works great as a base, if you use a bright colour over top, it looks really nice. It was easy to use, and you didn't have to press really hard when you applied it. The price is really good too, but one thing I did not like was it was hard to sharpen.
If you want a colored eyeshadow [like blue, green, purple etc] to show to true to color then using this as a base will do wonders.
Because I stick to neutrals I don't tend to need this as a base. I usually just put this on the inner 3rd of my eye to brighten the area then pat a highlight color on top to set it.
Nothing too fancy but this gets the job done. Not too fond of the packaging since you do need to have a sharpener with a big slot. I wished they made these NYX pencils like a twist up kinda thing (like the clinique chubby sticks).
This is the only colour for NYX's jumbo pencils I would use. I bought other colors but it's far too creamy for my oily lids & will start smudging after a few hrs. Needless to say, the lids look horrible with oily smudges of colour!
Milk however is a different story. I use it as a base colour by dabbing it all over my lids (all the way up to the brow) & blend it out using my finger. Other eyeshadow colors "pop" on top of it. But if I'm feeling lazy. I just wear it on its on & it brightens the eyes beautifully. I will definitely repurchase milk. continued >>
i love this pencil. it has sooo many uses. i had to do my makeup in the car this morning cause i was running late to take my daughter to her drs appointment, so i used this as my all in one eye routine. it really brightened my eyes and blending so easily. i got this because of all the reviews on here and on YouTube and im really glad i did espically since i got it 50% off at ulta. i cant wait to get more. but i wouldn't use this as an eye shadow because my aunt made a comment when i was younger that just plain white eye shadow makes you look like a hooker.
This is a pretty good shadow stick/primer. It definitely enhances my eyeshadow colors and makes them pop. It's super creamy and blends easily. Every eye primer (even urban decay ones) creases eventually with me, so my search still goes on for a primer that doesn't crease, but oh well... My only complaint is the packaging, you lose a ton of the product when you sharpen it. I think I'm going to be depotting mine whenever I have a jar laying around that I don't need. Otherwise, this is a must have and is awesome!!!
UPDATE 2/13: Still loving this. Its a DAILY staple, I cant go without (still on original pencil, so its a steal). It really shapes/defines my eyebrows which realllly frames my face, makes me look so put together! My favorites spots are under my arch & under the brow hair directly above my tear duct. People always ask if my brows are stenciled in because they look so neat!
Very versatile product. I use this daily right under my eyebrow, especially the arch & it really defines the area; giving me a clean cut look. Its great for covering up hairs ready to poke out that can make me look gray/ashy there. I've also successfully used it in my tear duct & outer edge of eyes to highlight (but be careful it can glide around through the day!
P.S. There many great HE/ds primers/paintpots/creme shadows out there to use as base for eye shadows to make them pop/last longer. This one doesn't fit the bill for me for those uses so I don't bother. Also, the lid is plasticy so ofcourse already cracked. continued >>
One of my absolute must-haves! This is one of those workhorse products: I use it as a base, a highlight, or to clean up harsh lines. It just....works. I'm almost down to the nub on my pencil, and I'm DEFINITELY buying at least 2 more of these the next time I go to Ulta, because this is a desert island essential for me. This is still so opaque and creamy, even though the pencil has worn down. I find that Milk is a lot less prone to creasing on top of primer than my other NYX Jumbo pencils (don't even get me started with Slate; ugh, that one is AWFUL). I just really wish NYX would come out with skin-tone shades in their line of jumbo pencils, because even though I rate this 5/5 stars in a heartbeat, some darker gals can't pull this off because it's so stark-white. Even I don't feel like using stark-white as a base all the time. But it really does what everyone says it does: it makes brights and neutrals really come to life and pop, it's ridiculously easy to blend, and it's dirt cheap (and we all know that's the best part, right?) :)
Not only an amazing base to make colors more brighter and intense, but also a very great base for eyebrows! I have 3 brow powders, and no matter what I could never get them to show up on my skin- it would take forever, even with a damp angled brush. Anywho, one day out of curiousity- I applied this lightly over my brows and began apply brow powder, finally it showed up and I was able to sculpt the perfect brow in no time, and didn't have to dip my brush into the powder over and over. Prior to applying Milk onto my brows and lids, I prime them both with Urban Decay's Primer Potion- and my eyeshadow doesn't crease, and my brows look matte all day. I am in love with this product, and have been using it for a about 2 years- the NYX white eyeshadow base is also good, but Milk is 10 times better. Everyone should try this little gem.
if you like matte highlights, this is a MUST HAVE. i hesitated on purchasing for over a year... but i've been using every day for 2+ months now as a brow highlight and inner corner highlight no matter what eyeshadow look i use! so blendable and doesn't crease in those locations as long as you pat/blend. i understand the hype now!
Great product works great for eyeshadow base