NYX • NYX jumbo eye shadow pencil in slate • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
NYX do some really great products! i love this eye shadow pencil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I have oily lids, and even with a primer (UDPP, TFSI, Paint Pots) underneath, this creases on me. And that's setting it with a powder shadow. I don't have this problem with Milk, I can wear that without a primer and my eyeshadow lasts all day. Slate is just too emollient to work on my lids. I'll stick to Sharkskin or Blacktrack for smokey eye bases.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It is amazing, I had tried one about 3 years ago, but being only 15 I didin;t really like it... Just tried it out again about a week ago and I cant stop using it... Love it!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this pencil months ago and never had a need to use it. But now that I pulled it from the back of my makeup drawer I can't believe I hadn't utilized it sooner. With the product I created a gorgeuos smokey eye using the W&W palette in LUST. I just applied a little bit of the pencil directly on my lid on smoothed it out with a synthetic brush. (It smoothed out beautifully btw). Then I patted the greyish blue shade on top with a brush and blended the different purples in the palette throughout the crease. Of course, I used a primer underneath. My lids are too oily to get away w/o applying a primer. The ease of use from this pencil inspired to purchase a few more colors since Ulta is having b1g1 50% off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love NYX eyeliners but the shade was a little hard to work with. In the end, I just use it for special effect styled looks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've only recently started using these products and am already starting to build a collection. Its very creamy, does not pull against my eyelid upon application and having monolids, it's super convenient when I'm in a rush.
A sweep of iced mocha over the entire lid, with a dark grey or brown shadow to the crease and I am good to go for work. It has cut my application time by quite a bit. It takes me 2 minutes for me to do my eye make up now and I get compliments all the time. That cost/benefit alone is reason to buy this product! =)
At first, I was a little turned off by the 'jumbo' nature of the product as I did not understand how you could get much control from something like this but it's not meant to be used for precise application. I consider this more like a coloured eye primer for the lids. As the product isn't readily sold in Australia, I've managed to find a few good sellers on ebay where it is priced $3 each and $2 international postage from USA. I absolutely recommend this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I like the NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencils, but I'm not sure I'd buy this exact color again. It's a decent grey but I would rather use Black Bean or Milk for monochrome looks. It's mostly just greyish shimmer leftover with any smudging. It's alright for the waterline, but I prefer other jumbo pencils or Tigi or Urban Decay pencil liners.
I have issues with the packaging. The lid tends to slide down the stick and squish the product sticking out the top and cracking from the bottom up. I wish there was a lip on the inside of the lid to keep the top from squishing the product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Slate is a great pencil for evening wear. It's much to dark for me during the day. I use Pots & Pans for daytime. I love how my eyeshadow has so much more depth when I wear the jumbo pencils. I would buy more if I could find a website that can accurately portray the colors. The nearest location with NYX is over 30 miles away and I don't feel like wasting gas for a $3.00 pencil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
There are no words for how happy I am to have come across this product. I'm not very big into makeup - I usually only wear liner, concealer and powder - but since finding these jumbo pencils, my curiosity has been piqued. The Slate color isn't too blue, nor is it a neutral gray... it suits cool-toned skin very nicely. It stays put and takes a few hours before it'll start fading. I do sometimes notice that it'll crease, but this only happens when I wear a lot of it - if I apply it like a liner and then smudge it outward over the lid, there's no creasing to speak of. The price is great, the color is great, it applies super easily (no tugging) and lasts a fair amount of time. I'm definitely a fan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Yes, they're cheap.
Yes, they're creamier than warm butter.
Yes, they're pigmented.
Yes, they crease like crazy.
But that's only if you wear a thick layer over your whole eyelid without a primer. I powder my lids to blot excess oil, fill in the lid with a light layer and blend it slightly with my fingertip and it stays on for 5 hours or longer. When I'm wearing a powder eyeshadow over it, it stays for 5 hours too.
TIP: I'm NC 40 with lots of dark circles and didn't know what to do with my MAC Greensmoke Shadow, which looked beautiful on the back of my hand but like sewage on my eyes. With Slate as a base on the lids (and the Jumbo in Milk just over the crease) Greensmoke looks shiny, multidimensional, sophisticated and wearable for the evening. The Slate base deepens the green, the Milk lightens it. I'm going to try this out with my other shadows.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I'm glad I decided to buy this product, because of all the rave reviews. I was curious and bought this.
Firstly, the price was something to smile about. I bought six of these as a LOT on ebay. I got them in Rust, Milk, Slate, Iced Mocha and Rocky Mountain Green. Beautiful colour choices, which is key! They usually retail for $2.99 I believe? But I got them for $2.72 each x 6! So I definately saved on these, so I was satisfied with the savings for sure.
The packaging quality is OKAY. If you misplace the cap, the pencil gets messy. That's what I didnt like about it. And with its creamy property, you should be cautious about it. Just a thought.
Finally, my 2 cents on this product: Its very creasy. I can't depend on these pencils to grip on any of my eyeshadows. Disappointed. I have NOT tried it with a MAC paint pot yet. I will try it out, and hopefully this review will change to a perfect 5. But for now, I am not happy, and give it a mere 2. Sorry NYX =(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Crease city! The color is nice, but it creases and rubs off and transfers like crazy. I'll never buy this product again. I don't understand all the love for this product on here. Oh well, to each her own.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
love, love, love. i love all nyx jumbo eye pencil's because the texture rocks and the colors are gorgeous. slate i bought because black bean seemed to harsh for the smoky eye look i wanted to make with my NYX winter in moscow palette. i use this as a thick liner before applying the shaddow and i make it thicker as it gets to the corner of my eye, than i use a smudge brusher to soften the look, and then i blend my eye shadow in with it.this would probably work well as an all over eye base to use before applying shadow, however i feel like it might crease. its a nice carbon blue/gray with a gorgeous metallic finish
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
Great as a base! I never use this on its own because I find that it creases, but as a base it keeps my shadows on longer and gives that cool grey undertone.
like other nyx jumbo pencils this is a great as a base.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
'Slate' is a great color! It goes great with a smokey eye look or by itself for a nice metallic dark-gray/blue when I don't want to put on tight black eyeliner during daytime. I also have 'Pots & Pans' which is a nice gray/silver.
Problem I have with ALL NYX Jumbo pencils is that they always chip off and become useless after sharpening a few times. (bc it's so creamy!) Youtube has videos of how to depot them and it works well but it's easier to apply the product as a pencil.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Brown
I'v been using this SO much lately, i love using this under dark smokey colors, i love using this under my blues and purples, and macs club. Its even gorgeous by itself, i even like this better than the black bean one, it just seems easier to work with. If your starting to collect these this would definitely be one of the first ones i'd buy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love these Jumbo Pencils. One day, I will have one of each color because they're so cheap!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I am obsessed with the NYX jumbo eye pencils. I have all the colors and they do make great bases for every eyeshadow. I love the fact that most of the jumbo pencils have their matches on the nyx eyeshadow singles and I love the way they look when combined. For example I would use the pencil in purple as a base, and on top I would use the eyeshadow single in Purple and the color is gorgeous, very good. They are creamy and easy to apply. They do crease a bit if too much product is used however they make great bases for any type of eyeshadows. My favorite would be MILK because it can be used with any color.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Both Slate and Black bean works very well with smokey eyes at night but it is easier to get away with Slate during the day. I wear it as a base for light silver/gray eyes during the day. It looks amazing, I am very impressed with NYX's jumbo eye pencils.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this only as an eyeshadow base as many others do. It makes for a dark gray base that when blended out, turns out to be a sheer gray wash over my lid. I apply it either with a concealer brush or my fingers and it spreads nicely. I feel like it can probably be worn alone as a sheer gray wash but I just never do that. It has to be spread thin since I don't want creasing but that makes the color of it a lot sheerer than if I left it thicker, which I don't like b/c I prefer a more pigmented base but no crease. My shadows stick to this more than they do to UPDD if not at least the same. UPDD sets dryer so shadows don't stick to it as well as they do to this and they crease about the same at the end of the day, both being spread very thin of course and I have oily lids.