|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Other
I don't understand the hype over these pencils. At first glance, yes they look gorgeous and at around $6 they seem like a great buy. But I wouldn't pay a penny for these ever again.
The pencils are a thick, greasy mess and crease as soon as they are applied. I thought maybe they require some time to set, but no, they're just one big goopey smudge. Even the color payoff sucks. They apply on dark enough but when smudged to cover the lid they end up being so sheer, and sometimes not even close to the color they are presented to be in the stick form. And if you try to intensify the color by adding more, god help you because you'll just end up having to wipe off this thick, sticky, gunk.
I've tried everything; primer underneath, powder on top, primer and powder, cooler weather, sticking my head in the freezer, NOTHING works. They just smear and smear and make your eyes look greasy and disgusting. If this is an example of one of this brand's best and known for products, I don't think I'll be looking into anything else NYX related.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
They crease sooo much!!! The only way I got mine to not crease was by wearing Too Faced Shadow Insurance underneath, and by putting eyeshadow on top. They're not thaaat creamy- they don't always spread out evenly. If you wore them with a great primer and a translucent finishing powder on top, they would look great though! Also, it's fun to mix and match them with different colored eyeshadows to go on top. I think that every one should at least try them out though, because they're so inexpensive.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I normally thought these were around 3 dollars but when I got to Ulta they were $5.95!!! But i love love love these! I got mine in gold but i want to buy all of them! They are so versatile! You can get a white for highlighting or a skin tone color as a base. I love using them for eyeliner! They are so creamy and i suck at lining but it looks as good as if a professional did it! I love them!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a great product for the price and the colors are pretty. Cherry Culture has good prices and Ulta's got good deals, too. It's got a creamy consistency but not as thick as most cream eyeliners. Yogurt is my favorite, but I reach for Milk and Black Bean, too.
If you apply these as creme eyeshadow they tend to crease heavily, even with a base and powder. I always blend them and use them as a colored base for mineral eyeshadow. The colors vary in intensity, too. Rocky Mountain Green maintains the green color when applied thinly, Purple Velvet keeps almost nothing. Yogurt and Milk are stronger, Black Bean gets a bit grey and Pots and Pans is disappointing shimmer.
I use these for:
Eyeshadow base to match shadow; it must be a thin layer, blended with a finger
Waterline; applied thinly with a brush, comes off only with oil/makeup remove
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I bought 15 of these of of cherry culture after seeing them at Ulta and swatching the colors. I love love love the colors. They show up very well, and glide on so smoothly. However, I have oily eyelids, so the color seemed to fade a bit. And I would rather use this as a base than just a shadow because if you accidently rub your eyes, or even touch your eyes, the color smudges or transfers which is not so good. So make sure you apply a powdered shadow over these colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am soo upset at these. They have ruined 3 of sharpeners, and I'm not about to stick these into any of my other sharpeners.
I love these pencils, great colours and great quality, but the size is unnecessary. I have 6 of these, I brought these online, therefore I didn't think they were that big. I have destroyed 1 sharpener and have got 2 of these stuck in two other sharpeners!
I've got 2 with the wood rims near there pencil, which indicates that it is wood and can be sharpen, but the rest have like a white rim that looks and feels like plastic which I dont think can be sharpen.
Anyways I got these in 615 Slate, 603 Pots & Pans, 604 Milk, 611 Yoghurt, 611 Oyster, and 612 Gold. I love all of them, if it wasn;t for the inconvenient size. They work great as base, or just eyeshadow. They are relatively inexpensive, but beware sharpening these could cost you a lot more, in terms of replacing your sharpener!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
i can't help it... i don't know if it is the colors or the price or the convinence.. but i love them!! i just got them in the electric blue, pink and purple colors and i own milk as well. milk it an awesome base for any color. the others i use as a base when i am doing bright eyeshadow of the same color. i use primer, jumbo pencil, then powder. for some reason i dont have a problem with it creasing after i put the powder over it. the pencil gives it an extra edge, and though i could live without them, i think it helps the overall look greatly. if you are looking for something to slick on and go.. this isnt for you. but if you take time doing your makeup and like to try different, vibrant colors, i reccommend picking up a few of these bad boys. milk is a staple though, so if you try any of them, try that one first!
oh and as far as sharpening goes... it looks plastic but sharpens just like any other liner. i didnt have a problem with it ruining my sharpener.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
The actual colors are NOT intensely bright like the online swatches promise. They are sheer, poorly pigmented, thick, greasy, messes that cake, smear and then wear off fast. The colors are sheer and if you try to layer them to get more intensity they cake and crease. They only way you will get those pretty bright shades is to use eye primers, top set with powder eyeshadows... then take a picture of yourself, feed it into the computer then stay at home and photoshop your image.
On a more serious note I can not use this product as it gave me a huge swollen eye rash on both eyes within minutes and I had to wash it off. The doctor helped me isolate the problem was that NYX use the cheap preservative BHA (Butylated hydroxyanisole) which commonly cause Urticaria=swollen eye rash. Most other companies don't use BHA in their eye products because they care about this problem. Why does NYX not care? BHA is strongly suspected to cause cancer in humans. NYX SUX!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
i have about 10 or 12 of these & i really, really like them. i wouldn't say i absolutely *love* them, because they do have some flaws.
i would suggest using a primer or a base with these BEFORE applying them. they can crease BAD if you use too much. & using a primer is good anyways. i would also recommend that you just swipe this colour on the lid once or twice & use your finger or a brush to drag it & cover where you need colour. if you build up too much of this product, regardless of how well your primer is, it will cake. the key to these is that "less is more" i would try to build up the opacity of colour step by step so you don't end up with too much.
there are also a lot of complaints on sharpening these. i have a sharpener from Victorias Secret that works perfectly with these. It's double sided & has a removable plug on one end that these fit into perfectly. unfortunately, i do not know of any drugstore brand sharpeners that would work for this :(
overall, i like these a lot. you can generally find them on sale at ulta, either BOGO50% off, or buy 2, get 1, 40%off, etc. they have a nice colour range as well & definitely help give your shadows some extra oomph!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this in Black Bean. First of all, I'm not sure whether this can actually be sharpened? It looks like solid plastic to me and so far I have not managed to gather the courage to try to sharpen it and possibly destroy my sharpener.
As for the rest - I tried using it on my waterline and it started bleeding in 10 minutes. It was all over my face in half an hour.
Then I applied it onto my lid. I used Art Deco's and NYX's e/s base under it and I applied it directly without smearing it with a brush or my fingers. Then I put e/s over it. The e/s creased in like an hour. When I use this same e/s on Art Decos e/s base it lasts over 8 hours without creasing.
I decided to give it one more try - I applied the pencil on Art Deco's e/s base and then I smeared it a bit with a brush, so that I kind of got this semi-transparent gray "cream" e/s. Then I applied powder e/s over it. I liked the way the color of my e/s darkened and the e/s went without creasing for about 6 hours. So, from now on that's the only way I'll be using this pencil. I will definitely not repurchase it, though. Not worth the bother.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in milk, mocha, and cottage cheese. Honestly, the only one worth buying is milk because it's such a versatile color. I use it as an eyeshadow base on top of UDPP, inner corner highlight and brow "lifter" so to speak. I put it under my arch.
Milk is super pigmented compared to the others that I have. Mocha is sheer. Cottage cheese is sheer and super shimmery.
The size is pretty good, sometimes I apply it with my finger or use the pencil itself. You need a large sharpener for these.
My complaint with these pencils is that the cap starts cracking, which causes the pencil to dry out (1 lippie off for that). I had black bean pencil at one point but I had to toss it because it dried out (due to the cap issue). So, I would be careful capping this, making sure its not too tight. Besides this flaw, I definitely recommend them. I wouldn't use this as a base by itself. Milk is the color to buy!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I own Black Bean, Milk, and the silver looking one. They are so amazing, but I find that my favorite is Milk! I use it for my brow bone and inner corner of my eye. Then I apply my highlight. I like all of the other colors, but I feel I don't need all the colors. Whenever I run out of Milk, I will definitely but it again.:)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i own 'french fries'
its this really nice bronzey brown colour
lasts quite long
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love these!!! I'm soo addicted to buying these!! So far I only own 4 but I have a feeling I will be expanding my collection very soon :D They make my eyeshadows really pop and they dont crease if you use a good primer and dont apply them really thickly. My favorite one that I own right now is Rocky Mountain Green. I love to wear greens on my eyes. They really make my hazel eyes pop. This green really makes my green eyeshadows stand out. I love it!!!