|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great cream eyeshadow -- goes on very smoothly, is very pigmented, and very blendable. The problem with it is about sharpening. It is annoying that it is too big for all but the NYX sharpener which I don't have yet. Even with the sharpener, I have misgivings about how it would actually sharpen because it is made of plastic. A lot of people recommend depotting it, but I like the control you get from the pencil element.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've owned three different Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils and they all crease on me. Even with a base! I will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After seeing many reviews and tutorials on YouTube I went to my local beauty supply and found them. The ones I actually bought are Milk (white) and French Fries (dark brown). Since I have oily lids and my makeup never lasted as long as I wanted it to I decided to use Milk as an eye shadow primer. It works like magic! My makeup lasts all day and night if I need it to and the colors are so much more vibrant. As for French Fries I use it when I do a neutral eye or as everyday eyeliner. I can't wait to go back and get some more! :) x
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have about 10 of these. When you compare the amount of product you get and the price and the quality, they are pretty good. I have dry lids and they never crease if I put e/s over them. My only complaint is their color range is more on the warmer side. My favorite color is purple which is a cool purple color. I put Mac shale or quarry over it for an easy smokey eye look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use these pencils as eye liners only, so I can't comment on how long they last as eyeshadows or eyeshadow bases. The colour comes off easily on an eye liner brush, which I then use to line my eyes. They last quite well as eyeliners and there is enough product in one stick that I won't need to repurchase again for a while.
I would recommend these as eyeliners, but not as all over lid colours since they do seem too creamy to last all over.
I dont really like the packaging, but over-all its ok.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
I wished these didn't crease so badly on me, because they make great bases for shadows. However, even over a primer and topped with a powder shadow, these are horrible on my lids. Granted, I do have oily skin, but typically, Urban Decay Primer Potion prevents creasing until the very end of my work day, even if I also use a MAC Paint Pot, Benefit cream shadow, and a few other cream bases. However, it doesn't keep the NYX pencils from becoming an oily looking mess after only a few hours. I ended up giving most of my pencils away and will probably be doing the same with the few colors I have remaining. They do have a wide variety of great colors, though, and they look great when I first apply them; they really bring out a pop of color from shadows I use over them, especially those with less pigmentation. If you have dry or normal lids, maybe these will work better for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils are a "radiant eyeliner that doubles as an eyeshadow".These chubby pencils are some of NYX's most popular and talked about products. These shadow pencils are available in 32 shades, a "rainbow of vivid hues" according to NYX. These shadow/liners were made in Taiwan and are cruelty free and hypoallergenic. Each pencil retails for $4.50 or so, depending on where you buy. I purchased the three Jumbo Pencils I have at Ulta, but NYX can also be found at a variety of etailers, as well as select drugstores.
NYX says these pencils are "sealed in a recyclable, eco-friendly case". By that, they mean a white, plastic, pencil-like tube with a clear plastic cap. Me and these plastic caps do not get along. They're made of a very flimsy, soft plastic that cracks a little more each time you put it back on the pencil. Because of these cracks, the caps have a hard time staying on, putting your pencils at risk for drying out.
Despite these pencils being plastic, they are not automatic, you still need to sharpen them. Any double barreled sharpener will work, but both NYX and I recommend their pencil sharper. These pencil are pretty messy to sharpen. Many people favor depotting their jumbo pencils, there are multiple tutorials for doing so on YouTube.
NYX says the formula of their jumbo pencils are a blend of mineral oil and powder, but I don't see "mineral oil" listed in the ingredients. Lolwat? The first few ingredients are beeswax, and a few other waxes. Even though they're wax based, these pencils don't have a waxy texture at all. They're pretty creamy, without being overly soft. They don't melt or break when used.
Jumbo pencils apply smoothly to the eyelid in even strokes, but can skip a bit if your eyelid isn't taut. I suggest adding just a little bit of gentle resistance in the outer corner, without tugging on the skin.
Though NYX classifies them as eyeliner, I don't recommend using them as such, unless you're seeking a very thick line, or want to create a smudgey look. While I'm pretty sure Jumbo pencils are waterline safe, you shouldn't bother, they disappear after a few blinks.
As an eyeshadow, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils aren't so hot. They never quite set, and crease within 20 minutes, and are gone within two hours, even with a primer. What most people use these pencils for is as a colored eyeshadow base. While they have a great texture to be used as a base, and they really do help intensify the color of any shadow placed over them, they still crease and smudge after 5 or 6 hours. If you need a bright look to last for only a little while, like for a photoshoot, or a quick trip out, these are great, but don't expect to look fantastic at the end of the day.
I will admit, it's not complete the product's fault that I'm not a big fan. I didn't exactly choose the most practical colors. I have three Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils; Black Bean, a satiny black, Rocky Mountain Green, a bright emerald green, and Purple, a frosty blue purple. Do you reach for a frosty, blurple cream shadow every day? Me neither. Perhaps if I bought a more practical shade, like Milk or Cottage Cheese I'd use these more, but the bright, pretty colors drew me in.
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils are another one of those products that YouTube gururs and makeup fanatics seem to adore, and I can't get into. These are really a "meh" product for me. I don't regret buying them, as I do get some use from them, but I won't purchase any more shades. I don't get enough use to justify having a bunch of them, nor do they wear well enough for me. I recommend these if you're looking to play around with colorful eyeshadow bases or cream shadows, because they're good for the price. They might even work out well for you if you have dry lids. These pencils are an ok product, but personally, they're a skip in my book.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I love love love these pencils! They are super soft and creamy and they glide on like no tomorrow. They are gorgeously pigmented, but I do have one issue with them. If you do not have a shadow over the top they don't stay on your eyes all that well.
These are a fabulous base for shadows, and can give shadows that extra umph they sometimes need.
I have two shades, rust and french fries. I brought them without switching them or really looking at swatches online so I just went on the crappy swatches they had on the shopping site. They were not all that true to colour so I have to say I don't like the colour rust. It's far t red for my liking, in the swatch I saw it was a nice slag lightly red brown, but it is far to red for my liking. I'm as pale as a shots and cannot pull of that colour on my lids at all.
I do however LOVE the shade French fries. It's a beautiful golden brown that goes great under any brown eyeshadow. I just wish I could use it without a shadow over the top because the colour is that's nice.
Both shades are metallic, as are most of the jumbo pencils and they can be used as a shadow base or as a liner, smudged along the lash line. Another great thing about these is the price, they are reasonably cheap for the quality you get and they are bigger and cheaper than MAC shade sticks. I can't make a true compassion between the two because I've never used a mac shade stick but for the price being so much cheaper, I don't think I will.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't quite understand the rave reviews about these pencils. They crease like crazy unless you use a good primer. And on top of the primer they start to feel cakey. I like to use Milk as an inner corner highlight. Strawberry Milk and Baby Blue are pretty but I don't use them a lot because of the creasing and cakey issues. I might try others (Cottage Cheese maybe) but I won't get too many unless I find a better way to work with them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Ok i have reviews for individual colors that i own so far so if you would a more in depth review on those, check my other reviews but decided i should review overall,
I personally cannot purchase these anywhere close, other than an Ulta about an hour away which seems impractical to drive there for these or really anything, online ends up being more cost effective. So these can be found in some local stores depending on your location as well as alot of places online. I ordered mine from CherryCulture from their site when NYX was having their annual sale (so glad i didnt do it on their site since i heard it was a mess) But most of the time they are on sale on Cherry Culture. So check around for cheapest price. I bought mine for around $3 or so. Generally speaking these are priced around $4 each which to me sometimes seemed expensive but really for how much you get, its not that bad at all. I put off buying any for awhile & now i think its worth around $3-4..
The shade selection is GREAT! i think thats the best part about the pencils, they have basically any color you can think of. I def suggest getting Milk, its a staple color i think everyone should own first since it can be used for any look/shadow. Then the rest is up to your preferences. I LOVE yogurt..it reminds me of Stila Kitten pot or shadow. Great color. But wether you want a neutral, dark, bright, vivid, toned down color, NYX will have it. If you still arent sure, google them, people have put up wonderful pictures & swatches! these helped me so much for i didnt want to regret the shades i picked. I def want more now! The formula on these is that of a cream shadow in stick form. These are not hard that they pull on the eye. They glide on very nicely. They do contain wax so be careful esp if you have oily lids. I have normal to dry & these do not crease. These can be placed on your eye easily in pencil form. I love the tip for more precise placement but sharpening can be a pain. You can apply these by drawing straight onto eye w/ pencil, you can use your finger from crayon to eye or use finger to blend, you can also use a brush. Any way, these go on nice. I find using my finger or brush to blend them helps significantly since the warmth will blend/move these into a nice even layer so that way, no bunches that will inevitably crease. If you have oily lids, these will not stay on their own. I highly suggests everyone to first use an eye primer (to provide a barrier between oils & lid) then using these. I rarely use these alone, i almost always top with some sort of eyeshadow or even using your face powder, dusting all over lid will helps so much too! I use these as cream bases for my powder shadows to adhere to & these do an excellent job at that. They help my shadows look even more pigmented, add texture & different undertones show thru, they also keep my shadows on longer. These on their own may hold up on normal lids for hours, depending. I have used them on their own for a quick summer look & they faded a bit but still looked pretty good. It all depends on your skin type but def use primer, USE THIN LAYERS its better to have to build up then have to wipe it all off & start all over. I think these are excellent cream bases. I love them. They make all my cheap eyeshadows look incredible!
I like that these come in a harden plastic eyeshadow stick. I know sharpening them are a pain though. If you find a sharpener that works, great.. Ive yet to try to sharpen them yet. I know there are many videos too of how to depot them. Im not sure which way I will go- sharpen them or depot. I like the stick form but then again, it may be more practical to depot them. The sticks are white, with black labeling & info. They have a clear plastic lid that slides on/off. The lid fits pretty securely w/out falling off. I think these are really convienent if you keep them in pencil form. They contain a good amount of product.
Overall, These pencils are pretty great! if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to say Paintpots or aqua creams, (im not saying these are dupes but the same idea) I have a paintpot & love but still dunno if id ever spend that much again but they are pretty great but i can live with the jumbo pencils! i love em & they work for me! i def want to pick up more colors!