NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Milk

4.2

602 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Ceresin Wax, Candelilla Wax, Bees Wax, Squalane, Hydrogenated Styrene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oils, Polyisobutene, Butylated Hydroxy Anisole, Propyl Paraben, Mica, Talc, C.I.77499, Pearl Powder.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I really like this product for days when I want to wear bright shadows. It brings out the color of the shadows just the way they look in the pan. It will crease though if you don't wear a primer underneath! I also use this to line my waterline if I want to look more awake :) This is definitely worth the price, it will last me forever!



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Love this product! I began using it in a pinch, after running out of my normal eyeshadow primer, which at the time was Urban Decay Primer Potion. A quick swipe across the eye, with a gentle pat down to evenly distribute it across the lid. It worked out well, despite the rumors I had heard about creasing. I've found that an evenly applied layer gives a huge boost to the vibrance and longevity of ANY shadow. I haven't gone back to UDPP since, because I really like the difference in vibrance I've seen with Milk.

The only caveat I've found with this product (which is a pretty obvious one, and probably holds true for similar products, like MAC shadesticks) is that they will melt if left in a hot enough area for a long enough time. I was a bit horrified to find a huge melted clump of the product trapped in the top of the lid after accidentally leaving my makeup bag in my car for a few hours. I've heard that several people use this to their advantage, however, and using a blow dryer to melt the pencil into an empty paint pot jar is a pretty common practice.

Oh, and one other tip: The NYX sharpener is a must-have if you use these pencils. I had a generic dual pencil sharpener that I was using with this product at first, and it was awful.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this because of the rave reviews for it as a wonderful primer for e/s. Well, oh my! It does`nt work for this purpose at all! I really regret buying this. What a waste. It is very dry, and hard to blend. And not opaque. I will definately stick with the e/s primers I already have! Update 11.18.2011: This is the culprit of causing milia on my eyelids.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love using this as a highlight under my brow bone. Perfect and very inexpensive! It lasts a long time too!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This creamy and smooth pencil goes so opaque that I don't even want to spend the money on Mehron's Clown White anymore. This will do the job just fine because it's that pigmented. Very versatile product, too; something you can use on your eyes as a liner and a base, for highlighting and contouring your face, and to lighten lipsticks. I'm sure there are more uses, but that's just off of the top of my head. Took a point off of Packaging Quality because I'm not such a fan of sharpening and product loss. The pencil might be easier for other people to use, but I just depot the them and Voila, an NYX Paint Pot.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this item. Applying this over a primer will really make your shadows pop. Being brown skin I have a slightly hard time getting the best of a shadows pigmentation but with this my worries are gone. White eyeshadow has never looked better on me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love all of these Jumbo Eye Pencils, this is the first one I've tried since I picked it up at some random store in a local mall-it is hard to find for me. This one works great as a inner corner highlight to brighten up your eye, but I've found that it doesn't work too well as a browbone highlight for me, it appears chalky and fake-looking. Otherwise, this product is great for the other purposes-a base for eyeshadows and a inner corner highlight. I'll be repurchasing along with the other pencils when I run out, I'm trying to get as many as I can, they're great!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love this product!!!
It works great as a base under any eyeshacow, and really helps brighten even really cheap ones from the drugstore! I especially like to use it under my MAC paint pot to prevent creasing!
It has great pigmentation and is defenitly worth the price. You can also use it as a white eyeliner on your waterline if you want, but it can look too harsh, so I would defenitly say that's personal preferance :)
The only bad thing I have to say about this product is that it's hard to sharpen, but if you really are having trouble, then de-potting it is super easy (plenty of youtube videos!).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I absolutely love Milk! I have oily skin, but seem to have normal eyelids and these have an ok staying power on me. I love that you can have an assortment of these as different colored e/s bases for the price of one MAC pp (even though I think MAC pp work better on their own). I use these pencils with UD PP and have no creasing for up to 16 hours (!!), whereas on with no primer and just shadow on top, they last about 6 hours before creasing. Overall, I love Milk for its versatility out of all of them - most natural and brightening browbone/inner corner highlight ever! Definitely worth a try.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have pretty normal skin on my eyelids and this seems to bring out the oil in 'em so I don't recommend this as a stand alone shadow or a base.

I like using this on my inner lower eyelid rim but it is quite stark. I do not recommend this if you just want something subtle. When I use it on my inner rim I'm going for that white brightness and extend it a bit to the outer edge but it's a specific aesthetic that a lot of people don't like. Most would be better suited for something softer if they want their ~widening and brightening~ to be less noticeable.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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