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Friday, December 17, 2010

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils

I had these NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils for quite some time now and have used them often in my makeup looks. I especially love to use them as base or to add a pop of color to my lower lash line. When used as a base, they bring out the intensity or vibrancy of the eyeshadow you apply on top of it. These retails for about $4.00 and price may vary depending on where you purchase them from. They are available on,, and your local Ulta.

These jumbo pencils are very pigmented, creamy, and apply smoothly. I think they are a great and cheaper alternative to MAC's paint pot. For them to perform at their best and prevent creasing, my advice would be to use an eyeshadow primer first, don't over apply, and set it with a powder eyeshadow. If you have very oily lids, you may want to skip these or use very little.

Black Bean is a matte black. I especially love to use this color to create dark smokey eyes.
Slate is a dark shimmery silver grey. This is a great alternative to black.
Purple Velvet is a shimmery violet purple
Purple is a shimmery purple with blue undertone
Electric Blue is a shimmery vibrant blue
Yogurt is a shimmery pink with yellow undertone
Gold is a shimmery orange gold
French Fries is a shimmery brown
Horse Raddish is a shimmery light green with cool undertone
Strawberry Milk is a light shimmery baby pink
Cottage Cheese is a shimmery pearly white. This works great as a highlighter on the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes.
Milk is a matte white. I especially like to use this to make any color pop and look brighter.

Have you tried these products yet? Which is your favorite color?


  1. love those. i just bought some for like $2 each, well i got 10% off too... heheh, can u say happy camper??? woo hoo :)

  2. I've see these before, cute colors. Haha, horse radish looks pretty, the name alone would make me buy it. Like a jade wasabi <3

  3. You have amazing swatches & a good variety of products. love!! Im a new follower : ) HOpe you come check my blog out<3

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  5. I love these colors but they were such a mess for me!! Horrible creasing. Maybe I just have oily lids. I'll have to try your method and see if it works.


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