NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils (Sparkle Nude, French Fries) Review, Swatches

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the NYX Jumbo eye pencils which you may recall from my NYX Haul last month. I am going to talk about the shades Sparkle Nude and French Fries in this post.

Price : $4.50 | Available online HERE for $3.50

 

 

NYX Jumbo eye pencil - Sparkle Nude, French Fries

NYX Jumbo eye pencil – Sparkle Nude, French Fries

 

NYX Jumbo eye pencil - Sparkle Nude, French Fries

NYX Jumbo eye pencil – Sparkle Nude, French Fries

 

 

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My take on the Product

 

I think NYX may have been the first one to bring out ‘crayons’ in the market in the form of Jumbo eye pencils and Lip pencils. The idea behind these products is that they are multi-purpose – the Jumbo eye pencil can be uses as liner or as an eye shadow. These come in a simple white crayon packaging – the pencils needs to be sharpened and I wish these were twist up instead. I don’t enjoy sharpening plastic pencils and there is quite a bit of product wastage.

Coming to the formula itself, these pencils are great but have their limitations. The texture is really smooth and creamy, they glide easily with no tugging on the skin and have great color pay off. However the issue lies with their staying power. Because these stay creamy and don’t dry down or ‘set’ after some time on the skin, they can smudge, fade, transfer easily. These work best if used blended as highlighter or as a base for powder eye shadows. Used alone as eye shadow, these begin to crease within an hour on my lids and the creasing/fading steadily gets worse. Topped with a layer of powder eye shadow however improves the wear time significantly. If you are using them blended over the skin as aย highlighter (brow bone, cheekbones), you won’t have the creasing issue but the formula retains its slightly wet looking finish and setting it with compact/translucent powder does help in extending the wear and avoiding the ‘greasy’ look.ย Overall, I am not crazy about the Jumbo Eye pencils but they are so pocket-friendly that I don’t mind going the extra mile to make these work!

Rating : 3/5

 

Sparkle Nude is a soft champagne color that is great for the inner corners and brow bone highlight.

French Fries is a beautiful antique bronze that is very flattering on warmer/darker complexions! I really like this color as I love wearing bronze eye shadows and this makes a perfect base for them!

 

 

NYX Jumbo eye pencil - Sparkle Nude, French Fries

NYX Jumbo eye pencil – Sparkle Nude, French Fries

 

 

30 Comments

  1. March 25, 2014 / 11:50 am

    Ohh, French Fries is a really pretty colour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. March 25, 2014 / 11:52 am

    wow! both the colors are beautiful !

  3. March 25, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Sparkle Nude Is Such a Pwetty Shade!! *_*

  4. March 25, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Both shades are lovely.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. March 25, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Sparkle Nude is right up my alley! Looks so much like Maybelline’s Color Show Crayon Kohl in Shiny Beige.

  6. March 25, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    I love these jumbo pencils , they come in very pretty shades…but not happy with there staying power ๐Ÿ™

  7. March 25, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    French fries looks beautiful. I remember the time when these were all the rage ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. March 25, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    these are on of my favorites!

  9. deeptika
    March 25, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    lovely shades! price is good:)

  10. March 25, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    French fries looks good to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. March 25, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Sparkle nude … I will definitely get this.

  12. March 25, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Love the french fries shade…

  13. March 25, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    really pretty colours ๐Ÿ™‚ french fries looks perfect! it’s on my wishlist now ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. B
    March 25, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Why did they name it French Fries?

  15. March 25, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I have seen so many reviews about Nyx , And they all have been great I don't know why I keep avoiding this brand .. Gotta try it

  16. soph
    March 25, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    pretty….i have french fries and a couple of other shades as well but its such a pain making them work on my oily lids…..will try topping with powder e/s…..

  17. March 25, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Such beautiful shades. I especially love french fries, this color and the real thing ๐Ÿ˜›

  18. March 25, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Sparkle Nude would make an awesome all over color!

  19. March 25, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Lovely shades :)French fries is so tempting and pretty !!!

  20. Swati
    March 25, 2014 / 11:02 pm

    Awesome jumbo pencils.

  21. March 25, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    I had French fries but lost it ๐Ÿ™ both the shades are pretty

  22. March 26, 2014 / 12:11 am

    I ordered french fries recently from cherry culture. Nice review !

  23. March 26, 2014 / 4:05 am

    Aw Bummer! Pretty shades though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. March 26, 2014 / 9:31 am

    Oooo French fries would be a perfect all over the lid base with a deep maroon in the crease.

  25. Swati
    March 26, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I love these pencils ♥♥

  26. Aparajita
    April 1, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Wooow love both.Wanna try these soon.But would first try out with Sparkle Nude.:)

  27. Pooja
    April 23, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    I'm using the one called 'Bronze' – which is somewhere between these 2 colors. Great for medium skin tone & doesn't budge ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Joo
    August 29, 2014 / 10:57 am

    nice shadows

  29. Joo
    September 16, 2014 / 11:27 am

    for me Sparkle nude…

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