NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils Swatches & Review

NYX has some really cool jumbo eyeshadow pencils, and since they were on sale at an Ulta I was near, I picked a few up. All of these are from their regular line.

What I love about these babies are how smooth they apply. They have a very creamy texture and dry to a powder-like finish. They don’t pull on my eyelid at all, and are very saturated in color.

L to R: Purple, Milk, Pacific, Cottage Cheese, French Fries

L to R: Purple, Milk, Pacific, Cottage Cheese, French Fries

Purple is a dark shimmery purple. Milk is a bright stark white. Pacific is a shimmery medium blue. Cottage Cheese is a silvery white. French Fries is a copper/brown with gorgeous shimmer.

I have used these and some other of their other colors both alone and as a base for other eyshadows. The one thing to keep in mind is these do get a little crease-y, even with an eyeshadow base. The key is to just use a very small amount, and make sure you spread it out thin and even.

The price is totally right also at $4.00 each!

Think I want them all…


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  • July 13, 2010

    I like Milk and Pacific. Nothing like lining your eyes with a bold white, 60’s style. =)
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    • July 13, 2010

      Hi Serena,

      True, I love that mod look!

  • July 13, 2010

    I like Purple and Milk the best–white eyeliner makes my eyes look so much bigger!
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  • July 13, 2010

    I haven’t tried these yet but now you reminded me that I should start using mine! :) I love NYX – they’re cheap but good! I always buy NYX stuff via Cherry Culture when they have their frequent sales.
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  • July 14, 2010

    Cute! But the names are turning me off hahah!
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  • July 14, 2010

    I use these! I love them! I use the white as a base when I wear colorful eyeshadow. They don’t crease on me, but like you said, the key is not to pile it on! I’m glad you did swatches of the purple…now I definitely have to get it! :)
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  • July 14, 2010

    Love your product pics on these! I have read about these pencils on various beauty blogs, but never tried myself. The names are memorable. I like Milk and French Fries.

  • July 14, 2010

    Wow, these look really cool! I love their design.
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  • July 14, 2010

    I bought French Fries and totally forgot about it. I’ll have to pull it out for tomorrow. At my Ulta people open these and test them so it’s hard to buy them there.

  • July 14, 2010

    I love NYX. Their single eye shadows are the best. Their jumbo eye shadow pencils are okay, but yeah, you’re right. You really have to put on a thin layer or they’ll crease.
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  • July 14, 2010

    Did you buy these the same day as the glosses? :-)

  • July 15, 2010

    I actually love the names because they are weird! I’ve been eyeing these forever, I guess it’s time to finally get some.

  • July 16, 2010

    Love them!
    I think the matte ones are the best. At least, they work the best for me of the ones that I have:)
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  • July 16, 2010

    I love wearing these pencils as a base. I own milk and french fries. I also own black bean which is a great base to put under shadows … makes the color really pop!

  • July 18, 2010

    I’ve heard these things are pretty cool. I like Milk a lot, nice and simple white and Purple is nice, as well. I think I’d really like one of these- I’ve never been to Ulta, but I may have to go check it out!

  • July 22, 2010


    $4 each though? where did you get them from?

    they are around $2.00 here at a local beauty store