Monday, April 5, 2010

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Swatches + First Attempt at Bold Color


This past Friday, I ran all over town looking for NYX Cosmetics; those Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils in particular. It seemed like they were being raved about in almost every YouTube video I watched, so I wanted to get a piece of the action. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical, as I haven't worn drugstore cosmetics since high-school, and from what I can remember the quality wasn't all that great. My expectations were low, but at 1.99 a pop, I figured I didn't have much to lose.

I was also trying to find Milani eyeshadow as well but apparently everyone in Valley Village got the memo [that these were super pigmented shadows] because they were gone EVERYWHERE. I went to Walgreen's, CVS, and Rite Aid. Zip, zilch, nada.

For my Cali ladies, the best place to find NYX makeup is at one of those Chinese-owned beauty supply's, or even one of those little discount clothing stores. They also sell NYX at ULTA, but the prices are a bit more than at the aforementioned stores. 


I purchased 7 of these pencils, and after playing around with them a bit, I will definitely purchase more. They glide on smooth, and they are SUPER PIGMENTED, even against my skin color. I seriously like these better than my MAC Shadesticks.

If you want to make your eyeshadow pop, prime your lid [I bought Urban Decay Primer Potion], then pick a NYX pencil that is closet to your eyeshadow, and apply it to your entire lid. Pack your eyeshadow on top, and blend it out [my blending skills aren't the best, I am still learning].

Here are the products I used to achieve this look:
+ Urban Decay Primer Potion - All over lid
+ "Pacific" NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil -  All over lid
+ Stila Borealis Eyshadow Duo Pan - I used the lighter color on my inner lid, and the darker color on my outer lid, winging it out a bit
+ NARS Meykong - On the outer lid to slightly darken the outer corners of my eyes

++ I also applied the same colors on my lower lid

These are the swatches of my Jumbo Eye Pencils, I honestly don't think this pic does it any justice. The colors are much more vibrant. Today I am going to run out and purchase some of the eyeshadow as well! 


With Flash: [From Left to Right; Yogurt, Lemon, French Fries, Pots & Pans, Iced Mocha, Gold, Pacific]
As you can see, the second color from the left is "Lemon" but it is not a lemon-y color at all, it is more of a greenish jade color.

Without Flash


17 comments:

  1. yeah... these are really nice shadesticks.. your eyeshadow and hair look absolutely beautiful.... you should get the shade "milk" it is a nice base to make any eyeshadow color you apply pop...

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  2. p.s your making me want to go twist my curls now. do you already have a blog post about what you use on your hair?

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  3. You know I searched high and low for MILK!! LOL I was rummaging through those stores like a mad woman! I had to calm down because I was working myself into a frenzy trying to find it...lolll

    Thanks for the compliments! On my hair this time I used Oyin's Honey Hemp condish as a leave-in, and Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding as the curl creme' of the day! - I will have the youtube tut of this look tomorrow!

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  4. Beautiful pic. And I just love your hair!!!!!!!!

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  5. Great. I was just going to ask if you were going to do a tutorial about this makeup look. I'm not one for bold colors, but you make me wanna try this one out. They have NYX down the street from my house @ Ulta and at this Asian store in the mall. They're colors are surprisingly good... like baby MAC stuff lol

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  6. yup...you look like Gabrielle Union alright..your really pretty... damn im bout to get my act together

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  7. You look beautiful and I'm loving the blue color!

    -K.D.

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  8. Your hair is gorgeous!!! Makeup is beautiful per usual. Gabrielle has nothing on you IMO! Patiently waiting on your henna and wash and go video......lol :-)

    LC

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  9. @Ericka Stanfield Thank You!!!

    @South Loop Social Light OOOoooh You want a tut for this makeup look? I can do a vid on that, I think it would be better to follow instead of the pics I normally do. LOL @Baby MAC!!! Exactly!

    @Miss Pam Thank You!!!!

    @K.D. This is my FIRST time wearing a bright color. Thanks a lot, I think I will play around with more color now!

    @Anonymous [LC] Awwwee thank you!! Wash n Go will be up tomorrow...I need to refilm one more scene...it was kind of dark.

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  10. Girl...you totally rocked that... Do bolds more often... They'll make you feel like you rule the world...

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  11. Blue looks lovely on you!!! Great hair as always :)

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  12. **Star Thank you!!! I will

    Anonymous Thank you very much!

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  13. Wow, NYX? Your eyes look amazing!

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  14. Alright....this is GORGEOUS!!

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  15. nice make-up! i love the blue eye shadow & your hair of course =)

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  16. I have never tried yet jumbo nix but when I see your make up it's just waouh! and I want some too! lol
    it's really pretty and I love your lipstick too!!
    can you tell me please which one you use on these pictures please?
    I'm french so sorry for my english lol!

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