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


  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...

  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?

  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!

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

  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

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

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


  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 :-)


  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 was kind of dark.

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

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

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

    Anonymous Thank you very much!

  13. Wow, NYX? Your eyes look amazing!

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

  15. 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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