Thursday, August 12, 2010

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil Quick Review & Swatches

You may have noticed that whenever I do a FOTD I usually list a NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil of some color in my products used section. The reason I use these is I love how vibrant they make my eyeshadow. I always pair this over Urban Decay Primer Potion because without it they crease a bit. They're super cheap but I love it when Ulta is having a buy one get one 50% off. Why do you think I have so many colors I clearly don't need.
To use these as a base, apply the jumbo pencil directly to the lid then use your ring finger to gently blend it out. Apply eyeshadow as usual.

Left to right: Horse Radish, French Fries, Black Bean, Lavender, Strawberry Milk, Milk

Swatched, left to right: Horse Radish, French Fries, Black Bean, Lavender, Strawberry Milk, Milk

For base color comparison, I swatched MAC's Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow, using the Jumbo Pencils as a base.

Sweet & Punchy, bottom and swatched over Jumbo Pencils Left to right: Horse Radish, French Fries, Black Bean, Lavender, Strawberry Milk, Milk

Horse Radish gives S&P a blue cast, French Fries dulls S&P into a more neutral everyday color, Black Bean deepens S&P, Lavender slightly lightens up S&P, Strawberry Milk makes S&P really ugly, Milk intensifies and lightens S&P.
My recommendations are to buy Milk and Black Bean. Milk is a great base for every day and sexytime looks. NYX offers these pencils in a zillion other colors but these are the ones I have on hand.

Do you own any NYX jumbo pencils? What colors are your favorites to use? Do you love them or have you shoved them to the bottom of your makeup collection?

Disclosure: I bought these myself because I like stuff.


  1. LOVE this post! I've been wanting milk for the longest time but rexall always seems out of stock when i go :( hopefully they'll have it next time! and omg i never even though of layering different colored eyeshadows on these! i always thought to match brown to brown, green to green etc but i love this idea :) thanks for showing us all the different effects! :D

  2. This post is so imformative, I always thought that you had to put a similar colour over the top of whatever colour the jumbo pencil is, I guess you have proved me wrong :) xx

  3. I have a few of MAC's Greasepaint Sticks but only dark ones.
    I love the pic showing the different effects of each Jumbo pencil! No wonder everyone on Specktra is always wishing MAC did light coloured and pastel GPS!

  4. Wow..those NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencils look amazing. I love the lavender and strawberry milk. Perfect for summer look. Thanks for the review
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  5. Horse Radish is really pretty! I just got Aquavert from Mac and was debating a base for it to make it a little more vibrant!

  6. I dont have any of these Ive wanted a good set of colors for some time, everyone seems to have them! Very nice.

  7. Thanks for the swatches i have a few but want black bean, i would love to see some shadows over black bean one day hun if you get a chance x

  8. I like Iced Mocha! These are affordable alternatives to MAC's greasepaint sticks.

  9. I have wanted Milk for so long !! It's alwayz out of stock in my local store :(

    I just own a green glitter jumbo pencil. I like it a lot :D

  10. I just placed a bid on the milk on eBay! They look fantastic :) x

  11. these look great! and the colors are amazing! great review! :D

    <3, Mimi

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