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.
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.