NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in “Milk”
Has there been anyone around who has *not* raved about the NYX Jumbo eye pencils? It’s been getting all the attention and hype around. The most raved about is the one shade called Milk. They say NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk is supposed to be a great base, makes eye shadows pop and colours appear vibrant. Does it really? Let’s see.
What does NYX claim?
- Jumbo pencils could be used for lining as well as shadows.Containing mineral oils and powders, the pencils does not dry out your eyes and applies smoothly without pulling or tugging.
Ingredients: Ceresin Wax, Candelilla Wax, Bees Wax, Squalane, Hydrogenated Styrene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oils, Polyisobutene, Butylated Hydroxy Anisole, Propyl Paraben, Mica, Talc, C.I.77499, Pearl Powder.
What I think about NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil?
Seriously jumbo in size for an eye pencil, this one is really creamy and easy to use. The packaging is pretty cute and comes in a whole bunch of vibrant colours. Milk was the most hyped of the lot so, I decided I should do a review of that and check if it’s worth the hype. Here’s what I think of “MILK”.
Milk, as the name suggests is a shade of creamy white. No shimmer or glitter. The tip of the pencil is not pointed, even when new so it’s better for thicker lines that require smudging. Here are some uses that I see.
- Using it as an eye shadow making sure we blend in really really well. It blends like a dream, so that’s not a problem
- Using it as an eye shadow base to make eye shadows pop. Well, this shade (milk) is supposed to be really versatile in working as an eye shadow base, but I am not quite sure of that. First, it creases quite as much to be used as a base. Secondly, sometimes I feel it makes eye shadows appear too bright. For instance, if you use this as a base for a blue shadow like MAC’s electric eel, the result is a totally bright, clowny shade of blue. At least as far as Indian skin tones are concerned, I am not sure if “milk” is so versatile as an eye shadow base since it’s “too white” and can create a ghastly look for certain eye shadows. If you are extremely fair, it might work as a great base. Also, the end result after blending is not a transparent one, so the shade of the eye shadow changes quite a bit. Other shades may work better for us.
- Using it as a highlighter for the brow-bone and Cupid’s bow – Yes, this works pretty well. Since this is a white shade, it really highlights those areas and the creamy texture gives it a nice finish.
What I like about NYX Jumbo Eye pencil?
- Really creamy in texture for something that costs just $4.
- Makes blending very easy.
- Quite the multi-tasker.
- Lots of shades to choose from.
What I dislike about NYX Jumbo Eye pencil?
- Contains Mineral Oil.
- If used as an eye shadow by itself, it requires a separate base. The texture of this pencil makes creasing super easy. If used with a proper base, these are da bomb!
- Not sure if the shade “Milk” would suit all skin tones although, it’s been hyped as a universally flattering eye shadow base.
- Not appropriate for thin lines and not sure if it’s waterline-safe.
This review was exclusively for Milk eye pencil which I feel may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Apart from all this, I would definitely say there are a few shades (I don’t remember names) that are worth trying. They are super creamy and are an affordable alternative to expensive cream eye shadows in the market. I am planning on trying some golds and pinks the next time.