NYX Slim Eye Pencil 917 Purple Review

by Fahveen on December 24, 2012 · 15 comments

NYX Slim Eye Pencil 917 Purple

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Today’s review is going to be about an eye pencil from NYX. This product is actually a gift from friend. There has been mixed reviews about them. Let us dive deep how I felt about the product

Product Description:
Slim, trim but never prim, our Slim Eye Pencils come in 40 entrancing shades—from seafoam green to black glitter. The creamy, long-wearing eye liner formula goes on easily and resists bleeding.

Price:
295 INR in India and 3.50$ in USA.

Ingredients:
Sorbitan Isostearate, Isocetyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Unsaponifiables, Cera Alba, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-2-Diisostearate, Silica, Cera Carnauba, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Tocopherol, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearakonium Hectorite, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Propylparaben, Propylene Carbonate.

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My take on NYX Slim Eye Pencil 917 Purple

Packaging: It is sturdy wooden pencil with the color of the pencil on the bottom of the pencil. The color in the bottom of the pencil helps us to locate the pencil easily. One will need a sharpener for this product. I could say sharpening leads to product wastage.

Texture: Texture is creamy to some extent and quite easily to apply. You will be okay with its texture if you don’t compare it with Color bar or Faces pencils. Pigmentation is kind of medium in purple pencil, unlike the other NYX slim eye pencils. Personally I feel they have named the pencil wrongly. The name should have been lavender instead of purple.

Wear ability: As I previously mentioned, the pigmentation is medium. So I need to swipe a couple of times to get the desired color. I mostly use it to high light the inner corner of my eyes. It can be used to open up deep rooted eyes. I have even applied it on my water line. It didn’t sting my eyes. So, I can say it is waterline safe.

Fragrance: It was fragrance free to me. It is a positive factor for me.

Staying Power: Staying power is a big positive for me. It stayed for some 6 to 7 hours after which it started fading. It didn’t claim it as a waterproof pencil but it didn’t get washed away by a water splash. I quite like it about this pencil. It can be smudged but once set it didn’t bleed. It can be used as an eye shadow base too. Actually, I use it mostly as eye shadow base and to highlight eyes.

Now it’s time for the swatch

Pros of NYX Slim Eye Pencil 917 Purple

• Staying power
• Fragrance free
• Can be used to high light inner corner of the eyes.
• Waterline safe
• can be used as an eye shadow base
• wide range of colors to choose from

Cons of NYX Slim Eye Pencil 917 Purple

• Medium pigmentation. It holds good only for this shade.
• Not as creamy as Faces or Color bar pencils
• It should have been named lavender instead of purple. This may not be a con for many.

This may not be the best of the pencils available in the market. I expected a proper purple where as I got a lavender pencil instead. It is not a total miss for me. I will be using it for other purposes.

I may not buy this in India but I will definitely get pencils from this range through my friends from US. It is not worth to get this pencil in India even with discount in online shopping sites. In case you can it get from abroad, do give it a try.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol December 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Its a nice bright purple….nice one Fahveen :)

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fahveen December 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Thanks Jomol…

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Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

very pretty purple Fahveen :)

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fahveen December 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

yeah :)

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Shikha December 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Pretty shade :-)

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Vinita December 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

nice shade…

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Manisha December 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

lovely shade :)

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fahveen December 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

where did you get it?

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fahveen December 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

oh!! i hate their delivery in installments… so i didn’t look into them…

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Fahveen December 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

moderation…. i ll be careful with that site

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Misha December 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm

i like the color…nice review Fahveen :)

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Fahveen December 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Thanks Misha…. it is bright purple color….

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