Today, I am going to review NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet that I had found in my cousin’s stash on her recent visit to India. I was just wandering through her makeup kit when my eyes fell upon this pencil. It’s a beautiful pale golden color and I just couldn’t resist trying it. The moment I applied, I could feel a transformation and my cousin exclaimed. Wow, its looking so good on you and gifted it to me. This is my first product from NYX and I simply love it. I am going to try other products too from this brand now.
Packaging: This pencil comes in a jet black casing and a tight fitting black lid with the color band at the bottom. The color is exactly similar to what is inside and can be easily spotted in a stash of pencils when kept upside down.
Texture: The texture is creamy and glides on like a dream. It has a slight shimmery finish but is not that visible or over the top. It doesn’t tug the eyelids either and is extremely soft on the skin. While sharpening, one needs to be careful as the tip tends to break very easily and a lot of product might get wasted in the process. The color is rich and highly pigmented.
This is a gift, so I just couldn’t ask the price, that would be ridiculous, but online searches showed that it retails around $ 3.5-$ 4.0 and is currently not available in India.
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My Experience with NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet:
The name itself tells all about it and the pencil lives up to its name. The color is exactly similar to what pale golden color velvet clothing would look like. I have a dusky complexion and pigmented lids and this color makes my eyes and face look alive. I use it below and on my waterline and on the inner corner of my eyes for that highlighted effect. Since the color matches my skin tone completely, it just doesn’t look out of place and when applied on the lids, it serves as a great base for other colors. Whilst applying on the lids, I draw a line above my lash line and then smudge it, after which the entire lid has a similar tone and all other colors look pretty natural. The color is more visible and intense when used with a primer.
Now, as an eyebrow pencil this, one doesn’t work for me at all. I have dark black eyebrows and this color looks completely out of place on them. But if I happen to attend an evening party and want to attract all attention to my eyes, then this one works as a great highlighter for the brows and adds a subtle gleam and shine to them.
Summing up the pros and cons below:
Pros of NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet:
- Beautiful pale golden color.
- Works great as an eye pencil as well as highlighter.
- Gives a vivid and lively look to the eyes.
- Creamy texture gives smooth and even application in just one stroke.
- Serves great as a base on pigmented lids.
- Hygenic pencil form.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Intense pigmentation in just one swipe.
Cons of NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet:
- While sharpening product gets wasted.
- The pencil needs to be applied with care because its more prone to breakage due to its creamy texture.
- Doesn’t work great on dark black eyebrows as an eyebrow pencil.
- Availability in India might be an issue.
Do I Recommend NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Velvet?
I think this is one eye/eyebrow pencil that is a must-have for everyone, suitable for all skin tones and types. I am definitely repurchasing this one. On fairer complexion, it would work great as an eyebrow pencil too.
4/5 only because it didn’t work that great as an eyebrow pencil for me, but might work for others.
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