NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Review, Swatches

by Appu on October 8, 2010 · 42 comments

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.

NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil

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.

Price : $4.00. Mostly on offer on cherryculture.com.

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
NYX Milk

NYX Milk

  • 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.
NYX Milk

NYX Milk

  • 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.

Have you tried NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk? Do you love it or hate it? Is there a shade that you love the most? Share your thoughts.

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Devie October 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

For some odd reason I always thought Milk was a pinkish base.
I’m gonna give this a pass… :idk:
I can’t think of how I’d use it!
Thanks for the review, I was wondering whether I should get this.


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

haha….Y did u think Milk is a Pinkish base? This one works only with brighter shadows, if you don’t use them, then there’s no point in using this!


Devie October 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

After reading the comments I’m guessing I had it confused with yogurt.
Milk-yogurt 😛 Guess I got confused.
Also one of my ex roomies who is white used to use this all the time, it was pinkish on her.


Insiya October 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Good i didn’t get this. I used to think its super great and all..seeing the swatches i guess i will pass this too.


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Yeah Insiya, I’d say good you din get this…It’s not something I’d wear that often too…


Mrunmayee October 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

It WILL DEF look ghastly on me!!

Can’t use it highlighter too..

I always prefer cream/golden coloured highlighters…

Can you use it on waterline??? It would be great that ways.. Make your eyes appear brighter and bigger!!!


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Mrun – I know! It’s ghastly seriously.I haven’t tried using it on the waterline….not sure if it’s that safe…It’s not Kohl based so I am afraid it’ll sting 🙁


neha October 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

dont think our indian skin tones can carry a white like this!
😕 😕 this never appealed to me


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Yes Neha, It’s definitely not for all Indian skin tones 🙁 Unless, you are very very fair, which I ain’t!


Aarthi October 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Your skin looks super shiny 🙂


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Aarthi – was that comment meant for me? If it was, my skin is anything but shiny….maybe milk made it that way 😉


ki. October 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I have french fries, dark brown and yogurt – they’re fabulous 🙂 they don’t crease AT ALL as a base!


Janhavi October 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

LOL – Ki for a second I though you were actually referring to food – does Nyx want people to use these pencils on their lids or eat them ?! ?:-) ?:-) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

ps – Is yoghurt like a cream-ish (color wise) version of milk ?:-)


Giasaysthat October 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

do we get NYX in INDIA?
Okay can anyone suggest me those weird huge THICK KOHL pencil ?
i want to line the inner part of my upper lid
so i want..that :smug:


Rati October 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I also got confused. French fries, milk… :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Janhavi – Wish NYX Pencils were Edible lol !! And hey, Yogurt is a creamish-pink. It’s a very nice shade!


Janhavi October 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Appu – any idea if they have a “cheese” pencil ! – That would be my dream shade 😀 😀 😀

btw have you ever used this on your waterline ?


Appu October 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Jangavi – hehe…actually they do have something called Cottage Cheese!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 And No, haven’t tried it on my waterline. I kinda feel it might sting 🙁


Appu October 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm

sorry I meant Janhavi…typo 🙁


Janhavi October 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Awww its ok – the world decided to mis-spell my name since I was born ….

A cottage cheese pencil sounds a bit gross though – in my mind its like a soft squiggly pencil – all this milk yoghurt cottage cheese is making my stomach churl :sick:

As much as I love both food and make up – couldnt they stick to the nice safe names like chocolate and hazel ? Why enter the world of milk products ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Ki – Even I’ve got Yogurt and French fries, but they kinda crease for me if used without a proper e/s base 🙁 At least they are wearable colors, but Milk isn’t that wearable ya know.


Rati October 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm


me shopped some stuff from there today. 🙂 Let’s see when it reaches or if it reaches at all. 😕


Giasaysthat October 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

rati do a review on it 😀


Rati October 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

he he if i receive them. 😛 I am very scared of these couriers. 😛


Appu October 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Rati – I think cherryculture is pretty safe 🙂 And they are having a 15% off Milani too…Did you order something??


Rati October 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

It won’t look good on Indian skin tones na, like the wheatish skin tones. 🙁 I have always wondered why this has become so famous..

Oh i just ordered nyx that too only a few things. i was a little skeptical, wanted to see if it reaches at all. 😛


Appu October 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Yeah, I once tried it with a taupe eyeshadow and it SUCKED! Looked like I had talcum powder on my lids…eeks! Definitely not for wheatish skin tones 🙁 There’s another one called yogurt, it’s a pinkish-cream that’s a nice base for pastel shadows 🙂


Appu October 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

BTW, did u order more cream blushes from NYX?? 😉 curious 😉


Rati October 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm

he he no not yet. I would die of guilt. Neither of my cream blush is even half finished. 😛


Apurva June 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

i have a shade no. 617 Iced Mocha & its good… i liked it.. :preen:

i dont know why ur review is against my opinion.. but i liked this, as its summer & its advisable to apply a creamy eyeshadow instead of powdered one..!


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