Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil
I love the jumbo eye pencils especially milk. They are creamy and very easy to work with. I love using them as a base for really bright shadows, they make the color stick on and not budge at all. But beware they crease, badly without a primer. Just be sure to use a primer under them and you're good to go! Awesome product NYX! :)
Beautiful pigmentation, but still susceptible to creasing
I have these in Yogurt, Cashmere, Pots & Pans, Milk, Black Bean, and Cottage Cheese. All of them are beautifully pigmented, except Cashmere and Pots & Pans, which come up a bit sheer.
I've seen gurus use these as an eyeshadow primer, which I tried before, but it is NOT a good idea for oily lids. Within a few minutes, all of my eye makeup creased. So I used an eye primer under the jumbo pencils, and it also creased within in hour.
All in all, these are great for people with non-super oily lids, unlike mine.
I love these! I own almost every color and use them as bases for my eyeshadows to make my shadows really stick and pop! I love how I can change the colors of my eyeshadows by using different colored Jumbo Pencils underneath-- Milk makes my colors bold and bright, Black Bean makes them sultry and smokey, etc. I also use them when doing costume makeup--Pots and Pans made an excellent silver base for my Terminator look! The only cons I have for these are that they will crease significantly if you don't use a primer underneath. Other than that, they last all day and make your eyeshadows really stand out!
A quick tip: Ulta sells a sharpener that works excellently for them.
Creamy and useful
This product is what made me fall in love with NYX's products. Very useful, as a primer, as a mixable shadow and I'm sure it has other uses as well. I also have it in black bean, which I don't use as much but apply with an angled brush along my lash line. The only complaint I have would have to be with the largeness of the stick it comes in. I didn't have a sharpener that would work with it, so I had to resort to a sharp knife and whittling, which I suppose is fine, but a little inconvenient. I've read some people melted it in the microwave and poured it into a pot, but I am not really willing to possibly ruin my appliances this way nor do I have anything suitable to put it in, so whittling was my choice. I heard you can buy a sharpener from NYX that fits it, but I digress. The product is very creamy and I found myself using it quite a bit when I needed to lighten a shadow along the brow bone. I would totally recommend it, and if you can, try and find the sharpener they sell as well. It would have saved me a lot of time if I had thought to buy one.