Sunday, June 27th, 2010

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green

New Jumbo Eye Pencil Shades for Summer

Just in time for summer, NYX has added four new perfect-for-the-season shades of their Jumbo Eye Pencils ($4.00 for 0.18 oz.). These are oversized eyeliners that can be used as an eyeshadow, eyeshadow base, or eyeliner.

  • Pure Gold is a coppered gold. It has a frost finish, and it’s not exactly “pure gold,” since it looks rather coppery. It’s a beautiful color nonetheless!
  • Electric Blue is a brightened sky blue with silver shimmer and a satin-frost finish.
  • Purple Velvet is a royal purple with a violet shimmer-sheen.
  • Rocky Mountain Green is a lightened emerald green with a silver pearl finish.

I like the Jumbo Eye Pencils as eyeshadow bases the most, because their jumbo-sized points are easier to use in applying it all over the eye. Similarly, the pencil is often a bit unwieldy when trying to use it as an eyeliner, just because it is so much bigger and the point that much less precise for lining. I think it would be cool if these were double-sided with the same color on both, but one side is a normal-sized pencil, while the other is the jumbo-size! Best of both worlds, yeah?

I’m able to wear the Jumbo Eye Pencils alone without any creasing, but I think oilier eyelids will experience at least some, minimal creasing. I think they work really well to layer under eyeshadows, especially to give them more pop.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

RECOMMENDATION: These make for great eyeshadow bases, and if you’re in the market for some colored eyeshadow bases for your eyeshadow stash, hard to go wrong with one of these!

AVAILABILITY: NYX

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils: Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green

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73 thoughts on “NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches (Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, Rocky Mountain Green)

  1. i like the green!!

  2. Ali

    Wow..i really dont like these! Pass :(

  3. These colors are gorgeous especially the green and blue.

  4. I love these colors, but I am SOOOO scared of creasing! I have to be really careful, because almost everything creases on me! (Unless I have UDPP, Nars base, or Mac Paint Pots underneath) I wonder if these would stay put if I tried them over Nars base (The new HOLY GRAIL!) and under a good solid powder shadow… hmmm.

  5. Azaza

    Wow such lovely new colors

  6. Leah

    Gorgeous! Do you know how this purple compares to the other one?

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Faiza Faiza

    I love love love NYX JUMBO eyeshadow pencils. :D

  8. roberta

    i love thé blue one, I got à few of these and I adore them, really smart product To have!

  9. Ella

    I wish I had somewhere that sells NYX near me!
    I want to get these because they look so cute :D

  10. Jess

    ah these crease on me no matter what! it sucks :( anyway the colors are beautiful :)

  11. traca

    love the purple

  12. When I saw the pencils I thought WOW!, but to be honest, the swatches disappointed me a bit, they aren’t as vibrant as I expected based on the colours in the first photo. :( I was expecting the green and gold especially to be much more vibrant.

  13. Simone

    I purchased all of these colors and they are great for bases to add that extra pop to a shadow. They don’t seem to be as creamy as the older ones, which I like because the others creased on me terribly. But none the less they are an excellent buy.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mel Mel

    Love the colors!

  15. Hend

    I lovve the golden and the purple one ..
    nyx is a really good brand at amazing prices !!

  16. Elysia

    I loooove the electric blue

  17. Rosie

    Wow the new colors look gorgeous and my collection is no longer complete :(. Haha. Must have! Thanks for featuring these.

  18. Rawrzellers

    I must get my hands on these 4 colors.

  19. they are gorgeous. I might buy the purple one.

  20. Josi

    woow i love them :)

  21. Ashley

    These pencils in general are fantastic as bases, right now I have milk and Slate, but one day I’m going to break down and buy a majority of them. :P

  22. the blue and the purple look great!

  23. DarkGlamour17

    The blue reminds me of UD 24/7 pencil in ‘Electric’ and teh green one reminds me of ‘Graffiti’.

  24. Dee E.

    Very pretty jewel tones :) Where can I find these? I haven’t had any luck at Rite Aid or CVS.

  25. Paige

    These seem a bit more pigmented than their other colors.

  26. Diana

    I love these I always use them as a base and they work great for me but I do get creasing once in a while :( I still love them though!

  27. Sweeda88

    Aww, the colors are gorgeous, but NYX Jumbo Pencils crease on me like crazy. *sad face* =(

  28. I am so in lust with these!

  29. Megan

    I have 10 NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencils. I like them a lot. I may have to get a couple of these (Especially the Electric Blue, that’s kind of different!)

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anne Anne

    As the owner of oily lids, I can tell you that they do crease when used either as an eyeshadow base or alone, as shadow.

  31. Jennifer

    I have a question. How do you sharpen these jumbo pencil?

  32. Ms. Jimmi

    I had tried Nyx before but was never impressed with the line. To me, I like something that lasts. The Nyx eye shadows were to powdery and not strongly pigmented as MAC. The only drugstore brand that I think is worth looking at is Jane. It has a good price and a very good quality. I love these colors but overall am not impressed with the Quality.

  33. Love the purple one! Color is gorgeous and elegant. One of the best colors for my eyes^^

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of LU LNU

    These are so pretty! I bought some but they crease terribly on me even when I just use a bit over-top UDPP, blend it out, and put eyeshadow on top. :(

  35. Jennifer

    I like all of these colors!

  36. Sara

    The green is lovely
    hey anyone who knows the answer, please help; How do you sharpen these?
    I have one in lavender it is pretty but I have worn it down to the wood part and tried every single sharpener in my house and none of them fit! How can you sharpen them? Thanks in advance!

  37. Sydney

    Do these twist up, or do they require sharpening?

  38. Jasmine

    I love these! Does anyone know what type of sharpener works best for these? I tried to sharpen mine last week and it ate up all of the product. Thanks!

  39. amy

    These are all so lovely and I love NYX’s prices. My favourites are rocky mountain green and purple velvet.

  40. Nicholle

    Hey Christine,
    Could you possibly do a look using Purple Velvet?

  41. Lulle

    I’d love to try these pencils, the colours look amazing and for the price, you can’t really make a mistake!
    Silly question mode : where do you find this brand? (I’m from France but will be going to the US in September, I’m starting a list of things to buy!)

  42. Bernice

    That purple is to die for !

  43. Hilana

    NICE!!! Love the purple!

  44. Gen

    Love them ! Where can I get them ? My area does not have the new colours.

  45. Lea Lea

    I have tried these over and over with different primers etc. and they crumble and crease every time. Pass. ;(

  46. Leea

    Ooh I would have loved to get Purple Velvet from these!
    I bought my first jumbo eye pencils today! The pens aren’t available where I live,
    but I tried to limit myself and just bought three: Yogurt, Slate and Purple.
    What lovely colors!

  47. Helena

    Purple Velvet and Rocky Mountain Green kinda look like metallic crayons. Pretty!

  48. RachelMarie

    I want them all!!! But I have enough bases that I’m gonna make myself pass ):

  49. Bree

    Major Pass…Unless NYX changed their formula I have them…old colors, not these & they were CREASE BOMBS!!!!

  50. Chelsea Forma

    I think it was makeupgeektv that said that these crease a lot but I think they work really well.

  51. Elizabeth B

    So, I decided to give these a whirl- and I had really high hopes for them but they ended up creasing horribly bad. I have very normal eyelids as well-not really all that oily. After about two hours of wear they swam up into my eyelids and took all the shadow with them. Even though they’re cheapies I’m returning them as I can’t see myself using them in the future. Would rather shell out $20 for the UD Jumbo pencil that sticks.

  52. sara

    hello,
    does the purple write in the waterline? i have never found a purple pencil that can do that

  53. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SandraJT Sandra JT

    I have some of these pencils and love them. Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Dark Brown & Milk. That being said, I really detest these colors. They look super cheap and too sheer. Yuck. Glad I’ve resisted the urge to buy more.