NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches (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

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!


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

About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

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.

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. 😛

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!

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!)

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.

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. 🙁

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!

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!

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!)

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!

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.

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.

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