so I decided to bring you on a product I've been really loving.
I've always heard tons of hype about the NYX Jumbo Eye pencils but never was able to try them. I couldn't find them anywhere in my area! They became so tempting, that I ordered them off of Ebay recently and fell in love. My favorite has quickly become Pots and Pans. Its a gorgeous metallic silver that has a wonderfully creamy consistency and long staying power.
Websites that carry the Jumbo Eye Pencils claim they are a radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, the creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues.
Packaging:The packaging is a complete disappointment. I find myself wondering, "Once the pencil dulls, how am I going to sharpen this thing?" They don't come with sharpeners, and most stores sell the normal eyeliner sized sharpeners, not Jumbo Eye Pencil sized! The cap on this is also extremely flimsy. I've been keeping mine in my makeup bag (Which stays strictly in my closet) and its now cracked and loose.
Pigmentation: Pots and Pans is probably not the most pigmented Jumbo Eye Pencil you'll come across, but then again, they wern't really made for pigmentation. I love mine for a base, and I also love it for lining my lower lash line. If I want to wear it by itself, the pigmentation is there yet not as much as a powder eyeshadow. If I top one of these with a pigment or powder shadow, the pigmentation is unbelieveable. These are also fun to top with a glitter shadow since they are so creamy.
Longevity: The longevity of the Jumbo Eye Pencils is mediocre. Without a primer, I find that it tends to crease a little bit. Pots and Pans is a bit creamer than some of the other shades I've tried, such as Milk, which I think contributes to it creasing. When using UDPP, this will last all day and night. I also find that if I use this as a base and top it with a powder shadow, it keeps in place all day long.
Application: As I mentioned, Pots & Pans is super creamy. You can easily glide the pencil over your eyelids with no tugging or dragging involved. I've tried other eyeshadow pencils that tug at my eyelids, leaving a patchy mess beind. I love how the Jumbo Eye Pencil was so simple, and when I was done applying it, it was so easy to blend out with my fingertips. Its quite irritating when cream shadows don't blend out, so I was pleasantly surprised how easy to use this pencil was.
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: Between $2.99 and $4.50, depending on where you purchase them.
Have you tried any of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils?