NYX is one drug store brand that I have been wanting to try. The main reason of this is because I watched beauty gurus on youtube too much. One of my favorite beauty gurus; Jen from frmheadtotoe , she often use NYX make up to create a very nice look on her. I am curious of the quality of the quality of NYX. I decide to give a try to it’s Jumbo Pencil Eyeliner. The color that I bought were Black Bean and Iced Mocha.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is described as a eyeliner that also can be used as an eyeshadow base. A dual function product is always a good steal! However, I found that dual function product usually has some drawbacks in one of their function. So we’ll see if NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil has a better function as an eyeliner or an eyeshadow base 🙂
1. Black Bean
Black Bean is a matte black color. The color is just a plain black. The pigmentation is good and you don’t need to swipe a few times to get a very dark black. The size of this pencil makes it to be very easy to be applied as a eyeshadow base.
Here’s how it looks on my eye:
Although it’s very easy to be applied as an eyeliner; I don’t really recommend this product. It crease very easily. Also, when I tried to smudge it with my finger to get a black eyeshadow base, I find it very hard to blend the color evenly. You can see some uneven color at the right side of the picture. Overall, black bean is a nay for me.
2. Iced Mocha
Iced Mocha is a warm brown color with a hint of shimmer. The pigmentation of this is also good, however you might want to swipe this a few times to get the opacity level that you want.
Here’s the swatch:
In my opinion, Iced Mocha is much better than Black Bean. The pigmentation of this eye pencil is just nice to be used as an eyeshadow base. Also, it’s very easy to be blend. I don’t find any difficulties in blending the color together. I love warm tone on my eyelid. Neutral color like this is very easy to be mixed and matched with many colors. Again, similar to Black Bean, I won’t recommend this to be used as an eyeliner. It smudges easily especially if you have an oily lid.
In this picture, I blend Iced Mocha and Black Bean together. I love how it looks on my eyelid. Firstly, I applied Iced Mocha blend it all over my eyelid. Again, I applied Iced Mocha on my lower eyelid to have a darker color. Lastly, I applied Black Bean on my lower lid to have an even darker color. I blend it all over until I can see a gradation. I am satisfied with how it looks and moreover, it stays for 5-6 hours without smudge!
My final thought on NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil:
This product is better used as a cream shadow rather than an eye pencil. It stays long as an eyeshadow but smudge easily as an eyeliner. I don’t recommend Black Bean because of the smudging problem and it’s very hard to blend. However, Iced Mocha is worth trying. It blends easily and it creates a nice color.