I've read so many good reviews about NYX Jumbo Pencils, but they said that it's creamy that it can crease! Being the greaseball that I am, I ran in the opposite direction. BUT! I found that though I may not be able to use them on my eyelids, I found a use for them... on my waterline!
My quest for a perfect pink pencil on the waterline started when I was in makeup school. One of my mentors, Ms. Nina, showed us what she used for her waterline: it was a pink jumbo pencil from MUFE. She said that pink was the natural color of our waterline which is why she preferred a pink or nude colored one instead of the white ones that a lot of people use. Well, since MUFE is expensive, I decided to turn to NYX to find a cheaper alternative. Thus, here we are!
Presenting, NYX Jumbo Milk Pencils in Strawberry Milk and Yoghurt:
Here they are when swatched:
When applied to the waterline, it indeed does make your eyes look brighter (because of the shimmers too) without using white.
Here's what I love about it:
- It's very creamy. You know how sometimes it takes pencils forever to show up on your waterline? Not this one!
- Staying power is good! More than 6 hours and there's still a good amount left! Some pencils disappear quickly in my waterline, but not this!
Here's what I don't love about it:
- It's jumbo-sized, so it's possible to accidentally smear some on your lower lashline. You have to be careful with application.
Please note that I am reviewing this as a waterline pencil, and not as anything else, but of course, don't be afraid to try and use this as eyeshadow!
Will I buy this again? When I run out, yes!