It's Mooooooonday, which for a girl who's on summer vacation and without a job means absolutely nothing. Actually, I think it means I'm deserving of a high five for even remembering what day of the week it is! If you're not a lazy lady like me and actually working or going to summer classes then I hope your day doesn't end with you composing a tweet saying "bad case of the Mondays". Hey! Maybe today's post might even cheer you up? Maybe not, but hopefully you enjoy it. Today I'm reviewing one of the very first make up products I purchased whilst getting into beauty - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. These used to be talked about everywhere and on every beauty video. You couldn't watch a tutorial without seeing one of these guys pop up, which would explain why I bought this entire lot of 13 pencils in one go. They were having a sale though, so can you really blame me?
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are essentially just giant crayons of cream eyeshadows. You can use these on their own as an eyeshadow or underneath powder eye shadows as a base to extend the wear. I'm not a huge fan of wearing them on their own as I find they tend to crease in a matter of an hour or two, which is a shame because some of the colors are gorgeous. They're really great as bases though. They grip powdered eyeshadows and loose pigments like no other (that I've tried, haha). Cottage Cheese which is a white with a metallic sheen to it is perfect for making any shadows more vibrant and opaque, especially the more sheer pigmentations. If you can match the tones of a powdered eyeshadow with a Jumbo Pencil color, look out, because the color just intensifies! You can also use these as an eyeliner but I find they're a bit too big for my eyeballs. I do find that sometimes these babies will tug a bit when I apply pencil straight to eyelid. If you pull a little at the corner of your eye it won't tug but every time I do that all I hear is my inner voice screaming "YOU'RE GONNA GET WRINKLES!" I recently discovered that you can apply the pencil to your index finger and then pat it on. It works well, blends easily and doesn't tug but it lessens the convenience of the pencil!
NYX makes their Jumbo Eye Pencils in every color of the rainbow and then some. They have such a huge array of colors that you're bound to find a color you'll want to try! Out of the 13 I have swatched down below my top 4 recommendations would have to be Cottage Cheese, Iced Mocha, Yogurt, and Strawberry Milk. These are the colors I find myself reaching for the most. They're such an affordable product (on sale or not) at $4.49 a pop at ULTA ($3.50 on cherryculture.com right now!) and make such a great base for you eyeshadows that you can't afford not to try out just one. This may be the shortest review I've written in a while, but they're pretty straight forward little guys and aside from the occasional tug here and there, pretty darn shwanky for the quality and the price!What do you think of NYX Jumbo Pencils? Which is your favorite?