NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha review

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  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Jumbo Eye Pencil collection
  • Color Range: golden-nude frost
  • Cost/Amount: USD$4.50 for .18 ounces / 5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha

This color barely shows up on me at all - I see the metallic-like finish, but not much in the way of a color. On the one hand...irritating. On the other hand...excellent!! I can use this for looks when I want to accent the crease color and brighten the rest of the lid, but don't actually want a color per se - just the brightening effect. I like that the pencil applies easily, but I don't love that it's a bearcat to sharpen. When I received my first order of these pencils I halfway thought that I would just twist the bottom and the product would get pushed up...but, no, these are like actual pencils (even though they're made of plastic), you have to sharpen them. Gah!! This is an excellent "no color" color that matches my skintone fairly closely, so it's great for subtly highlighting the inner corner of my lid. And, for those of you who've wondered, it's the eye-pencil equivalent of the Jumbo Lip Pencil in Iced Mocha. Same base tones, same finish, everything. (I wouldn't recommend using one or the other for both, just because it potentially mixes bacteria from the eyes and lips.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeliner tube or pencil barrel; top right, the eyeliner applied over bare skin, to better show the shade and properties; and below, the eyeliner applied on the eyelid at the lash line.

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