NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Oyster review

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  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Jumbo Eye Pencil collection
  • Color Range: semisheer ultraviolet satin
  • 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 Oyster

One of the very first makeup products that I bought with my own money was an eye pencil from Wet n Wild. It was "nominally" purple, but it was this same "sterno" purple shade - more like an ultraviolet than a true purple. I liked how it shifted colors slightly. When I started buying the NYX jumbo eye pencils, this wasn't one of my first choices because I felt like I had some ultraviolet pencils, and that I didn't want another whole-lid ultraviolet color. Then Cherryculture had a sale and I caved smile

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.

This color is a semisheer, so think of this more as an "effects" color or a layering pencil than a standalone color. It works great if you just want an "effects" color, though. It's fun seeing what combinations you can make out of this, a deeper inner-corner accent shade, and a blue liner like MAC's Midnight Blues or Stila's Cobalt.

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