NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple review

Posted on Friday, at bought • 626 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Jumbo Eye Pencil collection
  • Color Range: semisheer metallic indigo-violet shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$4.50 for .18 ounces / 5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the pencils often aren't sealed
NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple

I kind of wish that this color didn't apply as sheerly as it does. It's a semisheer rich violet with a blue flash. It reminds me of a darker, deeper version of Benefit's Purple Snap (which is also semisheer.) I haven't tried applying this one over a primer yet, so perhaps that will help it adhere a little better.

I would dearly love to find a deep dark jeweltone purple eye pencil or cream shadow. I think MAC's Hyperviolet might be as close as I've gotten recently…but dang, it would be nice to have a “portable” version like one of the NYX pencils! (Hm…there's something called Purple Velvet. Maybe that one isn't metallic, but is more opaque than this one…)

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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