NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust review

Posted on Saturday, at bought • 1920 views

  • Manufacturer: NYX Cosmetics (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Jumbo Eye Pencil collection
  • Color Range: metallic rust-redbrown shimmer
  • 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 Rust

The pencil looks more red than the color actually applies. It's a metallic shade, which means that application is just a bit patchy. This shade looks really good with my coloring, but I do wish that the application was more even. I also wish that there was a metallic maroon color in this collection! This color looks like OPI's Warm and Fozzie - brown with flecks of red, rust, and gold - but a metallic maroon would be amazing. (If it applied evenly, that is…)

I don't know how well this color would look on people with olive undertones or with green eyes. It's a warm color, but the red undertones are fairly strong. If someone has hazel eyes and just the right skin- and hair-color, they might be able to pull it off. (Or someone with green eyes that ‘colorshift' to match whatever is close to them. Greyed green eyes do that fairly well.)

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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