November 27, 2010

NYX Slim Eye Pencil

I’ve always been more of a liquid liner person, the main reason being I’m a dud at applying pencil ones. I can never get a decent line, and if the pencil is not soft enough, all the tugging irritates my eye. Hence, for me liquid eyeliners have always been a safer bet.

But, I decided to experiment a little, and bought these NYX ones. And am I glad I did. These are the best eye pencils I’ve ever had.

So, here’s the review. And I’m going to keep it small.

Price: Rs. 100/ $1.99 (on cherryculture.com).
Buy in bulk here: http://stores.ebay.com/JOYs-cosmetics/slim-eye-pencil-/_i.html?_fsub=1160936016&_sid=91711236&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322. They have some amazing prices.
Also available at Hypercity and Empire Stores in Bangalore (Rs. 295/$6.50)

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It doesn’t look as vibrant because I’m using it over the NYX jumbo pencil in iced mocha which kind of dilutes the color. But used over a matte base, looks as vibrant as in the swatch.


The Good:
  1. Super pigmented. Applies without any effort. Glides like a dream.
  2. Great price. Cheaper than so many of the other drugstore eye pencils.
  3. Amazing range of colors. I think they have about 40 shades. And I love how vibrant the colors are.
  4. Great staying power.  I’ve had it on the whole day with just a tiny amount of fading. But they’re quite creamy. So, I’m not sure how they’ll fare on oily lids. But nothing a primer can’t fix.
  5. You can smudge it to create a smoky look.
  6. It actually stays on my waterline. Something no other color eye pencil has ever done.
The Bad:
  1. The size of the pencil is quite small. And since they are so creamy, you need to sharpen more often. But for the price, I think its hardly a complaint.
  2. I don’t have a habit of rubbing my eyes. But if you do, its going to smudge like crazy.
 Final Verdict: I currently have it in Emarald City and Sapphire. I definitely want to buy more shades. I’m in love with these pencils.

18 comments:

Soft, Sweet and Gentle said...

hey,,love both the colors, especially the green...

ladylavendersays said...

I like the green one too. Its such a pretty color.

sandhyaa said...

i also have both the shades and i love them....
i like vibrant colors for eye make up..loud mostly ! bt yeah mine are not so creamy soft..i have to work it little harder !!

PnB said...

the green looks so pretty on you !!!!
Cherry culture takes so long to ship...i think my parcels lost :( :(
Its been a month and theres no packet from them...i wanna cry

ladylavendersays said...

i like vibrant colors too. they really make your eyes pop.

anamika said...

your eyes r so beautiful Pooja and NYX is looking great on you :)

ladylavendersays said...

Thank you so much anamika. means a lot coming from you.

ladylavendersays said...

@mehak.. i'm sorry about your parcel. i felt the same way when my coastal scents order never arrived. Its been 2 months now. I've completely given up. If you're looking for NYX cosmetics, why don't you try the joy's cosmetics link in my post. I've heard good reviews about them, and they give much better prices.

shoppingaholic said...

OMG gorgeous green!! Would it look good on dusky complexion?

reply to your comment: I'll do the review soon. but believe m I had worn today at home... and I'm loving it.

<3

indianmakeupways said...

love the green on u .great colors

Poohkie said...

The green looks lovely on you. You don't get NYX in B'lore?

ladylavendersays said...

Thanks anju..

ladylavendersays said...

Thanks poohkie..

anamika said...

Hey pooja..

I have seen u doing lot of online shopping why don't you sum up your experience of online shopping and which are the best places to buy..

it will be of great help for many of us:)

ladylavendersays said...

Sure anamika. I'll do that.

Diva Putri said...

wow those are so cool! love the emerald city one :D
wanna follow each other dear? if you dont mind :)

diva,
little geek madame

bollywoodstylediaries said...

wow, after 8 hours!! very impressive. the colors are really gorgeous!!

ladylavendersays said...

@BSD.. They really are. I've been dying to order a few more.

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