The new Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil summer shades! From left: Purple Velvet, Pure Gold, Rocky Mountain Green, Electric Blue
The weekend is just around the corner, huzzah! I’m so looking forward to just vegging out on the couch, re-watching season two of True Blood and playing with makeup. Do you have any plans yet? Whatever you end up doing, I hope it also involves a fun look or two.
Speaking o’ beauty bits, what do ya think of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils ($4)? Have you seen them before?
These four particular colors are new for summer, but the pencils themselves have been around for a while. Drugstore makeup line Nyx designed them to double as eyeliners or eyeshadows. The chubby pencils have quite a cult following these days, thanks to their smooth formula and technicolor pigmentation; with the addition of these four new shades — Pure Gold, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet and Rocky Mountain Green — they come in 28 total colors.
They’re available now in drugstores and online at nyxcosmetics.com.
Swatches from left to right on NC35 skin: Pure Gold, Rocky Mountain Green, Electric Blue and Purple Velvet
On NW20 skin
While I love the pigmentation and silky texture of these pencils, they don’t hang out for long on my lids. I only get about two hours of color from them, max, before they disappear…and that’s *with* primer.
Paired with a powder eyeshadow, I have a little better luck with ‘em. The powder seems to set the pencils, extending wear time to about five hours.
Because these are so good at intensifying the color of whatever shades I pop on top, I see myself reaching for them whenever I’m in the mood for something vibrant and playful.
Have you tried the Nyx Jumbo Pencils yet? What did you think?
The shoe kick continues…
Can I get a quick amen from my fellow shoe addicts? I’ve been on a shoe kick lately, and I think it’s mostly because my shoes *always* seem to fit, no matter how much Nutella I’ve consumed over the past few months.
Meet my latest high heel crush, a pair of Marc Fischer metallic leather slingbacks… I picked these up at Macy’s.
I’ve never owned a pair of MF shoes before, but I like what I’ve seen so far. These are quite comfy for 4-1/2 inchers (the leather’s uber-soft… I didn’t even have to break the pair in with thick socks!), and the heel feels stable. I probably wouldn’t wear them to a theme park or a dance-a-thon, but I bet they’d make great dinner date shoes.
Anywho, enough waxing poetic about footwear obsessions! I hope you’re enjoying your Friday and feeling relaxed and happy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,