NYX Eye/Eyebrow Glitter Pencils from left: Aqua Glitter, Lavender Glitter, Sliver Glitter, Gold Glitter
The glittery tips that top each of NYX’s nine new Eye/Eyebrow Pencils are thrilling me almost as much as their price ($3.50 each).
This week, after swatching four of the new colors, all of them additions to the company’s stable of permanent products, I did a little shimmy (insert boogie down dance *here*).
POW! These colors look amazing.
The pencil tips also feel fantastic. Because they’re firm, they maintain a fine point longer than I expected them to, but all their glitter comes at a price…
All four of the shades I’ve been using tug and scratch at my lids, with color that applies unevenly, and I’ve had to use between four and six layers to lay down solid lines.
It’s gotta be the glitter… While the pencils appear saturated with the stuff, very little actually ends up on my lids or lash line, and the glitter that does get deposited looks clumpy and uneven.
They could probably also use a little help in the wear time department… The Gold and Silver shades begin to fade within about five minutes of application on bare, oily lids; an hour later they’re all but gone (where does the color go, I wonder?).
The Aqua and Lavender shades do last substantially longer, especially when I prep my eyes with Urban Decay Eden Primer. That combo delivers about four hours of wear, but even then the glitter still migrates into the crease (boo!).
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Aqua Glitter, Gold Glitter, Sliver Glitter and Lavender Glitter
Wearing Aqua Glitter
All told, I’m not crazy about the way these pencils look on my eyes, but I adore them on the back of my hand, ha! Because they are so inexpensive, however, they may still be worth a try. Since my issues are with the way they apply (and not with the colors themselves, which I love), they may end up working better for you than me. If they do, you’re golden. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,