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Drugstore Finds: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils

The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk was made popular a few years ago by YouTube beauty gurus, and I can see why. It’s a chubby pencil that dispenses a rich, white opaque coating in one swipe. Fans of colored eyeshadows that really pop, rejoice!

I have a few others in Lavender, Oyster, and Pacific, and while all of them are inferior to Milk in the department of Making Eyeshadows Pop, they’re great for other things.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils - Swatches

I swatched three eyeshadows over each of the Jumbo Eye Pencil Swatches to observe their performance as a base:

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils - Swatches w Shadow

On top, I have Addiction’s Sandbar, and to me, it’s a bit too light to arrive at any sort of conclusion. The next row is made by a rust-colored shadow, and you can see the pink tones come out more when it’s over Oyster. The last row is a swipe of a cool blue shadow, 203 by Art Deco, and you can also see the nuance of the change shade the most over Oyster once again.

I love Milk, especially if I want the true colors of my eyeshadows to come out. As for the colored ones, I don’t think each of them really makes a lot of difference to the shade as bases. Which is partly why I haven’t gotten any more of them.

I don’t really enjoy the texture of the shimmery ones (which is everything except Milk, which is a shimmer-free cream), though they do okay as eyeliners. Overall, Milk is my favorite as it’s a cheap base that makes your shadows show true-to-pan.

NYX is cruelty-free.


  1. I’ve been on a Milk kick too! It’s all I’ve been using lately. In the beginning I hated it because I used it without primer and creasing was the worst! But I’m glad I gave it a second chance and used primer, it really gives justice to eye shadows 🙂

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