Friday, 15 July 2011

Nyx jumbo lip pencil review and swatches

I ordered a selection on Cherry Culture to try them out -

Iced Mocha, Chestnut, Iced Coffee, Fuchsia and Hera.

What Nyx say - 'It’s double or nothing with this lip liner and lipstick in one. Our masterful Jumbo Lip Pencils infuse lips with alluring, nourishing color, and help you create a precision pout. That’s line, define and color with one jumbo pencil.'
They also say " Plus the mineral oil formula does not dry our your lips and it goes on smoothly." although in the ingredients doesnt seem to include this...which is odd."


I chose these based on swatches i'd seen around the net. As usual, the swatch guide on Cherry Culture is off slightly (though, those guides are from the NYX own website).

For example i chose Iced Coffee, because all the swatches i saw, the colour had a pink undertone to it, but when i got it, well, lets just say i'm disappointed as you'll see by the swatches below.

Iced Mocha -
A lovely shimmery beige with slight pink undertones. I really like this colour, it suits my skin tone alot.

A pretty rose base with peachy beige shimmer. A really lovely colour that works well with my skintone and lip colour. Works well as a natural lip shade with stronger eye colours.

Iced Coffee -
A very warm toned brown shade with no shimmer, reminds me of muddy clay. Not a pleasant shade on me and very different from swatches i've seen (sometimes i wonder if what ive got is not what others have..anyone else have this pencil?)

Fuchsia -

 Weird name for this one, considering its no where near a fuchsia colour. What it is, is a cool toned lip colour pink. Similar to Nyx's round Thalia and Black label Heiress, but not an exact match.
As you can see its lighter than Heiress. Noticed too, that Chestnut's base shade is same as Fuchsia


This is more a fuchsia shade than Fuchsia! A bright fuchsia pink with shimmer and a blue flash. Gorgeous!I dont have my other lipsticks in this shade to compare, but i think this one is lighter than the round lipstick shade Pandora.

To review -

Pros - no discernible scent or taste, easy to apply, well pigmented, feels nice on the lips and lasts well.
Cons - not usable as a liner as its too soft for that. Swatch shades very off on website, lipstick itself is soft so you have to be careful when putting the lid back on, not to damage it. You need a jumbo sharpener for these.

In summery, i do like these pencils, they feel great on and last as well as any lipstick. Because they do not have the weird scent of the Round lipsticks, i prefer them, but i wish the swatches on the websites were better so i dont make bad choices and the ingredients lists more accurate.


GlumPlum said...

I love using Nyx's jumbo pencils. Both the eye and lip pencils are very smooth and great for sensitive skin, like mine, in my opinion. And they really do keep your lips from feeling dry.
-Kelli <3

Sakara said...

I only have one jumbo eye pencil in cottage cheese. its not bad at using as an base, but its a tad greasy. I found removing the actual product from the pencil and putting into a jar, meant i could apply it with a brush better and found it worked alot better. Took me about 4 minutes to remove the product by using my sharpener lol.

But i do love the lip pencils and will definitely get more, once i know what colours to go for..more swatch searching begins! :D

blysse said...

If I recall my product knowledge correctly, Petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax, and microcrystalline wax are all petroleum derivatives...

Sakara said...

Blysse - hi yeah, NYX ingredients list are often wrong..ive contacted them and so far been fobbed off with' we will be in touch) i'll be editing this post to remove the no mineral oil comment.