Monday, June 1, 2015

Review: NYX Brow Pencil and Jumbo Eye Pencil. Ulta Haul Part 2

Hello all. Today I have part 2 of my Ulta Haul. Since both of these where NYX items I decided to just lump them together in one review. I used both of these today for the first time and I am really happy with them. 




As you can see I bought the brow pencil in Medium Brown. This color has a bit of a auburn tint to it and at first I thought I might not be able to use it. I was scared it was going to look too orange. However, once I had my makeup on, I felt a lot better about it and decided it actually looks more natural then the darker brown brow powder I had been using. 



I adore this Jumbo Eye Pencil. When I put it on today I was worried it may be a little to white to look natural. I used my smudging brush to help lighten it under my eye brows and it really turned out lovely. I was so impressed that I also used it to highlight the corners of my eyes. It worked like a charm. I know it is available in 2 shades of white, I am not sure what the difference in the 2 shades are. I do highly recommend this pencil, as it can be used for so many things. It is great for defining the brow bone and making its look crisp and clean. 



I was surprised when I saw that the tip of  the NYX brow pencil. I have never seen a oblong shaped pencil before, but I have to say it really helps with dispensing an equal amount of product to the brow. It also did not take very long. I did not think to take a close up of the other end of this pencil. It has a brown top with a brow brush on it. The top looks like another lid, there is no extra surprise hidden there, but the brush does a great job as lightening and blending the brow product. So no complainants there. 


 

When I saw that this was a "Jumbo" stick, for some reason I was picturing one like the huge lip pencils. Its good sized, but I would describe it as a middle man between a regular pencil and a jumbo lip pencil. This formula is very creamy and smooth. It glides on like silk and blends quickly. I did not find it to leave any sharp harsh lines and thought it was very easy to use.


Swatches: So here is what they look like. Please excuse my freckles, or angle kisses as my Momma calls them. I have been spending a lot of time at the ball field. You can see how the white just pops, and it will define your eyes and make them appear wider and more awake. Win! You can find this at Ulta for $4.49 and it is available in 23 colors and has a 4 star rating. The brow pencil complements my skin tone well. It is available in 8 shades, so there is bound to be one to fit your needs. They are $4.99 at Ulta and have a 4 star rating as well.



Here they both are after a little bit of blending. They really both work well. I will probably buy both of these again when I run out. Unless I can find a better deal for equal quality products. I doubt that will ever happen though. 



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