NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils Collection: Swatches, Photos

I’m a huge fan of NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils! They’re creamy and nicely pigmented and work amazingly as an eyeshadow base, blended out before applying eyeshadow to give it an extra boost (If you know me, you know I love and adore my Milk Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil!!) Here are swatches of the pencils I have now!

Nyx jep 1

Nyx jep 2

Nyx jep 3

Nyx jep 4


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What are your favorite NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils?


  1. Kristen says

    Thanks for posting these swatches, Leesha. I noticed in your picture some of the pencils are plastic around the product, not wood. Do you know how you sharpen those plastic ones? I can’t image they’d work in a conventional large sized sharpener.

    1. Leesha says

      they sharpen exactly the same :)

      1. Kristen says

        Nice! I’ve been too afraid to try. Thanks!

  2. Sarah says

    Oh wow… those are pretty vibrant. Still havin an issue with blending and bases though. Doh!

  3. Marian says

    I’m so glad you posted these. I’ve had my eye on the UD shadow pencils, can I get away with buying these instead?

    1. Leesha says

      it depends on what color you are looking for and how you intend to use it. these I like as an eyeshadow base but the UD ones can pass as a shadow alone because they are a lot less creamy than these. they also have actual glitter pieces in them so theyre a bit different but price wise i’d go for these

  4. Lauren says

    I love these! Especially the green (my favorite color)

    Around where I live, there is only one place that carries NYX product. They NEVER have the Milk jumbo pencil in stock, or maybe they just weren’t supplied with it. Cottage Cheese is always there though.

  5. Bree says

    I only have two of them. Milk and Yellow. I LOVE them. I will for sure be buying more! Purple for sure! (BTW, you need to have another webcast :) ) Bree here, ready for Troll Patrol :P

  6. Jen says

    I just bought MILK and YOGURT and I love them both! I am going to try a more daring color next time. :)

  7. Deandrajean says

    I’m digging that purple, its super pretty.

  8. Jessi M says

    Ah, more things I wish I had bought in my recent NYX order. I did buy Milk, but now I’m wishing I had bought more.

  9. MeganW says

    I love Strawberry Milk & Milk they’re so perfect.

  10. Silje says

    My favorite is the purple and electric blue.my eyes sparkle with these colors, I love them

  11. Christina says

    OMG! I love the Electric blue. That is beautiful, I may have to invest in some of these.

  12. Danielle says

    I need all of these!! Lol. How much do they retail for?

  13. Vijaya says

    For me, I’d be more impressed with these if they didn’t crease. On me, I always need primer. They definitely help a lot with vibrancy, though!

    1. Leesha says

      yeah thats why i like them as a base, i wouldnt wear them alone haha

  14. kristi says

    ugh i wish they would have named the shimmery white one something other than cottage cheese. it just makes me think of…gross things. yech.

    1. Leesha says

      RIGHT!?! everytime i see the name im like “and now im applying a yeast infection aaalll over my eye” barf

      1. kristi says

        omfg you HAD to say it!!!!!!! ew, ah hahahaha.

    2. Sarah says

      I KNOW! If they were going with food, why not Coconut Sherbert or something like that? Cottage Cheese is so NASTY!

  15. kitty says

    My favorite NYX pencils are Milk and pots and pans. NYX also sells a jumbo sharpener :D

  16. Tianne says

    I want all of these, for real. I love French Fries and Oyster and of course, the ol’ standby, Milk.

  17. LZ says

    my favorite njep is milk! great as a highlight :) on the purple one it kind of looks like it stains the skin pinkish and then on top has a purple sheen to it though…is it always like that?

  18. Sophie says

    Milk, rocky mountain green, electric blue, french fries, purple velvet.. love all of them but i guess these are the ones i use the most!

  19. jengray says

    when using these as a base, do you still use a eyeshadow primer beforehand? like, primer > jumbo pencil > eyeshadow?

    1. MissR says

      I do! I think it depends on how much your eyeshadow tends to crease, I know a couple people who can just use it and eyeshadow and be fine.

  20. MissR says

    Milk is obviously the favorite (most versatile), I like the purple one a lot. One of my favorite things is using Pure Gold underneath Goldilux from Sugar Pill. It warms it up and makes it stick really well… The one that I like the least, which you don’t seem to have is Black Bean, NYX pencils are supposed to be creamy but that one is down right greasy.

  21. Janine says

    I’ve used the milk quite a few times as a base and at Halloween I used the red one (not sure the shade name) as a base for my red and black Medusa look and it worked great.

    for those in the UK, I was very excited the other day that my local BHS stocked a whole range of NYX products including these, I’d only ever seen them on ebay before.

  22. Gotham Polish says

    Oh I love these! I have milk and yogurt. I like your pic of lavender, might have to try that one out!

  23. Chris says

    I seriously want them all, love Nyx jumbo eyeshadow pencils!

  24. Maddie says

    i love milk and yogurt, yogurt is a very nature color, i use it as a base for my every day eye makeup

  25. Mari says

    Can you wear them on the waterline? I was thinking milk or cottage cheese on the waterline cuz my mac fascinating or mac chromographic pencils don’t last on me at all

    1. Leesha says

      you can but since theyre so big they kinda make a mess and go on the lower lashline

    2. Tamsin says

      I use them carefully on the waterline then set them with a powder, as they’re creamy :)

  26. Hanna says

    How are the regular NYX eyeliner pencils. I have been looking for a regular white eyeliner that would stay on my waterline. They either have sparkles, or are cheap and dont stay. Are the NYX ones any good?

  27. Kourtney says

    I have the Milk and the Pure Gold pencils and I adore them!!!! I think my next one will be the hot pink :)

  28. Mai says

    I love the Pure Gold jumbo eyeshadow pencil, it works great with Sugarpill Goldilux!

  29. Caroline Carnivorous says

    Gorgeous, I want one!
    I only have something that’s similar, but really cheap, so not good quality.. (Not that NYX is expensive)
    But the shimmer in it REALLY shows up in the eyeshadow! >-< Does it do that with the NYX ones?
    Oh, and do you know a place you could get them where they ship internationally? I live in Norway..

    1. Ashley says

      I know porkdaisy.com does, a YT Guru that lives in NZ uses it!

  30. Viola, Killer Colours says

    Even though I own a bunch of them I mostly use Milk (of course, what else?), Slate and Black Bean.

    Black Bean is AWESOME as a base for messy dark eye looks, when you want it to look a bit greasy withough being too greasy you know. It’s so glossy, it litterally feels like lipstick. Haha.

  31. melissa says

    I love these pencils, i have the yogurt, rust and milk and have like 10 more on my wish list lol…just waiting for the right sale! Great Swatches I can never really get the full spectrim of the color from most sites so seeing like this gives me a better idea of some colors I dont have! Thanks Leesha!

  32. The OPI Junkie says

    Hey Leesha,

    I ordered some NYX stuff off that website and they arrived yesterday, Finally have Milk!!!! Can’t wait to test them out and stuff. Blogging is so much fun when new things arrive. x

  33. Sara says

    I LOVE Oyster…it’s a really neat pink/purple color that reminds me of the Urban Decay eyeshadow Asphyxia. Really pretty color.

  34. Kristina says

    I have been trying to get my hands on the purple for months … Ulta is always out when I go! Maybe have to order online.

  35. Carolina says

    I should be ashamed for not owning a single one of those jumbo pencils…but I can tell you wich one of above I would love to own instead :P Milk, of course, daah, then gold and purple, slate and lavender would be awesome ;)

  36. Holly says

    haha, ive got to say i died laughing at ”cottage cheese” :’)

  37. Inge says

    I love the NYX jumbo eyepencils, but what confuses me that some names are like actualeythe colour like hot pink, orange and purple or rrealey strange names like pots and pans or cottage cheese or yoghurt (witch is a peachy colour)

  38. Abby says

    I can’t get over how gorgeous that gold is!

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  40. Valerie39 says

    da lavender is amazin

  41. Valerie39 says

    i need purple

  42. Alisson says

    whewer you get the hot pink jumbo i never find it???

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