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NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils Collection: Swatches, Photos

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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


Nyx jep



What are your favorite NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils?



  1. Kristen

    May 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    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.

    • Leesha

      May 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

      they sharpen exactly the same :)

      • Kristen

        May 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

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

  2. Sarah

    May 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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

  3. Marian

    May 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    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?

    • Leesha

      May 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      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

    May 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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

  7. Deandrajean

    May 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I’m digging that purple, its super pretty.

  8. Jessi M

    May 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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

  10. Silje

    May 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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

  11. Christina

    May 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

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

  12. Danielle

    May 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

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

  13. Vijaya

    May 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    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!

    • Leesha

      May 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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

  14. kristi

    May 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    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.

    • Leesha

      May 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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

      • kristi

        June 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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

    • Sarah

      May 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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

  15. kitty

    May 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm

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

  16. Tianne

    May 9, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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

  17. LZ

    May 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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

    • MissR

      May 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      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

    May 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

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

  23. Chris

    May 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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

  24. Maddie

    May 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    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

    • Leesha

      May 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

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

    • Tamsin

      May 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

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

  26. Hanna

    May 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    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

    May 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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

  28. Gabriella

    May 10, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I love these, especially Milk! The purple and green ones are some of my favorites as well. :)

    Principessa Gabriella

  29. Mai

    May 10, 2011 at 1:29 am

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

  30. Caroline Carnivorous

    May 10, 2011 at 5:47 am

    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..

    • Ashley

      July 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

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

  31. Viola, Killer Colours

    May 10, 2011 at 6:08 am

    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.

  32. melissa

    May 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

    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!

  33. The OPI Junkie

    May 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    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

  34. Sara

    May 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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

  35. Kristina

    May 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    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.

  36. Carolina

    May 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    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 ;)

  37. Holly

    May 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm

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

  38. Inge

    July 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    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)

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  40. Abby

    November 16, 2011 at 2:11 am

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

  41. TAMII

    January 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm


  42. Valerie39

    April 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    da lavender is amazin

  43. Valerie39

    July 12, 2012 at 3:43 am

    i need purple

  44. Alisson

    April 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

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

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