Monday, February 25, 2013

Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet review


Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet review

Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in Electric Blue 

and Purple Velvet review.


Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet review
Since discovering that we had an Ulta store now in my town I had been wanting to take a trip to the new Mecca of makeup. I was hoping that they would offer more affordable brands then that of Sephora our other Cosmetics store in town. So finally after wanting to go for weeks I had free time to go and was on that side of town. When I pulled up I took this picture. I know you might think thats lame but to me I was on a new and exciting journey.

When I walked in the building I loved the atmosphere, I was hit with a calming wave of warmth but coolness at the same time which was a wonderful reprieve from the cold outside. Everything is white including the shelves so I guess you could imagine me with the look of wonder and awe that those people get that wonder into the progressive commercials before they meet Flo (or at least in the old ones). Its like walking into beauty heaven, I just wanted to look at anything and everything (which I did isle by isle.)

Warning picture heavy

Previously Nyx was not available for purchase in my location, so I had to be happy with drooling over it from their website. (Which I have purchased a few things from before, swatches and review someday when I get the chance.) But now with Ulta I could try before I buy by using the testers in store! What I was sad about was that in the single eye shadows they didn't have the neon colors only the normal and darker colors, but in the pencils they did. I don't have much experience with Jumbo eye shadow Pencil's so I figured I give them a shot. 
Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet review
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
Here is a swatch of both with and without primer. (Elf eyelid primer used in this picture)

I took pictures as I did the makeup first just the blue shadow and then adding black liner and then blue liner on the bottom.

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look


Items in used in this look:
Mia Mariu primer and foundation
Nyx glam liner in Azure and Black
Nyx jumbo eye pencil in Electric Blue

The good:
I loved how my eyes matched my hair! I just love this look. The pencil was very easy to apply and glided on without much pressure. I didn't have to layer very much to get the color payoff that I wanted. The pencils are very pigmented and can be used as both shadow and liner. What I also liked was if I made a mistake it was very easy to clean up with a q-tip and a little make up remover that I have (Avon). 

The Bad:
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

This was within about 15 mins of applying the shadow and you can see where it has already creased. As the day went on I noticed it basically melt off. The shadow I applied to my bottom lash line paired with the Azure glam liner fared much better then that applied to the lid and only smeared slightly. By the time I was ready for bed you could barely tell there was anything on the lid but could still see it on the bottom lash line. If you have oily and watery eyes this will bleed more on you then it would on others.

Purple Velvet
Purple velvet without primer or shadow.
Purple velvet without primer or shadow.

Purple velvet without primer or shadow.

Purple velvet without primer or shadow.

Layered with Ulta shadow in majesty
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look


nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
Added Liner on bottom lash line.
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

As you can tell it made the color more vibrant.

nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look
This is the Ulta shadow on its own without water or primer.




The Glam:
For the price they are wonderful (highly pigmented, easy application) just be sure to keep it in your purse so you can reapply when needed. (I forgot my makeup bag at work so that wast an option for me.) Also from what I have read if you have a color of powdered shadow that matches if you use some of that on top of the pencil it will help set it and prevent the smudging from occurring so badly (I haven't tested this yet but I am today with the purple velvet.)


On color I give these a 5 star raiting
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

On long lasting I give this a 3 out of 5 as it lasted through work and till some time after work (2am-11am)
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

Overall
nyx jumbo eye pencil in electric blue and purple velvet the look

I purchased this product from my local Ulta and was not compensated for this post. 

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9 comments:

  1. I love how vibrant the colors are but not how short they seem to last. Thanks for sharing about the company and the product.

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  2. Those colors are so cute. Love the blue and yes I love your hair too. :0)

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  3. I love the colors! blue and purple are my favorites...I'd like to try these.

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  4. Both of these look really cool! I love them! =)

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  5. Love the Electric Blue! Very pretty though it sucks you have to reapply I would think that would last longer.

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  6. Great colors, my girls would love them.. Not crazy about the lasting power though.. I would still try it.. Have to go look for some..

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