Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils || Pecan, Chaos, and Iris Swatches

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil: 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. Plus the mineral oil formula does not dry our your lips and it goes on smoothly. We likey. Available in 30 shades.
Price: $4.50 ea.

I picked up three jumbo lip pencils on my last trip to Ulta: Pecan, Chaos and Iris.

If you don't already know, the swatches on the NYX site are terrible and do not do the actual product any justice.  It's always best to head down to your nearest retailer or find swatches online.  NYX does not have any color descriptions listed on their site either but when swatched on my arm I found that Pecan is a neutral taupey pink, Chaos is a reddish pink, and Iris is a frosty muted pink.

The colors looked a bit different when actually applied to my lips.  Pecan lost much of the brown base and became much more neutral.  Chaos lost the red and became more of a hot pink.  And Iris looked more like a silver frost which is not a color I like on the lips.

All three lip pencils are very creamy and glide on easily and evenly.  However, Chaos did feather a bit once applied so I would recommend applying a clear liner beneath it.  I got a good 3 hours of wear before having the urge to reapply.  Although these are marketed as lip pencils that you can use to line, define, and fill, I really don't see how you would be able to use these to line or define lips at all being that they are so big.  I think people with thin lips would find it very difficult to apply as liner alone.  They do make great lipsticks.

Remember that you will need to purchase a jumbo pencil sharpener if you don't already have one.  Since I hate wasting product, I think I might just melt these into little pots and apply them with a lip brush.


INGREDIENTS: Bees Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba)wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla)wax, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearyl Isostearate, Bis-Digylceryl Polyacyladipade-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, B.H.A. MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI77019), Iron Oxide Black (CI77499), FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake (CI19140), D&C Red No.6 (CI15850), D&C Red No.7 (CI15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide Red (CI77491), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI77492).

7 comments:

Eileen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chaos looks really good on you! Are these new btw? I've never seen/heard of them before lol

Vintage Makeup said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chaos look gorgeous! I've wanted to try these actually. Great swatches :)

JC! :) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Omg Pecan and Chaos are to die for.

Ouidad Blog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lip pencils + Lip gloss. What more do you need? ;-)

Katie for Ouidad

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Amber said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chaos is really pretty :) I am glad you did this review. I have been curious on these but never see anyone review them.

D.Sadie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow those colors are amazing! You've made me really want to try these out. The only NYX products I own so far are the jumbo eye pencils but that might soon change. Haha. Great blog. New follower. It'd be great if you could check out my blog too.

-Dinah
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