- Wide range of colours
- Easy to sharpen
- Works on upper and lower lash line
- Great for brows
- Too much pull on eyelids
- Hard to get desired pigmentation on eyelids
- Requires touch up throughout the day
- Doesn’t work well on water line
I’m pretty torn about this review because I really do love NYX products, and I actually do like these pencils, but not for their intended use.
These NYX Eye/Eyebrow pencils are designed to either fill in brows or act as an eyeliner, and I just can’t use them as an eyeliner. I can’t achieve the desired pigmentation and they keep pulling on my eyelids which can be painful and is bad for long-term use.
However on my brows, they work great, but they also work amazingly well when I’m trying to draw out designs on my face for different intricate looks. In other words, these pencils work best on a harder surface. Such as cheek bones, foreheads etc. They can work better on softer areas such as eye lids if you warm them up first, but given the huge range of fantastic naturally softer eyeliner pencils out there already, you shouldn’t need to be wasting your time warming these up.
So take or leave these liners, I know I have an crazy number of them, and that’s exactly because my makeup for Fables tends to be very outlandish and creative, so it’s normal for me to be drawing pink hearts on my cheek bones, however this isn’t the case for most people, and if you are looking for a good eyeliner pencil, move on.
But if you’re in the market for a brow pencil, check these out!