Sunday, 26 May 2013

Review + Swatches | NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'French Fries'


I hope you're all doing well and maybe you're getting some sunshine wherever you may be. Unfortunately for me, as I type this, I can hear the sound of rain pounding against my window (okay, pounding is an exaggeration). Ah, how I long for Summer sunshine...

 Anyway...

Today I am bringing you a product from the brand NYX, which isn't the most talked about brand in the blogging world, especially over on this side of the pond. However, they are quite famous for their "Jumbo Eye Pencils". Their most famous shade from the range is the colour "Milk" (read my review here). This shade "French Fries" is also gorgeous.


'French Fries' is a copper brown bronze shade that make a perfect base for eyeshadow, especially if you're after that bronze smokey eye look. It comes in the typical jumbo eye pencil packaging, which isn't really to my taste. It's very simple and white but it isn't entirely sturdy or very pretty (I know, I'm shallow when it comes to packaging!). Also a tip is to be careful when putting on the cap and take care not to push it too far down as it can squish the tip of the pencil. I speak from experience!



The shade is long lasting and can be blended if desired. The pigmentation is very impressive. As you can see from the swatch below, it only takes one swipe to get a prominent bronze colour. The shade also contains some shimmer, but not so much that it is sparkly. 


Overall, this is a great item to have in your makeup stash as it's inexpensive and has a number of uses. It's also long lasting and good quality. A downfall is that it is a difficult item to track down if you live in the UK/Ireland but checkout the links below to see where to buy them. 


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil are available here for €5.75
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'French Fries' available here for £4.50


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23 comments:

  1. I was looking at these the other day but hadn't read a good review on them yet so I put them back down. Glad to hear they are long lasting!

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    1. Yes, they're a great product especially for the price! x

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  2. good review, I like a neutral smokey eye

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  3. Pretty shade - I will have to look out for this on amazon :)


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    1. Yes, it's definitely worth taking a look at :)

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  4. I love these jumbo pencils I alwauys get them from ebay! This is one of my favs, so easy to use and such a pretty colour xx

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  5. lovely color!!!
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  6. I love this product! Brings back memories of when I first started wearing makeup. 'French Fries' was the only thing I would wear on my eyelids! Oh how things have changed! Lovely post. (: xx

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  7. Great colour! :)
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  8. Ooh this sounds really good. I love the colour of it. Love the hint of shimmer too. Defiantly your newest fan!
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  10. I tried this but in a different color, and I really like it :)

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  11. I haven't tried NYX Jumbo Eyeshadows, but I have heard amazing things about it! The color is so lovely!
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  12. I have wanted to try these pencils in this shade and also in the shade 'milk' for ages - looks like a great shade :)

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    1. Yes that shade is my fave- I have a review of it if you fancy checking it out x

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