Aunty! Why did you buy only 4 coloured pencils? You know I have a pack. You could have just asked to borrow mines. I share!
Kids say the darnest things right? Well this one had me literally rolling on the floor laughing. She said it with such an innocence that made it all the more frustrating to her when I laughed. When I calmed down from laughing I of course explained to her what they were and of course why she couldn’t use her own coloured pencils to line her eyes. I could sense she would try to do something like that with her new found knowledge. Anyway, introducing the NYX coloured pencils, I mean Slim eyes pencils in some vibrant colours; Electric Blue, Yellow, Purple and Acid Green.
I just wanted some colourful liners since most of my existing collection consisted of browns and blacks. Bring some colour into my life why don’t I! Swatch time! Ok so since my niece referred to these as colour pencils, I’m not sure if her thoughts confused me but that was exactly what I thought of when I saw these swatches.
In one swipe you get these colours, which is great right? Well unfortunately even though one swipe on the hand brought great colour, the soft, delicate skin around my eyes were not having it and it took me a few swipes on the eye area with these pencils to get the intensity of the colour I desired. I was tugging at my eyes to apply these! It was even harder to get these colours to transfer onto the waterline. I did have such high hopes for these seemingly bright colours. :( But out of this lot, the electric blue was the easiest to work with; I got the colour in about 2 swipes.
I don’t feel like these were great to me and I’m a bit disappointed in these shades. But some good news is that NYX may be able to redeem themselves in the new glitter shades! Well I slowed down and just good one of these just to check out before I had 4 more liners that I didn’t like.
Black glitter feels like the opposite of the 4 vibrant shades above. It goes on smoothly in one swipe and is really black but not the blackest black I’ve ever seen though. No tugging! And the glitter is nicely distributed through the colour so you get enough glitter with every stroke.
Downside? Unfortunately yes! The glitter particles tend to fall out during the day. I guess I expected that much anyway. Black Glitter is still fun for a night out on the town.
In the meantime, I’ll be waiting on the newer NYX slide on pencils to see if they are any better than these. For now I’ll be passing along the 4 coloured ones to my niece to add to her coloured pencil collection.