NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cucumber & Yellow Slim Eye Pencil

11/18/2014


I stepped out of my comfort zone with this look but I actually really love it and I guess it could serve as an awesome inspiration for colorful eye make-up looks (for brown eyes especially). Whilst I created this fun look, I also ended my test & trial period of two very interesting eye products. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cucumber is my first jumbo pencil from the brand but rest assured that it won't be my last! I'll purchase the cult favorite shade Milk very soon but I felt really grateful for testing the product in any shade as I can see that I will get a lot of use out of this jumbo pencil. Packaged in a seemingly plastic pencil, this one creates quite a confusion. Most people (including me) thought that the pencil is made out of plastic but it isn't - it's made out of wood. I think the white coat gives that plastic vibe but it's absolutely fine to sharpen in with a regular sharpener, just make sure you have the one supporting this pencil's size. One tip on how to achieve a clean tip after sharpening is to pop the pencil into the fridge first and than sharpen it - it makes all the difference! As for the product itself, it's of a soft-ish texture I'd describe as a creamy/mousse/play-doh combo. It's really unique and the pigmentation is really good. These jumbo pencils are best used as an eye shadow base for powder eye shadows/pigment (makes their colors more vivid and long-lasting) as they do crease after an hour on me if worn alone. Otherwise, they serve as an excellent eye shadow base! Cucumber is a bright yellowy/green shade that makes any eye color pop but I find it looks especially flattering in contrast with brown eyes.

Izasla sam iz svoje 'sigurne zone' kreirajuci ovaj look ali mi se zaista dopada i pretpostavljam da moze posluziti kao inspirativni model za interesantne make-up varijancije (narocito pase uz smedje oci). Osim sto sam kreirala ovaj look, takodjer sam kompletirala svoj testni period dva veoma interesantna kozmeticka proizvoda. NYX Jumbo olovka za oci u nijansi Cucumber (9,50KM preko Facebook stranice NYX Cosmetics Oniline Prodaja) je ustvari moja prva olovka ove vrste konkretno od NYX-a no vjerujte da sigurno nece biti posljednja! Uskoro cu nabaviti i kultni favorit, nijansu Milk ali ne mogu ne spomenuti kako mi je drago sto sam imala priliku da isprobam ove poznate olovke - napokon mogu opusteno u daljnju kupovinu. Upakovana u naizgled plasticnu olovku, ova sjena/baza za sjene svojim pakovanjem izaziva prilcnu konfuziju. Vecina ljudi na prvi pogled (ukljucujuci mene) pomisli da je rijec o plasticnom kucistu ali ne - izradjeno je od drveta. Sto znaci da ove olovke bez bojazni mozete siljiti, samo se pobrinite da imate odgovarajucu velicinu siljala. Mislim da bijeli premaz daje taj plasticni izgled koji nas je zavarao. Jedan savjet koji imam za vas kada je u pitanju siljenje ove olovke - ostavite da odstoji u frizideru neko vrijeme. Na taj nacin cete dobiti precizniji vrh dok je siljite. Sto se samog proizvoda tice, relativno je neobicne i meke teksture koju bih opisala kao kombinaciju kremaste olovke, guste pjene i plastelina - zaista je jedinstvena! Pigmentacija je izvrsna, boja je izrazajna i olovku mozete koristiti kao sjenu ali i bazu za sjenu. Licno je najvise volim koristiti u sluzbi baze za praskaste sjene/pigment jer na taj nacin pojacava boju same sjene i produzuje njenu trajnost. Ukoliko olovku koristim samostalno kao sjenu, pocinje se blago sakupljati u pregibu oka nakon sat vremena. Cucumber je zarka zuto/zelena nijansa koja ce sigurno izgledati zanimljivo na svim ocima no mislim da djeluje bas posebno u kontrastu sa smedjom bojom ociju.


If you thought that Cucumber is a crazy color, take a look at NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Yellow. This bright yellow number is anything but ordinary and it was a challenge how to incorporate it in my look. Thanks to its creamy (but not too creamy) texture, I was able to mix it with the Cucumber shade on the inner corner of my eye and go along the lower lash line with it. It's not crazy yellow so I think it would go well as an unexpected pop of color with some blue, green, brown and purple eye looks. It holds its own very well and the only downside would be that it's not as appropriate to be used on the waterline. I just couldn't make it adhere on that part of the eye but to be honest, rarely any eye pencil does as my eyes are extra sensitive, tears occur even when I apply mascara - only a tough cookie can remain victorious. I've created the look you see by applying NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cucumber all over my lid. Then I've dabbed shade 'Pear Drop' from the Sleek Candy eye shadow palette over it as it's of an exact shade. Took some 'Bad Girl' shade from the Sleek Showstoppers eye shadow palette on a brush and applied it lightly in the crease. NYX Love in Rio (Cabana Boy) is popped under the brow. Than I took my trusty L'Oreal So Couture Super eye liner and made a graphic line - I really dig it! I have Avon Glimmerstick Brights pencil in Cobalt Cool on my waterline and NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Yellow along my lower lashes and on the inner corners with some Cucumber mixed with it. Brows were filled with Bourjois Sourcil eyebrow pencil in Brunette and lashes are coated with the new Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Ultra Black mascara. I hope you like the look - it was fun creating it and I fell in love with NYX all over again!

Ukoliko ste pomislile kako je Cucumber neobicna boja, pogledajte NYX Slim olovku za oci u nijansi Yellow (7,50KM preko Facebook stranice NYX Cosmetics Oniline Prodaja)! Ova zarko zuta olovka je sve osim obicna i bila je izazov za inkorporirati u zamisljeni look. Zahvaljujuci kremastoj (no ne isuvise kremastoj) teksturi, sa lakocom sam je pomijesala sa Cucumber Jumbo olovkom u unutarnjem kutu oka te sam njom presla duzinom donjih trepavica. Ne radi se o neon zutoj boji tako da mislim kako bi mogla suptilno 'podici' svaki make-up ociju te vjerujem da bi se odlicno slagala sa sjenama plave, zute, zelene, smedje i ljubicaste boje. Lijepe je trajnosti ali ima jednu manu - nisam je uspjela koristiti na waterline-u. Jednostavno se nije mogla zadrzati na njemu ali, ruku na srce, rijetko koja olovka je uspjela u tom naumu. Moje oci su izuzetno osjetljive, zasuze i kada nanosim maskaru na trepavice. Vjerujem da vecina zena nema u tolikoj mjeri izrazenu osjetljivost niti suzne oci (ostale pak imajte ovo na umu). Look koji vidite sam kreirala nanoseci NYX Jumbo olovku u nijansi Cucumber preko cijelog kapka. Nanijela sam nijansu 'Pear Drop' iz Sleek Candy palete sjena preko nje cijelom povrsinom kapka jer je identicne nijanse kao Cucumber. Potom sam nijansu 'Bad Girl' iz Sleek Showstoppers palete sjena nanijela u pregib oka. NYX Love in Rio (Cabana Boy) je ispod obrve. Posluzila sam se L'Oreal So Couture Super Liner tusem za oci kako bih iscrtala jak, geometrijski oblik uz gornju liniju trepavica. Avon Glimmerstick Brights olovka u nijansi Cobalt Cool je na waterline-u a NYX Slim olovka u nijansi Yellow je ispod nje, duz cijele linije donjih trepavica i pomijesana je sa Cucumber olovkom u unutarnjem kutu oka. Obrve sam popunila sa Bourjois Sourcil olovkom, nijansa Brunette a na trepuskama nosim novu Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Ultra Black maskaru. Nadam se da vam se look dopada, bilo je bas zabavno kreirati ga i iznova sam se zaljubila u NYX!

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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