Hello my Beauties,
have you found your perfect holy grail when it comes to eyeshadow base, pencils and highlighter pens? All the little, but very important tools to create a great eye look that lasts for the whole day?
As my eye lid area is quite small and tends to be oily, i need to make sure to use those products, so my eyes can come across bright and expressive.
Today i am going to tell you about my go-to jumbo eyeshadow pencils, which i think is a smart invention.
First of all let’s define what a jumbo eyeshadow pencil is and how you’re suppose to use it.
I. They are very creamy and pigmented thick pencils, that slide (in best case) easily over your lid.
II. Best applied: one layer at a time, speading the product with your ring finger for an even result.
III. Can be used by itself, to give your eyes just a pop of color when you’re running late in the morning, as well as a base for a fancy multicolored look.
IV. People with oily lids might need to use an extra primer before applying one of the eyeshadow pencils.
V. Almost every brand has its own jumbo pencils on the market these days. Anything from Shimmering Eye Crayons, Long-wear Cream Shadow Sticks, over Caviar Stick Eye Colours to the famous Chubby Sticks – there’s something for each wallet.
Most of the pencils are made of soft plastic and usually come with a clear cap, which allows you to see the color right away, when you store it vertically.
These are my four fabulous jumbos, that i find incredibly helpful for my daily looks.
I. The mother of all drugstore jumbos – NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in 604 Milk. (5g)
Great creamy white base for all kind of looks. It’s an essential tool in every makeup collection, since it intensifies every eyeshadow used afterwards. Anything from every day look to smokey eye is going to stay and be vibrant for hours.
II. Golden Rose Eyeshadow Pencil in 313 (7,5g)- a beautiful creamy forest green, which is amazing to create an expressive green eye look.
III. BarryM Shimmering Eye and Lip Crayon in 7 – a lovely golden bronze color, that shimmers really nicely on your lid. I’m not really using it on my lips, but you could certainly do so, to match the eye & lip color. I prefer this one to create a sparkly brown, bronze or golden look.
IV. Last but not least is Catrice Made to Stay Highlighter Pen in 010 Eye Like! (1,64g)
As the name already implies, it’s a long-lasting creamy highlighter, that can be used under the brow and the inner corners of your eyes, as well as all over the lid, to act as a base for a very light natural pearly look. I love this pen, as it’s the only one that really stays in place no matter what.
Here are the swatches and local prices.
I would eventually include a purple pencil to my essentials, as i often do a purple eye look, but then again, if you already own NYX in Milk, you’re probably good to go.
I enjoy using these pencils, since they come in so many different colors and textures, so you can always find the right one for you & your current mood.
Q: What are your go-to jumbo pencils, paint pots and color tattoos? And have you tried any of these brands before?
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