I am pretty excited to do this review...! I am doing this on a couple of NYX products. The reason I am so excited is because this is the first time I have ever used NYX products and I have heard such good things about them.
I am doing this review on their Super Skinny Eye Marker and their Jumbo Eye Pencil in cottage cheese. I ordered these two items myself from Ulta's website. I usually don't order makeup online (I really think its something you need to do in person) but I figured I would be pretty safe with eye products.
Super Skinny Eye Marker
I purchased from Ulta's website for $8.99.
I have really been into cat-eye eyeliner lately. Before, I was using my e.l.f. gel liner and some black eyeshadow, but it seemed to me that an eye marker was really the way to go. I watch a lot of beauty gurus on youtube and it seems as though most recommend using eye markers.
I took this opportunity to try one of NYX's products and I am thoroughly impressed! The super skinny marker is only offered in black, which I think is great for a basic cat-eye. I have used it everyday since I received it (Wednesday, I think?) and I haven't had any major issues. It is long-lasting and is really easy to apply. I do have to be conscious of wiping my eyes, because it will smear if I do, but this is the only instance that I have found it to run... otherwise, it will last me from when I put it on around 7:30am until when I take it off around 10:00pm.
My only complaint is that the lid is the same size as the tube, so I am unable to slide the lid onto the opposite end of the pen while I'm using it. This is really just an inconvenience to me, because I am afraid I will lose the lid.
Jumbo Eye Pencil
I purchased from Ulta's website for $4.49.
I purchased this pencil in the color cottage cheese, which is a shimmery white. The reason I wanted this product was to add some light in the inner corner of each eye. I have really dark circles, especially in the corners, and I haven't had much luck in finding a product that will cover them or brighten the area in general. Before, I have tried using light-reflecting concealers and white eyeshadows... with no luck. I had never tried in eye pencil for this purpose, but I really like the result!
This eye pencil is nice because of the fatter tip, so it is really easy to apply in the corner of your eyes. All I do is kind of rub it in a liner vertically on each inside corner, and then I'll use my to blend the edges. I've found that as long as I don't touch my eyes the rest of the day, I'm good to go. Sometimes, I forget and its gone... but that is to be expected.