NYX Wonder Pencil Review

Friday, October 11, 2013

Good afternoon!

I was given a NYX Wonder Pencil over the summer when I stopped by the NYX booth at CosmoProf North America. I like it so much that I ended up buying another one so I have swatches of both to show you today. 

NYX Wonder Pencils are flesh toned pencils that have a myriad of uses; concealer, eye brightener, reverse lip liner all in one. They come in three shades (01,02,03 that are respectively Light, Medium and Dark) and the hardwood pencil sharpens really easily. I have shades 01 and 03. 

I don't really like using this as a concealer because I don't find the texture to be creamy enough to blend, I think it's not very flattering for blemishes. However it makes a fantastic defining pencil for under the brow arches. These Wonder Pencils are also great at brightening the waterline and as reverse lip liner. I don't have many lip liners because I've been using the MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20 for years to define lips and these Wonder Pencils are definitely a cheaper option.

Color wise, 01 is lighter than MAC Chromagraphic NC15/NW20 while 03 is darker. Stila Topaz is much creamier and peachier than both the MAC and the NYX. Formula wise I think the MAC and NYX are comparable, it's hard for me to decide which is actually the creamier of the two since my MAC is getting kinda old.

My one criticism is is that there needs to be more and darker shades. 03 Deep matches my outer arms when I'm at my tannest (probably a smidge darker than NC25) so there could definitely be more shades to be more friendly to a wider range of skin tones. 

Price wise, these are a complete steal. They are normally $4.49 but NYX is 40% off at Ulta quite often so you can pick them up for $2 and change. 

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