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NYX Wonder Pencil

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

NYX Wonder Pencil review

Conceal, line, brighten - the three critical makeup tasks that the NYX Wonder Pencil claims to conquer. Doesn't that sound amazing? I'm a sucker for a multitasking product like this and if you throw in that you can get this at a bargain price, well I'm sold. I've been testing out these claims over the past few weeks to see if it lives up to any of these amazing tasks.

Even though this pencil claims to do three things and I love the idea of that, I mainly bought it for one - brightening up my eyes. I love the idea of a nude liner for the waterline so I was giddy about trying this. I actually already have the Rimmel nude lip pencil, but I find the shade doesn't work particularly well for me. Luckily, this one is much more up my street. This is very light and matches my skin tone a lot better so it's a win on that front. It applies smoothly and really works well at brightening my eyes. Lasting power wise, it isn't anything to write home about, but it does the job and does it well. So for brightening, that's a thumbs up.

Next up is concealing. My guess is that you are meant to use this as a precision concealer and pinpoint any blemishes you may have. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of using something on spots and then using it on my eyes or for lining so I wasn't really into this one, but persevered and gave it a try anyway and you know what? It was okay! It covered reasonably well and was creamy enough to use. I don't think it's going to replace my usual concealer but if you want something to throw in your bag for touch-ups during the day, I think it's a good option.

Last to test was lining. You can apply this around your lip line to prevent lipsticks from bleeding while also using it as a highlighter to accentuate. As someone who is so gloriously un-arsed with contour/highlighting stuff, I think this is what I would use this pencil for the least. I did try it though and although it did make a subtle difference, I'm just not into using it as a liner. But if you are into lining your lips, it could really work for you. You do you, right?

As someone as cynical about things as I am, I must admit this pencil is actually pretty good. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a "wonder pencil", but I like it. It's creamy, pigmented, and works a treat. Oh, and there is four shades, so everyone is pretty much covered. What's not to like?!

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