The Vanity Case: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Swatches

Harlem Loves - NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil Swatches - NW45

NYX had a BOGOF offer on their Jumbo Lip Pencils the other day so I bought a mini NYX haul and thought I’d share my 5 on it.

Firstly,  just so you know what shade I’m pitching these colours up against here are my vital statistics:

I’m typically an NW45 in Mac but currently enjoying being a #44 in MUFE Face and Body.

  1. I picked up 4 colours which all varied from what I had expected from the swatches on the site. They turned out darker and warmer so I think I’d definitely describe them more as autumnal shades.
  2. Narcisse and Burgundy are pretty similar but I think Narcisse has an extra pop to it that made it my favourite of the bunch. I have to say though, compared to the site which showed them both as vibrant shades of deep fuchsia/purple the end result was a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong they’re nice colours but just not what I was expecting.
  3. Chaos and Vixen also turned out different once applied. I thought Chaos would be more peachy/corally but turned out more like an orangey red. Vixen also seemed more chocolatey than the deep dark red shown on the site.
  4. All the pencils apply like a dream. Their creamy consistency glides on and feels super moisturing.
  5. This creamy consistency is both a pro and a con. The colour doesn’t stick around long and the finish loses some of its luster quite quickly so I found regular reapplication was required.


Overall these are fun colours to play with. They blend well with each other and other lip products.

I toyed with Vixen as a lip liner around MAC’s Siss lipstick (a chalky nude that did not work for me) and it turned out a very pretty purple which was surprising.

Also made Chaos a bit more wearable for me (orangey reds aren’t really my colour), so it’s proved to be a useful colour to have.

I guess if I had to buy only one out of the bunch it’d be Narcisse, although Vixen has proven useful in resurrecting some of my banished buys.

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils retail at £4.50 and can be purchase from the NYX Website

And there endeth my first swatch review! Yay!

PS: Pics above were taken with no gloss, no liner and no filter.

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 5, 2012

    Amilli Dostaonia

    Well I wish I had a collection of these in my wardrobe…. I am surprised to see the variation it has….

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