Sunday, July 25, 2010

NYX silver jumbo pencil, MAC Chromagraphic Pencil (NC25)

I've been using the NYX jumbo pencil almost everyday on my waterline but I wanted to try the MAC chromagraphic pencil in NC25.
I'm wearing the jumbo pencil in"Pots & Pans" on the first eye and the chromagraphic pencil on the second eye. They're both very creamy and glide on smoothly. The jumbo pencil can be used as an eyeshadow but I've never had b/c I crease reailly easily so I avoid using creamy eyeshadows. The chromagraphic pencil is also muli-functional but I probably won't be using it for other purposes except on my waterline.
NYX Jumbo eyeshadow pencil:
- about $5 CAD ( can be puchased at Rexall if you're in vancouver)
- stay on for a longgggg time, longer than the chromagraphic pencil(I set it w/ white shimmery shadow)
- shimmery silver, looks really pretty under the sun light [esp in between your lower lashes]
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil:
- stays on for ... a couple of hours but it's not bad, I still like it quite a lot
- Matte, more natural in comparison to NYX penci.
I like using the Jumbo pencil for my inner corners though. I actually apply it on my lower lash line rather than just the waterline when I don't wear any black eyeliner on my lower lash line. But one thing that's really important is that you should ALWAYS apply some mascara onto your lower lashes if you're wearing any sort of white(or very light) eyeliner cuz it just looks weirddddddd if you leave it white... especially if you draw a really thick white line -_-"
So I stopped using white eyeliner on my waterline because it always came off so easily so I didn't bother to apply it anymore. But I got a NYX eyeliner in white and thought I'd try it out since i like the silver jumbo pencil a lot... but it's kind of a disappointment because it doesn't stay on long and it's not creamy enough.
When I prefer to use which pencil...
NYX silver jumbo: inner corners, on my lower lash line when I"m not wearing any black eyeliner. [BUT I apply a lil black eyeshadow with my angled brush in the center right under my eyeballs, makes your eyes appear rounder]
MAC Chromagraphic: waterline when I prefer a more natural look; when I'm wearing black eyeliner on my lower lashline. (I usually don't put black eyeliner on my water line)


  1. Ive been looking for dupes for the MAC chromagraphic crayon and this post was all I found. Good Work.

  2. Thanks, even though the jumbo pencil is not a dupe for the chromagraphic pencil.. I use them for essentially the same thing. Maybe you can check out the NYX jumbo pencil in other shades too to find a closer match :) I know they have white, it's always so sold out though (at my local drugstore anyway) ...