July 16, 2014

Review + Comparison | NYX Wonder Pencil

NYX Wonder Pencil

During Ulta's most recent 40% off sale, I picked up the NYX Wonder Pencil in "Light", the lightest of the three shades available. This retails for $4.49 online in-store at Ulta and online at nyxcosmetics.com and comes with standard 0.04 oz of product.

Let's get in to the review!

The packaging is the typical wood pencil that needs to be sharpened. The outer packaging is a nude shade that correlates to its particular concealer shade, very cute!

NYX describes this pencil as "multi-functional that conceals, brightens and lines....has the ability to hide blemishes, acts as a lip liner to prevent your favorite lip color from bleeding and is an eyeliner that brightens your eyes once you apply it on the water line."

As a concealer for blemishes on the face, I wouldn't recommend it. The formula and consistency isn't quite creamy and soft enough for the placing on top of acne. The same goes for applying it to the water line. This pencil doesn't apply easily to the water line. The formula doesn't glide on like it should and it isn't as pigmented when you apply it to the water line. 

I haven't tried it as a lip liner. The highlight of this pencil is it's ability to highlight the small sections of the face! I use this above and below my eyebrow to enhance its shape. For this purpose, this pencil is amazing! You will have to blend it out with a brush or your fingers, but it blends and easily. 

I absolutely love this pencil! Yes it could be a little creamier and then I could apply it to my water line, but that's ok. The "Light" shade is the lightest concealer pencil I have found at the drugstore for those of us with a MAC NC20 or fairer skintone. Most concealer colors are still too dark to highlight, not this one! "Light" is a very light cream color with a slight pink undertone. 

Here is a comparison of the NYX Wonder Pencil in "Light" compared to the Hard Candy Glamoflage Concealer Pencil in "Light Pale" and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal Eye Liner in "Nude".

Overall, this is an amazing little liner. Not the best in terms of consistency and creaminess, but offering a light enough color for us fair skinned girls, and being very inexpensive, it's definitely worth picking up! Plus it's Paraben-Free!!


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