Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to Depot NYX Jumbo Pencils...

Hey Everyone!!

So I got this great little tip while browsing through Youtube one night and just thought I had to do depot my NYX Jumbo Pencils!

It really makes it much easier to use and there is no sharpening! Depotting also saves the product that you would normally loose when sharpening the pencils.

So here are a few steps to show you how to depot these jumbo pencils!

What you will need:
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil - in any colour you desire
  • Container with cover/lid
  • Scissors/Pliers/Tweezers - something to hold the jumbo pencil
  • Blow dryer
  • Labels - optional

Make sure you have the containers that you'd like to transfer the product to. I used these plastic stackable containers I purchased at Wal-Mart (which also comes with a carrying case for convenience). But you can use individual or glass containers, which ever you prefer.

I also created labels for my containers, just so I can remember the name of the colour so I can buy it again in the future. (sorry for the horrible nails! lol)

 Then you want to take your pencils and remove the end cap to expose the product, you can do this using the scissors or pliers to twist and pull it off. Also remove the clear cover.

Now place the container in a cup or something a little bigger to hold it in place. Hold the pencil with your scissors and hold it over the container while directing the heat of your blow dryer on to the pencil. (the pencil will get too hot for you to hold with your fingers) Also, don't hold the heat too long over your container as the high heat could melt or deform your plastic container.

Place the heat directly on the pencil for about a minute or two, just to warm it up. It will start to melt and fall into the container. Make sure to place the heat on the sides of the pencil as well, this will allow the product to flow right through the pencils shell.

After, you will see that there is no more product in the pencils shell!

If you have more, then go ahead and repeat the process for the rest of your pencils! :)

Here are the rest of mine....

After, let them set and cool down. Then once cooled you can stack them up and place it in your carrying case!

And now your done! :)

Note: Using heat has not changed the consistency or colour of the product, its still creamy and works great!

*Do not attempt this with NYX eye or lip pencils as the consistency of these pencils do not allow for it to removed using this method. *

NYX Jumbo Pencil Review!!

Hey Everyone!

So this review is long overdue!! I've been talking about NYX jumbo pencils for a while now and now your finally going to find out why I love them soo much! :)

So, I purchased my pencils on eBay where I purchased 10 pencils for about $30, which is about $3/pencil. It was a bit difficult trying to find a pharmacy/outlet store here in the GTA that sell them. But after some research and a helpful tip from a friend, I finally did find a store! The store is in the Breamlea City Centre in Brampton, its on the upper level of the mall and its called Designer Cosmetics. The pencils retail for about $3.99 there. They also sell other NYX products like the single shadows, glitter liners, lipsticks etc. but I will do a review on those products later! :)

This is what the Jumbo Pencils look like, and this colour in particular 'MILK' is my favourite!

They come in a variety of colours and all work wonderfully...

I use these pencils more as a base rather than a cream eyeshadow because, if its not set with a shadow or powder they tend to it definitely makes a great base!

Its a very creamy product therefore it glides on very smoothly on the skin/lids.
Also, a little goes a long way, so don't apply too much as this can cause creasing as well.

It definitely holds the colours in place and makes them really pop!
I love to used this as a base under my 120 Palette shadows, it makes the colours that much more gorgeous! :)

I also use these pencils to create other designs on my face, depending on the look I want to create, such as Halloween or more avante garde looks.

The NYX White Eyeshadow Base is similar to 'Milk' but its a bit more sticky which allows the shadows to adhere to the base and lid a little more than the pencil, and theres not sharpening!

As for maintaining and sharpening these Jumbo Pencils, it can definitely be a task and a bit of a pain! But there are definitely sharpeners that can sharpen these pencils. I actually have the NYX dual sharpener. It works well, but the pencil still tends to get stuck or break off into the sharpener, which is why I like to depot my pencils!
(read my next post to learn how to depot these pencils)

These pencils are definitely a great alternative to those more pricey eyeshadow bases such as Urban Decay Primer Potion or MAC Paint Pots. I personally like how well they allow you to blend the colours without loosing its pigmentation or brightness.

Hope this has helped some of you!

Thanks for reading! :)

*Here are a few pics on how I have used these Pencils*