NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Swatches & Review – Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow

I’m very impressed with NYX Cosmetics. I’ve tried many of their products and been quite pleased. Not only is the price right, but the color payoff is usually fantastic!

I previously reviewed a smorgasbord of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. Since then, I’ve bought 4 more: Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink, and Yellow!

I’m really loving these fun colors, and I appreciate how they really help to make my shadows pop!

Their creamy texture makes blending a cinch, and the stick form is very convenient for travel.

Have you tried any NYX Jumbo Pencils? Which color is your favorite? What’s your favorite NYX product?

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Pictures (Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow)

NYX Jumbo Pencils Review & Swatches Oyster, Yogurt, Yellow & Hot Pink

Clockwise: Yellow, Hot Pink, Yogurt & Oyster

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Review & Swatches Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow

NYX Jumbo Pencil Review Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Review Yogurt, Oster, Hot Pink & Yellow

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Swatches (Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow)

Note: All swatches have no primer and are swatched in the order mentioned above.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Swatches & Review Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow Swatches & Review


Jumbo Eye Pencils NYX Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow Swatches & Review

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NYX Jumbo Pencils Swatches & Review Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow Flash


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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Ingredients

Note: The ingredients listed on my pencil were actually different than the ingredients listed on the NYX Canadian site. Not sure why there’s this discrepancy.

Bees Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) wax, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Octyldodeanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, B.H.A., Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben & Mica.

May contain pigment (C.I.)


    Easy-to-blend formula
    Glides on like silk
    X Lasts all day

Key Notes

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Review (Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow)

If you haven’t already, please check out my first NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil review and swatches on 9 other colors: Rocky Mountain Green, Lime (formerly Lemon), French Fries, Purple, Strawberry Milk, Black Bean, Cottage Cheese, Horse Raddish & Milk.

But onto the 4 in this post!


  • Yogurt: Frosty light bronze/champagne
  • Oyster: Frosty cool light purple
  • Hot Pink: Creme bright pink
  • Yellow: Creme banana yellow

All of these NYX Jumbo Pencils are highly pigmented. You get big-time color payoff. And NYX has a huge color selection to choose from, so if you need a dark and vampy base or a light and airy one, they’ll have one.

Of the 4 colors, Oyster applied slightly patchier than the others.


Since they are so creamy, they glide effortlessly onto your skin without much tugging. You don’t even have to go over the same area several times to get good color payoff. One or two swipes does the job.

When you scribble some onto your lid, I find it best to use the warm of your finger to spread out the product. It blends very easily and provides a nice base for your eye shadow.


  • Change a Shadow’s Finish: What I love about these NYX Jumbo Pencils is that you can transform the finish of shadows you already own. For instance, if you use Yogurt, which is frosty, under a matte shadow, the result is a shimmery shadow.
  • Bump Up Pigmentation: Have a shadow that doesn’t have as much pigmentation as you’d like? Put on a little of the Jumbo Eye Pencils from NYX and you’re in business!
  • Easily Add Inner Corner Highlights: Instead of having to reach for a brush, you can add just the right amount of color to your inner corners with the pointed tip

Lasting Power

Unless you have super-dry eyelids, I don’t suggest that you ever wear these alone or they’ll crease like crrrraazzzyyy! I found that when I used a good eye primer underneath (like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Eden or NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base) and only used a thin layer of the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, it didn’t crease and the color remained strong for many hours. Eventually, though, it does fade a bit.

Safe for Sensitive Eyes

My eyes are very sensitive, but I have no problems wearing the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.

They’re marked as ‘hypoallergenic’, in case you were wondering. But I’m not sure how I feel about that term. I’ve read a lot about how the cosmetic industry throws around words like ‘hypoallergenic’ because it helps to sell a product and that the strict usage of the term is unregulated.


You’ll be happy to know that the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are cruelty-free, so you can get all dolled up without any of the guilt.


The pencil is easy to take with you anywhere. And, to get more product, you just have to sharpen it.

  • Comes in a wide variety of colors
  • Intensifies eye shadow
  • Affordable
  • Convenient for travel
  • Creamy texture makes it easy to blend
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Cruelty-free
  • Creases terribly if you don’t wear an eye primer underneath

Final Verdict: 8/10

To refresh some of your lackluster shadows or to transform the finish of them, I suggest using the NYX Jumbo Pencils. Not only do they come in a rainbow of colors, but they’re also easy on your wallet.

Don’t forget to check out my other review and swatches of 9 different NYX Jumbo Pencils!

Which color is your favorite? Do you like wearing yellow eye shadow? Are you brave enough to sport a hot-pink eye look?


14 thoughts on “NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Swatches & Review – Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow

  1. Leah

    Those colors are incredible! I recently grabbed a couple of these when I was at Walgreens, but I didn’t see any more of the NYX line, and I don’t know who else in town would carry them 🙁 I’ll have to order online some time. I am loving them though, and was really surprised with their color payoff! I think out of the two that I got, I am liking Pure Gold the best, but I use Milk more since it’s just a creamy white. I don’t use mine as a shadow base, but I use it more as a liner like you would with a defining shadow before I put my actual liner on or as a corner highlight.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Leah!

      The drugstore near me that carries them only has a few in stock (must be lots of NYX lovers here!), so I usually resort to buying them from Cherry Culture or the NYX Canada website when they have sales. Great value even at the regular price!

      Pure Gold looks so pretty – it’s on my list of ones to get. Especially in the summertime when you do more bronze/gold/shimmery looks, that is a great color. I think I…’need’…it. 😛

      Do you think that you’ll be getting some of the other colors? I want to collect them all – just a few more to go!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brooke!

      No problem – that IS good timing! 🙂

      Did you decide on which ones you’re going to get?

      The first ones I ever bought were Black Bean and Milk because they’re staples.

  2. Vonvon

    Hi there,

    Just stumbled upon your blog.

    Hot Pink and Yellow are gorgeous! I have Oyster, and 4 other colours which I don’t quite remember the names, some green and purple, Strawberry Milk. Which means time to bring them out again to give them some love!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vonvon!

      Glad you found your way over. I hope you’ll comment again!

      Yes, bring these babies back out! 😀 There were a few months when I neglected them, too. Then I “re-discovered” them and put them back in business. Love ’em…especially Milk, Cottage Cheese, and Lime (formerly called Lemon).

      Which ones do you tend to use the most?

  3. Katie

    I really like Hot Pink and Yellow! I don’t have any NYX pencils but I really want to get some of them. I just looked at your previous swatches of these pencils and I’m loving Rocky Mountain Green too! I never thought of using them to change a shadow’s finish so thanks for the tip!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Katie!

      Those are so much fun, aren’t they? Yes, you should try them out, but make sure you wear them with a good eye-shadow primer underneath or they’ll literally crease within 10 minutes.

      If you get any, come back and let me know if you discover any new tricks! 🙂

  4. Christine

    so I recently bought 3 of the nyx jumbo eye pencils and I was wondering is there any way to twist up to get more product? Usually, when i buy eyeliners they either sharpen or twist (besides liquid of course) , but what about these? is the tip the only product there is?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Christine!

      These pencils can be sharpened for more product. There are jumbo sharpeners available that have two holes – one’s small for regular-sized eyeliners and the other’s for jumbo-sized pencils. I have one by Urban Decay because it came with my 15th anniversary 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner set, but you can find these types of dual sharpeners for muchhhhh cheaper at your local drugstore. You don’t need to splurge on an expensive sharpener. I’ve used ones that are less than $5 and they all work the same.

      For reference, they look like this: http://bit.ly/riohsF

      Hope that helps!

  5. Ritu

    Hey! Thanks for the swatches but i was wondering if the yoghurt pencil could be used as a base for all colors that are notpinky as well? I have a dull gold or light mchacolor which doesnt show on my eye because itsnt very pigmented and is of a similar color as my eye. I would like to use the yoghurt pencil underit toincrease the visibility or should i get another color?

    Wh h would be the best color for people who wear neutral eyeshadows but want to make use of something that isnt very igmented?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ritu!

      Yogurt can definitely be used as a base for non-pink colours. But the final result may be just a touch pinker than the colour of your shadow.

      I think that Cottage Cheese (which is light silver) would be better to use under your gold shadow. But remember that these jumbo pencils are just colour bases – they don’t make your shadow last longer. In fact, they crease quickly, so you’ll need to use a good eye primer underneath. (E.g. NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base – http://www.swatchandlearn.com/nyx-hd-high-definition-eye-shadow-base-review-swatches/)

      If you want the original colour to show up AND want it to last longer with a single step, I recommend just using a good eye primer instead of the jumbo pencils.

      Of all the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, I have to say that Milk (the white) is the most versatile and brightens up any colour. It can be used under so many different shadows and really brings them out.

      Hope that helps, Ritu!

  6. Lilia Wong

    I don’t understand how oyster has plastic surrounding the product.. and you can’t twist it up either! how do you get more product out? I am having this problem…

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lilia Wong!

      You just need to buy one of those sharpeners that have dual holes – one for smaller pencils and one for larger pencils. Then you sharpen it.

      Hope that helps!


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