Hip hip hooray! At last a crayon that I can use on my waterline that is well and truly the colour of my skin:-) Crikey, I'm so in love with this brilliant little NYX product, and it's a bargain at $8.95.
This pencil is one of the first things I bought when NYX arrived at Target in Australia, and I reckon it has cornered the market in versatility with three functions:
1) It's a concealer. Comes in light, medium & deep, so there's bound to be one that will blend with your complexion. The consistency is thick so it provides excellent coverage, but being super creamy and soft it's easily blendable, and it doesn't drag on your skin. And the fact that it's a sharpen-able pencil means it's perfect for small troublesome areas because you can apply it so precisely. I'm using the light shade to disguise my under eye bags, which are huge and decidedly nasty. I apply it along the line where the bag casts a shadow, and I'm amazed at how it makes them far less noticeable. This is a technique I learnt from guru Wayne Goss, but I've never been able to get it to work successfully, until now. No pic at this stage because I'm not that brave yet, and besides I don't want to frighten anyone lol...
|Bare arm swatch in natural light alongside essence white kajal (for comparison)|
2) It's a reverse lip liner. This is not something I've experimented with as yet, but I understand the principal of how it works, and will play around with it for my next LOTD, so stay tuned...
3) It's a waterline brightener. Hallelujah! I've been searching for a liner that is close to my skin colour for many many years. I've tried white (essence kajal), pale pink (Benefit EyeBright) and a yellowy toned one (Inglot #44), but this is the most natural looking shade I've ever come across. At my age, white can be too much of a contrast and consequently look quite stark, but this is perfect!
Here's a couple of pics so you can compare the difference between my bare (and blotchy pink) waterline, and the difference this pencil makes...
This crayon doesn't irritate my eyes ONE BIT, in fact it's quite soothing, glides on evenly and easily, and...wait for it...lasts ALL DAY. No wonder they call it a Wonder Pencil!
In my opinion, the Wonder Pencil is the 8th Wonder of the World, and I wonder how I ever managed without it. My beautyheaven review of it is here.
Have you tried the NYX Wonder Pencil yet?
Take care of you,