I’m really late on this bandwagon. About a year ago, Nyx released a new type of eye liner called the Slide On pencils. These were seemingly in response to Urban Decay’s 24/7 Pencils that were insanely popular, so these were claimed to be a cheaper drugstore alternative. I’ve heard great things about these and I am finally giving them a shot, almost a year after they were released.
Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts!
Don’t let the softness of this eye liner pencil fool you. Silky soft yet delivers a powerful robust color to line eyes. The formula doesn’t smear or smudge and provides extreme color. It’s like a liquid eye liner in a pencil without the mess. Available in 18 intense shades.
What I like: I absolutely love how bright the colors are! And I love the price! For all of you who are like me and want to experiment with your makeup but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for something you don’t know if you’ll love, these are perfect. I also love the finish of the 4 that I have. All 4 have a metallic finish, which really makes them pop on your waterline or upper lash line. Also, these stay for a good 6-8 hours before they wear off. I noticed a little fading after about 5 hours when I didn’t set them with a powder.
What I don’t like: While these are pigmented on your hand, you have to do a couple swipes on your waterline to get them to show up brightly. I found that the best way to apply these is to apply 1 coat, let it dry and set itself, and then apply another. The first coat goes on patchy and sheer but the second coat gives you a true color. That is kind of annoying and increases my application time.
Overall, are these my favorite eye liners? No. Are these good for the money? Yes. I would suggest them if you’re looking for a cheap liner, but if you’re looking for an awesome liner then you could probably look elsewhere. I have really been enjoying wearing the purple shade and think the green one will be calling my name on St Patricks Day!