I have usually met pencils I dislike. Likes are few. I like Urban Decay's eyeliner pencils and Shadow Pencils a lot. Creamy, with a certain glide if they don't have any glitter (I find the Delinquent Shadow Pencil a bit gritty). I had never really been interested in NYX's Jumbo Pencils, but I did get interested thanks to YouTube videos.
|604 Milk - all plastic, 605 Strawberry Milk - wood|
These pencils are soft on skin and will melt easily on the eyelid when in use so they'll glide along without skipping. Really, you can use them to cover your whole lid in color without tugging! These will also melt easily in heat, so popping them in the fridge will make them firm back up. I haven't yet sharpened 605 Strawberry Milk (JEP605) or 621A Pure Gold (JEP621A) but I know this will be a bit of a pain because of the pencil's firm-yet-soft consistency. I might have to put them in the freezer merely to sharpen them!
|From left to right: 605 Strawberry Milk, 604 Milk, 621A Pure Gold|
|Without flash; from left to right: 605 Strawberry Milk, 604 Milk, 621A Pure Gold|
|With flash; from left to right: 605 Strawberry Milk, 604 Milk, 621A Pure Gold|
|Without flash. First swatch is bare skin, second is over Milk; left to right: Birthday Suit, Lavender, Mint|
|With flash; same as above.|
If you want to check out the Jumbo Eye Pencils, which I recommend you do, you can find them in your local Ulta, NYXCosmetics.com as well as other online retailers, and wherever you buy NYX should have them. Not making promises! These go for $4.49 at Ulta but are frequently part of the "Buy One Get One 50% Off" sales. Another good base would be Black Bean, a black pencil, that could become a staple when set with black eyeshadow.