Got Milk? NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk That Is!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

This is definitely an oldie but goodie. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are one of the first products that I became addicted to in the beginning of my love affair with makeup. They are great as eyeshadow bases and come in a variety of shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. Over the years I’ve kind of grown out of them and use other products but not Milk. No sirree. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk remains in my stash and in my kit, and I will continue to buy it as long as they continue to make it.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil Milk Swatch

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk is a creamy, bright matte white eyeshadow that is extremely  pigmented and applies smooth. Once it dries it stays on all day with a powder applied on top, no budging, smudging or creasing. Works well on the waterline too. I use it myself as an eyeshadow base like so many others in the beauty community who share my love for Milk. It makes colors pop, especially bright matte powder eyeshadows which sometimes doesn’t have great pigmentation. Take a look…

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

Left swatch has no base and the right is swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. See the difference?


Once again left has no base and right is swatched over Milk. Look how much more pigmented and bright the eyeshadow is.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

For best performance I first apply an eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion, then I apply Milk and my eyeshadows from there. With this method you achieve super bright color payoff and long wearing eyeshadow. You have to be careful not to apply it too thick though as this can cause creasing. If applied properly you should not experience any creasing or fading even if you have oily lids.  Mine are extremely oily.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils come in about 36 shades and retails for $4.50. Look for them at your local beauty supply store that carries NYX or on ($3.$0)

 Do you own Milk NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil?

*Swatches done with Sleek MakeUp Acid Palette

When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. Joanna
    01.15.2013 / 10:46 am

    It’s indeed an amazing product. Love it!

  2. 01.15.2013 / 11:24 am

    definitely a favorite of mine as well!

  3. 01.15.2013 / 11:38 am

    I don’t own it because I don’t really wear bright shadows anymore. But I’m thinking of picking it up just to have on hand IN CASE I want to do some bright neon look. 🙂

    • Erica
      01.15.2013 / 5:47 pm

      It’s good to have for nude matte shades as well for maximum color payoff 😉

  4. 01.15.2013 / 11:51 am

    I Love milk!! I use it all the time!

  5. 01.15.2013 / 1:17 pm

    I’m sooooooooooooo envious of your Acid palette! I need to get one here to the US!

    • Erica
      01.15.2013 / 5:50 pm

      When they first started shipping to US they were unable to send Acid and then I remember being able to order it, then once again they weren’t allowed to ship it to US :/

  6. 01.15.2013 / 1:37 pm

    Great post E! I dont own milk, but I do own cottage cheese. I have 2 use aexhibit primer along ww a base. Super oily lids.

    • Erica
      01.15.2013 / 5:52 pm

      Thx Sha. These oil lids drive me nuts!

  7. Phyllis
    01.15.2013 / 3:42 pm

    Yes…Milk is a must have!

  8. 01.16.2013 / 10:55 am

    Milk seems like a great addition to my collection. I’ll have to pick it up.

  9. 01.17.2013 / 3:41 pm

    I use the one in the jar. NYX eyeshadow base in white. It’s basically milk just in the jar form! I love it! I don’t put on any eye products until I’ve applied it!

    • Erica
      01.18.2013 / 6:33 am

      I’ve never tried that one but I used to depot my NYX Eye Pencils and use them from a jar like paint pots 🙂

  10. Melanie
    01.18.2013 / 12:34 pm

    I bought Milk after I purchased an 88 eyeshadow palette, but never use it. Since I wear mostly nude/neutral shadows, I may try using it again. Thanks for the tip.

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