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?

*Swatches done with Sleek MakeUp Acid Palette


  1. 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. 🙂

    • 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 :/

  2. 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!

  3. 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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