NYX Eyebrow Pencil Black Brown Review Swatches Photos

NYX Eyebrow Pencil (Rs 350 approx) available at Sephora StoresNYX Eyebrow Pencil Black Brown Review Swatches Photos (2)

If you ask me which is one thing I will do before leaving my house, I do my eyebrows. I have sparse eyebrows and I need to fill them to look groomed. I have been using MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil and love it, but purely for the purpose of getting a cheaper option I bought NYX Eyebrow Pencil. 

NYX Eyebrow Pencil is a wooden pencil that needs sharpening. It doesn’t come with a sharpener or brush.

Shade – I bought the shade Black Brown , since its a good match for me. This shade would go with medium to deeper skintones. Go for light strokes if you want natural looking eyebrows.

Texture & Formula – NYX Eyebrow Pencil has a creamy texture, not the kind of I expect in an eyebrow pencil. Since the creamier the formula, the easier is to apply too much of product on brows if one is in hurry. I personally prefer slightly waxy formula, like MAC spiked. However if I apply short strokes being very careful, I get it right. I have to keep an eyebrow brush/ spooley handy to brush the extra product evenly. Some people might like the formula as its much easier to apply. NYX Eyebrow Pencil Black Brown Review Swatches Photos (3)Staying Power – NYX Eyebrow Pencil stays on for good 7-8 hours. I generally set it with NYX brow gel, which is just an ok product. I am pretty impressed with the staying power and color payoff.

Overall Thoughts

NYX Eyebrow Pencil is a good affordable product. Color payoff and staying power is really good. If you like creamier formulas, this brow pencil would be a good choice as there are almost 4 shades to choose from. As far as my preference is concerned I will still go back to my all time favorite MAC Spiked until I find a similar formula at affordable price. NYX Eyebrow Pencil has a very creamy formula, almost like an eyeliner and thats what makes it not-so-good choice when you are in a hurry or don’t want too defined brows.

Ratings : 3.75/5


  • September 8, 2014


    Hi Shalini try rimmel brow pencil in black brown, it is amazing and very close to mac one at affordable price -:)

    • September 10, 2014


      Thanks For the recommendation, I will surely try to get it 🙂

  • September 9, 2014


    This post made me realise that i too have it and forgot about it completely! 🙁
    The EOTD is superb…..
    will try the pencil soon and would share my thoughts on it 🙂

    • September 10, 2014


      Sure ! I will be looking forward to it

  • September 10, 2014


    Can i have a tutorial for your eye makeup.. it’s stunning 😀 😀

    The pencil looks quite good, will try it.. i have never used brow pencil’s before 😛

    • September 10, 2014


      Thanks Mansi 🙂 I will try an post a step-by-step tute . 🙂

  • September 10, 2014


    seems like an okish product. new bees like me can give it a try i guess. loved ur eye makeup 🙂
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    • September 10, 2014


      Thanks Sindhu 🙂 Yeah sure try it