NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip PencilNYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil ($4.50) is a peachy-pink nude lip liner and lipstick all-in-one. It's the consistency of a creamy lipstick, but because of the small tip, you can apply it precisely to the edges of your lips without ending up with a smeary pout. This is particularly helpful with the darker shades that are more noticeable.
The color reminds me a little bit of NYX Orange Soda or similar peachy-pink, light cream shades. Since it's such a light shade, I find it works best when applied in a few light layers over a moisturizing lip balm or in conjunction with a clear or sheer gloss to sheer out the color and help it sit better on the lips. I wouldn't wear this alone, as when there isn't anything else on my lips, it accentuates dryness and can look uneven (unless I apply one sheer layer).
It's comfortable on the lips, and is similar in texture to the NYX Round Lipsticks. They are thin and have a glossy feel to them and a similar shiny finish. I don't find them particularly drying.
The tip doesn't wear down too quick, which is a good thing. I've had some lip pencils that wear down very quickly, and it's a pain having to sharpen all of the time.
Swatch of NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil
NYX Irish Coffee on my lips (I applied a layer of clear lip gloss first, so it's a bit shinier than usual)
The lasting power is pretty standard - maybe a couple of hours on it's own, a bit longer when mixed with a gloss (I like using MAC Clear Lipglass).
Overall, not bad. I'd be willing to try other shades if I come across any that are appealing. There are thirty shades in total, so there should be something for everyone. ;)
Have you tried these? What'd you think?
- Easy to apply
- Pigmented color
- Lightweight and comfortable on the lips
- Shiny finish
- This shade in particular accentuates dryness and can look uneven on the lips.
- Isn't retractable, so you'll have to invest in a pencil sharpener for large pencils.
- Due to it's glossy texture, the packaging can get messy (which is no big deal, but it's not very pretty.)