NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Velvet Eyeliner Review & Swatches

nyc Show Time Velvet Liner

NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Velvet Eyeliner ($1.99) falls into our cheap thrills category with a smoother, easy gliding pencil that won’t cost the bank!

Available in three shades these traditional eyeliner pencils are a great beauty budget pick up!

NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Velvet Eyeliner in Black Brown is kinda my fav beauty budget pick up at the moment. Considering I haven’t had great success with cheaper drugstore eyeliners in the same below $3 price tag I was a little skeptical about checking this out. But I sure am happy I gave it a chance because it is quite lovely.

Let me warn you this starts out a bit dense and dry at first application but it warms up quickly and provides a tug and skip-free glide across my lash line with an easy to smudge formula. I tried it out in Black Brown which is a lovely golden brown with a golden sheen! It’s really quite pretty and almost reminds me of a MAC Pearlglide!

nyc Show Time Velvet Eyeliner

nyc Show Time Velvet Eyeliner swatches

NYC New York Color Cosmetics Black Brown Show Time Velvet Eyeliner

One thing that wasn’t a go was waterline work. This didn’t really do well on my waterline so if you’re wanting to use it in this area I wouldn’t suggest it.

It had a solid wear on my drier eyes and set for an eight hour wear without smearing or fading.

For under $2 bucks I have no complaints with the NYC New York Color Cosmetics Show Time Velvet Eyeliner! Although if they’d ask me I’d love to recommend they extend the color range by a few shades.

This one is a nice cheap thrills for those on a beauty budget.

Grab it now at drugstores.

Tried it?

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  • 4/10/14 12:10 kimkats:

    Ooooo…. I love colors like that! And heaven knows, cheap is getting harder and harder to find… Drugstore stuff has really gotten expensive in the last 10 years or so. Compared to high end products, I think DS prices have risen considerably more than high end items. I do so love finding cheap and good – and it sounds like this is both! Will have to scare one up soon – thanks for the tip Muse! :)


    • 4/10/14 16:11 kimkats:

      Oh, P.S. I *just* found a coupon on for $1 off any NYC product of $1.72 or more! So – you can score one of these for next to nuthin!! I printed off the coupon 2x so I can get the black brown and the balck wine one…. WOOT! I love good cheap thrills! 😛


      • 4/18/14 13:10 Isabella Muse:

        LOL you’re damn awesome kim go on with your coupon clipping ways 😀


    • 4/28/14 16:06 Isabella Muse:

      mmm agreed kim! The last several years I see such a price jack! for the price we are paying at the drugstore might as well go to sephora lol! my pleasure 😀


  • 4/10/14 12:46 JoElla:

    I didn’t even know about this little goodie! Beautiful color what will work year round.

    What luck! I have to hop over to my grocery store today… looks like i’ma gonna get a treat today! LOL


  • 4/11/14 20:40 rose4721:

    Whod’ve thunk a color called Black Brown would have such a lovely golden sheen? I’m going to have to pick this one up on my next drugstore trip! I have another NYC eye pencil (I think it’s called long wearing or waterproof) in the shade Mink, which is a pretty bronzy light brown that is nice for some lighter definition on the lower lashline.


  • 4/14/14 10:45 kimkats:

    I saw your swatch of this, and found it at one of the Walmarts here! PLUS – has a $1 coupon off any NYC item over $1.72, so I got the black/brown and the black wine (I think that’s the proper name) Haven’t had a chance to play with them yet, but really looking forward to a cheap thrill! It’s been a long time since there was a great dirt cheap DS item…. Thanks for the heads up on this Muse!


    • 4/14/14 11:04 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure glad you got them at such a good deal let me know what you think Kim?


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