NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner ($12) is a new permanent eyeliner pencil launching with the NYX Spring 2015 Makeup Collection in two shades. This is a gel formula that promises rich color pay off and acts the way a pot gel liner would but in a pencil formula so no need for a brush!
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NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner is an interesting concept. Basically this takes the formula of a pot gel eyeliner and puts it in an easier to use pencil eyeliner format. These are a twist up pencil design but they do have a stealthy hidden sharpener located in the top tip of the pencil which can be used to keep the precise point. It does look like a traditional pencil but it is in fact a twist up design.
I actually expected a Perversion-like formula from Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner. When you’re promising a formula that’s rich and as pigmented as a pot gel eyeliner instantly I think of Urban Decay Perversion because that’s truly one of the blackest black formulas I’ve had the pleasure of using. This is nicely pigmented but not as pigmented as Perversion or a pot gel eyeliner for that matter. Granted, it’s not weak in the pigment department either! Both the Pitch Black and Brown shades had excellent pigmentation but I admit I expected MORE…!
These are formulated with a nice creamy texture that applies easily onto the lash line without skipping or tugging. They have a satin look that sets to a waterproof finish on my drier eyes. I had no issues with smudging, no problems with flaking, and the liner stayed where I put it for a solid eight hours.
NYX Brown Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner
NYX Pitch Black Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner Swatches (Pitch Black and Brown)
I didn’t love how the brown applied on my waterline, it just didn’t seem intense enough. Pitch Black was a better option for waterline and tightlining work but again the color didn’t seem to apply intensely enough in these areas!
So after using these a little bit I’ve come to the conclusion that I can get L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner for around $7 bucks at Harmons and I like the formula a lot better. It’s super pigmented, works great on my waterline, and wears super long plus I’m saving $5 bucks.
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner is an ok eyeliner but I can’t say I was wowed by it! Dare I say $12 is a bit much for NYX?
You might want to check these out if they are on sale but I’ve tried much better eyeliners!
Anyone try them?
Do share your experience!
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner are available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.