What is they say about not fixing something that isn’t broken? The new NYX Infinite Shadow Stick launched recently for Spring 2014 in nine shades but as you know NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils have been around far longer (and for far cheaper) so I wasn’t sure why the brand felt the need to introduce a new cream shadow stick.
But hey, I’m cool with new anything so away I went to try out the new NYX Infinite Shadow Sticks but I got through the experience feeling like they really didn’t need to fix something that wasn’t already broken.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils are loved by many! People use them as a base for powders and pigments, wear them alone, line with them, shade with them, etc…etc..and they are only $4.50 each and available in an array of shades (over 20 colors!).
In steps NYX Infinite Shadow Stick which is a smidge bigger (0.19 versus the old Jumbo Eye Pencil of 0.18) in a small range of shades with a $9 price tag. I scratched my head a little bit at this but I’m all about new makeup so I purchased two of these and gave them a run for the money.
Sweet Pink and Bronze
I couldn’t really tell you what the difference is between the two products in regards to marketing. These are marketed as waterproof, smudgeproof, with an easy glide on formula. The Jumbo Eye Pencil formula isn’t really marketed as such…they merely call it an easy glide on eye pencil. Of course, the Jumbo Eye Pencil does contain mineral oil and I didn’t notice that in the new Infinite Shadow Sticks so perhaps that’s the big difference between the two?
Speaking of experience trying the two I’d say I prefer the Jumbo Eye Pencils. Not only are they cheaper and available in a wider shade selection but they actually have a far creamy formula and an easier to blend one. I felt like I struggled with the Infinite Shadow Stick…! I tried two shades one of which was Sweet Pink. This one tugged during application and applied rather patchy and dry on my lids. It also creases within six hours of wear. I tried Bronze which was a bit creamy but still tugged a little during application and seemed to blend away so I had to build a good deal to get the perfect consistency of color to stay on my lid! Thankfully this shade wasn’t patchy though and wore solidly with a little fading at hour seven but no creasing on my dry eyes.
NYX Bronze Infinite Shadow Stick
NYX Sweet Pink Infinite Shadow Stick
Sadly, my testing is limited to two shades but I wasn’t terribly impressed. Both are metallic and at first I thought hmm maybe the Infinite shades are all metallic and apparently that appears to be the case from what I’ve seen of swatches. But really we have a fair amount of metallic looking shades in the Jumbo Eye Pencil formula already so this doesn’t make the pencil unique.
Moral of the story?
If isn’t broken don’t fix it.
No need for a new eyeshadow pencil NYX you have a wonderful range of them already that users know, love, and use!
If you’d like to try these they are available at Ulta.com.
Tried them already?
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