NYX Wonder Pencil & Cream Blush Review

Today's post is my second instalment for my NYX beauty blogger of the month, reviewing there 'Wonder Pencil' & Cream blush.
A lot of brands have recently started selling nude coloured eye pencils. The idea is that when applied to the water line, the nude shade makes your eyes appear wider & more awake (which, with my little peepers I am more than happy about, they need all the help they can get) it seems NYX have taken the nude eyeliner pencil idea & run with it creating the 'Wonder Pencil'.
The wonder pencil has three main purposes, concealing, lining & brightening.

Concealing; There are three shades available, light, medium & dark, being that it's the winter & I am now ghostly pale I opted for light. The light shade is a very light shade indeed, a lot lighter than I expected. A light pink toned nude perfect for pale porcelain skin tones but for me to use as a concealer it was far to light, it In fact acted more as a highlighter on my skin. So I don't feel I can comment on it's concealing properties.

Lining; This is my favourite use for the pencil, lip liner. Line the outside of your lips with the wonder pencil to help prevent lipstick bleeding & you can also fill the entire lip with the 'wonder pencil' to cancel out your lip colour & get a true opaque finish from your chosen lipstick. These two tricks are great & do work wonders, but my fave method & I have been doing this ever since I received the pencil is to line the outside of my lips & then blend out for a less harsh look, but apply extra amount on the Cupid bow & POW pouty lips! Where the shade is slightly too light for me it acts as an amazing highlighter for my lips, LOVE it!

Brightening; Other brand nude liners I have tried do look a dark tone creamy nude when in my water line, where as the NYX one is slap bang in the middle between this & a white liner shade. It really does help with making my eyes appear wider, but sadly doesn't last long on my water line. I'm yet to find an eyeliner that will stay put in my water liner, so the fact it didn't last long on me may just be personal to me!
Recently I have been really into cream blushes, I love how they blend into the skin & look so much more natural than a powder blush, so I was super excited to try a NYX cream blush.
Shade 'glow' is an extremely pigmented beautiful deep pink.
As it is so pigmented my fave method for application is to dab my mini duo fibre brush in the cream then dab off the excess on the back of my hand & then lightly apply to my face, it blends in seamlessly with this method leaving me with a natural pink glow.
I love the natural dewy effect it gives my cheeks, & the fact that it doesn't feel sticky or tacky   when on my cheeks like other cream blushes I have tried. Also I found that it can double up as a lip colour (in my pictures all I'm wearing on my lip is the cream blush) so another great multi tasking product.
I most definitely will be trying more NYX cream blushes.

Have you tried any of these products?


Thanks for reading guys I hope you all have great week :)

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22 comments

  1. You have me completely sold on the nude liner! I've wanted to try one for so long but never been sure of which brand to go for, this one sounds just perfect!
    & the blush is gorgeous too, it looks a bit scary in the tub but swatched it's gorgeous! Love it xx

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    1. It does look a bit scary doesn't it lol but when used lightly it is gorgeous. xx

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  2. I love nyx cream blushes! I think they're such a good product for their value, boho chic is one of my favorite shades! I'm also so glad you shared that pencil! I have been wanting to get a nude liner for my lips and thought I was going to have to splurge on one from urban decay-- I'm definitely going to try this first :)

    Carly || sundaysgrace.blogspot.com

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    1. For £4.50 it is such a great pencil with so many uses. I'm going to have to look into boho chic shade :) thanks for the tip. xx

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  3. i LOVE that blush shade, looks beautiful on you! i've been trying to get my hands on the wonder pencil and the lightest shade is always sold out, it's so popular!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. Ahh keep trying Hun, its defo worth the wait. xx

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  4. swits swoo... hello beautiful! <3
    I was looking at this pencil online, but went away from it as I hardly use colours in my water line as like you say, you can never find one that stays put. love the shade of the cream blush though. It looks so nice for Autumn xx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww hehe thanks huni. It's so hard to find a liner that actually stays put in the water line isn't it. xx

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  5. I've wanted to try a nude liner for ages, like the sound of this one! How intense is the colour of the blush too?
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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    1. It's super pigmented, but by dabbing the excess off the brush onto the back of your hand & then applying it can easily built up. I really do like it, defo want to try more shades. xx

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  6. Once again, great post!
    I love your eye make-up in this photo - simply gorgeous!
    Ive never thought of using a nude liner to line my lips but I am definitely going to be doing this tonight - thanks!

    www.hbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

    Hannah x

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    1. Thank you sweetie :)
      Ooo let me know what you think, defo put extra on the Cupid's bow it works wonders for the pout. xx

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  7. Ooh i love the look of that cream blush! It really suits your skin tone :) I am going to have to give that a try! I'm now following you on bloglovin.. I've been on your blog so many times and was shocked to find I'm not following :o but I am now haha. xx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww haha thank you huni, I will go check out your blog now :) xx

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  8. We can never get cream blushes to look right on us, but on you it looks amazing!!! And like you said, so much more natural! Great post doll!!! :)

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    1. Thank you :) have you tried using a mini duo fibre brush with cream blushes? They work amazingly well together. xx

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  9. I would definitely try the cream blush. I think that NYX does a really great job with their products. The Mega Shine Lip Gloss is my favorite of all their products.

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com
    youtube.com/beautybykendrac

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    1. Ahh I love NYX products. Yes the mega shine glosses are fab & smell so yummy! xx

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  10. The NYX blusher looks so scary and striking! Wish I could pull it off :(

    Sharlotte

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    1. It's not so bright when it's on your face Hun, so anyone could really pull this colour off. xx

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  11. You know I'm a massive NYX fan! I've been dying to try one of their Wonder Pencils for ages now.. they look fantastic, and so well priced too! You look stunning in this photo Megan! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  12. I have the wonder pencil and have been a little stumped on how to use it, so thanks!

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