This $8 Eye Pencil Has 80,000+ 5-Star Reviews

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I could spend all day watching videos of people expertly applying eyeliner, and that’s most certainly because I can’t. As a thirty-five year old working mom, I’ve mastered my five-minute makeup routine, and I even love experimenting when the (rare) occasion calls for more glam. Nevertheless, when I attempt eyeliner, liquid or eye pencil, I inevitably end up with an uneven glob of product on my lash line that looks nothing like the tutorials I’ve watched over and over. Or, when I do achieve some semblance of a cat eye, mid-way through the evening it ends up patchy and faded.

Even as an eyeliner-averse beauty writer, my intrigue was piqued when I came across NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Rich Mechanical Pencil ($8), an eye pencil with over 80,000 five-star reviews on Amazon alone. The ultra-creamy formula is available in flattering shimmer and matte shades (the Amber Stunner hue is at the top of my list), can be used on the lash line or on the water line and, according to reviewers, stays put for “hours and hours.”

The best part? It’s under $10—the perfect price for an eyeliner amateur like me who doesn’t want to commit a small investment while I’m perfecting my technique.



Customers love this twist-up eye pencil for its dramatic pigments and fade-resistant wear. “It stays on [a] lot better than some of the expensive brands,” said one shopper. “Beautiful color, smooth, and long lasting,” shared a second. “The pigment is so richly colored,” gushed a third, while another said the only other eyeliner that compares is “3 times the price.” Other reviewers described it as “perfect,” “thick and creamy,” “wear proof,” “absolutely gorgeous,” and, most importantly, “easy to apply.”

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