I had to get my hands on the new NYX Jumbo Pencils when I saw the new colors online. To be honest it was really the teal one that gave me the “gotta have it” feeling. And since Ulta had them on sale, I figured I may as well get all four of the new shades. And I am so glad I did because the colors are both vibrant and stunning.
Purple Velvet is a gorgeous deep purple; Electric Blue is a vivid teal; Rocky Mountain Green is a forest green; and Pure Gold is a bright gold. All of them have a sheen to them, not necessarily shimmer or glitter, just an iridescent sheen that makes the colors really pop on the eyelids.
After I got them home, I realized that Purple Velvet and Pure Gold seemed awfully familiar to two other NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils that I already had. So I did a swatch experiment to see how different the colors were.
Purple Velvet seemed rather similar to Purple, however when swatched I noticed Purple Velvet is more of a true purple and Purple is more of an iridescent blue-purple.
Pure Gold was a lot lighter and more yellow than Gold, which has more of an orange-copper tint to it. Obviously you could use these colors interchangeably if you are using them as a base since you won’t really be able to notice a big difference in color once eyeshadow is patted on top.
So you really don’t need both colors, I’m just a sucker for NYX Jumbo Pencils, regardless of the color. I almost have them all! But these new shades are very pretty and if you like bright makeup then you will love these new NYX Jumbo Pencils.