Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil Review, Photos and Swatches!

nyx irish coffee jumbo lip pencil

NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil

NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil ($4.50) is a peachy-pink nude lip liner and lipstick all-in-one. It's the consistency of a creamy lipstick, but because of the small tip, you can apply it precisely to the edges of your lips without ending up with a smeary pout. This is particularly helpful with the darker shades that are more noticeable.

The color reminds me a little bit of NYX Orange Soda or similar peachy-pink, light cream shades. Since it's such a light shade, I find it works best when applied in a few light layers over a moisturizing lip balm or in conjunction with a clear or sheer gloss to sheer out the color and help it sit better on the lips. I wouldn't wear this alone, as when there isn't anything else on my lips, it accentuates dryness and can look uneven (unless I apply one sheer layer).

It's comfortable on the lips, and is similar in texture to the NYX Round Lipsticks. They are thin and have a glossy feel to them and a similar shiny finish. I don't find them particularly drying.

The tip doesn't wear down too quick, which is a good thing. I've had some lip pencils that wear down very quickly, and it's a pain having to sharpen all of the time.

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Swatch of NYX Irish Coffee Jumbo Lip Pencil

NYX Irish Coffee Swatch
NYX Irish Coffee on my lips (I applied a layer of clear lip gloss first, so it's a bit shinier than usual)

The lasting power is pretty standard - maybe a couple of hours on it's own, a bit longer when mixed with a gloss (I like using MAC Clear Lipglass).

nyx irish coffee jumbo lip pencil

Overall, not bad. I'd be willing to try other shades if I come across any that are appealing. There are thirty shades in total, so there should be something for everyone. ;) 

Have you tried these? What'd you think?

The Round-Up
  • Easy to apply
  • Pigmented color
  • Lightweight and comfortable on the lips
  • Shiny finish
  • Inexpensive
  • Cruelty-free
  • This shade in particular accentuates dryness and can look uneven on the lips.
  • Isn't retractable, so you'll have to invest in a pencil sharpener for large pencils.
  • Due to it's glossy texture, the packaging can get messy (which is no big deal, but it's not very pretty.)
Price: $4.50, NYX, Ulta and Cherry Culture.


  1. I have been curious about these since spotting them in Ulta but none of the shades that were left were that appealing to me. Hoping to get one I can try and love! This one looks great on you!

  2. Everything always looks great on you! Thanks for the review. :)

  3. This shade is divine! I so need this for my collection.
    *runs off to buy*
    haha thanks for a great post and making my want to buy things.
    From a new reader & follower
    Sakura x

  4. I recently tried this lip pencil for the first time and must say I'm really loving it. I chose the color "copper pink" or "pink copper"...can't remember which one. Anyway, I love it and I think you would like this color also. You're darker than I am but I'm definitely not ivory or fair skinned. I have brown eyes & hair. Thinking it will really be a pretty color for you! I love that this pencil is so lightweight. I keep it in my scrub pocket at work and find it easy to apply. I don't even need to look in the mirror.

  5. Just a fyi, NYX is going to be selling to China next year. So, for most of us that means that they are no longer cruelty free.

  6. Nice review Natty! I love their jumbo sized pencils for eyes and lips. Lovely shade of peach-pink.

  7. Timely review! I was just Googling the NYX pencils today because I love lipstick pencils. Gorgeous colour too :)