By Sheila Arkee
When it comes to beauty products that provide serious bang for their buck, you’ll never be more pleased than with those created with multiple purposes in mind. That’s the story with NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil in Medium, a 3-in-1 pencil that conceals, brightens, and lines in a jiffy for merely $4.49.
As an on-the-go mom who finds herself lacking in the makeup prep department most mornings, this Wonder pencil sure is useful in my life. With a smooth texture and non-slip feel, the Wonder pencil will be a featured player in my purse for a long time to come.
The Wonder pencil comes in three shades: Light, Medium, and Deep. I chose Medium, which ended up being a good match for my skin tone without pulling too yellow or pink. This is a good neutral shade and I can see how it would work for a variety of skin tones. My skin is currently reverting from Summer bronzy tan to Winter sallow olive, so its funny for me to see how certain products show up on a changing backdrop.
You can use the Wonder Pencil in 3 different ways: First, as a perfect neutral color to line the waterline of your lids, because sometimes white pencils are a bit too harsh.This nifty trick really helps open up your eyes and create a pretty and fresh look. It’s ok to ditch the dark liner now and again!
You can also use the Wonder Pencil to conceal any dark spots under your eyes or around your face. I find that the concealing powers do indeed work, but the pencil doesn’t provide heavy coverage for those who might need a little extra something.
The Wonder Pencil can also be used as a reverse lip liner, creating a barrier on your lips to avoid bleeding and keeping lip colors looking sharp around the edges. You can also use it as a lip color base to brighten colors and give them some extra wear time.
My Final Thoughts: Although I wish the Wonder Pencil would accommodate darker skin tones with additional shades, I’m wowed by it’s ability to accomplish a few beauty tasks all by itself. The pencil is definitely worth a try and at under $5 you can’t say no!
Availability: Online and in Ulta stores.