First up: What NYX says: "A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Some call her chubby. We say voluptuous. Available in 32 shades." (Source)
Color: NYX describes the color as "shimmery light silver" umm what? I'd say that description is waaaayyyy off. Its a shimmery taupe. Done.
(its supposed to be a french fry-dont judge me haha)
(Milani Brown Deluxe-top-French Fries-bottom)
Compared to Milani's Brown Deluxe, its obviously lighter, and French Fries , while opaque in one swipe, is better after two or 3 swipes.
Performance: On its own, it's not bad! It doesnt make any promises as to how long wearing it is. It only promises "no fading" which is true. While testing these out, I expierienced no fading, no tugging, and is gloriously smooth to apply. These are a bit more forgiving when it comes to smudging, so I actually was able to pull off a cute smudged out cat eye! I also wore this on the lower lash line (not waterline) , and while it didnt irritate my eyes, or fade away-It did migrate a bit. When worn as eyeliner (super kick ass smudgey cat eye), or when I wore it as a lid color, it stayed put for 6 hours with only minor fading.
A note. These are not self sharpening , so you will need to get a sharpener that can handle its jumbo size.
Overall: I'd say these are pretty good! Not as long lasting as the Milani pencils, but much easier to find, and at only $4.45 are a bit cheaper. They come in 32 shades and are great multitaskers! French Fries was great as a lid color, and also as a base for some of my glittery shadows (lookin' at you UD...). When used as a liner, it was amazing to smudge out. It lasted 6 hours with very little fading or migrating. Go ahead an pick 1 or 2 or 3 up!
$4.45 @ Ulta
*Bought these myself-opinions are my own