How To Sharpen The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil

How To Sharpen The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil

The Nyx jumbo eye pencil is an incredible product!

It is so versatile and can help to create many Nyx professional makeup looks (or at least super close!)

However, many people are cautious when it comes to purchasing this product because of the problems they experience when it comes to sharpening it.

The Nyx jumbo eye pencil has been notoriously difficult to sharpen, with many individuals claiming that the product ‘mashes up’ easily and is prone to breakage, rendering them unable to use it.

However, what if we told you that there was a way to sharpen your eye pencil without having to worry about any of that?

You will be able to make your jumbo pencil like new with little fuss and will be able to use it for long periods of time.

If you want a long-lasting product, then read on to find out our tips and tricks for sharpening your Nyx jumbo eye pencils, plus a little extra on how to use them!

What Is the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil?

The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil is an extremely versatile product! It is a fantastic, radiant eyeliner that can also double as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base.

This pencil comes in a variety of beautiful colors, including:

  • Yoghurt / Pink
  • French Fries / Brown
  • Iced Mocha / Taupe
  • Cottage Cheese / Silver
  • Milk / White
  • Iced Latte / Light Brown
  • Frosting / Peach
  • Sherbet / Light Pink
  • Eggplant / Dark Purple
  • Black Bean / Black
  • Frappe / Dark Brown
  • Blueberry Pop / Dark Blue

Do You Need To Sharpen The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil?

Because the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils are not twist-up, they will eventually need to be sharpened if you want to continue using them.

You will typically need an eyeliner pencil sharpener big enough so the pencil can fit inside.

We recommend the Nyx pencil sharpener, which you can find by clicking the link here.

However, these jumbo pencils are not so easy to sharpen. Unfortunately, they tend to break easily because they are so soft.

How To Sharpen Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil

It can be difficult to sharpen your NYX jumbo eye pencil.

Unfortunately, the pencil is known to mash up when used in a normal sharpener, which is the opposite of what you want.

If you don’t want to take that risk, then you can follow the steps below for the perfect pencil-sharpening method!

Follow these simple steps to sharpen your Nyx jumbo eye pencil perfectly:

  1. Collect all of the jumbo eye pencils that you want to sharpen. Look for the ones that are blunt and dull without a point.
  2. Next, wrap them together in a paper towel and put them in the freezer.
  3. Set a timer for around 15 minutes. If they feel cold, then you can move on to the next step.
  4. Pull out your sharpener. This should have a jumbo slot that is large enough to fit the eye pencils.
  5. Open up your eye pencil. If it feels cold or frozen, then you’re good to go! Simply place it into the slot.
  6. Turn the pencil a few times and take it out of the sharpener.
  7. If the pencil looks new and has a point, then it has been successfully sharpened, and you can repeat step 5 down with the other pencils. If not, repeat step 5 down for the current pencil until sharp.

If you want a visual tutorial of this method, then you can find it by clicking the link here.

Alternate Sharpening Method

If you don’t own a sharpener then there is another way to sharpen your Nyx jumbo eye pencil.

  1. Take the bottom tube of the jumbo pencil off and put it to one side.
  2. You will notice a lot of product in the bottom of the jumbo pencil. Take a glue stick and insert it into the open bottom of the jumbo pencil.
  3. Push the glue stick into the jumbo pencil. This will push the product upwards.
  4. Wait until there is enough product at the top of the jumbo pencil. Do not exceed this amount.
  5. Take the glue stick out of the jumbo pencil and put the bottom tube back on securely.
  6. Clean the glue stick and put it to one side, ready to be used again when necessary.

If you want a visual tutorial of this method, then you can find it by clicking the link here.

How To Use The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil

How To Sharpen The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil
How To Use The Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil

Once you have successfully sharpened your NYX jumbo pencil, you can go ahead and use it!

Because this eye pencil is multi-purpose, there are many different ways you can use it! Here are a few examples!


When it comes to eyeliner, we cannot get enough of the black bean shade!

However, when it comes to makeup, experimentation is key, so feel free to choose any color as your eyeliner of choice!

Just make sure you’re careful when applying as the eyeliner can quickly look uneven.

However, once you get the hang of it, the Nyx jumbo pencil is the perfect eyeliner!


This eye pencil makes for the perfect eyeshadow!

Applying your eyeshadow has never been easier, simply swipe it across your eyelids, blend, blend, blend, and then you’re done!

The best thing about this eyeshadow is that they’re super blendable despite being very pigmented.

What’s more, they can be paired with other eyeshadow, eye pencils, eyeliner, or any eye makeup products with ease.

Eyeshadow Base

The lighter-colored Nyx jumbo eye pencils make for a perfect eyeshadow base!

We would recommend using milk (white) or iced latte (light brown), or even frosting (peach) if you want a touch of sparkle and glitter, but you can use whatever you like!

Related: How to do Puppy Liner

Final Thoughts

While the Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil has previously been difficult to sharpen, we have two methods that now prove otherwise!

By choosing to put the jumbo eyeliner pencil in the freezer first, or inserting a glue stick into the bottom of the product, we can almost guarantee a quick and easy sharpening process!

Just don’t forget to keep on top of any additional products you may need, such as a good jumbo eye pencil sharpener or a set of glue sticks.

Once you have these products, you can continue to create beautiful and versatile eye looks without worrying about wasting time trying to sharpen your NYX jumbo eye pencil, or throwing the product away!