LA Colors Jumbo Pencils come in 24 shades, not as many as NYX but still a solid number on it's own. They have most shimmer, metallic shades but do have a handful of mattes.
|L-R: Summer Time, Vacation, Tropical Bliss, Bikini Time, Sea Shells|
|L-R: Pretty in Pink, Sunglasses, Popsicle, Beach Resort, Limeade|
|Top L-R: Summer Time, Vacation, Tropical Bliss, Bikini Time, Sea Shells|
Bottom L-R: Pretty in Pink, Sunglasses, Popsicle, Beach Resort, Limeade
These pencils are all very soft and creamy. I say this as a pro but it can also present a con. I find that really creamy cream shadows can some times crease and fade easily.
I did test these out, once using primer underneath the pencil and nothing on top, and then another time using a shadow on top of the pencil but nothing underneath. I found that with either technique I did not experience creasing, though very few (actually only 1) products have ever creased on me. I did, however, see that the product with only a primer underneath lost much of it's intensity while the vibrancy of the pencil with shadow on top was well maintained throughout the day.
Bottom Line: Amber Really Likes!!
I really recommend these as bases for your shadows. I don't see these working well on their own, but setting them with some shadow or powder you should be good to go. Obviously much of my favor stems from their low price point. Even though the normal retail is $1.75, I also had a 20% coupon code from CherryCulture.com so they were even cheaper!
A comparison between Sea Shells and NYX's Milk is soon to come!
*Side Note* I read somewhere that NYX and LA Colors were sister companies, hence the similar jumbo pencils. Can anyone confirm?