running this feature on Smashbox’s new eye liners and seeing all the makeup
sharpeners I owned, it got me thinking. What makes for a good one? As in, what
makes for a good makeup pencil sharpener or what makes for a good anything
really? After trying and playing with products for the past 12+ years, I think
I have a bit of expertise when it comes to specific topics and what makes for a
I decided to start a new on-going feature called …
and in these features I will discuss
what I think makes for a good product or way of doing something beauty-related.
first one will investigate what I think makes for a good makeup sharpener, so
let’s get to it!!
Makes for a Good Makeup Sharpener?
the ones shown in this picture I took of the ones I own, they all fill a purpose. Since
there is no set size for any pencil for lips or eyes, you will probably find yourself having to
own quite a few different ones.
you are just going to invest in one or two of them, here is what you should
look for in a good one. I like a duo sharpener like this one from Pixi Beauty I
recently featured. Also, since I don’t have a trashcan next to my makeup table,
a case that surrounds the sharpener to catch the shavings is also convenient.
And with all the ones I’ve tried, that small pokey thing to poke color and shavings
away from the blade is totally underrated. Believe it or not, only some include
this pokey thing.
are some good ones that can get you by.
DECAY Grind House Double Barrel Sharpener ($10 @ urbandecay.com)
Dual Sharpener ($10.99 @ amazon.com)
COLLECTION Colorful Dual Antibacterial Sharpener ($4 @ sephora.com)
Cosmetic Pencil Sharpener ($2.50 @ ulta.com)
if you really want the best of the best, I’ve tried a bunch and these ones
below are the best as they meet the key criteria:
be able to sharpen two different sizes; so make it a duo, please.
have a blade-cleaning pick with it. This is so useful!
be encased to catch the pencil shavings.
So do you have a favorite makeup pencil sharpener? Let me know in the comments!