The Best Makeup Pencils
The easiest way to look sharp? Add a great makeup pencil to your beauty lineup.
Liners and Colors for Lips and Eyes
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Best Makeup Pencils for Lips
Clinique Quickliner for Lips
“It prevented my lipstick from bleeding and looked very natural,” raved one panelist. Others loved the fact that it self-sharpens (no blade necessary).
To buy: $15, sephora.com.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Vitamin E and a combination of emollient silicones give this pencil a “softness that leads to easy application,” said a tester. It also “blended well with gloss” and minimized the fine lines on one staffer’s lips.
To buy: $24, narscosmetics.com.
Best Makeup for Eyes
Mac Technakohl Liner
Testers “never had to worry about raccoon eyes” with this liner, which didn’t budge or smear for a full day. And though it held firmly on eyes, users said it “comes off easily with soap and water.”
To buy: $15, maccosmetics.com.
Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil
This “goes on like butter and stayed put all day, even through a workout,” said a staffer, and it has a shimmery finish without “over-the-top sparkle or shine.” One panelist proclaimed, “It might even replace my powder shadow for good.”
To buy: $18, makeupforever.com for stores.