The Sephora guide to makeup sharpeners
Makeup pencil sharpeners are an important cog in the beauty wheel. Spending your hard-earned cash on one is never going to be as exciting as buying a vibrant lipstick or shimmery eyeshadow, but it’s just as necessary… Probably more so when you consider that without one, none of your pencil products are going to work.
Whether you’re a fan of lip liners, eyebrow pencils, eyeliners or highlighter pencils, the Sephora collection caters for every customer. There are sharpeners for jumbo pencils as well as regular sized ones, meaning no product ends up blunt or neglected. So let’s jump straight into the Sephora makeup sharpeners that no beauty queen should go without…
The classic Sharpener from Anastasia Beverly Hills
You can’t beat a classic makeup product whether it’s a bold red lipstick, a smokey eyeliner or, in this case, a sturdy makeup pencil sharpener. The three-in-one sharpener from Anastasia Beverly Hills comes in simple, elegant black and works as a brow pencil sharpener, an eyeliner sharpener, a highlighter sharpener and more. Is there anything it can’t do? Yes. Lots of things. That being said, it will sharpen your makeup pencils perfectly, and that’s surely what you’re after.
The All-Purpose Pencil Sharpener from Benefit Cosmetics
Trust Benefit Cosmetics to bring you a product that’s pretty as well as powerful. The All-Purpose Pencil Sharpener comes in baby pink and looks great in your makeup bag. The adaptable product features two sharpener openings which adapt to fit a whole range of pencil products. Girls who live to perfect their pout can use it as a lip liner sharpener, while smoky sultry types will use it as a handy eyeliner sharpener. The small and large openings fit both regular and jumbo makeup pencils.
The Precision Pencil Sharpener from the Sephora Collection
This stylish Sephora makeup pencil sharpener cuts mess by catching sharpenings in a handy pot. With precision in mind, it boasts an ultra sharp metal blade, also tucked away inside the compact black and hot pink device. To ensure you’re getting the best results possible, you’re able to watch your handiwork through the key-shaped window. For a chic, mess-free product that offers expert precision as an all-purpose pencil sharpener, we think this is a real winner.
The Dual Sharpener from 3CE
Not overly bothered about aesthetics? If you just want a product that gets the job done, the Dual Sharpener from 3CE is one of the best value makeup pencil sharpeners in the Sephora collection. The plain black dual sharpener boasts two openings and a removable clear cover for the times it’s not in use. Despite the tiny price tag, it works as a lip liner sharpener, a brow pencil sharpener and more. Sometimes cheap and cheerful is all you need!
The Grind House from Urban Decay
Nothing says style like the vibrant all-purpose pencil sharpener from Urban Decay. As per, the beauty brand blend fashion and function to bring you a product that looks great while doing an awesome job. This handy eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil and highlighter sharpener boasts a grippable exterior for an easy, convenient sharpen. Better yet, the duo design features a hole for smaller eye and lip liner pencils and a larger one for oversized pencils like highlighters. Don’t be caught without it!
Pencil / Highlighter Sharpener from The BrowGal
Made with highlighters and brow sharpeners in mind, this quirky black tin features an all-important message: Stay sharp! The simple design makes it one of the most convenient makeup pencil sharpeners to use - just one quick turn is all you need. Brow pencils will be instantly sharpened to a fine point meaning you can keep your brow game strong all day. The handy tin is small enough to pop in a purse or teeny clutch bags. For the ultimate eyeliner sharpener, search no more!
Tips for sharpening your makeup pencils
Now you’ve (hopefully) chosen the perfect makeup pencil sharpener, we’re here to offer a couple of handy tips. The first is to ensure your makeup pencils are at the optimum temperature when you sharpen them. Many beauty experts recommend popping them in the freezer for 20 minutes prior to sharpening to ensure they don’t crumble when you set to work. The second tip is to clean your brow, lip liner or eyeliner sharpener regularly. We recommend taking a cotton earbud, dipping it in an alcohol-based solution and running the bud across the blades of your sharpener. This will banish bacteria for a clean, healthy makeup routine.