There really is no contest! Thick or thin, eye pencils are the ultimate convenience. Easy to carry, easy to mix and affordable in all price ranges. They are the perfect items to have in your daily makeup bag or for travel. They are a quick way to get your eye makeup on as they blend well using a finger or brush.
However, some can be difficult to sharpen or it may be hard to find the right size sharpener. But, no fear! Many eye pencils now come in “Twist-up” mechanical versions that eliminate the need to sharpen.
Depending on your skin type and the pigment’s formula, you may find pencil shadows/liners stay on better with a little translucent powder underneath. Experiment to find which formulas work best for you.
The thinner pencils are great for lining close to the lash line or making a defined crease. Depending on the color, some thin pencils are perfect for filling in brows, especially if they have a slight shimmer.
Stock up on the endless varieties of pencils. Experiment, and have fun!
Some of my favorite thick and thin pencils are:
Beauty Tip Of The Day: Super Intensify and add staying power to your pencil eye design by layering with similar or matching powder shadows.