The 7 Best Crayons for Your Makeup Bag
One for every need
You just can't beat the ease and no-mess factor of makeup crayons.
Here’s your capsule collection of must-haves for lips, eyes, cheeks, brows and more.
This matte sculpting pencil is dual-ended, matte cream sculpting tool, with a light side for cheek and brow bones and a darker end for creating cheekbone hollows. Since there are no glimmery bits, it’s suitable for daytime.
Best Eye base
Sort of the magic bullet of makeup, the under-eye brightener makes you look like you got a good night’s sleep. Just a light line or two drawn under your lower lashes and blended into your moisturizer or foundation does the trick.
Sumita Eye Base ($11)
Clinique’s Chubby Sticks basically created the lip-crayon market, and now it's innovated an all-in-one highlighter with a subtle pink tone for accenting your cheekbones and blending with your foundation. The one color is super versatile.
Best Matte lip
The trendy look of a matte lip comes in an easy-to-use, soft-tipped fat pencil from Nars, a line known for its racy colors (after all, not every company would have the guts to call a blush Orgasm, right?). This crayon comes in eight shades, including the springtime-in-a-stroke fuchsia.
The 10,000 pound gorilla of beauty crayons, this fat liner comes in 40 shades, from a deep kohl to medium neutrals to metallics. It's like magic, since you just swipe it on, then have about 30 seconds to blend it. Once the color sets, it doesn’t move--so no more raccoon eyes. (It’s even waterproof.)
Best Lip balm
British brand Pop Beauty’s set of five lip balms in crayon form aren’t just fun colors to play with, adding a satin sheen to your smile. They also have a gentle plumping action.
Pouty Pop Crayon Kit ($25)
Best Brow Enhancer
Not every facial feature calls for a superfat line of color. Take brows--they come to life by building short, feathery strokes of color, delivered by this thin powder crayon. It comes in seven shades and includes a handy brow brush on one end.
Lancome Le Crayon Poudre ($26)