Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Product Review: Maybelline Expert Tools Dual Pencil Sharpener

I've been through about 3 cosmetic pencil sharpeners over the last couple years or so, from Wet N Wild, L'Oreal, and MAC,  and I'm just about sick of them.  I'm simply tired of having my precious lip and eye liners eaten up by crappy sharpeners.  I swear, probably only half the pencil gets actual use.  The other half just gets mangled and has to be scraped out of the sharpener with a toothpick and into the garbage.  Honestly, I'd probably be better off whittling my pencils down with a knife!

Well, my problem has been solved as of yesterday, thanks to my baby sister.  For at least a year now, she's been talking about this magical makeup pencil sharpener.  I didn't really pay much mind to it.  Yeah yeah, fine, you have a great sharpener, whoopee.  I guess I was content to struggle with the ones that I had.  And then, a little while ago, while I was doing event makeup for my mother, she had mentioned that my sister has this great makeup pencil sharpener that she likes to borrow sometimes.  At that point, it started to sink in a little, but not so much that I felt compelled to go out and get one of my own.

Then, the other day, when I was down to a tiny stub of my favorite lip liner, my idiotic pencil sharpener ate up the last of it.  I nearly screamed.  That was the last straw.  I dumped all of my poopy sharpeners into the trash and dragged my sister to Walgreens to point out the legendary sharpener that everyone was raving about.  This is it:

Dual Pencil Sharpener from Maybelline's Expert Tools series.  It's possibly the best cosmetic pencil sharpener I've ever used.  Baby sis was quite right.  It sharpens clean and efficiently, bringing even my softest pencils to a neat and tidy point.  The only gripe I have is that I didn't get one of these sooner.  At less than $4 at your local drugstore, you really can't lose.  My sister has had hers for over a year now and it's still as sharp as ever.  Love it!


  1. Haha, funny story! I have a really shitty sharpener too. I have to ghetto rig it by angling the eye pencil into the larger sharpener (which I don't understand the purpose of since I've never seen an eye pencil that big..) to get it to a less dull point lol

  2. oh yeah, I totally have experience with angling a small pencil into a large sharpener! lol! if you don't mind shelling out a few bucks, the Maybelline sharpener is totally worth it!