There’s nothing to it with the new soft makeup crayons.
Now blusher, highlighter, eye and lip color all come in crayon form. Choose from a scandalous array of colors, and don’t be surprised if you produce a masterpiece. The secret is in picking a minimum of shades for a maximum of looks you can vary from pale and subtle to deep and dramatic.
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Crayons and pencils are safe to use anywhere on your face unless, because of pigment, there is a prohibition on the package. Check directions before using.
All brands are compatible. You can mix and match either monochromatically or in contrasting colors.
Every type works better over a layer of moisturizer or creamy makeup. You can powder over pencils, but you can’t pencil over powder; powdered skin doesn’t have the proper “slip.”
When using a pencil or crayon. dot color on. then use fingertips to blend.
You will have more control with pencils and crayons than with pot-type gels or creams. especially in a small area.
Before sharpening pencils. put them in the freezer for about twenty minutes (prevents breakage).
Make sure the pencil wax extends considerably beyond the “wood” so you don’t scratch yourself when applying. especially important when doing eye area.
If your skin is very oily, use pencils or crayons on eyes and lips only.
If your skin is very dry, you may find crayons beneficial since they are quite waxy or “greasy.”
Frosted pencils and crayons look deceptively dark in the stick; they appear lighter on the skin.
Stay away from frosteds if you have black skin; pastels go ashen.
An off-white pencil is especially versatile. You can camouflage dark circles. lighten laugh lines. highlight brow and cheekbones. even turn a dark shade into a pastel.
When using pencils for lips. make the outline a shade lighter than the filled-in color. The effects is soft, less aging.
Because makeup crayons and pencils contain waxes and oils. we don’t recommend their use on skin covered with excessive superficial hair (it tends to cling to the hairs).