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Sarah Avatar

Most of the time I use them as a base or a crease shade. Occasionally I’ll use them with a palette to change the tones of shades (this works especially well with Nude Dip – I can make it an entirely different color story depending on what I add to my crease or part of the lid). Honestly, about the only time I use a shadow pencil (or 3) on its own is if I’m on vacation and it’s somewhere sweaty. The Laura Mercier shadow sticks did amazingly well in hot, humid Italy early this summer, sometimes with a sparkly topper.

Pais Avatar

I like to do put a liquid shadow down on the lid and crease and then use the shadow sticks on the lid for some dimension. I also use them a lot for inner corner highlight or for deepening outer corner without worrying about getting dark shadow everywhere. Some times i just use them all over the lid and blend out to the crease. The matte nude sticks also make a great eye shadow base. Also nudestix eyeshadow pencils are A+ in my opinion, they don’t crease, last forever, look great on the eyes, definitely underrated

Penny Avatar

Absolutely! I find Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown the best as they set well and don’t move..I use the matte ones all the time as a lower liner and in the outer crease and lid and smoke out with a brush. No fallout!
I usually start with an all over powder shadow and in crease and finish up with the crayons…Love them!
Some of the other brands don’t set well, so LM and BB are the best!

Nancy T Avatar

Because my eyes don’t seem to “like” eyeshadow primers, I use the jumbo pencils as my primer base.
As for regular size eyeliner pencils, I use those on my lower lashline especially if I want a pop of color or to significantly deepen the lashline. Also, I use one particular super black, super waterproof tear-proof life-proof liner for my upper tightline: Smashbox Always On Eye Pencil in Fishnet.

Lacey Avatar

I use eye pencils for definition and to extend longevity. The unique colors one can achieve when layering is so cool. It’s a quick way to define the outer V, create a smoky look, or add brightness. I love using pencils when they’re easy to blend and stay put where placed.

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