Class is in Session: 10 Pencils Your Makeup Bag Needs

Keep your makeup bag as organized with these multi-purpose makeup pencils.

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Take out your no.2 pencils

Take notes on these all-purpose makeup pencils, including trusty favourites and some shiny new formulas destined to become worthy standbys. Easy to tote, keep clean and apply precisely to brows, eyes and lips, it’s a classic formula that always draws inspiration.

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Highlight and lift

An all-time beauty-editor fave, this genius pencil is being relaunched in new packaging. Use it to line the base of your brow for an instant lift or outline the inside corner of your eye for a youthful, brightening effect.

Benefit Cosmetics High Brow Highlight & Lift Pencil, $29 at Sephora,

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Smart pencil

This smart, multi-tasking pencil can be used for smoother, longer wear on blemishes, fine lines, age spots, eyes and lips before applying concealer or your favourite colour makeup.

Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil, $19 at Sephora,

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Chew on this

Canadian-made with food-grade ingredients, this beautiful lip formula wakes up any early-morning face and feels smooth and creamy on your pout.

Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Zinfandel, $28 at Sephora,

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With a new waterproof formula, this pencil is known for its ultra-glide consistency and intense colour payoff. Mink brown is the ultimate flatters-all shade.

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner in S-50, $25 at Sephora,

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Lip liner love

Lined lips are back! Prevent feathering, flatter your lip shape and get long wear from any lipstick shade with a neutral shade that matches your own lip colour. If that isn’t enough, you can also use this one to brighten the inner rim of your eyes and conceal blemishes.

NYX Wonder Pencil in Light, $6 at NYX stores,

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Smudge and blend

Smokey eyes are easy with these waterproof eye pencils. An integrated sponge applicator makes blending a breeze.

Essence The Smokey Eye Pencil in Espress-Oh, $4 at

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Day appropriate

This ultra-skinny gel eye pencil glides on for precise application and intense definition. Apply to the waterline, lash line or create a cat-eye for day.

Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon, $32 at Sephora,

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Double or nothing

This double-ended pencil does it all. Use the dark contour shade to add depth and dimension under cheekbones, along jawline and the sides of nose. Use the lighter end to highlight tops of cheekbones, browline and the cupid’s bow.

The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Hi Lo Stylo Contour + Highlight in 02 Medium/Deep, $34 at Sephora,

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Stay all day

Get colour that lasts with Stila’s long-wearing, waterproof lip liners. The creamy formula delivers a semi-matte finish and is infused with lip conditioning antioxidants like vitamins C & E.

Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Sangria, $26 at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sephora,

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The new cursive

The calligraphy-style format of this eyeliner allows for super-fine lines. Create your own flawless look that lasts up to 24 hours.

Rimmel London Colour Precise Eyeliner in Blue, $10 at drugstores

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