8 Ways Makeup Crayons Will Make Your Life Easier

8 Ways Makeup Crayons Will Make Your Life Easier

If you've ever had to scrub liquid foundation or spilled powder out of the bottom of your purse, you learned the hard way that touch-ups on the go can get messy. Even encased in a makeup bag, things tend to spill, break, and melt all over the place—not to mention, then you have to lug around all your makeup brushes, as well.

That's where these makeup crayons come in. Not only will they take the guesswork out of application—simply swipe and blend with your fingertips—and get you out the door ASAP on rushed mornings, they can be tossed in your purse for fuss-free touch-ups throughout the day (or night!). We also recommend packing them for your next vacay to free up space in your liquids container (because more room for shampoo and body lotion is never a bad thing).

Keep reading to see the makeup crayons that are going to make your midday touch-ups so much easier.

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    Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm ($21)

    Dot this non-sticky, pigmented blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingertips to get that fresh-faced glow.

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    Tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer ($24)

    A couple strategically placed swipes of this creamy, blendable stick and you've got Kardashian-worthy contouring—without adding hours to your daily makeup routine.


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    Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick ($28)

    This honey-infused lipstick crayon is ultra-hydrating and has amazing color payoff—plus, the pointed shape makes it incredibly easy to get a perfect application.

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    Nudestix Skin Concealer Pen ($24)

    Ditch your messy liquid foundation for this matte-finish, concealer-foundation hybrid that boasts a creamy, moisturizing formula (think ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E) that's made to be blended with your fingertips.

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    Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil ($18)

    One side of this crayon is chubby for maximum smoky potential; the other side is thin to give eyes definition.

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    Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm ($10)

    It's like your basic lip balm, but way better. The pointed tip allows for a precise application, while the formula is moisturizing and gives lips a sheer wash of glossy color.

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    L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer ($9)

    This concealer covers up everything from a late-night Netflix binge to pesky pimples brought on by wearing makeup to the gym. Bonus: the tip is great for dotting just the right amount of product onto blemishes, and the coverage is buildable.

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    Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($28)

    This versatile product can be used as an eyeliner or an eye shadow, and it blends easily (even if you use your fingertip!), making it perfect for soft, smudgy, smoky eye makeup on-the-go. 

    For more tips on getting ready in a flash, check out our morning beauty cheat sheet.

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