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An eye pencil sharpener should play a vital role in your beauty routine. Not only does it keep your eye pencils in its sharpest state, but it also shaves off any old product, essentially refreshing the pencil every time you sharpen it. This can mean fewer bacteria and germs—a huge plus in our book. And because eye pencil sharpeners are already small in nature, they’re ideal for travel and keeping your pencils ready-to-go wherever you are.
Explore our roundup of the best eye pencil sharpeners in the biz.
Laura Mercier Pencil Sharpener for Eye and Lip Makeup
Don’t worry about over-sharpening with this quality blade. It cuts your eye pencil to the perfect point for the smoothest application. It features a removable cap to hold shavings for mess-free sharpening.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Dual-Pencil Makeup Sharpener
This budget-friendly option offers two sharpener tools. One is a duo that can sharpen both standard size pencils and larger crayons. You also get a bonus travel sharpener that can take up little to no space in your makeup bag.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Makeup Pencil Sharpener
These stainless-steel blades won’t dull or rust over time. A few notable features include a removable lid and base for easy removal and an adaptor to work with various sizes.
Charlotte Tilbury Pencil Sharpener
For the best application and the smoothest result, enlist the help of this handy cube to keep your pencils in the best shape. One reviewer has had hers for years and reports that it works just as well as it did the first day she got it.
NARS Cosmetics Pencil Sharpener
Sleek, small, and professional-grade—this sharpener ticks all the boxes. It features a dual capability, great for pencils of all sizes, and has a tight-fitting lid to catch shavings.
Urban Decay Grindhouse
Each blade is made up of durable steel and carbon, making it extra sharp and rust-resistant. Its dual-purpose serves both slim pencils as well as larger concealer pencils. You’ll also find a plastic pick included to clean up any remaining shavings.
Chantecaille Pencil Sharpener Duo
We love the chic, minimalistic look of this pencil sharpener. Keep your slim and jumbo pencils as precise as they could possibly be with the premium blades.
This sharpener will keep your pencil pointed with no breakage in sight, says many of its happy users. They also rave that it only takes a few turns to take a dull pencil to a precise point.
Clinique Lip and Eye Pencil Sharpener
Stainless steel blades shave your pencils easily and smoothly. Your makeup pencils will be shaped into the perfect tip with every turn. Reviewers claim that it works on a variety of different brand pencils.
Users rave that this well-designed sharpener has a sharp blade for a perfect cut every time. It does everything from sharpening your pencils to minimizing the amount of waste. Included with the tool is a pick to help dislodge smaller shavings.
Lancôme Le Sharpener
Reviewers all agree: This sharpener is effective, compact, and works great with other Lancome products. All it takes is a few twists to get your pencils—even those with a softer formula or texture—completely refreshed and pointed.
What to Look For in an Eye Pencil Sharpener
A Carbon-Infused Steel Blade
When choosing an eye pencil sharpener, Urban Decay Global Makeup Artist Steve Kassajikian says to choose a sharpener with a quality blade. He recommends those made from durable steel that’s been infused with 1% carbon, which will prevent it from rusting down the road. Not only will this extend the life of your sharpener, but it'll keep your products (and, of course, your eyes) protected against rust particles.
A Cap to House Shavings
Sharpening an eye pencil can prove to be a messy task, which is why Kassajikian recommends sharpeners that feature a cap to catch all of your shavings and keep them from going everywhere else. This will also make for a seamless cleaning process.
Meet the Expert
Steve Kassajikian is Urban Decay’s Global Makeup Artist.