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Clever crayons

Clever crayons

If you thought crayons were just for kids, think again. While we're not suggesting you purchase a box of Crayola and doodle your day away (unless you want to of course), why not invest in some grown up crayons. From eyeshadow to highlighter, crayons just got cool. So swap your pencil case for a make-up bag, and get colouring!


In fairness we have to applaud lips for starting this trend, with brands like Revlon and its ColorBurst and Clinique and its Chubby Stick trailblazing the way for crayons. There are some new kids on the block in the lip department though. Butter London's Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon is a long lasting product that gives a perfect hit of colour. If you're more of a matte fan, try Barry M's Matte Me Up version. Lip crayons are a great summer alternative to lipstick, as they're much lighter, they glide on easily and don't create such a heavy look. Plus don't leave marks on your teeth - result!


So technically Ciaté London's Eye Chalk is not a crayon, but it's not far off. The metallic pastel shades are perfect for the season and go on effortlessly. There's no chalkiness here, but rather a cream-to-satin texture which blends really easily. Use one colour together, or blend two for an ombre look.

Brows shouldn't be forgotten with this make-up tool, and Eylure has the perfect crayon. Since branching out into the eyebrow market, the eyelash favourites have amassed even more fans. The Eyebrow Crayon is ideal for filling gaps and shaping your brows. The long lasting colour, which comes in dark brown, mid brown or blond, will help achieve brows that perfectly frame your face.


Head for Pixi for its Undercover Crayon Concealer to hide circles and tiredness. It dries matte, but because of the addition of wild rose and liquorice root the crayon is more nourishing than other liquid formulas. The anti-aging properties are an added bonus.

We've already lauded Barry M for its lip crayon, but it's worth noting the brand's Radiant Rod Highlighter Crayon. You can't escape the trend for contouring and highlighting, and this clever crayon will give you a head start. Sweep across cheekbones, along the bridge of the nose and under the brow bone and blend for a luminous glow.

And not to be left out, GOSH Cosmetics has cornered the blusher market. The Giant Blush will give cheeks a nice flush and is easily blendable. It glides on as cream, but leaves a powder finish. Don't be put off by the strong shades as they're much less vivid on the skin.

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