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As a makeup artist I know the importance of making my clients eyes look brighter as well as using the tricks on my own eyes especially after a long night. While a white eye pencil is a great trick to use in the corners of your eyes or to rim your lower lashes. I do find that at times white can be a little to bright or the white pencil becomes noticeable and instead of it being a great trick everyone notices the white liner. I came across Smashbox’s Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener and was intrigued by the product. What I immediately noticed is that the two sides are slightly different shades, but more of a flesh tone color. I decided that I would test it on myself before adding it to my kit.
The inner rim side of the pencil is perfect for lining the lower inner rim of your eye. The texture of the pencil is soft so as not to irritate your eye and adding a brightness look without looking white. It brightens your eyes in a subtle way that people will notice you look more refreshed without knowing your secret.
The other side of the pencil is labeled Highlight and can be placed in a couple of places to get the bright eye affect. The first option is to apply on the inner corners of the eyes. It also can be used underneath your brow to make your eyes appear bigger and wider. Smashbox also states that you can apply the product to help with dark circles and use it as a concealer. I do agree that you can use the pencil this way however, if you have very dark circles it may not give you enough coverage and be better to go with an under eye concealer.
I am a fan of this pencil and have been using it on my clients and brides as a new option for brighter eyes. Ditch the white pencil for the Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener worth the $22 investment.