The Kyliner Pencils Can & Should Be Sharpened

The eyes and the "Kys" have it! Kylie Cosmetics is dropping two new Kyliner Kits on Friday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. ET in the form of Chameleon and Bronze. Technically, it is two brand new shades, as the Bronze Kyliner is different than the Dark Bronze Kyliner. The latter was the very first Kyliner Kit to go on sale and was originally issued in gold packaging as part of the limited edition Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection. Friday will mark the debut of the Bronze and Chameleon Kyliner Kits. Bronze is just what is name implies, while Chameleon is a pretty, shimmery, and totally unique silvery purple shade. The three-piece Kyliner Kits come packaged with a pot of gel liner, a matching eyeliner pencil, which is perfect for lining the inner waterline, the lower lashline, or for smoky, smudged looks, and an angled eyeliner brush. You can use the branded brush with the pot or use your own tool, if you prefer. But what's the deal with the Kyliner eye pencil?

Can you sharpen it? Should you? I figure that's a big question for those of you who are considering purchasing the new Kyliners when they drop.

The Kyliner Kit pencils are not self-sharpening nor are they of the twist-up construction. They are pencils encased in a plastic outer core. Therefore, you have to sharpen them.

You can see the pencil formula x format in this image. Once you wear down the tip from repeated use, you need to carefully and manually sharpen it, peeling away the outer layer and revealing more product. I firmly express sharpening with caution and the right size sharpener. That way, you can expose enough of the liner and avoid having pieces break off or crumble, leading to waste.

This is the Kyliner Kit in all of its glory and with all of its pieces, including the box.

These new Kyliners hues have shimmer and depth.

Check out that pigmentation and texture in the gel pots.

Here is the OG Dark Bronze Kyliner. It looks more multi-chromatic and more golden to me than the new Bronze Kyliner. The products are also stamped with two different names — Bronze and Dark Bronze.

That said, get yourself the right-sized sharpener so your Kyliner pencil is easy to use and able to deposit the color where you want it. Personally, I don't like a super pointy or precise tip, instead preferring a chubby end. Still, you need to sharpen to expose more product. Do so carefully.

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