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The best flesh-toned eye pencil

There has been a rash of new, skin-toned eye pencils on the market recently, which all purport to do the same thing – open and brighten the eye, disguise red-eye from tiredness and make the whole area look younger.

But we couldn’t help noticing these rather pricey pretenders aren’t half a patch on the original and best for only £14.50: 3 Custom Colour {Clarifying Pencil}.

This clever little product makes you look bright-eyed and younger even on your most tired, hungover jet-lagged, red-eyed days, while the waxy texture works to help it stay put all day long.

Don’t believe us? Well Angelina Jolie is a fan (as is former Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross and R’n’B diva Mary J. Blige). And verrry satisfied customers say things like: ‘This is my back up for morning-itis, especially if I haven’t had any sleep or have been partying on a school night. A quick line of this along my lower lid and I look vaguely normal again…’

Apply the pencil to the inside bottom rim of the eye to widen and brighten – the flesh colour means it’s foolproof to apply and works with all skin tones because you put it on the inside of the eye. Plus it’s only £14.50!

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…