Yes, this post is about cosmetic sharpeners. Not the most thrilling subject you'll ever find on beauty blogging community but still, I find it as important as quality make-up brushes.
I won't go through details explaining why you need a cosmetic sharpener of good quality in your make-up bag; instead, I'll present to you my latest (and probably last!) find in the quest of acquiring the best sharpener on the market (yeah, sometimes I fancy some drama-talk like that XD )
Meet the Kum double sharpener!
Kum is a German brand that produces office supplies and is specialising in sharpeners- apart from the cosmetic ones, Kum carries a sharpener for every single pencil/crayon out there, all in so many fancy styles, as well as sharpeners for the left-handed.
I'm positive that the Kum cosmetic sharpeners are probably the best you can find in the cosmetic industry, for a reasonable price; to give you an idea of how much the company is well respected, Kum has been supplying with their sharpeners brands ranging from the Body Shop and Bourjois to Estee Lauder and Benefit (if I'm correct). But why pay those extra cents credited to those luxury brand tags, when you can have the exact product for a lot less?
It also comes with a protecting plastic cap. Extremely handy when travelling!
Here's what was written on the packaging of the sharpener:
This is the finest quality cosmetic pencil sharpener available today. Designed to suit all brands and sizes of eye, lip and facial pencils.
- First blade enures a precise clean cut.
- The second blade shapes even the softest tip to a fine rounded finish.
If you got puzzled with the aforementioned "second blade", here's the little drawing that explains Kum's Double Blade System:
Damn you, sticky-and-hard-to-remove stickers...
I got mine at the greek Hondos Center dep. store for about 3,50 euros. It comes in black, white and transparent pink, along with the plastic cap.
So for me, this product gets 10/10. It's been so long since I was that excited over a cosmetic product!!!
My advice: if you ever come across a Kum sharpener, snatch it with no second thoughts ;)
P.S.: The other night I stayed up until 4 a.m. watching a french documentary on Mark Jacobs. Now, I'm not a huge fashion enthusiast and most of the times, I keep a sceptical approach on fashion designers- but this documentary made me love the man! He was so down to earth, always nice with his staff, a perfectionist in his work, an avid art collector... But what struck me the most is that he would find a way to make a point and ridicule all the irrational craziness and exclusivity of fashion. At least that's how I perceived it ;)