I've looked ever so rough some mornings and my eyes have needed a little extra bit of sparkle. I bought the Benefit Bright eyes eye brightening pencil a few months ago to help with this problem. Although it is great at waking up my peepers, it's is on the expensive side and I wanted to see if I could find a cheaper alternative.
However it's so difficult finding eye brightening pencils on the hight street so I made it my mission to hunt some down, and thought I'd share with you what I found.
MUA Intense colour eyeliner pencil in Snow White £1.00
This is (obviously) a white soft khol pencil. Some people don't like to use white as it can look harsh, personally I think it looks fine if your make up isn't too harsh i.e. Black. I like to use white if I do a pin up/just eyeliner look because it brightens and pulls the look together. The MUA pencils are soft and creamy to apply and stay on the waterline pretty much all day
Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof Khol kajal eyeliner in nude £3.99
Time for a nude, and a very popular nude at that. I find this to be quite a warm toned pencil and I find it stands out more on us paler girls, but it still looks natural. The scandaleyes pencils are waterproof and don't budge all day. This, again, is a creamy pencil so doesn't drag along the waterline
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk £4.50
Another white pencil, this time from NYX. The jumbo pencils are SO creamy to apply and obviously chunky, so I usually apply this with either a small angled or an eyeliner brush for more precision. The great thing about this is that it can be doubled up as an eyeshadow base too
Avon Supershock gel eyeliner pencil £6.00
Avon supershock eyeliners are great, they're super creamy and literally stay put all day. This one, unlike the other eye brightening pencils, is shimmery. I find this can be a bit out there for daily use, but it's great for a night out and for an inner corner highlight.
Pixi Eye bright liner £10.50
Another nude pencil, this one is from Pixi. Unlike the Rimmel eyeliner this one is more of a neutral shade and will suit any and all skintones. This one isn't as creamy as the others so I like to warm it up on the back of my hand before applying
Benefit Eye bright pencil £15.00
And last but not least is Benefit's Eye bright. This is a very pale pink shade so isn't as obvious as the white pencils and isn't as natural looking as the nude pencils. However I do find that this makes eyes pop and look wide awake, and can be used as an inner corner highlight and a browbone highlight too
I think my favourite is probably the Pixi eye bright liner as it's more of a neutral shade and I can run it and blend it along my lower lashline to make my eyes that little bit brighter.
What's your favourite?