Slice Cosmetic Sharpener review and photos.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

How many times have you reached for your favorite lip pencil, eyeliner, eyeshadow stick only to be greeted with a blunt point and a jagged wooden edge?  Admittedly, too many times…I am in possession of so many pencil sharpeners and none are able to perform well on pencils of varying textures, sizes and coverings.  To my delight the Slice Cosmetics Sharpener ($10 US) puts all other sharpeners to shame.  I know a sharpener is not an exciting subject matter, but once you find one that works well, it does make your makeup routine all the more pleasurable.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener Features:

  1. Sharpens thin to thick pencils.
  2. Removable adapter ring for cosmetics crayons.
  3. Built-In blade-cleaning brush.
  4. Catches shavings.
  5. German stainless steel blades.
  6. Designed by architect Michael Graves.
Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Slice’s blades are very sharp and well designed to cleanly “slice” the wood from the pencil and leave a crisp, smooth edge surrounding the liner.  The remaining point on the liner is neat and precise.

The tight closure between the black section and base will ensure the sharpener will not accidentally open in your makeup bag.  Some may find this feature an annoyance when it comes time to empty the reservoir, but I find this security measure to be a welcomed assurance amongst a sea of poorly designed models. This is coming from someone who has had sharpening shavings spill in her bag at the most inopportune times.

MAC Powerchrome Pencil Life's Luxury sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Soft Formula Chubby Pencil: MAC Powerchrome Pencil Life’s Luxury sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

MAC Powersurge eyeliner pencil sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Wooden pencil semi-soft formula: MAC Powersurge eyeliner pencil sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

MAC Prolong Wear lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy sharpened with Slice Cosmetics Sharpener.

Ulta-creamy formula: MAC Prolong Wear lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy sharpened with Slice Cosmetics Sharpener.

Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Hard Formula wooden pencil: Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown sharpened with Slice Cosmetic Sharpener.

Cosmetic Pencils with a variety of textures and casings were sharpened with Slice and they all came out looking brand new. Another thoughtful feature would have to do with the material used to manufacture this sharpener.  It feels as if it is made with a semi-rubberized material, purposefully used to give the user a better grip.  Slice’s ergonomic design also fits easily in the hand so one can hold and sharpen any pencil comfortably.

After examining the shavings, I discovered the blades seem to be designed to reshape the casing rather than shave off a substantial amount of product from the pencil.   The bright red coloring is a useful factor when trying to locate the sharpener in a large bag.  Michael Graves also designed tweezers, nail clippers, nail files, etc. for Slice (here).

Slice Cosmetic Sharpener is sold at New London Pharmacy (were I purchased mine), beauty.com, amazon.com, and soap.com.

THE  VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Slice Cosmetic Sharpener is a must have in your makeup arsenal.  This sharpener far surpasses any other design I have come across.  If cosmetic pencils are part of your daily makeup routine, then a well made sharpener will be your best friend.  Just like any artist needs to a good sharpener to maintain their pencils to glide smoothly on paper, so do makeup enthusiasts.  After all, what canvas is more delicate and valuable then our faces?  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Thank you for the detailed review! It’s the best blog post I’ve found on this product yet. I am on the hunt for a really nice makeup sharpener and after some research, my top options are between Slice, Nars, and Urban Decay. Have you tried either the NARS one or the UD one? If so, how do they compare?

    Are you still using this Slice one? If so, how are they holding up? And cons?

    Thank you!

    • Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much. I can honestly say, I use my Slice sharpener almost everyday and it has held up incredibly well over these past two years. I do not own the Nars or Urban Decay sharpeners so, unfortunately I am unable to provide you with a comparison. Quite frankly, I really don’t have a need to invest in another sharpener. I hope this helps.

      -Maria

  2. Thank you for this review, and the introduction to new variations to every day products! Michael Graves’ products are genius, especially the nail clippers–I will be picking up a few pairs really soon! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts! Regards, Molly

    • Hello Molly,
      I am glad you enjoyed this review. I am always on the hunt for well constructed tools. Michael Graves has done an outstanding job on his collaboration with Slice. I will be getting the nail clippers as well. Thank you for the comment and for your support.
      -M-

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