I've been moaning for months about the fact that almost all of my lip lining and eye lining pencils are dull, dull, dull! I have a couple of normal pencil sharpeners including a very good one that I use for my art pencils but mixing lip or eye liner in with sketching pencils would certainly cause a problem along the way.
I had gone out a few weeks ago and purchased a sharpener. A good one I was told. It cost me $6.00 so I figured it must be at least fair. Well, it was mediocre at best, breaking the pencils quite well but that's as much recognition as it will get out of me. My daughter in law, not aware that I'd purchased this one, brought me back the N.Y.C. lip and liner sharpener. She purchased one for herself as well and claimed that it worked quite well.
I took it out of it's packaging and tested it with a number of pencils that needed a good sharpening. Some of the lipliners I have are encased in a hard, black plastic which makes sharpening them somewhat difficult. This little sharpener was impressive. It sharpened all my liners to nice sharp points and even bit through the hard plastic ones with ease.
The sharpener has two sharpening blades one for normal size pencils and another for the larger round pencils you might have for things like eye shadow pencils.
The only draw back I can see with this particular sharpener is that it doesn't have a cover so in order to sharpen pencils without making a mess with the shavings, it's best to be near a garbage container. Except for that small detail, this sharpener is defintely one of the better ones I've used. I guess I've found the person who's going to buy my sharpeners from now on.
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a quick sharpener but who doesn't want to take it travelling with them. I'm told it wasn't very expensive either, proving that all things inexpensive aren't always necessarily deserving of being passed up for the more expensive brands.