La Femme Lip Pencils have been an important staple in many Hollywood pro makeup artists’ kits for decades, and with 17 of the most famous true and rich colors that other makeup companies often imitate but never duplicate. Use these pencils for perfect lip lining results or as full lip color base under a lipstick application. These professional grade pencils have great balance in fingers, much like a brush, because of their 7” length, and deliver a clean lip line with a single stroke. Or, smudge the pencil over the lips for beautiful lip staining color results. You can shape, define, outline, correct or custom contour lips with these great colors. They are perfect for filling in lips as a color primer to hold lipstick color longer in place without feathering. The high wax content not only makes this pencil water-resistant, but gives you complete control: using light pressure for soft color, or firm pressure for stronger color effects. The pencils sharpen nicely to a precise point and deliver rich, consistent color for true definition results. Sharpen with a standard size makeup pencil sharpener. La Femme Lip Pencil colors hug the lips beautifully so you can wear them alone as a stain, and with just a bit of lip balm, such as Episilk Lip Balm, over it for shine. The lip liners are also color blendable so you can mix different colors together for different results. No pro kit can be complete without the “Four Famous Reds” Pencils: Blue Red, Red Red, Brick Red, and Rust! PRO TIP: We recommend that you warm the pencil point a bit before using, or draw it across a soft surface to get a good release of pigment going first. Also, it's recommended to put the pencils in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes before sharpening to get a fine point result.