I am a pencilophile. I went through 19 years of formal (and informal) education with a pencil in hand (including those automatic refill pencils). Obviously if you put makeup in pencil form? I’m on it!
I was also raised by thrifty sets of parents and grandparents who recycle old shirts (into mittens, dusting cloths, etc) and barely-used toothbrushes (the sun’s uv light will kill all germs!).
Combined, and you have a pencil junkyard. I have many of these makeup pencils (most of them eyeliners) that’s been worn to almost a nub. Once they’re short, it’s harder to use and I end up using other, newer pencils. But I just can’t let go since I know there is still some color to be coaxed out of them. Some of these are years old; some have a cap that’s longer than the pencil!
I’ve just gone through the junkyard and the ones pictured above are still salvage-able. I have vowed to exclusively wear them in the next couple of weeks, and whatever is left by then, will need to go.
What do you do with your makeup pencils when they’re almost worn to a nub — do you persist? Until when?