I suppose you need a sharpener designed specifically for the UD Concealer Stick. Like many of you, I didn't know I needed a sharpener either, but alas, I had a brand new , three-sized, pristine sharpener. No problem!
The stick fit perfectly into the sharpener, but the texture (one of the very reasons so many love it) makes it difficult to sharpen without wasting a considerable amount. I'd guess after three turns, one good, gooey turn stayed in the sharpener box. I tried to dig it out once. . . but life's too short! The refrigerator/freezer idea sounds like it might help; I don't know.
Ultimately, UD made a superior concealer for a great price--no easy accomplishment! Why didn't someone give a little more thought on how customers would use it and keep waste minimal .
I still love you :>
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Yes, you need to sharpen it. For both this product and the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner, it's very important that you only use the Urban decay grindhouse sharpener. I know from experience that using any other sharpener could damage or even break it. You can buy the UD grindhouse sharpener from Sephora or urbandecay.com. It's $9, which seems expensive for a pencil sharpener, but considering that using a cheaper sharpener could ruin the UD products, it definitely ends up being worth it. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
UD's Grinder (sharpener) is perfect for this concealer pencil and made specifically for it. I've found that if you the pencil sharpener that is specific to your product you'll get the best resutls with less product waste. If the holes are too large, the pencil will move around inside, causing gouging and excessive waste to the pencil. The Grinder also works with UD's 24/7 pencils which are terrific. Bourbin is my pencil of choice.
answered 5 years ago
(Chapel Hill, NC)
I use the urban decay grind house sharpener
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Since these pencils are creamy/soft, I advise to put it in the freezer for a little bit, then sharpen w/ sharpener. This way, you won't lose too much product :) I do this all the time w/ most my m/u items that need sharpening.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
You'll definitely need to sharpen this stick the ol' fashioned way, with a sharpener. I find it bizarre that U.D doesn't offer one with the stick.
Sephora has a great one and it's really cheap:
I use it for my concealer and a few of those large lip pencils too.