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MELISSA WILLIAMS-KING
Last updated 13:38 14/03/2014
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PAINT IT ON: Pencil-case beuaty tools from left, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes, $40, The Body Shop Hair Chalk, $25, Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Sticks, $14.99, L'Oreal Professional Hair Chalk, $25 and L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss, $19.99.

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The latest hair and beauty products seem ripped from the school stationery cupboard, whether they be chunky lip crayons, vivid eye markers or crazy-coloured hair chalk.

Here's our quick guide to these art-inspired products...

Lip crayons

Clinique Chubby Stick started the craze and now there are dozen of options at all price points.

I'm loving the new Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms ($20.50 each) because they have a bright, velvety texture and a fresh minty scent.

You can find crayons in matte or glossy texture, and they give you liner and lippy in one.

Eye crayons and pens

For the bold, try one of the new Sharpie-like eyeliners, such as L'Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster, $22.99. These are great for dramatic cat's eyes.

If you're more low-maintenance, grab an eye crayon. Like the lip version, these can be used a liner as well as to colour in.

They're ideal for achieving a soft, smudgy look on the go - just draw it close to eyelashes then dust a light powder shadow all over lids and you're set.

Hair chalk

Kevin Murphy was one of the first brands to come up with this concept, but now you don't have to pay salon prices to partake in the trend.

Hair chalk gives temporary hair colour in wild shades - you can apply it wet or dry depending on the effect you want. You can also use hot tools or hairspray to seal the look for longer.

The colour will wash right out, although blondes may need a few shampoos to get rid of the tint.

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