One of our favorite beauty hybrids is the makeup crayon. Lips, cheeks, eyes, face, these little guys have got it all covered. But if you're hesitant to try these pint-sized pigments, fear not! We've tapped our resident makeup artist, Mayli Hernandez, and she's given us a fabulous beauty breakdown. Learn all there is you need to know about these colorful crayons below.

What are makeup crayons? Are these strictly for makeup pros, or can an amateur use them?
Makeup crayons are chubby little handhelds that make touchups and applying color fast and fun. At first, we saw more of this in the form of eyeshadows, but the new lip crayons are now also very popular. Anyone can use makeup crayons. The application is quick and easy, much like a lipstick. Just know your shades and what will work on you. A light hue will give lips a complimentary balmy look. Darker shades are for bringing on the drama!

What makes makeup crayons so great?  How versatile are they?
This is what I love most about these crayons. They're great because it takes the guesswork out of trying to master professional makeup artist's techniques. What's even better is these products are affordable and many brands carry their own special take on this unique innovation. For example Covergirl's Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm offers a great range of shades that keep lips soft and nourished. From nudes to vibrant livid colors, these crayons are a steal at $7.