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Simple beauty hack turns pencil eyeliner into gel eyeliner

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The makeup secret that makes dull pencil eyeliner look 100 times better

This is one of Hollywood's favorite tricks. Makeup artists use it to make ultra-intense gel liners from their regular pencil liners. It creates a beautiful, intense smudge line for a more defined, noticeable result. Try it for yourself!

Materials and tools:

The makeup secret that makes dull pencil eyeliner look 100 times better

  • Black pencil eyeliner
  • Blow dryer
  • Pencil sharpener

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare

The makeup secret that makes dull pencil eyeliner look 100 times better

Start off by sharpening your pencil liner. This will give you a nice fine tip to work with.

Step 2: Heat

The makeup secret that makes dull pencil eyeliner look 100 times better

Turn your blow dryer on at a hot temperature but at a low blow setting. Place your pencil liner in front of the nozzle for 5 to 10 seconds to heat it up.

Step 3: Apply

The makeup secret that makes dull pencil eyeliner look 100 times better

Draw on your eyeliner as usual, but make sure you use a light hand because the pencil will be extra soft. It will create an ultra-intense gel liner look. Here's a comparison of how your heated pencil liner would look next to a regular pencil liner.

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