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:
- Black pencil eyeliner
- Blow dryer
- Pencil sharpener
Step 1: Prepare
Start off by sharpening your pencil liner. This will give you a nice fine tip to work with.
Step 2: Heat
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
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.