We all have them, the pencils we bought hoping for smudgey, smokey kohls; which actually turned out to be hard, eyelid-tugging and completely unusable. Mine are below, and until recently they have been languishing in a drawer, completely unloved.
Well, here’s how you can rescue them from the makeup graveyard! I can’t take credit for this tip, as I saw it on Gossmakeupartist‘s YouTube channel. But it was too good not to share. Simply, use a lighter to soften the kohl.
Don’t place the pencil completely into the flame, as this will melt it. Hold the pencil about half a centimetre away from the blue part of the flame (the yellow part can be sooty) and wait a couple of seconds for a teeny blob of melted kohl to appear at the tip. Wait another couple of seconds for the blob to cool down, then apply. It’s that easy! It’s a good idea to ensure your pencil is quite sharp, unless you like a very thick line. See the results below.
What do you think ladies? Is this too much faff for cheap pencils, or will you be trying it?