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This Hack Will Turn Any Pencil Liner Into Gel

Though many beauty junkies and makeup artists swear by gel liners, they can sometimes be hard to use. Once you get the hang of it, you will get amazing results but there are times when it's not worth the time and effort. So if you're more comfortable with a pencil liner, there's a way to yield the same results without all the difficulty.

Makeup artists have been using this trick to intensify regular eyeliners and now you can get in on the secret. All you'll need is your favourite liner and a lighter or anything that can emit heat such a blow dryer or candle.


Here's how to get the gel effect:

  1. Sharpen the liner to a fine tip
  2. Place the tip near the lighter flame or blow dryer
  3. Leave it on for about 5 seconds
  4. Apply the liner right away but with gentle pressure as the tip would be really soft

Always remember to test the liner on the back of your hand to check how hot it is before you apply.

Here's a video from ModaMob that shows you how it's done: