Nothing could be more annoying than trying to sharpen the eye pencil in the morning, minutes before noticing that you’re already late for work.
In such instances, the pencil will often crumble, and you’ll see the sharpener eating half of it away. The procedure is incredibly frustrating, and it leads to dangerous waste of quality cosmetic products.
I have a really simple, tested and efficient trick that I rely on to keep my eye pencil perfectly sharp.
This tip is especially suitable for the pencil varieties that happen to be excessively crumbly. If you’ve purchased such a product and you want to avoid breakage, stick it in the fridge overnight.
Alternatively, you can put the eye pencil in the freezer for just a couple of minutes.
The coldness will make the pencil harden, which will simplify the task of getting that perfectly sharpened tip. If you forget to put the pencil in the fridge overnight, stick it in the freezer while doing the rest of your makeup.
It should harden sufficiently by the time you get ready to give yourself the perfect eye line.
It’s also important to buy a new sharpener regularly. If the blade is not sharp enough, you’ll experience breakage and crumbling problems. Even if you freeze the eye pencil, you’ll still find yourself incapable of getting that sharp tip.
This rule applies for the sharpeners you buy and for the ones that sometimes come with the cap of the pencil.