Yes, a liquid liner and kohl pencil are our beauty saviours that turn our droopy eyes into beautifully defined and gorgeous peepers. We, for sure, can’t go a day without them. That said, nothing comes close to an intense gel liner when you want to glam up. A gel liner gives you a nice, smudgy and dramatic eye look that takes your glamour quotient up several notches. This is probably the reason why makeup artists and beauty buffs (like us) always stock ‘em up in their makeup kits.
If you don’t own a pot of gel liner or finished one just when you were supposed to head out, don’t fret. We have a hack up our sleeve. You can turn your regular kohl pencil into a gel liner in a tick to get that exact same intense eye look. And no, it doesn’t require any magic spell; just a lighter or candle and some patience. Take a look at how you can make your kohl pencil an instant gel liner in three simple steps.
Kohl pencil: Our pick is Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal, which you probably already have in your drawer. Go check!
Lighter/candle: Any open flame would do, including the gas stove top.
Step 1: Get your kohl pencil and sharpen it to get a pointed tip. Run that tip over the flame for one super quick moment. Don’t hold it on the flame at all.
Step 2: Wait for 10-15 seconds till it cools off completely. You don’t want to burn your eyelids with a flaming hot tip. Test it by rolling the tip on the back of your hand to get the melted product of and form the pointed tip.
Step 3: Glide the kohl on your upper and lower lid to get an intense colour payoff just like that of a gel liner. Use an angled brush to smudge and you’re done!
PS: If you are a minor, we suggest doing this hack with an adult by your side, or better yet, let them do this for you.
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