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Sharpening eyeliner pencil - how?

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itsnothingoriginal Mon 13-May-13 13:33:53

I always end up buying loads of kohl pencils because I just can't sharpen them properly. The point either keeps snapping off or I get a totally blunt, smudgy mess at the end that I can't use! Is there a trick to this or anyone know of a good sharpener I could buy?

I don't get on very well with liner/liquid pens because I find they create just too bold a look for my age!

KatoPotato Mon 13-May-13 13:35:46

You need to turn the pencil so so super sloooooow....

WowOoo Mon 13-May-13 13:35:57

After you've sharpened it, soften the tip by writing on some tissue paper.

KatoPotato Mon 13-May-13 13:36:13

you can also pop the pencil in the fridge for a bit too first.

TiggyD Mon 13-May-13 13:36:42

Stick it in the fridge/freezer first.

Marylou2 Mon 13-May-13 13:36:44

I've just bought a Stila one from Amazon. Sorry I can't do links. It has 2 sharpeners, one for normal and one for chubby pencils. It's fantastic! And all for less than £4.

itsnothingoriginal Mon 13-May-13 13:49:26

Brilliant! Thanks for the tips and I'll check out that sharpener on Amazon smile

LilacBreastedRoller Mon 13-May-13 13:52:12

The £2.50 Bourjois sharpener solved this problem for me.

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