We love easy beauty tricks here at Free People, and today I’m sharing one that was introduced to me in my teenage years. In the girls’ bathroom at school one day, my friend whipped a lighter out of her back pocket. I freaked out for a quick second, but then I saw where this was going, and I was in total awe. She was making her own smudge eyeliner.
The only materials you need for this are a kohl eyeliner pencil and an open flame – whether it’s a lighter, a match, or a candle!
All you do is hold the pencil tip into the frame for a split second, and then allow it to cool for about 10-15 seconds.
Roll the tip onto the back of your hand to allow it to cool in the proper pointed shape.
Once it’s cool, apply it to your eye as usual. Voila! Instant smudge.
It’s amazing how easily the liner glides on once it’s softened. It does a great job of filling in between lashes for a bold, defined look.
Keep in mind, this smudge liner is only temporary. After a few minutes, the liner will go back to its original state, so carry a lighter if you want to do this while you’re on the go!
See our tutorial on how to get the perfect eyeliner wing!
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