The key to sharpening an eyeliner pencil is to use a sharpener designed specifically for eyeliner pencils. Frequently you can find two sizes, one for regular sized pencils & one for thicker ones. If you have a thicker eyeliner pencil, you will need to get the bigger size in order to sharpen it. In general, regular pencil sharpeners (for office supply pencils) will not work well on eyeliner pencils and the points will not turn out well. Just use the eyeliner pencil sharpener on the eyeliner the same way you'd use a regular pencil shapener to sharpen a pencil - insert the eyeliner, turn it slowly, watching for when it becomes as sharp as you'd like. Then just pull it slowly out of the sharpener. Carefully wipe the end of the eyeliner pencil with a bit of paper towel to remove any excess color. This is particularly important if the eyeliner pencil is made of wood, as it prevents bits of wood falling into your eyes when you line your eyes. Also, it keeps flecks of color from falling onto your cloting, upholstery, or carpets where it will disperse & create a mess.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Get a special eyeliner sharpener from sephora for it. They have several specifically for different eyeliners.
You can sharpen the pencil with any regular beauty pencil sharpener. If you go to the Sephora site and look at the sharpeners they have, there are a wide range of them from different companies to choose from, but I would recommend a Sephora pencil sharpener because I'm sure Sephora designs their sharpeners based on the eye pencils they come up with.
Sephora sells a variety of sharpeners that work perfectly. Look for one that contains the shavings in an enclosed section, plus one that has a duo size. They're very inexpensive and last until they get lost. Sephora makes as nice duo sharpener as does NARS and UD (Grind House). DuWop had a great duo sharpener, too, that sanitizes tips as it sharpens. I've found a good sharpener with really sharp blades protects from product loss and drag caused by poor sharpeners or dull blades.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
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Put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes first, then sharpen with a small sharpener and it with give you a nice sharp point. Let it warm up prior to using after you sharpen it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
There are different eyeliner sharpeners you can purchase and many different places. Sephora sells one for about $2 as does Walmart, CVS, etc. If you have a jumbo eyeliner make sure you have a sharpener that has a larger hole. :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago