DIY – How To Get Maximum Intensity From Your Kajal? April 1, 2015

We spend a lot of time applying makeup. But isn’t it disheartening when it turns out to be dull or boring even after so much of hard work? If you are anything like me, then bad makeup is a big letdown and many times it is because of something as simple as a kajal!

Don’t you just hate it when your favorite kajal dries up and becomes very difficult to apply and also doesn’t provide good color pay off? I know it has happened a lot of times with me too! The only thing left to do at such situations is bid a tearful adieu to your favorite kajal. But wait! Hold onto that kajal for a bit longer! With this DIY, you’ll be able to put it to good use! Yes, now with a simple trick you can get maximum intensity from your kajal.

Required Products:

Grab the required products for this DIY:

  • Candle
  • Eye liner
  • Cotton swab
  • Matte black eyeshadow

Makeup Trick To Get Maximum Intensity From Your Kajal:

Let’s have a look at the below mentioned steps to learn the trick to get maximum intensity from the kajal.

Step 1:

The first and most important step towards getting maximum color intensity from your kajal is to revive it. Reviving dried eye pencils is really easy and simple. Place the tip of the eye pencil near the candle flame for good 1 or 2 seconds and then remove it. I recommend doing this trick with a candle as the heat will be lighter than stove flames. After holding it for a second, you might notice the product has become rather creamy and soft. Do not hold the eye pencil very close to the candle flame nor hold it for more than 2 seconds.

Then, place the eye pencil in a tissue paper to remove the excess melted formula. Test the kajal for warmness behind your hands before directly applying it on your eyes. And you are done! That’s how simple and easy it is to revive your dried eye pencils.

Here, I have posted the pictures of the swatch I did before and after the eye pencil was revived to show how creamy and pigmented the formula has turned out after doing the trick. Now, let’s move ahead to intensify the formula on our kajal.

Step 2:

Now, take a clean cotton swab and run it gently across the waterline of your eyes. This step will ensure that your waterline area is dry. The most important reason because of which our eye liners appear less pigmented on the eye lid area is the excess water on your waterline which stops the kajal from adhering well to the skin.

Step 3:

Now, apply your revived kajal eye pencil to the waterline of your eyes. Pull the eye socket gently and apply it from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eyes. Swipe the kajal to and fro for good 2 to 3 times to layer the product well. This step will increase the longevity and also the color pigmentation of the kajal. If you are running out of time, then you can stop the eye makeup here itself as it would have already intensified the look. But, for days when you have some extra few minutes on hand, you can go ahead with the next step.

Step 4:

Now, choose a matte black eyeshadow. If you are using colored eye pencils, then the eyeshadow should match the eye pencil. In this step we will be applying the matte eyeshadow over the kajal gently. Load a small angled or pointed eyeliner brush with some matte black eyeshadow. Then, pull the lower socket of your eye and place the matte black eyeshadow over the kajal. This trick will intensify your kajal even more as well as increase the longevity of the wear time. There you have, super intensified kajal on your eye lids!

A simple swipe of kajal can do magic for our eyes. And with tricks, you can magnify the magic tenfold! So, give it a try and let us know how it went! You know where to find us.

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