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How many times have you tried to sharpen your Maybelline eyebrow and eyeliner pencil only to have it break off as soon as you start to use it? Don't worry, it's happened to the best of us. Before you get all frustrated and throw your fabulous pencil in the trash, consider the fact that you may not be sharpening the pencil correctly. As crazy as it may seem, there is a correct way to sharpen your Maybelline eyebrow and eyeliner pencil that may prevent it from breaking so suddenly.
Place your Maybelline eyebrow and eyeliner pencil inside the refrigerator overnight. This will allow the liner to become strong, which will prevent it from breaking so suddenly.
Place the tip of the liner inside the small hole on a mini-sharpener. As of March 2011, Maybelline eyebrow and eyeliner pencils come in the small version, so do not use the large hole of the sharpener to sharpen the liner as it may damage the pencil.
Gently turn the eyeliner in a clockwise motion until you can see the tip of the liner start to show.
Pull the liner out of the sharpener to confirm that all sides of the liner are sharpened. Dump the shavings from the sharpener into the garbage and blow on the tip of the pencil to remove any residue or shavings as well.
Apply your Maybelline eyebrow and eyeliner to your eyes and/or eyebrows as you like. If you want a sleeker marking, allow the point to stay pointy. However, if you want a smudgy look, press down on the tip of the liner to create a rounder tip.