The clever trick to prevent your makeup pencils crumbling when you sharpen them.

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You just can’t beat the creaminess and staying power of makeup pencils, but it’s always a pain when you try to sharpen your favourite (now blunt) pencil and it decides to crumble on you.

The good news is that there is an easy hack to stop the crumbling, make your tips sharper for more precise application AND ensure your makeup pencils last a whole lot longer.

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Oh, and did we mention it takes just two minutes? (Post continues after video.)

And all you need is access to a freezer.

Whether it’s a lip, eye or brow pencil, this extremely easy and rather cool (literally) trick means you’ll no longer waste half a pencil trying to sharpen it. More bang for your buck? We’re in.

Simply pop your pencil in the freezer for a few minutes, remove, and then sharpen without the hassle of  it crumbling and snapping.

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If you don’t have a freezer, you can use the refrigerator which works just as well but takes a few more minutes.

It doesn’t affect the texture or effectiveness of the pencil and makes getting an even, sharp point easier too.

The best part? You’ve got easy access to ice cream while you wait. Genius.

Have you tried this trick before?