In this eyeliner tutorial, we’re looking at tightlining. This simple helps to define your eyes and make your lashes look fuller and thicker at the base, while still maintaining a completely natural effect. Tightliner involves using eyeliner on your upper and lower waterline, on the very inside of your eye. It’s a little tricky to get it right and may feel awkward at first, but the result is really useful for .
1. Choose your eyeliner
If you’re going to be tightlining, a cream or gel eyeliner is your best option. Liquid eyeliners or eyeliner pens don’t work well on the waterline as they are too wet and can get messy. We love 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, a creamy black eyeliner with incredible staying power. Or, try Infallible Crayon in Back to Black - the gel formula of this product is highly pigmented, long lasting and is also waterproof.
2. Line your upper lashes
This is the most challenging part of the tightliner technique because it will feel strange to apply eyeliner to your upper lash line. However, it’s not actually difficult. Pull your eyelid up with your finger, and apply eyeliner beneath your lashes, on the lash line between your eyelashes and your eye (as opposed to on top of your eyelid). Use soft, short strokes to coat the waterline in eyeliner. Tip: angle your mirror so that you are looking down into it.
3. Line your lower lashes
Use the same technique to apply eyeliner to your lower lashline. You will probably find this much easier on your bottom lashes. Remember to be very careful and gentle!