Tightlining may sound like an extreme sport, but it is a pro makeup technique that makeup artists have been using for decades.
What is tightlining?
Known as invisible eyeliner, tightlining is when you draw eyeliner inside the lash line, along the waterline. It is an easy technique that offers definition and adds perceived volume to your lashes. By filling in the lash line as close to the root of your lashes as possible, you create a sharp contrast to your irises, giving the illusion of more open eyes. If you’re still wondering how to tightline and get the appearance of thicker and bolder lashes, keep reading.
Another positive, if you’ve really caught on to eye makeup to suit your eye shape, this technique is extra effective for those with hooded eyes to provide a natural lift, giving the appearance of larger eyes.
Tightlining Prep – Curl Your Lashes
Before you tightline it is best to curl your lashes. By getting a nice lash curl in beforehand, you’re opening up your eyes more. This will help you see your lash line a lot clearer for an easier application.
The Best Eyeliner for Tightlining
Waterproof eyeliner is always the best option for tightlining. We recommend our Sport Waterproof Eyeliner, but there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to your preference. It is recommended that beginners use a pencil eyeliner with a pointed tip for a more precise application. If you’re looking to create a bold look, use a black eyeliner, however if you’re seeking a more natural approach, brown eyeliner may be best for you.