Tightline eyeliner is an under-rated beauty trend that involves lining the upper rim of your eye with eyeliner. Tightlining your eyeliner works wonders to make your eyes look bigger and your lashes appear longer and thicker.
If you’re not sure how to pull off this trick successfully, keep reading to learn seven tips for perfect tightline eyeliner.
1. Don’t Overdo It
When you tightline your eyeliner, avoid applying eyeliner where you would normally put it. This double-lined look generally looks too overdone and messy.
2. Use the Right Liner
You should always use a kohl eyeliner when tightlining your eyeliner. Kohl eyeliner is designed specifically to apply smoothly and stay put in a moist area like the upper rim of your eye. Kohl pencil liners work best for tightlining; trying to use gel or liquid formulas in this area usually doesn’t works out well.
3. Know Where to Line
You know by now that tightlining your eyeliner means lining the upper rim of your eye with eyeliner. However, the region you should line is more specific than that. When tightlining your eyeliner, run your pencil along the upper rim of your eye from the outer edge of your eye to your tear duct.
Also, gently press the pencil into the spaces between your lashes to line these areas as well in order to prevent any blank spots in your lash line.
4. Try Your Bottom Lash Line
If you want to dramatize the effect of your tightline eyeliner, you can line your bottom lash line as well as the upper rim of your eye. Start from the outer corner of your eye and run the pencil along the lower rim of your eye.
Depending on your preference, you can either stop when you get to the middle of your eye or continue until you reach your tear duct.