Tightlining, is, simply put, putting eye-liner on the bit of your eyelid under your eyelashes.. the "top waterline". It's a surprisingly effective technique.. if you do this without wearing eye-liner in the usual place it can look as though you're not wearing it at all.. it gives you the same visual illusion of eye liner without it being obvious you're wearing any.
If you are a fan of the "no makeup" makeup look this is definitely a technique you should add to your repertoire. Likewise, if you like dramatic looks, like me, you will find this adds an extra dimension to your eyeliner-heavy looks.
Click "read more" to see how it all comes together:
|1: Naked eye|
|3: Tightlining + Eyeliner on top|
|4: Tightlining + Top Eyeliner + Waterline|
|5: Tightlining + Top Eyeliner + Waterline + Bottom Eyeliner|
|6: Tightlining + Top Eyeliner + Waterline + Bottom Eyeliner + Mascara|
|6: Tightlining + Top Eyeliner + Waterline + Bottom Eyeliner + Mascara + Eyeshadow|
Here's the technique in a video so you can see how it all happens:
The pencil I'm using came in the January Glossybox and is made by Mirrenesse.. it's a lovely "felt tip" style liquid liner and the colour is gorgeous, a dark sapphire blue. I'm going to get a lot of use out of this, I can tell.
Do you tightline? Had you heard of this before? Do please speak up.. comments are love! As this blog gains popularity I am getting a lot of trolling comments, both here and on youtube.. it would be very nice indeed if there were more nice comments to balance that out.. please?