Tightlining, a technique once only used by hardcore makeup mavens, is becoming more and more of a beauty trend as more companies are producing products for tightlining.
Tightlinig is an eye lining technique where eyeliner is applied into the lash line and in the area where the eyelid becomes the eye. The trick to a perfect tightline is to darken the lash line without getting liner in the ‘wetline” where the eye membrane starts.
The benefit of Tightlining is that it emphasizes the eyes without looking overly made up because it darkens the lash line. You can tightline on either the upper or lower lid or both and you can use eyeliner like you normally would along with your tightliner.
How to Tightline
To tightline the eye, apply the eyeliner right to the lash line. Many recommend even pushing it down into the line or even making little dots in between the lashes. You want to avoid the wetline - it can irritate your eye - if you get some on that area blot it off with a Q-tip. The 2 keys to getting a perfect tightline are practice and the right product. Because it is so close to the eye, you need a waterproof eyeliner. You can use a waterproof gel, liquid, powder or pencil.