You've probably heard a thing or two about tightlining, the makeup technique that sounds like a daring circus act, but actually creates the illusion of darker, fuller lashes. While lining the inner rims of your eyes, a.k.a. the waterline, might sound tricky, using the right tools is the key to success. You don’t want to just use any liner. A liner that suits a cateye is not a liner that suits tightlining. Want to know what works best? Here's a list of the best eyeliners for tightlining!
1. A Fade-Proof, Soft Texture Pencil
If you prefer applying liner with a pencil, then the best eyeliner for tightlining for you is a soft pencil that is fade resistant. It goes on smoothly and won't disappear from your waterline in the blink of an eye. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.
2. A Gel Eyeliner and Flat Liner Brush
If you're not a pencil person, the best eyeliner for tightlining for you is a gel liner. Try a gel eyeliner pot and apply with a flat liner brush. Or, as Jordy Poon, makeup artist at Rita Hazan Salon in New York City suggests, layer it on top of your pencil for a longer-lasting line. "The gel prevents the pencil from separating and intensifies the effect," says Poon.