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 cat-eye is not a liner that suits tightlining. Ahead, find six of our favorites.
This gel-like formula is the perfect match for tightlining your eyes because it’s long lasting and completely smudge free. It also doesn’t fade and lasts for a whopping 36 hours straight (we’re not kidding).
If you’re still an eyeliner rookie, the Pro Last Liner is a great tool for learning how to tightline like a pro. The consistency of this formula is super smooth, highly pigmented and will give you a ton of payoff in one easy swipe.
The 24/7 Glide-On pencil is one of our favorite tightlining liners because it comes in 48 shades. Whether you’re looking for a metallic sheen or opaque pigment to detail your eye makeup, there’s a pencil in this range for you.