A Fine Line: The Best Eyeliners for Tightlining

You've probably heard a thing or two about tightlining, the makeup technique that sounds like a daring circus act, but really, 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. Here's a list of the best liners for the job!


1. A Fade-Proof, Soft Texture Pencil

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, try a gel liner instead. 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. Try Lancôme Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel EyeLiner in Black Fishnets with Giorgio Armani Eye Liner Brush.

3. A Fine-Tipped Liquid Liner

Darken the lashes along your top lash line by drawing teeny-tiny dots in between each individual lash, says Poon. Try Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner in Black.

Have you tried tightlining your eyes? What's your trick?



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