How to Tightline Eyes

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Tightlining your eyes (also known as "invisible eye liner") is a great way to add subtle definition to your peepers. Most people think that the point of tightlining is to make your eyes look bigger, but according to Los Angeles-based makeup artist, Jason Sanchez “it’s to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller.” Instead of lining the skin above your lashes, you line the inside of the upper lash line and in between the roots of the lashes. As you can see in the picture below, filling in the inside of the lash line really creates an illusion of fuller lashes, more so than just with a mascara. This technique can be used for any casual or formal occasion, and is pretty easy to master. “For best results,” says Sanchez, “use a kohl eyeliner because it’s specifically formulated to hold in the wet area of the eye.” Sanchez walked us through each step, so grab an eyeliner and follow along!

Before You Start

Make sure any product you use near your eye is clean. Not sure how to sanitize your eye liners? Check out this article

Step 1

STEP 1

Using clean fingers, gently lift your lashes upward (this step is only necessary if you find it easier to tightline). You'll see tiny gaps between your lash hairs, which you'll be filling in with eye liner.

Step 2

STEP 2

Using your eyeliner (we found that the Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool makes this task super easy!), lightly dab the eye liner in between each individual lash (as close to the root as possible), to fill in your lash line and make it look fuller.

Step 3

CONGRATS!

You've officially tightlined your eyes!

If you'd like to intensify the look, tightline your bottom lash line as well. It's the same concept as the top, but you'll be filling in the space between your lower lashes.

Tightline using Too Faced's
3-way lash lining tool!