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How to tight-line your eyes; photos included.


Just a little demo in tight-lining your eyes. Basically applying liner to the underside of your upper lashes- it's a great day-to-night trick and it really makes your eyes pop!!


Before
Before


Showing where to place the line
Showing where to place the line


The finished product. The only change from both photos is the tight-line.
The finished product. The only change from both photos is the tight-line.

HookedOnBeauty HookedOnBeauty 6 years 25 weeks
Glad you tried it and it worked! It really is a great technique that I really like. It's the little things that make the biggest difference.
TheUrbanMommy82 TheUrbanMommy82 6 years 25 weeks
WOW I didn't even know you could do that!! HAHAHA.... I'm going to try this tomorrow when I put on my make up . That is so cool. I used to do that on the bottom lid but didn't even think about doing it on the upper one, LOL, now I feel kind of dumb...
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 6 years 25 weeks
I've done this for the past couple of days with BB gel liner - I like it a lot more than with pencil! Thanks again for this!
HookedOnBeauty HookedOnBeauty 6 years 25 weeks
It's a great little trick that I really love. Even if you can't pull it off Shiloh JP- try using the baby shampoo for makeup removal- do the Burt's Bees, more gentle no parabens.
mominator mominator 6 years 25 weeks
I have never done this before but now with step by step pics I will soon try. Thanks for the info.
JennaV JennaV 6 years 25 weeks
That looks so pretty!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 6 years 25 weeks
I did it today using my smashbox brush #9 and my bobbi brown gel eyeliner in black ink and I have to say, my eyes look awesome! :) Thanks for the great tip, I've been doing my makeup for ages now and I didn't know this trick. _________________________ We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. - Goethe
em1282 em1282 6 years 25 weeks
Looks really pretty, but definitely not for me, thanks to having the world's most sensitive eyes. Eeesh. ;)
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years 25 weeks
I am too scared to do it, but I love it!! Baby shampoo, really?? Awesome tip!
steen steen 6 years 25 weeks
Oh wow. I've heard of it but haven't really tried it. I'll have to give it a go!
HookedOnBeauty HookedOnBeauty 6 years 25 weeks
I used Jane Iredale's cream to powder liner in black and a short handled #13- just a dense flat lining brush. You can also use a pencil, although Laura Mercier did (I think) really make this mainstream- nice nerO.. It's so perfect for the day too because we rarely go all out during the day, but still want our eyes to pop and this gives just the right amount of contrast against eyes. I also love it with khaki liner/pencil and bronze. Also romaniagrl I find if you avoid the fleshy part of the lid and just focus on the lash roots, it won't bleed down. It's when you get the fleshy part that it tends to bleed to the bottom rim. The CARGO reverse liner is good for returning the lower rim to the natural fleshy color and adding some clarity, or just a damp Qtip. I love lining the heck out of it all just because there is such a difference. Make sure you really remove it well or you can get a sty. Use baby shampoo on a damp cotton pad- all I use for makeup removal!!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 6 years 25 weeks
I love it! I haven't used that flat brush yet though. I'll try it with my Smashbox #9. It looks great btw. _________________________ We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. - Goethe
rgrl rgrl 6 years 25 weeks
I have never used a brush to rim my eyes. I also rarely have done the top, I don't notice such a big difference, but I will try again. I usually do the bottoms with pencil, but I find that it "bleeds" and ends up outside my eye and looks messy after a few hours. Do you have any tips for that?
audreystar audreystar 6 years 25 weeks
oh well maybe i was doing it wrong.
missy-k missy-k 6 years 25 weeks
I love this trick but I never knew it was called tight-lining either! Nvey Eco Organic Cake Eyeliner is supposed to be good (but not sure if you can get it in USA). I didn't think you were supposed to get it on the 'moist' bit of the upper eyelid, just literally on the rim of your lashes - do you colour the entire inside of the upper lid?
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 25 weeks
Thanks for the demo, it really makes the eyes pop, indeed.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 6 years 25 weeks
Just out of curiosity, do you use powder or gel/cream liner to tight-line? I generally use pencil, but you're applying it with a brush - ergo, not pencil.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 25 weeks
I have tried this once before and my eyes watered so badly I had to stop. This def takes some practice but when you get it right it totally looks awesome. Safety Jane here has to remind people to make sure to use a very clean brush anytime you use eyeliner around your waterline or upper/inner lashline. i know that should go without saying but you don't want a nasty eye infection. :barf:
AngelDreams AngelDreams 6 years 25 weeks
I might going to try it,I've never tried it before.
areidz areidz 6 years 25 weeks
Thanks for the demo! I tried doing this recently, but as I'm new to eyeliner brushes I had a hard time keeping my eye open to do this (even while holding up my eyelid a bit. I'll definitely try it.. it looks really, really nice!
pinkdolce pinkdolce 6 years 25 weeks
Wow! I love this look. Thanks for the demo. I am going to try this today.
sofi sofi 6 years 25 weeks
wow- that really makes a difference and makes your eyes pop! Thanks, I would have never done this.
NerO NerO 6 years 25 weeks
I learnt to do this from Laura Mercier herself, being part of her team, this was one of the steps to do her Flawless Face. I never leave the house without doing this since I wasnt blessed with full lash line. I think Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Liner and her flat eyeliner brush are the best tool to use when you are doing this. Great demo! Thanks for sharing...
Tabloid Tabloid 6 years 25 weeks
It does accentuate your eyes! I'm thinking of doing it more often.
liltandweave liltandweave 6 years 25 weeks
I actually would love to be able to do this, but am convinced I would poke myself in the eye.