What we won’t do to make our eyelashes appear thicker, and more voluminous, or even longer. I have tried so hard to learn to put false eyelashes on , and it takes me forever. I save the aggravation for special occasions when I feel the need to wear false lashes. I’ve tried lash extensions. I have several problems with this. First, I can’t lie still long enough for them to painstakingly glue one lash on at a time. It took three hours the last time I did it. And, you really can not get them wet, or they will fall off. Also, you can not get moisturizer, or eye cream anywhere near them, or they will fall off. You can’t even wear makeup with lash extensions, because then you can’t take the makeup off. If you do, your eyelashes will fall off. Also, it costs way to much money, and way way too much time to lose the lashes in a short amount of time. Anyway, I do not have the patience. That is why I prefer to Tightline.
What is Tightlining? It is a technique (often called invisible eye liner) in which you line your upper waterline to subtly define and thicken the appearance of your eyelashes.
So, if It makes your eyelashes appear thicker by simply lining your upper waterline, and all it takes is an eyeliner, isn’t it worth at least a try? So here’s what you do:
Wash Your Hands to get rid of dirt and oils before you start playing around with your eyes. Eyes are susceptible to infection and irritation.
Pick Your WATERPROOF Eyeliner. Tightlining requires lining your eye close to your eyeball, so it is IMPERATIVE that you use a WATERPROOF eyeliner.
TIP – Even though you can use any shade you like, the best shade for a natural look is to choose a shade that matches your eyelash color (brown/light brown/black)
Tip – Don’t use a liquid liner for tightlining because it will not dry quickly and could leak on your eyeball, which could cause pain and irritation. Also, the edges of a wooden pencil could also irritate the eyes, so find a plastic twist up eyeliner.
Tip – I suggest either Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eyeliner, or Marc Jacobs Highliner Waterproof Gel Crayon Eyeliner. I use both! Waterproof Gel Liners have real staying power!
Tip – Sharpen your pencil each time prior to tightlining as this will remove bacteria buildup on the pencil, and a sharp pencil is easier to tightline with.
Tip – Never borrow someone else’s eyeliner!
OK-Let’s Begin! ……. Blink!
Blink a few times because you’ll need to keep your eye opened for a few seconds while putting the iner on!
An easy way to get a direct view of where to place the liner:
Lay a mirror down on a flat surface
Look down into the mirror , make sure your chin is raised up
Hold the eyeliner in the hand that you have the most control over, and use your other hand to gently lift your eyelid upwards to give you better access to the inner lash line
Now GO FOR IT
Looking down while keeping your upper waterline exposed (the waterline is the moist rim that runs near the base if of your lashes) LINE YOUR UPPER WATERLINE starting on the outer corner of the waterline, place the eyeliner vertically on the outer corner and trace the waterline 2-3 times, depending on how deep you want the color to be
If your eyes start to water, stop and start, or if you need to blink, then stop, blink and line a little more. Keep building the look until you are happy, without doing too much too quickly.
Then Repeat on the other eye.
Fill in the spaces between your lashes by dotting the eyeliner in between, tiny dots
If you want choose to do your lower lashes, go for it. With this look, lining your lower lash waterline is optional. I do it, I think it makes the eyes look more finished.
Tightlining also makes your eyes look bigger. It is the quickest way to fuller, thicker lashes!
Do You Tightline? Do you line the upper and lower waterlines, like I do? How do you make your lashes look thick and voluminous? Tell me in the comments below. Sign up to receive new posts delivered to your email. I’d love to hear from you !
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