The Tightlining Trend Get the Look
If you’ve ever tried to whip out your finest statement eye only to realise that your best efforts have actually managed to make your eyes look smaller and less fabulous than normal, you are not in fact alone.
Which is exactly where ‘tightlining,’ - the latest beauty trend to storm the Blogosphere, comes in. Not in fact a new concept, nor anything to do with the circus, tightlining is actually a decades-old technique mastered by makeup artists and involves drawing eyeliner inside the lashes on the waterline to add definition and structure to the face.
Done correctly this fills in any gaps in the lashes and creates a great contrast with the irises. Once done it shouldn’t look like you are wearing eyeliner at all - your eyes will simply appear bigger, brighter and better. And who wouldn't want that? Now, this can finally be done with a mascara!
Here’s exactly how to tightline with a mascara:
- A workman is only as good as his tools so pick the right ones! Use a mascara that can reach right to the base of the lash line. L’Oréal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara, RRP £9.99 has a unique Lash Sculpting comb-brush that fills in-between the lash roots, like a liner would. Achieving a tight-lining effect with no gaps, it volumizes the core of your lash and fans-out at the tips, for fully sculpted lashes.
- Lift your chin and holding your mascara gently press the comb-brush across the upper waterline. Avoid going right into the inner corner of the eye – this will shrink its appearance.
- Use a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover to erase any mess.
- Once your mascara has set, curl your lashes. This will solidify the wide-eyed effect you’re aiming for.
- Darkening the roots of your lashes will enhance the effect further. Apply two coats of Lash Sculpt Mascara, wiggling the comb-brush back and forth at the lash base to volumize, define and fan out your lashes for a sculpted lash look.