Tightlining your eyes (what is it and how to do it)

IMG_4999This is not something new but in my opinion it is also not something that’s widely known. But it’s one of those make up tricks that you need to know and once you learn it, you won’t be able to do your eyes without it. So what is tightlining?
Tightlining is applying your eyeliner to your top waterline, so lining the inside of your top lashline. This is not something you would normally think to do unless you know about it ( I know I didn’t) but now I am hooked.

It makes your eyes appear bigger, brighter, more awake, and lashes fuller and thicker. All with this one little trick. And it’s all because you fill in that white space on the inner top lashline.


Basically when you don’t want to wear eyeliner or mascara but you still want your eyes to pop out and you want to look awake and bright, you can onlyΒ  tightline your eyes and they will appear as all of the above or if you are really doing your eyes fancy and you are going out at night and need them to stand out, doing this will make them so.

So how to do this:

It does take a little practice and a right pencil but here is a diagram I found online that shows it perfectly

CaptureI love doing this. I think it makes me eyes look much bigger and shapely especially with how tired I’ve been lately. It also gave me confidence to wear more bare looks with just this, mascara and some lipgloss.


Do you guys tightline your eyes? Have you heard of this before? What do you think?

11 thoughts on “Tightlining your eyes (what is it and how to do it)

  1. Thanks for the tip, Nina! I have heard about this too but was too lazy to try LOL – I will definitely give it a try now πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve seen many girls doing it on youtube, but I just can’t do it myself. No one gets near my eyeballs, not even me πŸ˜€ xx

  3. I’ve heard of tightlining and I always do it! My eyes look a little smaller when I use kajal since it makes me so sleepy haha but otherwise, it’s a good way to make your eyes bigger and more prominent! πŸ™‚

  4. Ha it’s funny because sometimes I do this because I can’t apply eyeliner so thought it would add something. Didn’t realize it had a name!


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