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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tightlining

One of my favourite make up techniques is tightlining. For those who don't know what it is, tightlining is when you line the top lash line but literally on the lash line. So you don't line above it on the eyelid or below it on the top water line.

Here's a picture to show you what i'm talking about:

This is such a great technique to use when you're trying to go for a more natural but still defined look. Here's a fantastic video by Beau Nelson, the creative director of Beaute Cosmetics, showing you how to achieve the look.

This is what my eyes look like when I've tightlined them:
The picture on the top is my eyes without tightlining and the one on the bottom is them with it.

This is one of those techniques that works the best on people with light eyes as the definition is more noticeable. It's still a great thing to do for darker eye colours though as it gives the look of really subtle naturally thicker and darker lashes. This is also great for those who don't have a lot of lashes because it fills in the space between the lashes and gives the illusion of more lashes.

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