3 Expert Tips on How to Tightline Eyes - Maybelline

EYELINER 101

3 EXPERT TIPS ON HOW TO TIGHTLINE

WITH KEITA MOORE
Makeup artist Keita Moore shows how to tightline eyes with eyeliner.

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Watch MUA Keita Moore tightline eyes with an eyeliner pencil.

  • WHAT IS TIGHTLINE EYELINER?

    "Tightlining" refers to that slim, cool line of color drawn right on the inner waterline of eyes. Those crisp lines of eyeliner frame and enhance your eyes with minimal makeup—it's daytime friendly and complements any makeup you pair with it.


    To achieve this look, there are a few rules to follow.

  • HOW TO TIGHTLINE TIP #1: USE A FRESHLY-SHARPENED GEL PENCIL

    This look relies on getting right in on the waterline of eyes, a sensitive area that acts as the gateway to the rest of the eye. Hence, you need to take care and always be hygienic. Using a gel pencil (as opposed to a traditional pencil eyeliner which is often too dry to adhere to the waterline) is the best way to achieve this look. Tattoostudio Sharpenable Gel Pencil Longwear Eyeliner has that smooth gliding, liquid-like texture needed to achieve this look, and can be sharpened before every use to create a clean, fresh, germ-free point. Liquid liner also works, but the drawback is you can't clean it appropriately. Our advice: Stick with a gel pencil.

  • HOW TO TIGHTLINE TIP #2: MAINTENANCE IS ESSENTIAL

    The waterline is a constantly moist area of skin. This is good for eyeballs, bad for makeup. If you're going to tightline, know going into it that this look will fade faster and need more touch-ups than usual. That's why Tattoostudio Sharpenable Gel Pencil Longwear Eyeliner is a great choice for tightlining - it's waterproof!

  • HOW TO TIGHTLINE TIP #3: COLOR MAKES THIS LOOK SHINE

    Tightlining is so minimal yet so effective. It's the perfect look to experiment with color you wouldn't normally use on your eyes. No need to stick with black—experiment a little! Blue, purple, green, brown all look amazing used as a tightline eye color.

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