I recently heard of this eye makeup technique known as "tightlining." I watched a video tutorial and learned more here. I was curious and decided to give it a whirl, so I went out and bought an eyeliner brush and gel eye liner from Target (both by Sonia Kashuk, about $8.00 each). Overall, I really liked the result. It looks very natural and polished, and really makes your lash line look darker (which is great for us blondes!) All I have on in the "After" picture is eyeliner and mascara.
-gel eyeliner (black or brown)
1. If you want to apply a neutral eyeshadow, go ahead and do that before you tightline.
2. Using an eyeliner brush, dip it in the gel eyeliner.
3. With one hand, gently lift the eyelid up.
4. Place the brush at the base of the lash. You
actually want to "push" the gel liner into the lashline by pressing and
wiggling it. Do this all the way across your lashline, stopping where
your lashes end. Make sure you are sticking close to your lashes, and
not the rim of your eyelid (the pink part). It's going to feel a little
weird because you aren't used to applying eyeliner this way. A
magnifying mirror will help you a lot here.You also will want to make
sure that you didn't "skip" any places or have any gaps when applying,
or it will look like you are missing a patch of eyelashes (which, I am
sure, is not the look you are going for!).
5. Finish the look with a coat or two of mascara.