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Tightlining eyes is a great way to get subtle definition and make your lashes look lush and full. Problem is for most people it’s really hard to do without feeling like you’re poking your eyeballs out. What’s the point of lining them if you end up with redness and a bunch of tears that end up ruining the rest of your makeup anyway?
There are many ways to do it, but I feel like using a push liner brush and a gel liner are the easiest way if you have very sensitive eyes and just can’t deal.
Start with your unlined eye and dip your push liner brush into your gel liner of choice. Here I am using a the Nars #46 push liner brush and Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Jet. You can use whatever push brush or and gel liner you prefer, but I definitely feel like the Anastasia Creme Color stays on better than most gel liners so bare that in mind.
If you look at how I’m applying it, you’ll see that you basically want to load the brush up with the liner and then angle it in under your eyelashes and stamp it onto the tightline. I find that it’s much less invasive that way than trying to run a pencil under there which tickles like crazy amiright? The stamping motion is a lot easier to deal with than the swiping motion of the pencil.
If you still struggle with feeling like you are poking yourself before you even get the brush all the way in, try looking away with your eyeball and keeping it as wide open as you can as you stamp it on.
You can also try applying a little bit of pressure to the eyelid in order to expose the tightline a little bit more. Like this . . .
See how pushing gently on the lid kind of tips it out for easier access? It helps quite a bit.
When you’re done you should have a nice, subtly enhanced lash line. Here is a little before and after so you can see the effect is has.
I think it makes the whole thing just looks more finished, right? It also comes in super handy if you are using a liquid liner on the top lash line because it lets you fill in any fleshy gaps that are showing through, which in turn makes your liquid liner look much neater and overall straighter.
Let me know if these tips for tightlining eyes came in handy, or if you have any earth shaking tightline tips that will just rock my socks right off. It’s always nice to get more tips on this subject, because let’s be honest . . .this sh*ts just hard to do. 😉