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What is the smudger on eyeliner for?

When you catch a conversation about eyeliner, it’s often exclusively about how precise of a line you can create or how sharp a cat eye can be—but not every eyeliner look has to be so harsh. That’s right, you can actually create a softer effect with the help of smudged eyeliner.

Does Tightlining make eyes look smaller?

In addition to making your eyes look bigger, tightlining is also used to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller (told you there was hope!). To achieve a tightlined look, line the inside of your lash line and between the roots of the lashes to create the illusion of fuller lashes without mascara.

Should you Tightline hooded eyes?

“Tightlining is great for hooded eyes and other eye shapes that tend to look overly made up or droopy with a thick, visible band of traditional eyeliner,” she said. “The trick is also a fantastic way to intensify a smoky eye or anchor a wash of pale shimmery shadow.”

What does it mean to Tightline your eyes?

Tightlining is an easy technique of lining your upper waterline for a subtle yet impactful finish. It enhances the eye area and makes your lashes look fuller.

What eyeliner is best for Tightlining?

Our Picks For The Best Tightlining Eyeliner:

  • CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Liner (01 Black)
  • Bare Escentuals Long Lasting Eyeliner, Absolute Black, 0.012 Oz.
  • NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Via Veneto.
  • Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner.
  • stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner.

Can you use liquid eyeliner to Tightline?

Choose Your Eyeliner Wisely You can choose between a pencil eyeliner, a cream, or even a gel formula. For a more natural look, try to use a color that matches your eyelash color. Note: Steer clear of liquid eyeliners. They aren’t meant for tightlining.

Can you put eyeliner on your upper waterline?

First thing’s first, you may be wondering if eyeliner is safe for your waterline. The eyes are a sensitive area, so it makes sense that applying eyeliner so close to your eyes could cause irritation. The point is: Yes, eyeliner is safe for your waterline—if you’re using the right product.