4/16/11

Eyeliner Howto: Tightlining Technique, the Waterline & Favorite Products

Eyeballs make me cringe. Seriously. I can sometimes just imagine getting poked in the eye or something crazy happening to my eyes and I almost throw up. True story.

Because of this, lining the waterline and tightlining were always something I stayed away from up until a couple years ago. It just seemed dangerous, unnecessary, and gross.

I'm so glad I gave it a shot, practiced, and have discovered some great fool-proof products over the past few years because I absolutely love the results.
So to show you what "tightlining" and lining the waterline really mean, and how to get great results, I figured I'd make a handy dandy little video tutorial.

...One that didn't make it seem dangerous, unnecessary, and gross.
Because I still cringe whenever I see someone else do it.

If you have sensitive eyes and want to try this technique, make sure you stick to the tips I give in the video and choose safe products that are safe for use in that area. Also, maybe just skip the waterline and start with tightlining.
Check out the video below for a description of both and a tutorial/demonstration of these lining techniques.




38 comments:

  1. very helpful! thank you!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  2. great tutorial sorry bout' your allergies my nose was itching just watching you trying not to rub yours lol

    http://hollydollyfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I love all your tips. I wanted to ask you to post a video showing how to remove eye make up, especially eyeliner from the water line. I have a hard time removing it completely. Thanks.

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  4. Hi, first comment here ! I really learn a lot from all your videos, thank you !!!

    I've been searching for a long long time for a trick to line the upper waterline without doing the lower one (because as you know and say, that makes the eye smaller). What I do on the upper waterline always instantly transfers to the lower waterline.
    Is there a trick or a particular type of product (I use gel liner) that would work for that ???

    Thank you so much if you (or other readers !) have time to answer !

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I haven't seen a tutorial on tightlining before - very helpful!

    Lots of love from Germany,
    Doris

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  6. brilliant, you're a star
    http://misseducator.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great tips, Tiffany! I always get a ton of inspiration from watching your videos.

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  8. Great Tipps! Thank you so much!

    Greatings from Germany,
    Wandelbar

    www.wandelbar.blogspot.com

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  9. Can i use carbon black shade instate of cake i linear

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  10. HI Tiffany thanks for a grreat tip. Can you please do a video about your kit that you use when you do other ppls make up. I am just starting out so any tips that you can give me would really help. Thank you so much, irina

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  11. It makes me cringe when people PULL down their under-eye area to tightline or to line their water line.

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  12. Hahahaha! I'm the EXACT same way with eyeballs I swear, I'll barf. I'm so lucky I don't have to wear contacts because yeah. Barfing for sure. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. Haha! I'm the same way! I hate eyeballs. And I get grossed out when other people tightline, but I can do it to myself just fine!

    I also don't like seeing people take out contacts... YUCK!


    www.beautyblogxo.blogspot.com

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  14. Great tip about the 'mushing' in the lashes first, I'm going to do that tomorrow. Thanks for another great video :)

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  15. I love all of your videos and tips! I'm getting married in a month and will be doing my own makeup for my wedding. Is there any way you could do an updated simple bridal makeup tutorial for a bride doing their own makeup? I would love any tips you have to offer! I've also gotten turned on to using the Temptu airbrush makeup system from Sephora and I love it! Would love to see you do a review/tutorial with that as well! Great blog!

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  16. I'd love to know what you use to remove all your eye makeup, too. Love your videos!

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  17. your blog and vlog is great! would love to have you as a follower!

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  18. your videos are very helpful!I love them...thank you.

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  20. ..love your nailpolish..what make and color is it!?

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  21. Tiffany, I was just introduced to your you tube site and I love your videos. Besides the beautiful make up that you do and all the great info you share you have amazing style. Have you ever thought about a fashion blog? I know you sometimes share outfit of the day but would love to follow a fashion blog by you that is just dedicated to that.

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  22. Great post!!!!


    http://amberlee157.blogspot.com/

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  23. Tiffany just to let you know I did this technique this morning & got the best tightlining effect ever. No gaps and nice and neat. I'm still learning at 42!! Thanks :)

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  24. Tiffany!

    I absolutely love your videos, and on this recent video I was wondering what brush were you using to apply the Laura Mercier eyeliner?

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  25. Hi Tiffany! So I was just wondering, you would apply mascara and eyeshadow (everything else) after you do all your eyeliner stuff? It looked like it from the video but I just wasn’t sure.

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  26. i love all your videos it really got me hooked on makeup lol i love all da different colors u use i was wondering if maybe you could do a tutorial with smokey eye with pink and black it would be great!!!!

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  27. hey! i love your videos!! how do you follow someone on blogspot?

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  28. Great tips. I have been using a flat brush like that to apply liner for years and it really makes it so much easier! Your make-up always looks so flawless, love it!

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  29. Thank you so much for doing this! I was wondering - what color Laura Mercier cake did you use?

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  30. Tiffany, what eye shadows are you wearing in this video? They're a perfect everyday look. (Btw, watching your tightline technique just now is going to improve mine tenfold!)

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  31. Finally bought the laura mercier after many attempts of tight lining with other products
    love love love it and i would never have know about it without your blog/or how to use it
    thank you so much! i like a VERY thin line on the bottom last line and just a tight line is perfect
    ty again

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  32. Great video! Can you tell me where you got your necklace you're wearing in this video? I've been looking for one like that.

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  33. Great video! Can you tell me where you got the necklace you're wearing in the video? I've been looking for one like that for while. Thanks!

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  34. Thanks for the great tips! I love your video! I also LOVE your nail color! Please tell me the brand and color name!!

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  35. Sometimes I will use scotch tape to line my eye shadow or eyeliner for straight lines whenever I'm having an off day and can't seem to make a straight enough line. eyeliner tips

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  36. Sometimes I will use scotch tape to line my eye shadow or eyeliner for straight lines whenever I'm having an off day and can't seem to make a straight enough line.eyeliner tips

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