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How To: Tightline Your Eyes

I’m currently obsessed with the makeup technique known as “tightlining”, which is just applying liner to the lash line of your upper lashes–right at the waterline. It’s a great way to apply eye makeup when you want to look a bit polished without wearing much makeup. All you need is a flat eyeliner brush, like Laura Mercier’s Flat Eyeliner Brush and a waterproof gel liner, like MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack or Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner. (Plus, it’s a good idea to have some eye makeup remover and Q-tips on hand to fix mistakes. There’s definitely a learning curve!)

For tips on how to tightline your eyes correctly, check out this great tutorial from Raquel13 and this video from makeup artist Beau Nelson. (I also like what he has to say about applying mascara!) And then let me know in the comments what your experiences are with tightlining…