What is the eyelash line

Beauty coaching: tightlining - beautiful eyes super fast!

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Tightlining

... you may have heard this word before.

No?

It is the magic word when it comes to creating more contours on the eye super fast. Tightlining denotes a very fine line on the lash line. And that doesn't mean an ultra-fine eyeliner, but rather a thickening of the eyelashes. Because eyelashes don't grow right next to each other. Between them are tiny tenths of a millimeter of skin. If these tenths are filled in with color, the lash line looks much thicker and the eye gets more contour without you looking painted in any way.

In the make-up school that I attended many years ago, it was called Lash line thickening. And we really struggled back then to draw the touch of a liner on the upper lash line.
All these many years later, the industry has come up with a great name for the technique of lash line thickening: tightlining.

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Good tightlining should be invisible. It should give the eye more contour and expression, a line should not be visible. It's not an eyeliner.

In the 1980s we diligently painted black kohl on the lower waterline. Very few of them did really well and I still recommend them today Waterline kohl only in conjunction with a smoky one Smokey Eye for the evening or when you want to make particularly large eyes look a little less huge.
We do something very similar for tightlining. Namely on the upper waterline, directly on the lash line.

What is totally easy on the lower waterline often takes a lot of getting used to on the upper edge of the eyelid. Do not ask about my first attempts ... .. :-). My upper waterline is ticklish. Saudoof! But the more I practiced, the more routine I became. The whole trick is really just to hold the upper eyelid firmly and look slightly downwards. If the kohl pencil gives off a good amount of color (because it is soft and well pigmented), you will quickly have it behind you. In the photos you can see how I do it. It's hard to explain in words.

Try to let the kohl dry a little. As a rule, these pens are firm quite quickly and then also blink-proof. If not, simply use a damp cotton swab to remove any paint that may have landed on the lower waterline by blinking.

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Textures

Lashes of eyelashes. About every eight to ten seconds. A total of 10-15 times per minute. We blink to keep the cornea of ​​the eye moist and to protect it from drying out. When you blink, the upper and lower water lines touch. A normal water-soluble kohl pencil is therefore rather counterproductive.
Selects durable or waterproof textures. That can be a Eye pencil be or a Eyeliner gel. Pay attention to a soft texture that gives off a rich color.

Colours

For a perfect tightlining, dark, natural shades are best. In other words, tones that visually thicken the hairs on the lash line.

  • Uses black, brown and gray.
  • Avoid fancy bright colors such as green, blue, violet or other bright colors for tightlining!

The lighter the eyelashes, the lighter the color of the kohl should be. Black or very dark eyelashes look most beautiful with dark brown kohl. Lighter eyelashes look very good with a lighter brown and very blonde eyelashes look most natural with a gray kohl on the upper waterline.

Here are a few more photos for comparison, from completely bare-bones to finished:

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So now, get to the kayak pen. I wish you all the best! Please let me know in the comments how it worked, which colors and textures you prefer and how you think it looks.

 

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