One easy trick to define your eyes

Advertorial: Plus, the new tool to achieve the look

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / August 18 2016

The easiest way to subtly add definition to your eyes is not with layers of kohl but by tightlining; a method that utilizes dark colour applied straight onto your lash line to fill in any gaps, which ultimately creates the illusion of big, open eyes. Best of all, tightlining suits all eye shapes and sizes, and even all occasions - it’s not something that needs to be reserved just for party season.

“Tightlining makes your eyes appear more awake and your lashes look longer and fuller,” says L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director Tobi Henney. “It is definitely a secret weapon to add to your makeup look.”

Traditionally this effect is created using a gel liner, but interestingly, it can easily be achieved with L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara. This is the perfect tightlining tool as it features a specially-designed butterfly comb that can define the upper and lower lashes and lash-line in one stroke.

Here, Henney shares her best tips to mastering this technique.


Start at the base

Hold the False Lash Sculpt Mascara horizontally across your eyes, and press the mascara wand down onto your waterline to define the area. With the smaller bristles, wiggle the wand from the base of the inner lashes right through to the tip.

Always pull the wand upwards and outwards to sculpt the lash and ensure you do not miss the tiny lashes on the outer edges.
Tobi Henney
L’Oréal Paris
Makeup Director


Define it

Spread out your lashes and boost volume with a few more layers of mascara (this time using the larger bristles), and once again, wiggle the wand from the root of your lash right through to the tip.

Apply two to three coats to create more volume.
Tobi Henney
L’Oréal Paris
Makeup Director


Finish it off

Take your look to the next level with some liquid liner (we like L’Oréal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim), applied right above your top lash line.


Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.