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.
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.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.