Monday, August 29, 2011

The Magic of Tightlining

I have tiny eyes, its OK I can admit it they are small and I realise that with a little floofing around I can make them look bigger.  Eyeliner can both be a friend and an enemy of the tiny eyed folk. I am always a little scared of looking like a Mulhall Sister if I go mad with the eyeliner.  This is a look we must all avoid.
(Picture from the Sunday World Website)
So while I have to go easy with the eyeliner on the top of my eyes, I have discovered that by tight lining my eyes it can add definition, open my eyes and also make the three stumpy eyelashes that I have look longer.  Lovelygirlybits has a brill tutorial on how to tight line with gel eyeliner but I tend to use a pencil.  I used to be a bit creeped out by tight lining, I didn't like the idea of messing with my eyeball and as my eyes tend to water at the drop of a hat I thought, whats the point? My trick is to use a long lasting pencil.   Below is a before picture with just a smidgen of shadow on my eyes.
As you can see just a smidgen of pencil on the upper waterline defines my eye (without the Mulhall look). Its easy to do and adds a small amount of definition and defines my lashes.
Here is the eye with a flash of liquid liner (Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Siren - my current obsession) and mascara (Avon Super Shock, another current obsession)


Do you tight line? Or do you have any tips on how to enhance tiny eyes? Pin It

5 comments:

  1. Great post and thanks for the shout out :) You are right, everyone should try to avoid the Mulhall sister look hehe

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  2. Your eyes aren't that tiny , Madser!

    The eyeliner colour is lovely on you - have to say the peach eyeliner on the water line is a good trick.

    And a touch of highlighter under your brow and on the inner corner of the eye work wonders too x (I know you know this :P)

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  3. I'm with CherrySue, your eyes aren't as tiny as you think Mags.

    Great post though esp the advice on not looking like a Mulhall sister, hehe. Sage advice indeed!

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  4. yep I tightline...everyday i tightline :) the difference it makes is fab!

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  5. Hello, found you through Karen's blog! I laughed at the Mulhall sisters reference!! I read the book about them and when I saw the photos it was a definite warning of what not to do lol.

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