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)


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