Updated: Jan 29
Tight-lining your eyes (also known as "invisible eye liner") is a great way to add subtle definition to your eyes. Most people think that the point of tight-lining is to make your eyes look bigger, but according to celebrity permanent makeup artist Dominique Bossavy,“it’s to make your eyelashes appear thicker and fuller.” Instead of lining the skin above your lashes, you line the inside of the upper lash line and in between the roots of the lashes. As you can see in the picture below, filling in the inside of the lash line really creates an illusion of fuller lashes, more so than just with a mascara. This technique can be used for any casual or formal occasion, and is pretty easy to master. “For best results,” says Bossavy, “use a kohl eyeliner because it’s specifically formulated to hold in the wet area of the eye.”
Bossavy walked us through each step, so grab eyeliner and follow along! Before you start, make sure any product you use near your eye is clean.
Using clean fingers, gently lift your lashes upward. You'll see tiny gaps between your lash hairs, which you'll be filling in with eyeliner.
Using your eyeliner lightly dab it in between each individual lash and get as close to the root as possible.
Technically you’re done, but if you’d like to intensify the look even more, you can tightline your bottom lash line, too. Gently lift lower lashes downwards, and fill in the gaps between each lash.
For a more subtle yet high impact low maintenance option, that is smear proof, and is sure to make your eyes pop, while saving you the embarrassment of the infamous raccoon eyes, Dominique Bossavy, celebrity permanent makeup who has offices in Beverly Hills, New York and Paris, sees the demand for her unique eyelash and eyes enhancement grow in the summer time, when humidity makes it hard to keep makeup on.