For years I have been wearing the same eyeliner on my top lid, Bobbi Brown's Long-wear Gel Eyeliner. I have it in two different colors; black ink and espresso ink (for a little softer look). A few weeks ago a client of mine told me she was taught how to tight line using a gel eyeliner and it looked great. Her eyes looked brighter and bigger (in a really good way!). I was curious and started doing some research on what the difference is between tight lining and regular lining, and here it is.
TIght lining creates a more subtle look by pressing a gel liner into your upper lashline from directly below it (rimming the waterline), in contrast to regular eyeliner where you place the gel liner above the lashline.
Dip the edge of the brush into the gel pot to load it up on both sides.
Reach your opposite hand around, up and over your head to gently lift your upper lid upwards. Then with your other hand, start at the outer corner of the upper waterline and press the brush right up into the roots of the lashes.
Continue stamping it across the lash line until you’ve reached the inner corner.