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Best eyeliner for tightlining?

(43 Posts)
Lndnmummy Sat 22-Nov-14 22:34:32

Just that really, what do you use to tightline? Have used a gel pencil from trish mcevoy but it doesnt stay put enough. I dont mind paying a paying a premium if it works though.

What do you use? And what brushes if you dont use a pen form. Please share x

Hippychickster Sat 22-Nov-14 23:00:21

Yes I'd like to know too! I've bought one pencil which didn't stay on, and one that you put on with a brush which is great, but leaves a line on my bottom lid itms?

RubyrooUK Sat 22-Nov-14 23:04:11

I'm using this:

Benefit They're real liner

I don't like it as an eyeliner but find it good as tightliner.

hettie Sat 22-Nov-14 23:51:27

L'oreal one.. It's a soft pencil

hydeparkhottie Sun 23-Nov-14 00:13:22

I'm using benefits 'They're real' liner as well. I'm enjoying it actually.

Lunaballoon Sun 23-Nov-14 07:23:37

Laura Mercier with a Nars angled eyeliner brush. After years of never being able to get the hang of eyeliner, I can finally get a nice close and even line that stays put.

Pootles2010 Sun 23-Nov-14 07:32:09

Bourjois intuitive liner - I find it very easy, and I'm cackhanded to say the least.

Lndnmummy Sun 23-Nov-14 07:43:43

Thank you all, keep them coming ;)

pebblestack Sun 23-Nov-14 08:28:43

I've got the Clarins 3-dot liner pen. It's the only liner I've ever had that gives a good result on me. Just as well I'm not a surgeon...

ArthurShappey Sun 23-Nov-14 08:32:30

What's tightlining? If you don't mind me asking?

MyMeMy Sun 23-Nov-14 08:43:11

After asking a similar question on MN, I now use the Laura Mercia tighliner cake with the MAC flat brush (272 I beleive) and it's absolutely amazing!

Takes me seconds to do my top lash line, make sure there's plenty of pigment on the brush, then dab it lightly on a tissue to remove excess moisture before applying and it stays put all day.

Also, I found that it's easier to apply if I don't pull my eyelid, I just tilt my head back slightly in front of the bathroom mirror.

MyMeMy Sun 23-Nov-14 08:45:07

Arthur, essentially tighlining is lining the lash line itself from below, it gives softer, more flattering definition - if you google it you'll find lots of info.

ArthurShappey Sun 23-Nov-14 08:54:35

I'm going to google, I've not heard of this, thank you.

Lndnmummy Sun 23-Nov-14 10:17:05

Mymemy do you use the activator with the LM cake?

hollyisalovelyname Sun 23-Nov-14 10:22:03

What's tightlining?

hollyisalovelyname Sun 23-Nov-14 10:23:07

Oops. Crosspost

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 10:46:50

I always end up with big globs of eyeliner in the corner of my eyes if I tight line.

coffeenut Sun 23-Nov-14 11:28:16

estee lauder doublewear pencil

goodasitgets Sun 23-Nov-14 13:03:02

Bare minerals round the clock waterproof eyeliner

stitch10yearson Sun 23-Nov-14 13:16:11

in the 80's i used to use the local 40pence pencil to do a fantastic job of tight lining. Gave it up when I started wearing contact lenses

MyMeMy Sun 23-Nov-14 18:21:06

No, I don't use the activator, it works brilliantly with water alone.

I've tried tightlinging with pencils, but the Laura Mercier cake gives a much better finish. I have the brown and the blue, you can't really tell it's blue but the colour works really well with brown eyes.

I cant recommend it highly enough!

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 26-Nov-14 08:26:43

I use old fashioned liquid liner. At the moment I have a Collection 2000 one in brown. I lift the lid up and put it within the lashes. if you don't get close enough you will get black blobs on your year ducts (easily sorted though). I tight line my top lids daily. For evening I add some over the top of the lashes. I still stay really close.


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Nov-14 14:03:30

I played around with some pencils and if I don't go near my tear ducts it stops being gloopy but sometimes smudges onto my inner water line on the bottom SO I've just treated myself to a waterproof L'oreal liquid felt tip pen type liner called Infallible and it looks FANTASTICgrin

So much more youthful than the liner I usually wear on the top of my lids. Can't wait for a night out wear I can wear top lines AND tightlining, I think that will look great.

I have very black lashes but I might experiment with a dark brown liner and compare the two looks.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Nov-14 17:07:58

It's lasted all afternoon,it's my new favourite product!

Lndnmummy Wed 26-Nov-14 18:35:31

Damedrama,Oh really? Even tighline lasted? No smudging or on waterline? So tempted by LM but then would need the brush too so loreal would be more purse friendly.

Is it pigmented enough? I have the clarins 3 dot thingy and whilst id give it 10/10 or for ease of application the result is abit meh for me.
Also tempted by benefit push up liner bit have heard mixed reviews.

Im such a geek when it comes to these things, love hearing everyones thoughts.

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