Last week I wrote about my favorite mascara its magical ability to make me look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. This week, it’s all about eyeliner.
While I’m weirdly proficient at the cat eye technique (what can I say, I’m blessed with a steady hand and superior motor skills) — I never mastered the art of natural-looking liner. I either drew on Brigitte Bardot wing-tips or skipped eyeliner completely and just coated my lashes. There was no in-between zone, no way to enhance my eyes and then run errands without feeling like I was headed to a nightclub after buying new razors.
The sneaky Cut, though — they figured out a trick. It’s called “tightlining,” and if done right, celeb makeup artist Beau Nelson said it “shouldn’t look like you are wearing any eyeliner at all.” It’s exactly what I’ve been waiting for. The post goes on to teach you how via the best way possible: GIFS!
To get started, Nelson suggests a flat, angled brush and a pot of liquid liner. I just bought this Estee Lauder option because it has both, and once it arrives I’m going to practice until I get it right. Then I’ll go run a bunch of errands with true eyeball pride and listen as people in the grocery story whisper, “Maybe she’s born with it…”
…when they’re not, you know, asking if I’m related to Liz Taylor.
[GIF Tutorial: How to ‘Tightline’ Your Eyes via The Cut], Image above via The Cut