I am about to broach the single most important subject that I have ever touched on this blog – do you line your upper or lower lash line, or both? Obviously, this issue is of massive importance because for my entire college life, I have only been solely an upper lash liner. I was always afraid to get near my lower lash line in fear that I would be reminiscent of the raccoon eyed emo kids in high school (oh wait, that was me).
A few weeks back, I was watching American Idol with my parents (I know my coolness factor is too much too handle) and, my mom asked me if I ever lined my whole eye like the girl on TV had. The answer was well, no. Once I moved to more neutral makeup colors, I got out of the habit of lining my lower lash line because I felt like it was too intense.
As you can see, there is definitely a difference between only lining my upper lash line versus doing full liner. Personally, I think that tight lining my lower lash line has a tendency to make my eyes look smaller since I am literally outlining the whole area versus only giving my upper lash line more definition.
However, in the picture above, I lightly lined my lower lash line (not tight lining the water line) and then tight lined my upper lash line. I think I like this the best of all three. It adds definition to my bottom lash line without seeming harsh or outliney. I am glad I experimented between the three because I think I might switch up my daily routine to achieve a similar look to this in the future. I encourage all of you to consider your eye liner routine over the next couple days and maybe experiment with something new – you never know what you’ll discover.
Is eye liner a staple for you?