My cousin Sara takes a great beauty find as seriously as I do, so when she told me I absolutely had to try IT Cosmetics Tightline 3-in-1 Primer – Eyeliner – Mascara, I immediately stopped what I was doing and proceeded directly to the nearest Ulta.
Let me tell you: Cousin Sara was not exaggerating. This is my new favorite lash product of all time.
See that teeny tiny itty bitty little brush? It gets right in between every single one of your lashes and gets mascara all the way from the root to the tip. I’ve worn it under black mascara, and it is great as a primer (get those lashes nice and separated and ready for that thick black volumizing formula), but I’ve also been wearing it on its own as an everyday mascara and I love it. Because of that full root-to-tip coverage and separation and the conditioning formula, it looks super natural, like I just happen to have amazing, perfect lashes.
But that’s not the best part.
I struggle with eyeliner. I really do. I love a graphic cat eye as much as the next girl, but I have lousy vision in one eye and it’s incredibly tough for me to get my eyes to look the same, even with my contacts in and the magnifying mirror lit up like a Christmas tree. I think fondly of the early 2000s, when everyone was lining their upper and lower waterline with black kohl (THAT I can do easily). And my eyes water constantly, so pencil and gel eyeliners slide around on my face like crazy, no matter how tight I get my tightline.
This. Mascara. Tightlines.
That tiny little brush? You press it gently against your lash line and give it a little wiggle before you coat your lashes. It lays down pigment between the roots of your lashes. BOOM. Instant tightline that doesn’t budge until you take it off at the end of the day.
Can I tell you how much this product has elevated my summer makeup game? Perfect on its own for a natural, everyday look. Perfect under volumizing mascara when the occasion calls for something more dramatic. And the tightline effect without having to mess around with eyeliner?!1? is just the cherry on top of the perfection sundae.
IT Cosmetics Tightline is $24 and I honestly would pay double that. If you have eyelashes, go buy this right now.