How To Draw Twiggies

[The Classic Twiggy look.] 

Twiggies are iconic, can you really recall a classic mod look without them? If you aren't familiar with what twiggies are, they're lashes drawn onto the lower lash line. This style was made famous by their namesake Twiggy, way back in the 60s. This style may sound dated, but if done in a subtle way, Twiggies can help add drama to any look. Here are a couple tips on how to properly paint on some twiggies. 

Twiggies can be drawn on in just about any style you like. For this post I'm going to try to teach you how to draw basic, natural looking lower lashes. Natural looking twiggies can be a challenge. The product or tools you use really depend on what you have at your disposal. I prefer to use a pen style liquid eyeliner with a very fine tip (ex. Soap&Glory Supercat), but a well sharpened pencil will do, or even some gel liner or waterproof mascara on a very tiny brush could suffice. I'll be using a pen liner for the demo in this post. 

Realistic lashes can be hard to draw because they need to be smaller than you'd expect. The key to drawing realistic twiggies is to start off as small as you can and lengthen or thicken from there. I suggest only drawing your twiggies on the outer half of the lower lash line. Create dots between the roots of your lower lashes, this alone will give the illusion of more fullness. If you want to add the look of more length, draw downwards from the dots you draw. I suggest adding the smallest amount of length at a time. If in doubt, apply your mascara first and drawn your twiggies on afterwards. Well drawn, natural twiggies should almost blend into your lashes once the mascara i applied, and shouldn't be obvious unless someone is really studying your face. In a way, this method of applying twiggies should give your lashes a bit of a shadow.
[see them on the bottom outer corner?]

This technique is really easy once you get used to it. If your drawn on lashes are short, thin, and placed as close to the lower lashes line as possible, you should be good to go. Of course you can draw your twiggies in any style you like, but it's good to learn the basics first, right? I hope you found this quick how to helpful. If you have any more questions feel free to ask them in the comments, in my Tumblr ask box, or on Twitter. And here is the wikipedia page about Twiggy if you want to learn more about her. 


  1. I loveeee twiggies, beef jerky is yom.

  2. This is such a good tip! I've never seen anyone explain this look before and I'd definitely never considered it something that looked easy or natural. You've done it extremely well! Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you like it if you try it. :3

  3. Great tip. I am going to try this!