If you’re going to wear eyeliner, why not make it white? This can be tricky if you’re not used to wearing eyeliner, but it’s surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it. No matter your eye color, white eyeliner will stand out and look glamorous, so you should give it a try in your makeup routine! If you want to learn how to wear white eyeliner with ease, check out these 10 fabulous looks that are bound to inspire you.
1) Bright White Eyeliner
For many women, a winged eye is one of the classic beauty must-haves. But there’s nothing stopping you from making a change by trying out different kinds of makeup. A light layer of bright white eyeliner is perfect if you want to give your look an edge, but still have that effortless, classic touch. You can even try this technique on your lower lash line if you like the contrast with dark eye shadow on top!
2) Stay Away From White Liner
Although many people swear by white eyeliner, it’s not a good idea to use. The only exception to this is if you have really fair skin and want your eyes to pop. However, the end result isn’t always as desirable as people hope. Instead of going with this trend, try one of these other tips instead:
- Black liner is perfect for all year round use. It goes well with both blue and brown eyes and can be worn subtly or quite dramatically depending on how you want your look.
3) Glittery White Eyeliner
If you have light eyes and pale skin, or just love all things extra-pretty, you’ll love this glitzy white eyeliner look. Apply a shimmery eye shadow over your primer and use it as an eyeshadow too. Take a very small amount of a powdery type eye product (like highlighter) on your finger tip and draw a diagonal line from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner with two more lines intersecting at right angles along the way.
4) Night Out with White Eyeliner
An expert on eyeliner will know that it’s not just about the color, but also the intensity. White is a very strong hue, so you’ll want to be careful not to overdo it with any of these.
5) Cat Eye with White Eyeliner
One of the most iconic looks in history is the Cat Eye, an extremely feminine and elegant eye makeup that was popularized in the 50s. This eye makeup look should be applied with a sharp pencil to trace out the shape and then filled in with liquid liner or gel liner before applying a top coat of mascara. For a new twist on this classic, try using your favorite shade of white eyeliner to fill in your lashes for a pop of color without going too overboard.
6) Hoop Earrings and White Eyeliner
When it comes to accessorizing, a lot of people say that one does not simply wear hoop earrings with everything. However, the right pair can work wonders in balancing out a formal dress or a casual outfit. Not to mention the fact that they can really frame your face and bring attention to your eyes, no matter what color they are. White eyeliner is also another amazing way to give yourself a fresh new look without spending too much time on your makeup and still be ready in minutes.
7) Dark Eyes With a Touch of White
Think of this as a more dramatic alternative to the natural look. With your dark eyes and eyebrows, you can use a little bit of white on the inner corner or even your whole eye lid. When you close your eyes, the whites really stand out with that deep color surrounding them. This makeup is a great way to create some mystery or smolder in your eye area. Just don’t go too light with it or else it’ll get lost on those dark eyes.
8) The Wedding Look With White Eyeliner
White eyeliner is a great way to lighten up any makeup look. With all the different shades of foundation and concealer on the market, there’s no reason why you can’t choose one that matches your skin tone so you can easily wear it with other eye colors. Here are some styles to try:
- The Low Key Day Look: Apply neutral eyeshadow to both the lid and crease and line the upper lashline with white eyeliner.
9) Smoky Eyes Using White Liner Only
For a smoky eye, start by lining your upper lash line with white liner. Draw a curved line just below the end of your eyebrow that extends to the inner corner of your eye. Using an angled brush or flat-headed shadow brush, create a cat-eye shape at the outer corner of your eye and blend it inwards to soften.
10) The White Liner on Black Eyes Look
This is a classic look and can be combined with an eye makeup look that is more glamorous or chic. The best thing about it is that you can create it with an under-eye concealer in your skin tone, some black eyeliner (which you will blend onto the whole of your lower lash line and the edges of your upper one), mascara, liquid or cream highlighter on the brow bone, light-reflecting shades to emphasize cheekbones, lips and eyes.