Perusing the makeup aisles of your local drug store, you may have been confused by the lone sticks of white eyeliner often bunched with other, more usable shades. Most women don’t know what to do with white eyeliner. They figure they just apply it like any other, but fear the dramatic results.
There are actually many ways to apply white eyeliner. With this bright beauty stick, you can make your eyes look brighter and more awake. Those with smaller eyes will find that white eyeliner accentuates their look widens their gaze.
Use as Traditional Liner
Just as you line your top lid with a thick smear of black, you can do the same with white eyeliner. Since white eyeliner is so bright and dramatic, this will create a noticeable, dramatic look. If you’ve never worn white eyeliner this way, try it out at home during the weekend to make sure you like the result. Judge how it looks as a whole when added to a full eye makeup look consisting of eye shadow and mascara.
Layers of Color
The next time you’re about to line your eyes, pick up the white liner instead. Produce white line on your top lid twice as thick as you usually apply liner. Next, apply black or brown liner on top of it with a line about half as thick. This will create a double eyeliner look that makes your eyes stand out without being as dramatic as a white-only liner look.
Highlight the Inner Corner
Although lightly colored eye shadow and highlighters can be used at the inside corner of the eye to brighten your look, so can white eyeliner. Once you’ve finished adding eye shadow and your traditional dark-tinted liner, add a few lines of white at the inside corner. Starting from the corner, fan out about a centimeter on the top and bottom lid. This will make your eyes brighter, improving your look.
White eyeliner soaks up eye shadow colors much better than other liners. If you are looking for a certain color eyeliner but don’t have it in your makeup kit, line your eyes with white and dust that color eye shadow over it. The white line will turn the color of the shadow and stay that way for the rest of the day.
Water Line Highlight
The water line is the part of your eyelid that’s between your lashes and your eye. If you want a subtle way to highlight your eyes and make them look larger, run white eyeliner along the water line. The result will improve your eye look without changing the way you’d done your makeup.