Question: How do I apply white eyeliner?
White eyeliner has gained a lot of attention in the past few years, and for good reason: it’s a great tool for creating bright, wide-awake looks. There are a few ways to use white eyeliner, and each of these ways can help enhance the look you’d like to achieve.
This is one of the most popular ways to use white eyeliner right now. The idea here is that putting white eyeliner on the lower waterline (the area between your bottom eyelashes and your eye) brightens the eyes and makes them look bigger. Because bright, wide-awake eyes are very on-trend right now, achieving this look is a great way to incorporate white eyeliner. The application may seem a little scary if you aren’t accustomed to lining your waterline, but it’s actually very easy to pull off. I find that it’s helpful to gently pull the skin below my eyes down slightly, so that my waterline isn’t as close to my eye. This way, there’s less of a chance of me hitting my eye with the pencil! Simply apply white eyeliner along this thin line, and watch your eyes open up immediately.
This is another very popular way to use white eyeliner. In this case, the eyeliner is applied to the inner corner and under the brow. This helps set a base for lighter shadows that can be layered on top to create a brighter highlight. If dark circles are an issue, this is one of the best things you can do to make your eyes look more awake, as usually the inner corners can be very dark on most people. The white eyeliner will help to brighten this area and make the eyes more awake. Applying a white eyeliner under the brows will also help make the brows look more lifted and lift the entire face (this is the idea of Benefit High Brow and similar products).
3. Base layer
This is one of the lesser known (but brilliant) tricks in the beauty world. Using a white eyeliner or another white base (like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk) will accentuate any shade of eyeshadow you choose to use, which is especially helpful when using very light colors. This is really the key to creating that wide-awake, angelic eyed look that is so on-trend right now. Using a white pencil as a base will also make neons pop even more, and they’ll make neutrals look truer to their color. Apply a white base under your shadows to see how different the colors will look!
These three ways to wear white eyeliner are incredibly easy to achieve and will completely transform the eyes. Try them out to see how white eyeliner can change your life!