White eyeliner is a hot trend right now so you need all the tips you can get on nailing the look. But that is not the only reason we are here writing this article. We think it is good enough for day to day wear and will improve your eye game like you cannot believe. You just need to know where to apply it, when, what are the best eyeliners that also come in white both from department stores and drugstore brands. Stick around and get to learn their uses we can bet you haven’t considered before
How to use white eyeliner – different ways to wear it
We understand the fact that white eyeliner intimidates most new eyeliner users as they think it is much harder to apply or use. However, there are many ways you can use this wonderful eyeliner and still look great. Here\’s the good part. Tips and tricks to use it to accentuate your eyes. You can use it to:-
1. Make your eyes bigger
White has the ability to make the eyes appear bigger. This is not just for small eyed among us, it will also help to make your eyes look more awake, and you more alert so will come in handy the morning after a long night. According to Cosmopolitan magazine, it is the anti-black eyeliner. “Lining the inner rims of your eyes with a dark eyeliner is great for a smoky eye look but can oftentimes make your eyes appear slimmer. Opt for a white liner for a brighter, bigger look.”
Popsugar.com says “When used on the upper lid, the white attracts light and opens up the shape of your eye.”
2. Make Eyeshadow and other eye makeup Pop
It will not just be accentuating your eyes and their shape, it also makes other eye makeup really stand out, and for example, black mascara will look really intense next to a white background. According to Vogue, you can make colors on your lids more if you “use a white liner as a base, which makes the color more vibrant—or wear it alone, blended in.”
Another way of using it is to help eyeshadow stand out, “make a less pigmented eyeshadow more vibrant by covering your eyelid with a white eyeliner first. This will help cancel out the color of your skin, creating an even base for the shadow and making the color pop.” says Cosmopolitan.
3. Make your lids fabulous
You can choose to do a cat eye with white pencil eyeliner, a good waterproof one though. You can create the same with gel and pencil eyeliner but we feel the soft line of a pencil liner works better.
Use liquid eyeliner in white and black to create a layered look. Black and white is the bold glamorous look you can achieve this by tracing a thin line over your black eyeliner. This double line will transform a classic wingtip into a work of art! You can also swipe on white liquid or gel eyeliner on your upper lid for a no fuss clean look.
4. Do your Waterline
A pencil is one of the best eyeliner for under eye waterline. It will accentuate your eyes, make your lashes pop and make your eyes seem wider.
You can also smudge a little of it on the inner corners of your eyes with your pencil liner to brighten your eyes. A shimmery white will have a magical yet subtle effect.
5. to highlight your brow
Need to bring out the curve of your brow and have a white pencil liner handy? Line below and above your eyebrows with a thick line of this color, and smudge it out with a sponge brush to define your brows. Says Cosmopolitan. A white kohl pencil eyeliner such as Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal will work well for this as it is soft, thick and creamy.
Best White Eyeliner – liquid, gel, and pencil
The liquid will work for those sharp precise lines, the gel is the manageable alternative to doing those lines and pencils are perfect for smokey looks and for use on the waterline. The cake will create milder looks. There is a lot to choose from under each category.
While looking at some best brands that come in this color, we will consider one as a good if it merits well on the easy application, waterproof, long wear and pigment intensity scales. Here are some of the brands that will not disappoint you. You have a choice between liquid, gel, pencil and white cake eyeliner. The best of them depends on the look you are going for. Let’s explore the each of the category beginning with the liquid first.
a. White liquid eyeliner
You can create some amazing looks with some of the great brands. You can literally switch up any looks you create with black, navy or liquid eyeliner to white, except maybe a smoky eye that is better with dark eyeliner colors. It may not be the first eyeliner color that comes to mind when you think cat eye for example, but you will be surprised at how it can still work for that look. We know we were looking at all those looks on Pinterest.
Vogue.com recommends doing a white cat eye instead of the usual black one. “Try replacing your black liquid liner with a white one, or even incorporating a thin white line on top of your black wing to switch it up.”
According to Marieclaire.com, “You can quite literally turn a classic cat eye on its head à la Kate Spade Spring 2014 with a smooth white liquid liner swoop underneath the waterline.”
The makeup gurus at the site also say, “A razor-sharp slash of white eyeliner on the upper eye evokes attitude.” Only a liquid will achieve that sharpness you are aiming for.
A good brand should be able to spread easily in one even color on one stroke of the brush. Some products totally miss this quality and you end up with uneven white patches instead of a clean line. It should also be intense enough, the applicator tool should be easy to use too. You should look out for reviews before purchasing a product or give it a minute to dry after testing to be sure it does not rub off or crack. Some nice liquid eyeliners that come in this color include
- Stila Allday Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
- Make Up Forever Liquid Eyeliner in Diamond White.
If you are looking for a shimmer look, you can try Urban Decay Bobby Dazzle White Silver Liquid Liner.
b. The best white gel
You can get your gel liner fix from Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner. Mac Chromaline is also a good white liner. One of the best brands in this color is actually that makeup hybrid we have all come to know as gel pencil liner, Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Big Eyes. You can also give a chance to the cream from Mary Kay and e.l.f
c. Best pencil
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Soft Kohl eyeliner in is one of the best reviewed white eyeliner pencils and one of the colors it comes in is ivory. On ulta.com it got a 4-star rating after 322 customer reviews.
Still from Rimmel is the Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in pure white. This is also a great eye pencil as far as pigment and long wear goes. Some say it is one of the best waterproof liner brands for its ability to survive moisture from sweat, tears, and humidity like a champ.
Stila Kajal Pencil is also another great product you can try. Lancôme Drama Liquid-Pencil Long-wear Eyeliner in French Lace, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Color Pencil in Feathered and By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly in White Wish come highly recommended by the experts at Vogue. Shiseido and Estee Lauder also have some good pencil liners in this color.
You can always go for off-white and champagne pencil eyeliner if you feel this color is too stark. Also if you have a darker complexion and dark brown eyes, the off-white, eggshell and champagne are the most flattering shades to go for.
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