Don’t shy away from using white liquid eyeliner. Learn how to incorporate it as part of your make up routine here.
Depending on how you look at it? White liquid eyeliner can be a gift that keeps on giving or one of those you want to return to sender or exchange for something more practical. The difference between the two is knowing exactly how to play around with it to create flawless looks. That is where we come in. To open up this whole new world of white liquid eyeliner looks. It may be a neutral color but trust us when we say you can use it to create the fascinating looks in a few simple steps.
Stick around for tips that will change how you look at white eyeliner liquid and get guided on buying the best white liner.
4 Ways You Can Wear Liquid White Eyeliner
We promised fascinating and easy to create on the go looks and that is exactly what we will deliver. Here are simple uses you can easily adapt.
1. On a White Cat Eye
Have you always wanted to try the cat eye but felt the black would be too heavy? Then you should try the white cat eye. If you have consistently used black for your cat eye look, you can also give the white a try. The white liquid liner may be the perfect mix of subtle, trendy and glamorous you are looking for.
Liquid is great for this look because, “It’s not as harsh as black eyeliner, its way easier to fix mistakes (no getting black smears all over your face because you were using your fingers to fix smudges), and it makes dark eyelashes pop.” According to xovain.
It is not that hard to achieve this fresh bright twist to the classic cat eye. If you have been doing the cat eye before, you already know the drill. Do the usual, you will just need to switch up the colour.
If you are doing the cat eye for the first time, do not worry too much. It is not as complicated as you think. The trick lies in creating the perfect winged tip. This simple guide here will sort you out in no time. Liquid eyeliner is not always the easiest to use especially if you are not known for your steady hands or artistic side. Still, it can be conquered. Just be a little patient with yourself if the first attempt is not as razor sharp as you saw in the tutorials or pictures.
Elle has a couple of tricks on perfecting the cat eye that are also worth checking out. Apparently the secret to a mess-free razor sharp cat eye lies with some scotch tape. True story too. Check out their great step by step guide.
Here’s a handy tip from cosmopolitan too. “Just trace your upper lid with a white pencil and flick the pencil toward the outer corner of your eye, like you’re drawing a check mark. If you’re a newbie at creating the winged look, hold a business card at an angle at the outer corner of your eye and use the straight edge of the card as a guide.”
Once you have figured the cat eye, you can explore the various ways of switching up the look with your white eyeliner. Marie Claire suggests an upside-down cat eye which is essentially a regular cat eye except on the lower lid and the wingtip facing up. If you are not too crazy about going full on white, you can do a cat eye with black eyeliner as usual then jazz it up with white liquid eyeliner. Marie Claire suggests you “Punctuate a classic black cat eye by outlining the tip of the flick with an ultra-thin white line,”
Although you may see some tutorials using a pencil for the white cat eye, we recommend liquid liner because you will not need to keep layering it so it is visible.
If you are bold, you can outline your whole eye with the liner once you are done with the cat eye. Once you master it, you can even build on the layers adding another line with a colored eyeliner on the wing. The whole idea with this guide is not how to apply white eyeliner but rather how to explore it.
2. To Give Pop to the Eye Corners
Not been getting enough sleep lately? Wish your eyes looked brighter more open? Your solution could be in a dash using this liner. Apply a little on the inner corners of your eyes to get them popping instantly. You can manage to pull off this look even if you are just dipping your feet into this whole make up look. It is subtle enough to wear to wear on a regular day too.
3. To Brighten the Eye
Applying it on your lower lash or waterline is the makeup trick you have been waiting for. According to makeup.com, “Wearing white eyeliner on your bottom waterline has the power to make your eyes look brighter and wider,”
We don’t know about you but we could definitely use a brighter more awake looking eye all day, any day. Because it is white, the lashes are also likely to pop more and somehow it will still be muted enough to pull off during the day. If you get a good waterproof brand, you can have your eyes looking fresh all day.
The good people at makeup.com share how to go about getting a great waterline look; “Line your lower waterline with a matte, white eyeliner Use an eyeshadow brush to soften the line and give it a more natural appearance. Finish off with a swipe of mascara on your lower lashes and voila – instantly brighter, more awake eyes!”
4. Instead of Classic Eyeliner
You can use white liquid eyeliner in place of your regular black or coloured eyeliner. Why? You ask. Well, a little change never hurt anyone. It is also trending as an eye make-up colour too. You will need to apply it such that the line covers the lower half of your eyelid and is visible when your eye is open. Brush your lashes out with some mascara and the white liner and dark mascara set off each other really well.
Best liquid brands
If you are looking for the best white eyeliners, consider the two top brands below. Of course, there are many other good brands!
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Snow gets some rave reviews online so we can safely say it is one of the best one out here. It is not surprising though considering its black version is an all-time liquid eyeliner enthusiasts favorite. Check out this Stila review by dirtyblondeambition if you are still looking for encouragement.
On makeup alley, NYX White Liquid Liner got a 4 out 5 rating. There are many things that could be wrong with a liquid white liner, like it’s white not being stark enough, it not being able to stay all day, an applicator tool that makes application difficult, cracking once it dry, so a 4 out of 5 is pretty good. According tot this make up vlogger and several customer reviews, it tend to crack as it dries and though these little cracks cannot be seen from a distance, from up-close they are really obvious. Some people find that the opaqueness makes up for the cracking.
In case you missed the memo, being opaque is a good quality in a white liquid eyeliner. You want it to be opaque so you do not need to put on several layers.
There are others that seem pretty popular like the Prestige in pop star white. You can also get several brands at the nearest drug store.
If you are about that saving life but still want to wear this trend, there is always a DIY hack or two that you can try.
We found an interesting suggestion on diyncrafts.com on how to use mascara for your eyeliner. “If you have run out of eyeliner and you are in a hurry, you can use your mascara instead. Just rub an eyeliner brush over the mascara brush and then line your eyes.” This will only work if you happen to have white mascara just lying around somewhere in your house.