Professional Techniques For Amazing Eyes
White eyeliner seems to be the black sheep of eye makeup. It stands out from the others, yet we almost inevitably ignore it when browsing for cosmetics. Of course, using just that one color alone would be a prohibitively bold move for just about anyone – but most of us don’t realize what a great little enhancer this color can really be. Read on for some makeup tips about creating beautiful effects with the palest of pencils.
White Eyeliner Tips
Makeup artists use pale colors to a feature forward and to add contrast. A light color next to a dark color makes the darker one appear more vivid. You can use these same professional makeup tips in your own looks. Here are three ways to use this one simple eyeliner pencil:
Highlight Your Eyes: Pale pencils are especially useful for widening smaller eyes, but just about everybody’s eyes benefit from this makeup trick. Simply line the lower lid with it and blend it in. You can also add pale shimmer to the inner corner of the eyelids. The light color capture light and help make the eyes appear wider.
Layer Your Eyeliners: Normally you might wear just one color of eyeliner at a time, but multiple eyeliner colors can be layered over eye shadow. For example, hazel or green eyes can be beautifully enhanced with a rosy pink shadow and a double-decker of white and green eyeliner.
To achieve this look, apply the shadow first. Then apply a double-wide line of white pencil. Follow up by applying a green line half as wide over the white, close to the lashes. This style lets you wear darker eyeliners such as deep green and black while still bringing brightness to the eyes.
Make New Colors: Do you know it can even act as a great base for eye shadow. If you’d like to use an eye shadow color as eyeliner, first line your top lid with white eyeliner. Then brush the shadow over that same line. The eyeliner will grab onto the shadow particles and create a beautiful line of color.
It’s simply amazing what you can do with just one pencil. If you put one into your makeup kit and take it out whenever you put on your makeup, you’ll find that more ideas come to mind.
Top White Eyeliner Pencils
Dr. Hauschka Eyeliner Duo – This double-tipped pencil has a dark anthracite gray on one end and white on the other. The gray is excellent for highlighting contours while the white brightens the eyes. As an added bonus, extracts of anthyllis and witch hazel treat the eye area’s delicate skin. $30.
Pure White Kohl Eyeliner by Rimmel – This inexpensive drugstore brand works wonders. Rimmel also makes silver eyeliner that can be used for similar effects. $4.
Pure White Luxurious Color Kohl Eyeliner by Revlon – Revlon’s white eyeliner is intensely matte. The pencil is sold with a special tip for stylish smudging. $10.
A final point of makeup advice: Pure white isn’t the only way to go. When trying out the aforementioned makeup tricks, you might find that colors close to white will work just as well as white, depending on your skin tone. For example, popular variations of the white eyeliner tricks use very pale pink, yellowish white, and light beige eyeliners. Enjoy experimenting!