White eyeliner can be tricky, but there are a couple of small ways to make it work with and not against you.
Solange, curator of all things cool, continues to inspire us with her effortless take on beauty. Earlier this week, the “Don’t Touch My Hair” singer-songwriter brought her unparalleled style to the Ailey and Jazz Benefit Gala in NYC.
Dressed in head to toe white, Solo completed her monochromatic ensemble with understated makeup. Even if you’re a self-proclaimed lazy beauty who doesn’t have time to apply an entire face, you’d be crazy not to try this latest red carpet slay.
By steering clear of colorful lipstick and opting for a slash of white eyeliner across each eyelid, she’s pulled off an “artsy” aesthetic without much effort. White eyeliner can be tricky, but there are a couple of small ways to make it work with and not against you.
Apply along the bottom lash line to create the appearance of bigger eyes. Spot the corner of each eye to instantly brighten. You can also blend with a cream shadow to create a frosted smoky eye for the holidays. All in all; it’s important to remember the “less is more” mantra when working with this specific color.
And of course, having a dependable product with lasting power doesn’t hurt either. Whether you’ve got cash to spare or a budget with no wiggle room, our top three favorites will definitely give you Solange-level liner.
Make Up For Ever’s Aqua XL Eye Pencil ($21, sephora.com) has the creamiest glide ever and it’s waterproof. If you’re constantly on the go, this is the liner that won’t budge.
The Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Liner ($22, sephora.com) is also water-resistant, but the precision of its crazy sharp applicator is unmatched. Cat eye wearers will be obsessed.
And with the holiday season in full swing, a shadow stick is by far the quickest way to apply an entire eye look with just one product. Although the Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Stick ($28, sephora.com) isn’t technically white, the iridescent snow shimmer is perfect for winter.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!