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The Beauty of White Eyeliner

If you looked beyond her mile-long eyelashes at the Emmys, you might have noticed that Tyra Banks had a little bit of silvery-white sparkle going on in the corners of her lids. I'm glad to see that white eyeliner is still in vogue, since the color really does make your eyes look brighter and more awake. The white-hot look was huge during spring Fashion Week in New York, showing up on runways for Fendi, Givency, and Louis Vuitton:

To learn how to use white eyeliner and where to buy it,

When used on the upper lid, the white attracts light and opens up the shape of your eye, whereas a black liner can make your eyes look smaller. You can also put white liner on the inside of your lower lid, inside the lashes. As with any makeup, be sure to choose the right shade: Stark whites can look a little bit scary, so opt for an off-white liner or try smudging more severe shades with a sponge or Q-tip for a softer look.

To apply, line the inner corner of the eye or your lower lashline with an eye pencil in shimmery white, cream, or silver and blend in the line. For extra brightening, use the same pencil to highlight the brow line.

Here are some of Fabsugar's favorite white eyeliners:

Shiseido The Makeup Eyeliner Pencil in White, $16, available here.

Estée Lauder Artist's Eye Pencil in White Writer, $18.50, available here.

Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #0, $24, available here.

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