15 Makeup Looks That Will Inspire You to Buy White Eyeliner

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Maybe you're a seasoned pro when it comes to crafting a perfectly crisp cat eye or perhaps you've yet to master the art of liquid liner, but the latest beauty trend to take over Instagram is bound to inspire you. People are showing off their skills in an eye-catching way: with white eyeliner.

No matter if you're a newbie or exceptionally advanced, it's always good to step outside of your comfort zone every now and then. While brown or black eyeliner is very common, white is fresh and exciting.

White Eyeliner Makes Your Eyes Pop

White liner pops against all complexions and is an easy way to create a statement look — especially when layered above a classic black cat eye. Using a white pencil along the eyes is actually an old-school beauty trick that many makeup artists use to instantly brighten up the eyes. It elevates any makeup look you create in seconds. Whether you're going for a no-makeup makeup look or doing full glam and adding a little something extra, white eyeliner is the way to go.

How to Apply White Eyeliner to Your Waterline

Like with any eye makeup products, it's important to be extra careful when applying eyeliner to your waterline. The eyes are sensitive, but thankfully most pencil eyeliners are safe to use in this area. Irritation should only occur if you're using the wrong type of product — like a liquid liner. One of the best ways to apply eyeliner to your waterline is by tightlining. For both the upper and lower waterline, you want to use your ring finger to gently lift your lid to allow you to trace it with a pencil. Then absorb any water in your eyes that could interfere with application by using a cotton swab.

Consider this your sign to head to your favorite beauty store and pick up some white eyeliner for yourself. If you like liquid, the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liquid Liner in White ($10) is a popular choice. For a waterproof pencil eyeliner that you can use to tightline your eyes, go for the Maybelline New York TattooStudio Sharpenable Gel Pencil Longwear Eyeliner Makeup in Polished White ($7). Read on to see some of the most creative makeup examples for how to wear white eyeliner.

Abstract White Eyeliner

Winged White Eyeliner

Fishtail White Eyeliner

Double-Winged White Eyeliner

White-and-Black Eyeliner

Smoky White Winged Eyeliner

White-and-Black Checkered Eyeliner

Tightlined White Eyeliner

White Polka Dot Eyeliner

White Winged Eyeliner

White Eyeliner Over Eyeshadow

White Cat-Eye Eyeliner

Floating White Eyeliner