PSA From NYFW: Don’t Throw Out Your White Eyeliner
At this year’s New York Fashion Week, we saw an overwhelming number of bare-lash looks. Gorgeous on the models, but we don’t dare try it in real life (unless running into the grocery store with sunglasses on). We also saw plenty of black (and brown) eyeliner-heavy looks. We didn’t expect to see white eyeliner sneaking in, however. If you recall, a few years back, lining your waterline with white eyeliner was all the rage for waking up tired eyes and making them look bigger. Shortly thereafter, we all realised using a nude eye pencil had the same effect and looked far more natural. And that was the end of white eyeliner. Or at least we thought it was, until we saw the MAC makeup artists using white eyeliner (and little else) on the models backstage at Proenza Schouler F/W 16. But it didn’t go on the waterline. Scroll through to find out how you should be using white eyeliner!
The MAC artists used white eyeliner almost as a highlighter. They lined the upper lash lines and inner corners of the eyes with MAC’s Eye Kohl in Fascinating ($32). Then blended it out with a brush. Once blended, the liner is almost invisible. We honestly didn’t notice it and until we saw the before and after. Once you see it side-by-side, you get it—the white eyeliner eye looks more open. Diane Kendal, the lead makeup artist backstage, says it creates a “dewy eye.” Highlighted, dewy eyes sans the slew of messy products that usually entails? Yes, please. To complete the look a la Proenza Schouler F/W 16, just contour the crease of your eyelid with a matte taupe shadow. (Mascara optional.)
Will you break out your white eyeliner to try this? Tell us below!