You Can Wear White Liner On More Than Just Your Eyes

If you're into wearing eyeliner, you may think that black or other darker colors like brown or gray are your only choices. But white liner has become a favorite among beauty enthusiasts for its incredible ability to make your eyes pop. 


While the classic black accentuates the shape of your eyes and adds definition, white brings your peepers to life. Or as makeup artist Geo Brian Hennings told Cosmopolitan, "White eyeliner not only makes your eyes look larger, but also makes you look more awake." Who wouldn't love that? Especially on those days when you're battling a hangover or a five-hour binge-watching session of your favorite TV show from the night before. 

Some of the best ways to wear white eyeliner include using it in different areas of your eyes. You can add some to your waterline to make your eyes appear larger, to the inner corners of your eyes (close to your tear ducts) to make tired eyes appear less exhausted, or if you're feeling adventurous, opt for some eye art like Gigi Hadid did when she drew two straight lines between her eyes and eyebrows for a tasteful yet dramatic appearance. Did you know, though, that there's more than what meets the eye with white liner? It's not just your eyes that can benefit from this versatile and inexpensive makeup product. 


You can use white liner to give your eyebrows a lift

When it comes to your eyebrows, you might think that the only use for a white eyeliner is to mark stray strands that you can easily pluck when grooming them. But there's more to it than just that. 

Applying white eyeliner on the outer corners of your brow bones right under your eyebrows and using your fingers (or makeup brush) to blend the color into your skin is a great way to add an instant lift to your brows. This eyeliner hack will not only make your eyes look bigger, but it will also accentuate your brow tail, according to beauty YouTuber Heidi Guttenberg.


Having a makeup tool that does more than just what it was made for is always a plus. If you're out and about and want to do a quick touch up to make your eyes appear less tired, bring your white eyeliner to your waterline and the corners of your brows for a completely rejuvenated look. 

Make your lips pop with white eyeliner

Who would've thought that something as contrasting as a white eyeliner and red lipstick can work wonders when it comes to accentuating your lips? But this is exactly what happens when you wear white eyeliner on your cupid's bow. 


Whether you want to make thin lips appear fuller or make the bright hue of your lipstick shade pop, all you have to do is bring the white eyeliner to the top of your lips where the lips curve (the cupid's bow) and gently apply some along the edges. Blend the shade into your skin and lips for the complete look. New York City-based beauty blogger Allison shared in her blog on Never Say Die Beauty, "Some women have told me that, as they got older, their lips began to look thinner. This easy tip helps any lips look fuller." 

According to Guttenberg's YouTube tutorial, it doesn't stop with the cupid's bow. "You can also apply white eyeliner to the center of your top and bottom lips in order to fake a bigger, more voluminous pout," she explained. Touch the tip of your liquid or pencil eyeliner to your already made-up lips and blend the hue into the lip color for the desired effect. 


Make your eyeshadow stand out with white liner

Using eyeshadow to make your eyes look bigger is a beauty tip that's hard not to love. But it is a tricky makeup product to work with for a number of reasons. Sometimes, even the nicest colors don't have staying power and appear dull after a few hours. With this white liner hack, you'll be eliminating both of those worries. 


White is an effective color when it comes to acting as a primer. Using white liner before wearing eyeshadow to your makeup look draws from this strength.   

Begin by applying a decent coating of white eyeliner to the tops of your lids. "Then, using a blending brush, make sure you lose all the lines," shared Glamrs by Purplle makeup expert Pallavi Symons. In addition to providing a base that's going to show off the true color of the eyeshadow you're going to apply next, "it gives you something for the eyeshadow to latch onto so you have less spill of the product under your eyes," added Symons. 

White eyeliner can be used to conceal blemishes

Pimples have a mind of their own. They don't always follow your schedule for the day. 

Part of the frustration when it comes to doing your makeup is concealing acne scars or even just a new pimple. Even if you do manage to hide pimples using concealer before you step out into the world, what about those times when your makeup starts to lose its essence? Or when you want an extra layer of protection? Finding time in a busy day to perfectly reapply concealer can feel daunting. 


Having a white liner in your purse for whenever you need to touch up a blemish is a great use for it. Simply apply some on the skin where the pesky pimple appeared and blend it in with your finger for a quick fix. It's seamless and easy and will only take you a few seconds. 

Contour your face by wearing white liner

Remember when contouring was all the rage? Well, this is probably the best eyeliner tip you can learn from TikTok. 

Contouring your nose using white liner is particularly popular. Pull out your pencil and draw a straight line down the middle of your nose and add a small dot at the end. Now, using your fingers, smudge the hue into your skin. It's a fast and easy way to add some definition to your favorite feature.


Makeup artist Gargi Patel told Byrdie, "The color white is always used to brighten and add radiance. It reflects light and highlights a specific point on the face to make certain facial features stand out." Your nose is not the only thing you can contour using this versatile makeup tool. Once you're done putting on your makeup, apply some liner to the sides of your face, making sure to pull upward in straight lines from the inside of your face to the outer corners. Now, use a blending brush or just your fingers to work the hue in. As Patel added, "The best way to apply is by drawing a thicker line in the areas you would like to highlight."