White eyeliner 101! Here are 18 white eyeliner looks to try, to steal all the attention in the room. We don’t often reach for white eyeliner but with the eye naturally being drawn to light, we can cleverly use it to produce a look that is insanely chic, yet striking and in many ways is like setting up neon lighting around our eyes, it has that effect!
White liner instantly exudes confidence and can be used to open up the face and accentuate your favourite features in a way that nothing else can. It also looks amazing on all skin tones, especially darker skin tones, and brings out a summery glow in lighter and fair skin tones by contrast. Definitely check out all the original artists and give them tons of love, each artist is credited below!
By @makeupbyaishaz 👈🏻
This cut crease white eyeliner look is angelic, it’s so beautiful and really draws attention to the eye in a way that is even more striking than shadow! The sharp and precise edges really intensify the look and serves up magical girl, otherworldly vibes.
By @lisaholdshteyn 👈🏻
This cut crease white eyeliner look also gives me space cadet, futuristic vibes but also manages to be incredibly classy, timeless and classic at the same time! White is much softer than a pure black liner, yet serves up intensity and power, whilest still looking delicate.
By @liri.donna 👈🏻
This white eyeliner look is similar to the two above, yet is more of a halo liner look, which I love. It’s so beautiful and minimal and serves up otherworldly vibes in place of eyeshadow. It’s so unique, striking and chic.
By @beautyby_kathe 👈🏻
I think this white eyeliner look is so clever! It plays in to the wavy beauty trend and cleverly imitates how the light catches an uber glossy eyelid. Such a cool illusion eye makeup idea, yet still being chic and understated, yet incredibly striking! It looks so soft, beautiful and angelic and makes the nails and earrings pop too, so gorgeous.
By @harbsy 👈🏻
The perfect easy white eyeliner makeup look to try is the sparkles at the outer corner of the eye! It looks so effective and pretty, the perfect way to compliment and accentuate your eye look, however simple or bold – how incredible is this gorgeous pink eye by genius makeup artist @harbsy!
By @nicolebhm 👈🏻
White eyeliner can bring a whole new flavour to your statement eyeshadow, if you are looking for a bold makeup look. It can make any hue look neon or florescent and make every makeup look incredibly striking!
By @harbsy 👈🏻
Cosmic girl white eyeliner that also gives me trendy futuristic 60’s vibes with the cut crease style and star embellishment under the lower lash line. To keep the lines sharp, a great trick is to use a highly pigmented, yet nice and runny and fluid white liner to create your shapes, as a thicker formula or pens that get stopped up easily with base makeup can create uneven markings. You could even put down dots to carve out the shape of your wing, then join them up to create the shape, then wait til your white has dried and use concealer or foundation on an eyeliner brush afterwards to sharpen the shape.
By @mialouisamakeup 👈🏻
The perfect way to work white eyeliner in to your every day makeup look, the combination of black and white together really intensifies the eye and makes the whole look louder and more striking. It’s great to use to make your eyes look bigger as you are emphasising and accentuating the whole eye area. The eyes are immediately drawn to this area first and it’s great to try for every eye shape! I love the neutral smoky shadow underneath the liner, so pretty.
By @rosebastienne 👈🏻
Why use eyeshadow when you can create the most striking eye look using only a white eyeliner! White liner is unique in that it goes with any hues of your outfit and gives you the most angelic look, setting off your features rather than overpowering them.
By @paultiasha 👈🏻
This dramatic white eyeliner makeup look is so cool and striking, this is a perfect Halloween angel makeup look to try, to adhere to your Halloween angel costume – check out all the ideas here!
By @malvina_isfan 👈🏻
This dreamy look reminds me of the black swan eye makeup, just the white swan version! It’s so elegant and I love how it reaches in to the inner corner of the eye and how the waterline is also tightly lined with white. It’s dramatic and theatrical, yet incredibly chic and understated – it brings the two perfectly together, producing a look that looks beautiful every day as casual flamboyance, or in a party setting. It’s so genius!
By @geniegglam 👈🏻
One of my favourite white eyeliner makeup looks of all time, it swaps out the black eyeliner for white for an angelic and glowy look that still makes a statement and draws attention straight to the eye area, accentuating it. I love the mini embellishments by the wing, they are the perfect touch!
By @harbsy 👈🏻
An Ariana Grande inspired makeup look that is just genius, yet so simple, the white eyeliner really brings a whole new layer of interest to the traditional neutral eye, despite how simple it is. It is subtle, understated and chic and brings abstract flair to your makeup look. It’s spontaneous, yet intentional and I love it so much! This artist is incredible, I love all the little subtle elements about each look, there are so many intricacies about this look to discover.
By @a.niaszlaga 👈🏻
This natural white eyeliner look is simple, yet unusual and beautiful, I love how it is suggestive in how it forms a wing, your mind fills in the rest. It sets off the golden, caramel hues of the shadow perfectly and adds structure and shape, the sharp lines are so striking against the soft shadow; such a gorgeous alternative natural eye makeup look that looks magical!
By @mimis.glam 👈🏻
This look is heavenly! I love how the inner corner is lined with white, with a bold white outer wing to match, plus white mascara on the lower lashes to finish. It looks so angelic, the perfect excuse to replace your darker eyeliner with white! It gives a softer edge to the rest of your makeup too, I love this soft, blurred, matte makeup look, it’s stunning.
By @harbsy 👈🏻
The perfect way to use white eyeliner with shadow to create an out of this world look and give a whole new flavour to your pastel shades! This look is insanely beautiful, the soft lilac and white liner are a match made in heaven, especially as both contrast beautifully with the golden hues of the skin and against the deep black of the lashes/lashline. The perfect contrasting makeup look, who said pastels couldn’t be loud?
By @keeahwah 👈🏻
The most adorable flower power 60’s vibe twist on the white eyeliner look, I can’t get over how cute this is! This would make the perfect lilac makeup look for spring and it looks so gorgeous against the beautiful tones of her skin. This look is everything, I love how cute and playful it is!
I’m definitely an eyeliner girl over an eyeshadow girl, I love how much fun you can have with it and how precisely you can control the design. I like the smaller brushes, the better! I love to be able to exert that high level of detail over a look and all the cute finishes and flourishes you can embellish your design with! If you liked this definitely also check out these how to get bigger eyes naturally tricks and tips that are so exciting to try! What is your favourite white eyeliner look? Do you prefer black eyeliner or white – or pastel or neon? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know your thoughts ♡