White eye makeup (ranging from the subtlest of shimmery pigments to the dramatic matte eye pencils,) has found its way through many makeup collections as of late, shying away from its previous back-of-the-drawer status. A white eye can brighten and lighten the face, covering up a bad night’s sleep or adding a touch of on-trend colour to an otherwise nude look. Here are three ways that you can channel the look easily, without looking like a 90’s icon.
1: A Simple Sweep Of Colour
For this I’ve equipped myself with a loose eyeshadow from Models Own. It’s the perfect shimmery white pigment in small compact packaging, that contains way more than you will ever need. Other than being the perfect inner eye and brow highlighting shade, it works well when swept over the lids for a subtle take on the white eyes trend. For ultimate simplicity this could be paired simply with a dash of defining mascara, but if you want to add some drama then a black feline flick is ideal.
2: 1960’s Inspired Matte Look
If you’ve decided to take things up a notch and that white eyeshadow is for you, aided by the fact it suits the entire spectrum of eye colours, then this is a great take on the trend. Taking a flat eyeshadow brush and packing it onto the lid gives the strongest effect, although going it with full force isn’t necessarily the way to go. To add a bit of dimension and possibly tone it down a bit, I’d recommend a pale grey colour added into the crease. Mascara is an essential and adds a dark edge that I know you’re all dying for.
3: Winged Statement Eyeliner
Arguably the coolest approach of them all is to keep the lids nude (perhaps evening out any redness with a colour-correcting primer or concealer,) and then mixing things up with a white feline flick. This keeps things striking yet simple, while allowing a strong lip to be added into the mix. For this I’m using a kohl pencil from Rimmel, which is kind on the wallet and easy to use. However, if you’re brave and have a seriously steady hand, why not try this with liquid eyeliner?
Will you be trying out any of these looks? Are you loving the white trend this season?
Written by Thalia Fairweather