How to nail the white liner look celebs are obsessed with
Give your classic cat-eye an icy update
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / May 02 2022
Don't get us wrong; our obsession with black eyeliner isn't going anywhere - it's an age-old classic for very good reason. But in isolation (and as we make a dreary-eyed return to the real world, somehow feeling more tired than ever), we're big fans of anything with brightening abilities. And so, white liner's moment in the sun has arrived.
Able to instantly make eyes appear more open and awake (a very welcome bonus), white liner offers a 'you definitely drank multiple bottles of wine last night and binged Netflix until 2am but somehow still look fresh as a daisy' effect, and for that we are forever grateful.
Also, come on – any trend bandwagon that the likes of Rihanna, Margot Robbie and Dua Lipa have all jumped aboard is one we simply have no choice but to embrace. Especially seeing as our favourite faces have proved the shade is universally striking on all skin tones.
So, whether you want to play it safe with a subtle swipe or go all out with a graphic look, here are our favourite celeb-approved ways to work white liner.
Gaga's approach? Using white liner as an eye-opening trick for a fresh-faced aesthetic.
Reinhart dressed up her white liner look with a matching daisy chain running across her brow bone.
What shade of liner to rock when you've just gone platinum? A matching hazy white, of course.
Smith makes a very convincing case for winged-out white underliner.
Turner layers her liner colours, with a white wing above a classic black cat-eye.
Taking a leaf out of Turner's book, Hadid is clearly also a fan of a white-on-black wing.
Stewart opts for a thicker feline eye with white as the sole shade.
Thompson joins the 'underliner club' with this glorious graphic lower lash liner.
Comer's creamy white colour makes her hazel eyes pop like nobody's business.
Another fan of the layered look? Mitchell, who went full monochrome with both black and white.
Rihanna proves an outer-third wing is just as effective as any.
Grande embraces a graphic vibe with an exaggerated all-around-the-eye wing.
Gaga's overall aesthetic may not be super subtle, but the icy tight-lining is.
Embracing a similar graphic look to Grande, Monae keeps her colour concentrated above the eye.
Robbie opts for a chalkier formula, with more emphasis on the lid than the wing.
Lipa makes it clear that a classic sweep of liner looks just as divine in white.