An Ode To The Wet n Wild White Pencil

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The Wet n Wild Color Icon Brow and Eye Liner has been 99 cents since I was a teen in the '90s. And since then, I have always had 656A White in my makeup bag. Sometimes that little white pencil doesn't make it out to see the light of day in months, but somehow it stays there and continues to prove its worth time and time again. Having a white pencil is very important—it is a multipurpose tool that can be used to accentuate, highlight, and even conceal. Its creamy texture makes it easily spreadable on all parts of the face—not just your eyes. For summer, I love the white-hot flash look of it darting across the eyes. Here are a few different ways you can wear this inexpensive look and make it look expensive:

The White Cat Eye

Start with a soft, rosy eyeshadow in your crease and and a light, golden-peach eyeshadow on your lids as an angelic twilight backdrop. Sharpen the pencil to a point, and starting along your lash line at your tear duct, draw a thin line to the center of your eye. Then, continue the line pressing firmly to the outer corner of your eye and wing out into a wispy point. Finish with a light coat of deep-brown mascara to keep the look from being harsh.

White Corners

With the same soft eyeshadow colors as above, take the pencil and draw a V tracing your tear ducts, then take your finger and blend the V into the skin. Line inside the tear duct as well, then line the outer corners of your eyes along your lash line as well as the outer corner of your waterline. Again, take your finger and blend the pencil into your skin for soft, heavenly eyes.

White Accents

What's also really cute is a little white accent floating near your eyebrow. It's great with a pretty little dress and dreamy tousled hair. Draw a little white heart and wear it as if its your special birth mark or a white daisy on your temple—so pretty. For a graphic look, try a little white triangle on your outer-upper cheekbone.

—Stacey Nishimoto.

Photographs courtesy of the author. White eyeliner is also a one-stop shop to bigger-looking eyes.

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