Beauty Trend: White Eyes

White was no stranger to the Spring/Summer 2010 shows. From sundresses to trousers, white was definitely a hot color pick. It’s also making its way onto our eyes.

White was made striking and severe at Donna Karan, with a thick draw of eyeliner that requires a steady hand. To get Karan’s edgy and futuristic take on white eyes, use pure white eyeliner in either pencil or liquid form.

Prep your eyes with a primer before applying the liner to achieve maximum color saturation and staying power. Make your line thick, extend it to the outer corner of each eye, and finish it off with a sharp cat eye point.

Apply a thick layer of black mascara for added contrast, and keep the rest of your face bare with nude lips, to keep attention only on your eyes.

The end result will be an ethereal, alien-like beauty that is fabulously out of this world.

 For those who prefer a more natural and subtle look, Ralph Lauren’s soft use of the color is the way to go. Lauren showered his models’ lids in a light wash of shimmering white shadow that widened and brightened their eyes for an innocent and child-like look. To get this look, choose a light-reflecting white shadow in a powder form. Just a sheer wash of this simple and clean color on the eyelid, around the inner and outer corners of the eye, and lining the bottom lash line is enough to wake up and refresh your entire face. Finish the look off with a light layer of black mascara, natural pink lip gloss, and groomed eyebrows.

Whether you choose to be experimental or classic when it comes to wearing white on your eyes, it takes only a few simple products to achieve the look you want. Here is the best of the batch.

1. Luxurious Color Kohl Eyeliner in White from Revlon – $7.53

This is one of the whitest of the white liners, and makes for a striking effect.

2. Eye Bright Pencil from Benefit – $20.00

Line the edges and rims of your eyes with this pencil to instantly brighten them.

3. Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay – $18.00

Prep your eyes with this primer so that eyeshadow and liner goes on smoother and more vibrant.

4. Eyeshadow in Polyester Bride (Sheer White Shimmer) from Urban Decay – $17.00

Just a light wash of this sheer color makes your eyes look sparkly and fresh.

5. Long Lasting Eye Liner in Crystal from Sephora – $10.00

This white liner is sheer and makes for totally mistake-proof application.

6. White Liquid Liner from NYX Cosmetics – $5.00

This stark white liner makes the perfect line and stays put for hours.