Do you prefer to use eyeliner in dark tones, rarely in bright colors, and (actually) never in white? Mais non, that will change from now on! As Dior's head of make-up Peter Philips recently proved at the haute couture shows in Paris, a statement eyeliner in bright white can look surprisingly elegant and at the same time casual and modern. Backstage and via Instagram, he revealed what inspired him to do the striking and at the same time clean eye make-up and which tricks and products can now be used to easily replicate the trend look.
"I drew a sharp, graphic line of vivid, white eyeliner to powerfully yet softly emphasize the eyes."
An idea that could already be discovered as white eyeliner on labels such as Salvatore Ferragamo and which was then continued with white kajal by Anna Sui and Markarian, among others, seems to be one of the most important make-up trends for the spring/summer 2022 season. establishing trends at all. This can also be seen in the current haute couture show by Dior. However, make-up boss Peter Philips is leaving the old patterns behind and reinventing the white eyeliner - with a make-up variant that is strikingly clean and at the same time hypnotic: no mascara, no eye shadow, but a strong, radiant white one Line on the lower lash line – the eye make-up at Dior almost looks as if the classic curved eyeliner à la Audrey Hepburn had been translated into an analog negative and mirrored along the eye line: top becomes bottom, black becomes white.
In order to create a statement make-up modeled on Dior, you need (apart from a steady hand!) above all a smudge-proof, liquid eyeliner in chalk white and a creamy white kajal pencil. In addition, concealers and foundations with medium coverage and a matt finish are helpful to optimize the complexion and make imperfections such as redness, wrinkles, or pigment spots disappear. The lips are not made up, but simply dabbed with a moisturizing, transparent lip balm and kept supple. Specifically, Peter Philips used the Diorshow On Stage Liner eyeliner in “001 Matte White” and the Diorshow Khôl kohl pencil in “009 White Khôl” for the eye makeup.
In order for the white “under liner” to become a statement look and have a hypnotic effect like at Dior, eyeliner and kajal are not used in a subtle and subtle way, but (quite the contrary) they are used boldly and generously. In the first step, first, trace the waterline several times with the white kajal - this works best if you carefully pull the lower eyelid down with the other hand and the tip of the kajal is not freshly sharpened and hard, but pleasantly soft.
In the second step, the lower eyelid is emphasized with a curved, wide line in radiant white. To do this, carefully place the eyeliner on the inner corner of the eye and then pull it as a strong eyeliner along the lash line far into the outer corner of the eye; The beginning and end of the line should be fine. Deliberately paint over the fine lashes on the lower lid with the white texture.