– The biggest beauty trend on TikTok involves applying white eyeliner to the waterline of the eyes to brighten and widen them.
– Lady Gaga’s makeup artist Sarah Tanno frequently uses this technique on the pop star to achieve a doll eye look for performances.
– Sarah recommends using a waterproof pencil and extending the white eyeliner past the eyeliner to achieve an iconic Elizabeth Taylor look, and suggests swapping out the white shade for a matte beige for a more subtle style.
TikTok has become a platform for discovering new beauty trends, and one of its buzziest hacks is the white eyeliner trick. By applying white eyeliner to the waterline of the eyes, the technique aims to brighten and widen them. Thanks to influencer Alix Earle, who has made the method part of her signature makeup style, the old-school makeup hack has been given new life. Despite its popularity, it can be challenging to pull off in real life, as the white shade can appear stark and cartoonish.
To help achieve the viral beauty trend, E! News spoke to Lady Gaga’s makeup artist, Sarah Tanno. She revealed that Lady Gaga and she have been using this trick for years for their performances to open up the eyes to the audience from afar. According to Tanno, “It’s great when you want that doll eye look.” The makeup hack gives a very specific aesthetic and the best way to create the look is to take a waterproof pencil and apply it from the tear duct all the way to the end. Tanno suggests using the Haus Labs Optic Intensity Eco Liner in White Onyx Matte for a long-lasting effect.
The white eyeliner trick really pops when it’s paired with another color, according to Tanno. One can create a giant white wing artistry look like they did in the ‘Rain On Me’ music video, and then paint the whole lid. For those who prefer a more subtle style but still want to try the TikTok trend, Tanno suggests swapping out the white shade for a matte beige. To achieve this, bring your waterline from one end to the other, making sure to take it across to give the illusion of it being more open and wider. Then trace it with a tight line of black or brown eyeliner at your lash line or frame it with mascara.
In conclusion, the white eyeliner trick has become a TikTok sensation for opening up and brightening the eyes. Thanks to makeup artist Sarah Tanno, who frequently uses it on Lady Gaga, anyone can now achieve that doll eye look with waterproof pencils like Haus Labs Optic Intensity Eco Liner in White Onyx Matte.