White eyeliner might sound like a bizarre—if not contradictory—beauty product. I mean, the point of eyeliner is to define and dramatize, right? Well, not necessarily. It may sound like a daunting makeup look suited best for the runways and editorial shoots, but once you get the hang of it and see the way it opens up your eyes like magic, you’ll definitely be convinced. It basically helps you fake a full eight hours of sleep, even if you only got two with just a few swipes on your waterline.
Rim your waterline with one of these milky hues and watch your eyes transform from tired and narrow to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in literally one minute flat—I’m serious, guys.
This lesser-known beauty hack is a major, major game-changer for those dreaded early mornings when you had a late night out and need to conceal your misery ASAP, or are taking photos and just want to brighten and perk up your peepers. If you feel like a stark white shade is too obvious for your skin tone, cream, and flesh-toned beige eyeliners also offer the same effect with a little more subtlety. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite white and cream eye pencils to open up your eyes instantly.