The Best White Eyeliner

Kim Kardashian is a fan of white eyeliner.

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It's an old makeup artist's trick -- add white eyeliner to the corners of your eyes to brighten your look and disguise any telltale signs of fatigue or hard partying from the night before. Or if you're not feeling subtle, swipe that pencil along your upper lid, and suddenly you're working a 1960s retro go-go girl look. So go ahead and get groovy with one of these snow-white lid liners.

Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Pure White

Sephora's silky little eye pencil was "Essence" magazine's pick for favorite white eyeliner. Not only does the color glide on, the Nano Eyeliner's formula contains shea butter and rosemary extract to provide a little skin conditioning to your lids as well.

NP Set Eyeliner in Montreal White

"Woman's Day" recommends looking for a highly pigmented white eyeliner with "luminosity" rather than a flat chalk white. NP Set was their recommended pick. This eyeliner is formulated with jojoba oil, which does double duty in helping keep a creamy consistency and adding a kiss of moisturizing love to your skin as well. Extra bonus: this brand is readily available at Target.

Mally City Chick Double-Ended Eyeliner Pencil

Speaking of double duty, "Woman's Day" also loved Mally City's double-ended black and white eyeliner pencil. This item is handy for working looks that incorporate both a light and a dark liner. You can try black on your upper lid and white on the bottom, for example. Or for major eye drama, put your white eyeliner on the inner eyelid and black eyeliner just below, a la Kim Kardashian.

Bourjois Black & White Kohl Pencil

Sugarscape recommends another double-ended black and white eye pencil, this one from Bourjois. Not only is it versatile, it's also affordable -- under $10 as of July 2011 and just a touch above the drugstore cheapies. Think of it as a dual-purpose workhorse for all your eyeliner needs.

Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener

"Nylon" loves Smashbox's version of the white eyeliner pencil. The Eye Beam Brightener is a double-ended liner with a twist, with a thick point and a thin highlighting point both in the same shade. Try the thick end underneath your brow line for an extra brightening effect. An extra bonus: Eye Beam's pencil is paraben-free. The magazine recommends balancing out the white eyeliner look with a dab of blush on your cheeks, lest you look a little too much like the bloodless undead. Unless, you know, that's your thing.

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