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How To Get The Look: White Out

Tuesday 15 April 2014

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Words Ailis Mara

If you fancy a change from your normal black liner routine and want to shake it up for spring, try this quick and easy SS14 on trend look – white eyeliner.

Aaron de Mey brought this look into the limelight for Kenzo and the trend was also seen at Altuzarra, Martin Margiela and Kate Spade. White is the way to go –  Beauty Ed Tabby shows you how to create this easy and striking look.

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Key Products  

1. Simple Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion // 2. Simple Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm // 3. Mac Pro Chromaline Pure White // 4. Topshop Mohawk Bronzing Powder // 5.  Topshop Glow Cream in Polished // 6. Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder // 7. Nars Belle De Jour Sheer Lipstick

Clean & Prep Skin

To make this look work at it’s best, keep skin looking clean and glowy. Cleanse the skin with Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion (1) and prep with Simple Kind to Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream. Apply Illamasqua Hydra Gel  primer all over for a smooth base. Follow this with Simple Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm (2) all over with a foundation brush like Mac 190. Add concealor under the eyes and over any blemishes with a full coverage like Mac Pro-Longwear Concealor.


Create A Smooth White Liner

Create a fairly thick opaque white liner with a flick on the top lash-line. To do this start with a small pointed brush and using Mac Pro Chromaline in Pure White (3) draw from just outside the corner of your lash line into the middle of the lashline. Go over this a couple of times to add thickness. Extend the liner from the corner of the eye upwards. Finish by using a sharp angled brush dipped in makeup remover to clean up and sharpen the edge of the flick. We skipped mascara for a cleaner more striking look but feel free to add your favorite mascara!


Add Bronzer 

Next use Topshop Mohawk Bronzer (4) to create a defined cheekbone using a fluffy angled contouring brush like Mac 168. Start at the top of the cheekbone and blend downwards into the middle of the face as opposed to starting in the centre of the cheek. Then pat Topshop Glow Cream (5) over cheekbones with fingers to give radiance.


Smooth out with a Beauty Blender

Using a dome shaped Beauty Blender (we used Mac’s Pro Performance Sponge) press a translucent powder like Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder (6) under the eyes and onto the t-zone to smooth out makeup and set products into place.



Keep lips nude using a soft beige lipstick such as Nars Belle De Jour Sheer Lipstick (7). We mixed it with a little Mac Pro Lip Dim for an even paler finish.



Photography : Carl Osbourn

Retouching : Gareth Pritchard

Model : Aurora @ Profile Models

Hair/ Makeup/Words : Tabby Casto using Mac Pro, Simple, Topshop Makeup & Nars 

Makeup Assistant : Monika Pekker