For a sultry look you can pull off in a flash, go for the smudged liner effect. Begin by applying eyeliner on the lash and water lines, then tap it into the skin with your fingers or a Q-tip to soften the edges. Apply mascara to complete the look. According to Tom Pecheux, global beauty director for YSL Beauty, you can use your fingers to lightly smudge the mascara as well as to enhance the smokey effect.
Don’t wing it, just blend it. Here are some of the eye pencils to help you achieve the look.
By Terry Eye Powder Kajal, $62.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 88 Noir Intense, $38.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner, $27.
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Extra Long Lasting Waterproof eye pencil, $36.
Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Veneto, $38.
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline eye pencil in Legend, $32.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Waterproof liners, $41.
This story first appeared on CLEO, 17th May 2017.