The classic smoky is foolproof gorgeousness. Keep these five products in your arsenal and you’ll be forever able to whip one out in a moment’s notice
Featuring a mix of high pigment matte and luminous shades, this trio makes navigating a smoked-out look a cinch. Shade your eyelid with the middle colour, define and contour with the darker hue and highlight with the luminous hit.
ModelCo Eye Shadow Trio (1) $26.00 AUD at ModelCo
The no-mascara look may be on-trend right now with it’s 90s grunge aesthetic, but your cocktail-hour eye is begging to be finished up with a high-impact, voluminous, darkest-of-dark swipe.
Almay Intense I-Colour Volumizing Mascara (2) $15.00 AUD via Almay
Fancy brushwork truly makes all the difference. Retire your fingertips and palette brushes from your eye routine. Not only for potential anti-bacterial stakes, but also for the ease of blending and ultra long-lasting effects using a shadow applicator brush will bring.
Nutrimetics nc Eyeshadow Blending Brush (3) $6.00 AUD at Nutrimetics
Why use a kohl pencil over a liquid liner? Answer – a great smoky eye should look mysterious, non-perfectly arranged – the lived-in effect. A kohl allows for bold intensity that is easily blendable or smudged.
M.A.C. Cosmetics Kohl Power Eye Pencil (4) $32.00 AUD at MAC Cosmetics
Top the entire look off with carefully-groomed brows. This pencil will give subtle brush strokes for precise shading with a powdery finish. Comes in blonde and brunette shades for a natural look.
Too Faced Eyebrow Pencil (5) $29.95 AUD through Kit Cosmetics