Whether a holiday party or an influx of date nights, there’s no time like the holidays for smoky eyes to be expected (and encouraged). Although this coveted makeup look can seem intimidating and prove to be somewhat challenging, there are foolproof ways to create a smoky eye. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best products to create this signature look quickly and easily.
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Eyeko Me and My Shadow ($18)
These all-in-one shadow sticks come in six sultry shades and make creating a smoky eye easier than ever. Find a highly pigmented shadow crayon on one side and a brush to smudge it out on the other. Even better, these shadows are waterproof, ensuring your smoky eye won’t budge into the night.
Don’t let the loose pigmented nature of these shadows scare you—they are just as foolproof as stick shadows. Designed to be pigmented while still providing a sheer look, these shadows are designed to be applied in layers, letting you decide how intense or soft you want your smoky eye to be.
These weightless and creaseproof shadows can be worn alone or layered atop your powder shadow for a more intense look—simply swipe across your lids. Available in eight shades, these shadows are perfect for both beginners and professionals to create a coveted smoky eye.
This multitasking kohl eyeliner doubles as a shadow stick with a velvety smudge tool on the opposite side. Just line your upper and lower lash lines and then smudge them out to create an easy smoky eye that lasts up to 12 hours.