If you're like us and are already reaching for the kohl let us help you nail the look with the best beauty products for the ultimate messy smokey eye.
How to nail a messy smokey eye makeup look
The most important step of a good smokey eye is a quality liner. Run a messy line across your lash line with a blendable formula such as this waterproof liner from the experts at Anastasia Beverly Hills, and extend the line towards your temples. When trying to nail a winged liner you want to aim for the top of your ear.
Finish by tight-lining both your top and bottom waterlines to intensify the look and create a perfectly purposeful undone eye look.
Once you've applied your gel liner, you can use a smudge brush like this one from Sephora to blend out harsh lines and create more of an ombre effect that creates a more seamless look. You can also use these smudge brushes to blend the eyeliner and an eyeshadow of your choice together.
If you really want to nail the grungey undone beauty of the 90s then this cool-toned limited edition palette from Huda Beauty is a must-buy. It offers mattes that are great for blending out liner with and shimmers to add some oomph, as well as a black cream shade to spread over the lid for a cool wet, smokey look.
Of course, no smokey eye is complete without layers and layers of mascara. Using darker tones around the eyes can sometimes make our lashes disappear so we're after a lengthening formula that can make those eyelashes stand out.
Make sure to finish the look with some expertly groomed brows using this easy-to-use brow pencil from Charlotte Tilbury that allows you to draw on natural brow hairs to fill out sparse spots.
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