The smokey eye is one of the most popular makeup looks, and it's easy to see why. It's simple, it's subtle, and it can be worn by anyone. The smokey eye is also a great way to add depth and dimension to your eyes. The right tools can make a big difference in your makeup application and results.
Smokey eyes-without eye shadow!...You *almost* don't even need eyeshadow to do a smokey eye with this product! This is the most full-volume eyelash product I've ever used. ...I love this mascara but only has a date night or smokey eye look. It’s not my daily go to mascara but it’s definitely worth buying if your into more dramatic eye looks.
What it is:
A kohl-pigmented mascara that delivers instant volume and super-saturated length for dramatically dark, stretched-out lashes.
What it does:
This creamy, kohl-pigmented mascara builds volume lash by lash, as opposed to traditional volumizing formulas that create the appearance of volume by clumping lashes together. The result is thicker, longer, bolder lashes in an instantthe perfect complement to any eye look.
Size: 0.01 oz/ 0.3 g·ITEM: 1797729
Color: 01 Black
Heavy enough for a thick look but also smudgable for smokey look....One day I decided to change my usual black and brown eye pencils to a more bright and interesting colors.
What it is:
A waterproof, pigment-rich khol eyeliner in vibrant shades with smudge-proof wear.
What it does:
Available in six vibrant shades, Khol Couture Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner is enriched with intense color pigments. Its long-wear formula resists humidity and glides seamlessly onto your lids. Its retractable pencil means application is precise and fast, and its comfortable and smooth texture allows for all day wear. The array of colors is designed to interplay with the seasons to define eyes year-round.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
The pencil is equipped with a built-in sharpener to provide a precise tip at all times.
Size: 0.01 oz/ 0.28 g·ITEM: 1820414
Praise the makeup gods! Not the type of product I would use for detailed work...but great for tight lining the upper and lower lash line or for smokey looks....Not for a clean look but more for a smokey eye with a dark lash line.
What it is:
A waterproof, black gel eye pencil that lasts.
What it does:
This ultra-pigmented gel cream pencil instantly creates bold, sultry eye looks. Its slim, retractable tip glides effortlessly over your upper and lower lash lines. This waterproof formula won't fade, crease, or smudge, leaving smooth, precise, and liquid-like lines.
Size: 0.41 oz / 12 g·ITEM: 2084234
Color: The Best of Black Honey
But subtle Smokey. I like it! It brightens my eyes without all the high intense glitter. ...It’s easy to get both natural soft looks and sophisticated smokey eye looks with this palette. The colors allow for a good amount of depth on fair to medium skin tones.
What it is:
A deluxe eyeshadow palette with eight versatile shades, from natural-looking to smoky and bold, for creating perfect day to night looks.
What it does:
This palette features Black Honey-inspired favorites to mix, match, and layer. These versatile shades are flattering on all skin tones. They’re natural enough for daytime wear, and can also be used to create depth and dimension for evening. The long-wearing shades are crease- and fade-resistant and encased in a deluxe-size, mirrored compact with a dual-ended sponge applicator.
Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.1g·ITEM: 2310498
Color: Classic Black
I love how easy this eye pencil is to apply. I usually do more brown smokey eyes and this product gives it more of a soft look. ...After 10 minutes, the liner had smeared along my lower water line, and 20 mins later it was an absolute smudgy mess under my eyes. And not in a cute smokey eye way at all. Returning.
What it is: An eye-powder pencil that creates a soft, subtle blendable line.
- Mix of Oils and Powders: Makes liner easy to apply and blendable.
- Soothing Allantoin: Makes liner perfect for delicate eye area.
What Else You Need to Know: A mix of fine opaque powders for a soft, blendable line. Enriched with gentle Allantoin for long- wear, the powder formula can be easily layered up for a more dramatic, smoky evening look. As Charlotte puts it, "every woman needs an eye liner they can depend on."
Size: 0.007oz / 0.2g·ITEM: 2365161
Color: 091 Matte Black
It’s really really good, you can smudge it for a Smokey look and it does not bother my eyes when I line up my waterline....I use the product to tight line the upper lid area and it has a nice smokey eye-shadow effect with the smudger it provided.
What it is: A waterproof eyeliner that creates a captivating look with a matte or metallic finish, creamy texture, and vibrant color.
What Else You Need to Know: The Diorshow Diorshow Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner combines practicality and performance thanks to a compact, travel-friendly format. Its precise applicator tip dresses the eyes in deep color with a matte or shimmery finish. This waterproof liner also maintains the same intensity for up to 24 hours.
Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g·ITEM: 2380749
Color: 1 Bodacious Black - black
Giving 2 stars though bc you can smudge it and get a nice smokey eye with it, but you'd need to actually line your eyes with a different liner if you want the intense black parts to stay....I got talked into buying this instead of the Makeup Forever Aqua XL eye pencil for my waterline and it's terrible.
What it is: A 24-hour, waterproof, and ultra-pigmented gel eyeliner that combines the silky texture of a liquid liner with the smudgy texture of kohl.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: With an effortless glide, this bold, gel eyeliner pencil features a formula with the perfect amount of blendability to smoke out your eye look before it dries down to its long-wear, up-to-24-hour matte finish.
Size: 0.012 oz/ 0.35 g·ITEM: 2412989
No raccoon eyes or anything. Def will be buying in the black soon...I did an amazing Smokey eye too!
What it is: A vegan and waterproof precision gel liner that glides on effortlessly.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This liner is made with soft-melting gel with a natural wax blend, ensuring a smooth, easy glide that never skips, tugs, or drags on delicate eyelids. Its feather-light sealing film locks the formula down for lasting wear. The ultra-precise tip with built-in sharpener gives the perfect line, every time.
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It does fade after 7 hours on me. I have hooded eyes so it definitely smudges on my crease. I like that it does when I’m going for a Smokey look, but otherwise I stick to my TF. ...But just as a waterline product it's terrific, especially for days where you're trying to look like "less makeup." It gives more simple eye looks a boost.
What it is: A long-wearing, full-coverage gel eyeliner that offers the fluid precision of a liquid eyeliner with pure-color pigment.
What Else You Need to Know: This is a lightweight yet creamy formula that results in the perfect balance of adherence and comfort. The weightless finish stays in place without smudging or transferring for up to 16 hours while still remaining flexible and comfortable over time.
Size: 0.03 oz / 0.9 g·ITEM: 2529469
Color: Black - deep, midnight black
it applies so smoothly! I've always avoided eye pencils because they're never as dark black as I like, but this one is amazing. ...Really easy to use, blends well for smokey eye and lasts long
What it is: An ultra-soft, easy-glide, clean gel pencil that is water-, sweat-, and smudge-proof for intense, long-lasting pigment and a creamy, matte finish.
- Castor Oil: For a smooth glide that won’t skip or tug.
- Rice Bran: For a creamy, conditioning feel.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Lucky Line Long-Wear Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil is a clean, ultra-pigmented gel pencil packed in a sustainable wooden barrel for intense color payoff and a creamy, matte wear. It glides on smooth and stays put for up to nine hours—even along the waterline. It’s perfect for cat eyes, smokey eyes, and graphic details.