There's nothing like defined eyes, dark, full lashes, and smoky lids for a sexy, irresistible look. Get it with these spendy and budget-friendly products:
YOU WANT: Thick, full lashes that reach your eyebrows.
Splurge: Cargo LashActivator, $35
We stumbled upon this smoky eye staple by accident! Cargo LashActivator is actually a primer and mascara in one, proven to boost the appearance of lashes in just 30 days. We love it for the full, dark look is gives our lashes. And no matter how many coats we put on (even if we reapply hour after the first one), not a single tell-tale clump!
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Save: Maybelline Define-A-Lash, $7.95
We love the flexible wand on this one, allowing us to get every last lash without poking ourselves in the eye. It's been a standby for years: the clump-free, non-drying formula is great for easily taking your eye makeup from day to night, without having to start with fresh lashes. Max out at two coats for a day look, and go wild later in the evening with additional coats. Kissable Lip Gloss: 6 Splurge Or Save Glosses
YOU WANT: Eyeliner that doesn't give you raccoon eyes by the end of the night.
Splurge: Lancome Artliner, $29
If you have steady hands, get them on Lancome's Artliner. It's liquid eyeliner made simple, in the form of an easy-to-handle liquid pen. Smoky eye makeup can sometimes make your eyes look smaller, so we love to lightly layer a smudgy eye pencil after drawing a precise line with Artliner to define our peepers first.
Save: Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, $7.49
Revlon claims their ColorStay Eyeliner stays on without fading for up to 16 hours, and while we've never timed it, we've also never had to reapply once we line our eyes with it! This eyeliner glides on smooth for those of us who don't have the steadiest of hands: all you need is a Q-Tip to transform a defined line into the perfect smudged, smoky-eyed look. 5 Hair, Nail And Makeup Tips From A Guy
YOU WANT: Eyeshadow that stays put and doesn't crease.
Splurge: Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow, $17
Whether you want a subtle smoky eye (try the Shakedown shade, an earthy taupe) or are going bold (try Perversion, a jet black), Urban Decay's shadows will stay out and stay on for as long as you do. We love the matte finish of this collection: when you're doing a smoky eye, extra shimmer or sparkle can be overkill. The pigment is super rich, so dip your brush lightly!