Black, Smudgy Eyes
This devil-may-care makeup look is undeniably sexy and surprisingly easy to pull off. "Usually makeup artists insist that you painstakingly draw your eyeliner close to the lashline. Now you can freehand it, then smudge it into your top and lower lashlines with a finger," celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal says. Eyeliner pencils and gels have just the right amount of sheen for this, but avoid anything with shimmer or glitter, says Lori Taylor Davis, Smashbox global pro lead artist. "Save that for the holidays." (Go pro with this smoky eye tutorial.)
L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Gray ($8, target.com)
CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil in Charcoal ($5, target.com)
NYC New York Color Show Time Velvet Eyeliner in Black Velvet ($2, walmart.com)
Wet N Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil in Baby's Got Black ($1, drugstore.com)
Heighten the impact with: Peachy cheeks and lips. The rest of your face should be very feminine, says Roncal, who recommends a pop of peach on the apples of your cheeks and a glossy lip. Try Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Peach Glow ($26, ulta.com) and Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector In Orange Shimmer ($25, clarins.com).
Photo: Claire Benoist