Drugstore Buy of the Week - Maybelline Eye Studio Master Smoky Long-Wearing Shadow Pencil

Do you long for an EASY (and I do mean EASY) way to give yourself a quick, smoky eye look?

Then, it really doesn't get much easier (and cheaper) than Maybelline EyeStudio Master Smoky Mechanical Eyeshadow Pencil

Step 1. Line upper lids the pencil.
Step 2 Line lower lids.
Step 3. Use the rounded sponge tip on the opposite side of the eye pencil to smudge out the lines, creating the smoky effect.

Voila! A perfect smoky eye :)

The retractable pencil itself is very soft and creamy and blends so well it really is as easy as above to achieve the smoky eye. The sponge can be used at an angle or straight on the tip to blend the lines out to your desired effect. I used Black Smoke (shown, above), which is a slightly light black color, with a hint of gray, once smudged out. I think this is perfect for a subtle smoky day time eye look, in particular. 

There are also a some very pretty jewel tones in the line like Smoldering Violet and Emerald Fury (all the shades have a fairly diffused quality to them from application to smudging, which help create that "soft cloud" of color around the eye that you get with a smoky look, so it should be noted that these are not very bright/deep colors in the collection).

Once I smudged the liner it was set and I could literally forget about it. I didn't get any fading, smudging or transfer on to my lids during the day, and it was fairly water resistant as well. Of course, if you're just looking for a pretty, longwearing creamy eyeliner to line eyes simply without any smoky effect, this is perfect for that as well! - RLB

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*The product was provided courtesy of Maybelline PR for reviewing purposes.

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